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Gainsborough Freestyle Electronic Trilock™ wins Australian Good Design Award 2021

Allegion today announced their Gainsborough Freestyle Electronic Trilock™ has been awarded one of the most prestigious design excellence awards in Australia: the Australian Good Design Award 2021 for product design in hardware and building.

The Australian Good Design Awards is the country’s oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. This latest award joins the 2021 IOT Breakthrough Award in celebrating the design and innovation of the Gainsborough Freestyle Electronic Trilock™.

The 2021 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with 933 design projects evaluated by more than 70 Australian and international Jurors, including designers, engineers, architects and thought leaders.

The Good Design Awards Jury commented: “The product looks professionally designed and well executed. When closed the form is clean and refined; and when open the interface is simple and straightforward. Overall, a standout project that ticks all the boxes for good design in this category.”

“This award is recognition of the work done by our local engineering team, pushing the boundaries of design, functionality and security,” says Travis Thorn, Allegion’s vice president of product management and engineering. “The Gainsborough Freestyle Electronic Trilock™ is only the start of developing innovative smart access solutions, and I am proud we are able to do this in Australia.”

The design challenge was to take the popular Gainsborough Trilock™ mechanical lock and introduce the latest smart technology to meet growing customer needs.

To do this, Allegion partnered with LX, an innovative product development company based in Sydney, to create the Gainsborough Freestyle Electronic Trilock™, a gamechanger in the market. LX CEO Adam Schindhelm stated, “LX is honoured to have worked on the Gainsborough Freestyle™ Electronic Trilock with Allegion. This innovative product was already market leading; winning a Good Design Award further confirms its position as a 'best in class' connected home device.”

The development of the Gainsborough Freestyle Electronic Trilock™ delivers the ultimate in user-friendliness with advanced security for peace of mind. With a sleek, concealed keypad and Bluetooth™ connectivity for flexibility, it works remotely with the Gainsborough Freestyle™ app or connects to selected smart home systems, such as Amazon Alexa®.

The Gainsborough Freestyle Electronic Trilock™ features signature style with the latest technology. Whether it’s checking if you’ve locked the house, or if your family has arrived home, this smart lock gives you unparalleled convenience, peace of mind and the freedom to move.

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