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Connectivity Standards Alliance Announces New 'Aliro' Standard for Smart Locks

Connectivity Standards Alliance Announces New 'Aliro' Standard for Smart Locks

Posted November 9, 2023 at 5:34pm by iClarified
The Connectivity Standards Alliance has unveiled 'Aliro', a new smart lock standard being developed with support from Apple, Google, Samsung, and others.

The Alliance and its members, in pursuit of their mission to promote universal open standards, are creating a new communication protocol with a common credential that champions interoperability between mobile devices, wearables, and access control readers. The goal is to foster widespread adoption of consumer electronic devices to unlock doors and openings, by enabling a consistent experience across certified hardware. There arrives a point where adoption of a new technology cannot be realized when proprietary solutions make the experience inconsistent for those adopting it and for consumers. The Alliance provides the place where this groundbreaking work can happen.

"As we've seen with the introduction of Matter, it's been proven that global collaboration around a shared mission along open standards is the best way to achieve broader adoption of new technology," explains Connectivity Standards Alliance President and CEO Tobin Richardson. "The Alliance and its members are now using that same model to unlock the potential of digital access experience, with the creation of a new standard and credential that makes adoption easier for mobile device and access control reader companies."

The CSA notes that its effort has support of major companies including Allegion, Apple, ASSA ABLOY, Google, Infineon, Kastle Systems, Last Lock, NXP Semiconductors, Qualcomm, Samsung, and STMicroelectronics.

Since the Aliro effort got under way in 2022, nearly 200 Alliance member companies have signed on, donating dedicated time and resources to help pave the way for a better, interoperable, and more secure digital access experience.

"This collaboration aims to raise the bar for an interoperable, consistent, secured, and streamlined mobile access experience at the door or place of entry," said Lisa Corte, Aliro Working Group Marketing Chair and Vice President Of Strategic Alliances at ASSA ABLOY Group. "With a team of industry leaders, thousands of engineering hours, and broad support from diverse member companies, our goal is to make a big impact when it comes to transforming the way people unlock openings using their smartphones and wearables. I applaud this group for the ongoing effort and collaboration as we develop the Aliro specification."

You can learn more about the effort at the link below...

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