Austrian smart lock maker Nuki has launched in the UK market with a smartphone-operated retrofit solution, compatible with Europrofile door cylinders.

Devised by multi award-winning Austrian designers, and built in Switzerland, the Nuki Smart Lock is simply placed over the existing cylinder on the inside of your front door. It can be secured in place in as little as three minutes, said a statement.

The smart lock can be pre-set to automatically lock, unlock, and assign access to your property via its smartphone partner app, unlocking the door while with your smartphone in your pocket. It uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities and can also be integrated with full voice control integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

Other uses include for landlords and agents requiring access to their portfolio, holiday-letters, office support, care-givers etc.

Martin Pansy, CEO of Nuki Home Solutions GmbH, said: "We are pleased to announce our focus on the UK market where we plan to consistently follow our mission of making existing doors smart. The UK is a pivotal market for Nuki following the hugely successful launch in Central Europe, and we're thrilled to be bringing it to market here."