Masonite International Corporation today revealed Masonite M-Pwr Smart Doors, the first residential exterior doors to integrate power, lights, a video doorbell and a smart lock into the door system for the smart home design market.
In an interview with Connected Design, Cory Sorice, chief innovation officer of Masonite said, “Our objectives around making doors that do more. People haven’t thought about innovation in doors. We’re announcing it formally the Masonite M-Pwr smart doors, with Ring, a video doorbell and the ability to have emergency power backup,” he said. “This product combines what happens around the door and integration that hasn’t been seen before.”
“The debut of Masonite M-Pwr Smart Doors is a milestone event in that we believe it will fundamentally change homeowners’ expectations of their exterior doors,” said Howard Heckes, President and CEO. “The revolutionary technology of these doors provides families with the peace of mind that they are always connected and always protected.”
Masonite M-Pwr Smart Doors employ patent-pending, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certified technology to connect residential exterior doors to a home’s electrical system and wireless internet network. To ensure that the doors are “always on” in the event of a power outage, an emergency backup battery can sustain system power up to 24 hours when fully charged. The Masonite M-Pwr smartphone app enables homeowners to remotely program and control motion-activated LED welcome lighting as well as confirm whether the door is open or closed at any time.
As a result of previously announced collaborations with Ring and Yale Home, Masonite has integrated best-in-class technology into the first edition of M-Pwr Smart Doors. The fully integrated Ring Video Doorbells and Yale smart locks do not require individual device batteries.
Masonite M-Pwr Smart Doors are currently offered in new home construction by Barringer Homes in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, with additional builder partner announcements expected this year.
“As a high-end homebuilder, we always look for the latest technology that will add value for our customers,” said Adam Danneman, President, Barringer Homes. “Masonite M-Pwr Smart Doors integrate all of the features homeowners need to stay connected to their homes while offering the aesthetic qualities they want to complement any style.”
The intelligent design of Masonite M-Pwr Smart Doors is incorporated into premium fiberglass doors that are available in a variety of styles, colors and finishes, including multiple glass options.