Member Press Release: DEN SMART HOME Announces Funding and Production for Award-Winning SmartStrike™

Las Vegas, NV – January 5, 2023 – Venetian Expo – Booth 52908 – CES 2023 – DEN Smart Home, creators of the first invisible, wireless communicating smart door strike – SmartStrike™ – today announced production funding and that the company has selected Brightworks Technology Inc., as the contracted manufacturer. Production samples of the award-winning SmartStrike will be available early Q2 for $199 MAP with product available mid-2023. To be among the first to receive stock, the company is taking orders now for prioritized fulfillment.   

The DEN SmartStrike is a CTA Mark of Excellence award winner and CES® Innovation Award Honoree within the smart home category. The disruptive access control solution is the first, invisible, wireless smart door strike that installs easily and discreetly into the door frame. Featuring a completely inconspicuous design, homeowners receive all of the benefits of a smart door lock without compromising the aesthetic design of the door, while maintaining existing door hardware including the handle. 

Via the companion app (available for both iOS and Android), users can easily, safely, and securely access their homes and businesses while integrated Z-Wave technology ensures compatibility with the largest, most diverse smart home and security ecosystem available (over 4,100 certified, interoperable devices). Future versions of the DEN SmartStrike will add Matter, Zigbee, and Wi-Fi connectivity to provide compatibility amongst all IoT networking platforms and further future-proof the DEN solution. 

“Partnering with Brightworks allows us to bring much-needed innovation to the access control category,” stated Marijn van der Wal, founder of DEN Smart Home. “The SmartStrike is a unique, and simply a better approach to supplying access for both homes and businesses as the solution allows users to conceal the intelligence and connectivity within the door frame all while keeping their preferred décor intact and without compromise.”

Brightworks provides full-service design, manufacturing, testing, service, and support for a wide array of customers. From Hong Kong to Europe to California, the organization is supported by a global footprint that includes over 460,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities. 

The DEN SmartStrike will be on display at CES 2023 within the Z-Wave Alliance Pavilion located in Tech West, Venetian Expo, Booth #52908. To book a CES appointment, inquire about North America sales or distribution opportunities, or learn more about the disruptive access control solution, contact David Kaplan (, Lew Brown ( or Avi Rosenthal (   

About DEN Smart Home

DEN was founded by Ankerslot, a seventy-five-year-old manufacturer of the highest quality European access control products known for its state-of-the-art design and uncompromising build standards. With DEN, the tradition of quality craftmanship, credibility, and performance continues with sophisticated wireless access control for the connected home. The SmartStrike has already received industry acknowledgement by a CES Innovation Award and CTA Mark of Excellence Award. Aimed to disrupt the smart lock market, DEN is launching in 2023 in the U.S. market with the DEN SmartStrike, the first wireless smart door strike which installs easily and discreetly in the door frame.

For North American press inquiries contact: 

Marijn van der Wal 
+31 6 22510871


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