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With fast wireless device installs, LatchOS cloud management, and the same great user experience with the Latch app
NEW YORK, Oct. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Latch, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTCH), maker of LatchOS, the full-featured operating system, today announced two new products, Latch T and Latch Link . Coupled together, the Latch T and Latch Link allow owners and operators of remodeled properties to modernize their spaces with unprecedented accessibility and speed. These revolutionary products allow customers to upgrade their existing buildings with a universal, mobile access and intercom experience in just minutes. With the combination of Latch T, Latch Link and the existing Latch ecosystem, property operators now have a comprehensive product system to meet the needs of every space in their portfolio, from legacy garden-style properties to the highest residential skyscrapers.
“Since we launched Latch nearly a decade ago, our dream has been to provide wireless retrofit products with all the features that Latch T and Latch Link make available,” said Luke Schoenfelder, co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Latch. Directors. “With these new products, we have the most flexible, versatile, and scalable ecosystem to make every residential space a better place to live, work, and visit with LatchOS.”
The Latch T sets a new installation standard for renovation spaces.
The Latch T pairs with a property’s legacy access system readers, allowing legacy reader unlocking directly through the Latch app. The magic behind the Latch T is based on the Latch Lens, a low frequency radio transmitter and wireless energy harvesting. Leveraging this patent-pending technology, the Latch T is capable of securely attaching to most existing low-frequency RFID readers to connect that reader and its constituent door and space to the Latch platform.
The Latch T can be installed completely wirelessly, thanks to innovative wireless energy harvesting, internal batteries and wireless communications. Ethernet and Wi-Fi are not required for installations, meaning the Latch T can be installed in places where smartphone-based access has never existed before, quickly upgrading legacy RFID readers to all the benefits of LatchOS.
Most installations can be completed in minutes, by just about anyone, thanks to the revolutionary installation experience made possible by Latch’s combination of product, design and engineering capabilities. “I was pleasantly surprised when the Latch team brought Latch T into The Residences,” said Steven Cochrane, President of the Hollywood & Vine Residences Association – W Hollywood. “The Latch T is a perfect solution for upgrading the many common doors in our properties to Latch’s mobile access and services. And after just a simple 15-minute installation, I was unlocking our lobby door with the Latch app.
Latch Link is the easiest way to bring guests and services into your spaces.
Latch Link is an easily installable QR code plate that effectively serves as a complete building intercom, allowing users to leverage their own smartphone camera, microphone and browser-based navigation to connect with any user in a space. The user simply scans the Latch Link QR code in any space to initiate a virtual intercom in their mobile web browser, selects, calls and speaks with the resident, then instantly receives a temporary ID to enter the space. This capability allows for considerably cheaper retrofits of building entrances and the addition of intercom functionality to any space, as it requires no wiring or connectivity.
The Latch Link enables affordable intercom functionality for the first time for a complete building and complete portfolio. Where other intercom systems limit call functionality to building entry locations, the Latch Link brings intercom functionality to any space it needs.
Complements and reinforces the entire LatchOS product ecosystem
Latch T and Latch Link offer a solution for almost any doorway and space to connect to the powerful LatchOS ecosystem, which combines full building access and intercom functionality in a single user experience. Using Latch T, Latch Link, and other LatchOS-enabled products, users can share mobile access with guests, know when a delivery arrives, and maintain a secure audit trail for each space.
The Latch T and Latch Link are now live with select customers across the United States. Both products will be widely available this fall, with a focus on customers who need to modernize and upgrade large multi-family residential real estate portfolios. Both products will support the launch of LatchOS2 and the continuation of Latch’s mission to make spaces better places to live, work and visit.
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About Latch, Inc.
Latch makes spaces better places to live, work and visit through a system of software, devices and services. For more information, please visit https://www.latch.com.