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£139
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3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 11 2014 8:06 PM UTC +00:00

About

What's A CryptLock and Why Do We All Need One?

We all use keys day to day and yet there premise has been around since the egyptian times with minimal improvements. With CryptLock we hope to change that by introducing a new way to use your locks at home. Instead of rummaging around your bag for your key why not press your phone against your door? Instead of constantly having to get new keys for guest why not give them an NFC wristband for the weekend that they can use to open your door? With CryptLock this is all possible and for less than you might think.

Door Locks Through Time.
Door Locks Through Time.

CryptLock  is a electronic door lock that is designed to work in ever conjunction with your mobile phone or as a standalone device. CryptLock will allow you to keep the password related security that they are us to on the internet and implement it into their everyday lives. CryptLock will be installed in the same way as a normal lock and will look similar to some card reader locks but this time with a Raspberry Pi on the inside, to manage all of the locks computing needs and to keep costs low. The user will be able to communicate with the Raspberry Pi in several different ways, ranging from using a mobile phone, a portable keyboard and more.

Types of CryptLock:

Maker Basic:

If you choose the maker basic you will be part of CryptLocks Alpha testing series where you will receive your CryptLock in August and you can help us develop CryptLock together. 

Three Steps Of Maker:

Depending on which backer reward you chose will depend on when you receive your CryptLock. Choosing a cheaper and quicker reward will mean that you will receive an Beta version instead of a slightly more expensive retail version. 

Patron:

Receive a CryptLock in 2015 after all of the kinks have been sought out and it is out of its development stages. This version will include a crypt lock and everything that is needed to set it up. 

Stretch Goals-

To keep the funding range of our initial Kickstarter down we have planned out several stretch goals that if reached will bring newer and more awesome things.  

Further Development (extra £1000 - Total £2000)-  If this stretch goal is met we will further develop the CryptLock's software with the community to a stage where it will become modular with many different pieces of hardware. If one day you want to use an NFC reader to open the lock, then simply enter a line of text into the program and it will start responding to the NFC chip, maybe another day Bluetooth and so on. 

As well as this all backers that have selected any CryptLock will receive a special CryptLock wristband (Prime backers will receive two).

Made For The Job (extra £5000 - Total £7000)- If this stretch goal is met we will produce custom 3D printed cases that enclose the entire workings of the Cryptlock. This will add an extra layer of security as well as make the Cryptlock that little bit more presentable. 

That being the case the Prime CryptLock will come with one of these cases and not a Raspberry Pi case. We really hope that we can reach this goal and even if we don't we will try and do something similar so that CryptLock can have its very own special branding. 

Videos:

CryptLock Dev Build V0.1 Video - Inner workings of CrtyptLock:

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If you look at the above video and feel that CryptLock looks a bit 'wiry' for you don't worry as the Patron CryptLock's workings will be enclosed in a fitted 3D printed case of which you can see the 3D renders of on our updates section and can be fitted on your door in a few simple steps (as mentioned in our FAQ).

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Risks and challenges

We've faced quite a few challenges on our journey so far but the ones we have yet to face include some of the following.

First off we have to find the right hardware for the job. This hardware has to be both powerful enough to fit all of its requirements and be cheap enough to fit our price ranges. We are also hopeful that we can meet our stretch goal to create our own custom hardware like cases. As well as the hardware being powerful and cheap enough we also need to find hardware that is easy for all users to install on or as there locks as currently the CryptLock hardware is clunky at best.

Secondly we are also facing problems with our software. These being that before release we hope to add functionality for extra features like Bluetooth and NFC.

As well as this currently we are having trouble with our motors that we use with the CryptLock as they are not powerful enough for there purpose. If the Kickstarter is successful we will be able to work out which hardware would be best suited for this.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.22

    Supporter - Receive the special 'Supporter' title on our official forums, our thanks and supporter only updates.

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    Developer - Receive the special 'Developer' title on our official forums, our thanks and supporter only updates. Also receive a special Cryptlock wristband. (Postage Outside UK Not Included)

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    Pledge £49 or more About $60

    Maker Basic - Development Stage One - Receive a trimmed down version of the maker kit. Of which will include the bare minimum of what you will need to create your CryptLock. (Postage Outside UK Not Included)

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    Pledge £59 or more About $72

    Maker - Receive a CryptLock in its current developer state for August 2014. (Postage Outside UK Not Included)

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    Pledge £79 or more About $96

    Maker - Receive a CryptLock in its current developer state for October 2014. (Postage Outside UK Not Included)

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    Pledge £89 or more About $108

    Maker - Receive a CryptLock in its current developer state for December 2014. (Postage Outside UK Not Included)

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    Pledge £99 or more About $120

    Patron - Receive a 'shelf' CryptLock after all of the kinks and dents have been sought out so that you have to do the bare minimum and can enjoy it with ease. (Postage Outside UK Not Included)

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