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Masonite Unveils Residential Exterior Smart Doors

Masonite International Corp. revealed Masonite M-Pwr Smart DoorsMasonite International Corp. revealed Masonite M-Pwr Smart Doors, residential exterior doors that integrate power, lights, a video doorbell and a smart lock into the door system.

"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," says 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 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, the doors have fully integrated Ring Video Doorbells and Yale smart locks that 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.

"We're proud to work with Barringer Homes to bring families a level of connected convenience they've never previously experienced with their doors," says Cory Sorice, chief innovation officer, Masonite. "Masonite M-Pwr Smart Doors will enhance the lives of homeowners in a very tangible way. They are proof positive of our vision of Doors That Do More."

The design of Masonite M-Pwr Smart Doors is incorporated into fiberglass doors that are available in a variety of styles, colors and finishes, including multiple glass options.