The Polish company Tedee has presented a new door lock at the IFA in Berlin. The new model will be slightly larger, but can use an existing cylinder and key. Tedee also wants to appeal to more price-sensitive customers.
The HomeKit door lock from Tedee has been in use in our home for quite some time now and is performing reliably. Unlike the competition, the door lock is much smaller and quieter, but requires the replacement of the cylinder during installation.
That’s exactly what Tedee wants to change with the door lock now announced for early 2023. The slightly larger Tedee GO can simply be placed on an existing cylinder with key. After that, the lock simply turns the key when opening or closing.
The case has not only changed in size from Ø 45 x 55 mm to Ø 57 x 63 mm. The Tedee GO also uses aluminum-look plastic instead of aluminum. Nevertheless, the door lock feels of high quality as usual from Tedee. While the Premium model has an integrated rechargeable battery, the Tedee GO requires the use of three CR123A/R batteries. The new model is supposed to be available for less than €200.
By the way, the range of functions is identical to the previous Tedee. It even goes one step further and relies on Thread in addition to Bluetooth. The premium model should also receive a hardware update with Thread the future.