Tedee is a Polish manufacturer specializing in smart lock solutions that integrate modern technology with traditional locksmithing. Their main products are a smart locks, Tedee PRO and Tedee GO, that allow users to lock and unlock doors via their smartphones, providing convenience and enhanced security. 

Tedee has an experience in cloud-based software, design, and manufacturing of the finest smart security products, including our most powerful, beautiful, and secure smart lock.

The team consists of hardware, software, customer support, and logistic experts responsible for the smoothest customer experience possible.

Interview with Sebastian Malec, Head of Growth at Tedee.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Sebastian Malec: Tedee’s main areas of activity include developing and manufacturing smart locks and accessories, integrating advanced technology for keyless access solutions. We focus on providing enhanced security and convenience for personal homes, businesses, and rental properties. Our products feature cloud-based protection, remote management, automatic locking/unlocking, and virtual key sharing. Tedee also emphasizes seamless integration with smart home systems and modern, user-friendly designs combined with security proven by AV-Test.

E.E: What’s the news about new products/services?

S.M: The newest accessory in the Tedee portfolio is Tedee Dry Contact. As a compact module wired to your controller and power source, Tedee Dry Contact unlocks Tedee GO or Tedee PRO via Bluetooth, without needing an app or internet connection. Traditional alarm integrations and mature smart home systems rely on local wired installations for security and reliability. These systems can now include a Tedee smart lock, eliminating the need for a Tedee Bridge or internet connection.

Recently, we have partnered with Qvadis Innova to significantly enhance home security and convenience. This integration revolutionizes how users interact with their homes, especially remotely, by providing exceptional access control for all entry doors, regardless of the user’s location.

E.E: What are the ranges of products/services?

S.M: Tedee offers a range of products and services focused on enhancing home security through smart technology. Here are the main categories:

Smart Locks

  • Tedee PRO: This is the flagship product known for its compact size, strength, and speed. It features a powerful mechanism with 2.0 Nm of torque, allowing it to control multipoint door locks. It has an award-winning design and is tested for over 200,000 locking-unlocking cycles​.
  • Tedee GO: A more affordable and easy-to-install smart lock designed for casual users. It offers keyless entry, activity logs, and remote access, making it suitable for various lifestyles​.

Accessory Products

  • Tedee Keypad: Allows users to unlock doors without keys or smart devices by using PINs. This enhances security and convenience, especially for shared access scenarios​.
  • Tedee Bridge: Connects the smart lock to the internet, enabling remote control, real-time activity monitoring, and integration with other smart home devices. It allows users to manage their locks from anywhere using a mobile app​​.
  • Tedee Dry Contact: Allows you to control your keyless smart lock using traditional electronic methods like switches, wired legacy systems, and local smart home integrations.
  • BleBox Smart Relay Module: Electronic controller for locking devices. It unlocks a mechanism with an electric signal instead of a key. It is a popular tool with multiple applications that is used daily with your intercom, garage door, or office entrance.

Integrations/ services

  • API Integration: Tedee provides API integration for developers to connect and control their locks through various smart home systems. This integration allows for creating access codes, locking/unlocking, and retrieving device events remotely​.
  • Short term rental service: smart management of all devices, properties, and bookings in one place. From easy access sharing options through organisation features to a clear activity overview: this is the rental control centre.
  • Tedee works with channel management platforms: Smoobu, Guesty, Hostify, Kross Booking, Seam.

E.E: What is the state of the market where you are currently active?

S.M: The market for smart locks is experiencing significant growth driven by increasing adoption of smart home technologies and rising security concerns. This growth is fueled by advancements in IoT, AI, and smart home integrations that enhance the functionality and convenience of smart locks.

Sebastian Malec, Head of Growth at Tedee

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

S.M: The smart lock market is currently experiencing several key trends that are significantly shaping its growth and development. Integration with broader smart home systems is becoming increasingly common, allowing seamless connectivity between smart locks and other devices such as security cameras, thermostats, and lighting systems. Technological advancements are driving the creation of more sophisticated smart locks, incorporating features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, along with remote access capabilities as standard offerings.

The residential sector continues to be the largest market for smart locks, propelled by the rising penetration of smart homes and the demand for enhanced security solutions. However, the commercial sector, particularly the hospitality industry, is also seeing significant growth, as smart locks are being adopted to improve guest experiences and overall security.

As smart locks become more connected, there is a growing focus on cybersecurity. Additionally, the incorporation of AI and IoT technologies is further enhancing the functionality of smart locks. AI assists in predictive maintenance and user behavior analysis, while IoT ensures better connectivity and control over smart locks from virtually anywhere.

E.E: What are the most innovative products/services marketed?

S.M: Security remains a primary focus, with innovative products like the Ring Alarm Pro, which combines a DIY security system with a Wi-Fi 6 mesh router. This integration provides robust home security along with enhanced internet connectivity. 

AI is making a significant impact, particularly in personal robotics. Devices like the Enabot Ebo X patrol homes and offer intuitive interactions thanks to AI capabilities. Additionally, smart vacuums like the Ecovacs DEEBOT T20 Omni are now equipped with their own voice assistants and advanced cleaning capabilities, showcasing the growing sophistication of home robotics​.

The market is also seeing an influx of smart appliances designed to enhance everyday living. For example, LG’s smart dishwashers and air purifiers that integrate with smart home systems are becoming more common. 

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2024?

S.M: This year, we are focused on expanding our presence in global markets, including North America, Latin America (LATAM), Australia, and the Middle East. Our strategy not only aims to increase our geographical reach but also to enhance our product portfolio with innovative features and new products. This approach ensures we stay at the forefront of smart lock technology while meeting the evolving needs of our customers.

Additionally, we remain committed to product innovation, investing in new features that enhance user convenience, security, and integration with other smart home devices. This comprehensive strategy underscores our dedication to growth and innovation, solidifying our position as a leader in the global smart lock industry.