Schlage has been making locks for homes and offices for years now and the company has a great reputation. A while back Schlage launched its cool LiNK system of locks that was automated and allowed the user to do all sorts of cool things from anywhere their iPhone could get a connection to the internet.

Schlage has announced that its LiNK system now has an Android app (PDF) for the first time. Using the Android app the smartphone user can monitor and control Z-Wave enabled locks, lights, thermostats, and cameras from the Android smartphone.

Using the app, you can log on and unlock the doors for a maid or your kid if they lose their keys. You can check the security cameras in your home to see that you kids made it home from school or see what your pet is up to. If the temperature drops suddenly, you can log on and use the app to turn the heat up in the house so it’s comfortable when you get home. The system is really cool and a basic starter kit with hardware is $249 after a rebate. The Android app is a free download.