Masonite To Create Smart Doors

Masonite, a manufacturer and distributor of interior and exterior doors, has developed patent-pending technology to integrate power and internet connectivity into residential doors. The company plans to leverage the technology through relationships with Ring and Yale Home. These collaborations will explore opportunities for product development to integrate new lifestyle and security functionality into doors. “We believe power and connectivity will create expanded capabilities for homeowners,” says Cory Sorice, Masonite senior vice-president and chief innovation officer. “We’re pleased to build relationships with Ring and Yale to transform what people can expect their doors to do as we continue to innovate and deliver doors that do more.” The technology is being developed at Masonite’s research and development centre in Chicago, IL.