Home security brand Brinks is expanding its ARRAY line of smart home products with new outdoor lighting options equipped with cameras and smart deadbolts that let you make sure your door is secure from afar.
The ARRAY Smart Light fixtures, which are meant to replace a home's existing outdoor lighting, include built-in cameras with custom lenses and improved camera firmware to offer up reduced shadows and distortion.
AI built into the accompanying app is able to tell the difference between people, animals, and inanimate objects like tree branches to deliver smart notifications, and Brinks says there's "virtually no lag time" between when the camera senses motion and an image appears in the ARRAY app.
Brinks will offer two versions of the ARRAY Smart Light, including a coach light designed for front porches and a dual-head security light meant for yards and side areas. Both are equipped with a 2-in-1 lighting feature that includes a standard illumination setting and an ultra bright setting that's activated when motion is detected. The Smart Lights will launch later in 2018.
Brinks' upcoming ARRAY Chek lock, also coming at an unspecified date in 2018, is a smartphone-connected lock that uses electronic sensing to make sure your deadbolt is secured. An integrated "Smart Latch" will communicate with the ARRAY app, letting users know whether the door is locked and closed for peace of mind.
Both the ARRAY Smart Lights and Chek are compatible with HomeKit, which will allow them to interface with existing HomeKit products. Brinks tells us that HomeKit support will be available for both either at launch or very close to launch.
In addition to the Smart Lights and the Chek lock, Brinks is this week opening up pre-orders for its previously announced Smart Deadbolt.
Priced at $249, the Smart Deadbolt has a built-in solar panel for charging and Alexa support. HomeKit support will be available for the Smart Deadbolt in the first half of 2018.