The Masonrite M-PWR Smart Door was first announced at CES 2022, and a year later, the company disclosed the doors would make their way to Home Depot at some point in 2023. The company made good on that promise, and for those seeking a demo, they had a booth at CEDIA 2023.
What’s So Special About This Smart Door?
The Masonrite M-PWR is a fully integrated smart door with a Ring video doorbell, a Yale smart lock, and motion-activated lighting built into the door itself, and it’s all hardwired into your home’s electricity. This all-in-one solution keeps the smart security devices of your front porch powered up with an emergency backup battery in case of blackouts, which provides power for up to 24 hours.
In addition to the tech, the door just looks sleek. With all the products being built-in, the Masonrite M-PWR has curb-appeal. There’s no extra bulk to the aesthetic of your front door or surrounding area, which gives an added touch of luxury.
Speaking of luxury, it’s priced for that. Front doors are never cheap, but you can get some gorgeous doors for half the cost, or even less depending on if you’re going for a single door, or if you require a sidelite or two.
Purchasing a new, “dumb” front door, a Ring video doorbell, a Yale lock, and motion activated lights, you’d still get away with paying less than this smart door costs. What you would not be getting is that sleek look, the products being built-in, and everything being hardwired into your home’s electricity. Is it worth it? For some homeowners, absolutely yes. For others, not so much. You be the judge for your unique situation and your wallet.
What Are the Options?
There’s a lot to customize when it comes to your Masonrite M-PWR Smart Door. There are four door configurations: Single, Single w/Left SideLite, Singe w/Right SideLite, Single with Two SideLites.
There are two sizes the doors can come in⎯36” x 80”, or 36” x 96” (W x H). If you get the sidelites, there are three options for the width: 10.5”, 12”, and 14”.
Twelve colors to choose from, which apply to both the door and the sidelites if you opt for those: Pure White, Creamy, Warm Stone, Westchester Gray, Peppercorn, Tricorn Black, Cascades, Naval, Humorous Green, Chanticleer, Jamaica Bay, and Dark Clove.
In addition to the customization of Single Door, adding a SideLite to the right or left, or double SideLites, there are four different door types. Those are called Lincoln Park, Logan, VistaGrande, and Winslow.
The VistaGrande and Winslow are even more customizable, in their window panels. The VistaGrande has the option to go with the full window panel, or split it up into three, four, or six sections. The Winslow can go with the full window panel or split it into six sections. Choose a glass type from Clear or Pearl.
The Yale smart door lock comes in Satin Nickel or Antique Black finishes. The other hardware, such as the hinges and sill finish, only comes in Antique Black. Whether you need the door to swing inward to the left or to the right, you can choose that in your build as well.
Pricing and Availability
The Masonrite M-PWR Smart Door is available now at Home Depot, and you can request an appointment to get yours customized.
Single Door w/ SideLite (Left or Right)
Single Door w/ Two SideLites
A Luxury Door for Smart Homes
There are a few things that make this door worth it, if you’re willing to spend the money. First off, the curb-appeal of this door is absolutely superb, and the customization options are quite robust. Most will be able to design a door that’s perfect for their home. The door comes with everything you need for a fully-functioning smart front door, integrated into the design: the Ring video doorbell, Yale smart door lock, and motion activated lights.
The door will be installed by someone else, which eliminates all the work you’d do yourself upgrading your current door to be smart, or multiple visits from an installation expert. Having it hardwired into your home’s electrical system gives peace of mind, and that 24 hour backup battery for blackouts is a nice feature, too. Ultimately, it will be up to you to determine whether this investment is something you desire for your home, but there is one thing that’s for sure⎯it is a definite upgrade to any home’s exterior.