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Eliminate key drop and reduce your rental management workload by 75%. Save time and increase profits!
17 backers pledged CA$ 10,060 to help bring this project to life.

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We are raising funds to move to the next phase of development for our vacation rental automation software and hardware system. 

We were both working towards a separate yet shared vision to make travel accommodations easier to get into (we hate lines, and searching for keys) and more sustainable (we really hate wasting energy). With backgrounds in building sustainability, technology integration, and product usability, we've created something that fulfills both of these dreams. 

To date we've developed some amazing automation tools and already have a vacation rental management company that is using our system. The funds will go towards further improving the product you'll be getting with more third party vacation rental marketplaces to automate and streamline the booking experience even further.

We founded the company on the idea that innovation doesn't always need to come in the form of an app. Truly useful technologies don't always need direct interaction to be useful. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from our phones and spend more time at dinner with new or old friends. Technology should enhance our lives not consume it. Technology is a tool for giving us more time to do the things that matter most to us. We believe our vacation rental automation system will give you more time to grow a bigger business, or simply enjoy life more.

We have the following features:

  • Slick Intercom
  • Door Manager
  • Third party booking integration
  • Communication manager
  • Energy savings

We plan to charge the following for subscriptions (per property):

  • $10 Canadian/month for Slick Intercom only 
  • $30 Canadian/month for any one feature
  • $35 Canadian/month for any two features
  • $40 Canadian/month for all features
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Risks and challenges

We are fully ready to ship our software preinstalled on compatible locks and hubs within North America. We have chosen a shipping partner which has a global shipping reach. We are limiting our reach to North America as our system uses Z-wave automation and we need to spend more time working on the European Z-wave deployment strategy using European configured Samsung SmartThings Hubs. If there was a significant European demand we would make this a greater priority (in the form a stretch goal perhaps).

Our software may not work with some older intercom systems. It works with a spoken password, and keypad passwords with intercoms that can call a telephone number. For older direct wired system (those buttons that act like a walkie talkie), we are working on a possible solution (although those systems are quickly getting replaced with telephone number-based systems).

Our software development team is growing, and by the time the Kickstarter campaign is complete, we hope to add even more really great software features on top of what is already shown in the prototype gallery.

We will work to meet our June deadline for delivery of locks, hubs, etc., however we recognize that not everything is within our control, and a larger number of orders may slow down our ability to reach all of our funders within that window. We will work to minimize any delays and will keep everyone up to date on their shipping status.

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About US$ 16

    A Slick Gift

    For those who want to support our success. As a token of our appreciation, we know you'll need this as it's probably already walked away from your current vacation rental property.

    [Spoiler alert: it's a combined stainless steel corkscrew and bottle opener.]

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About US$ 23

    Early Bird: Slick Intercom + Slick Gift

    6 months of Slick Intercom ($60 value) and also receive the Slick Gift ($20 value).

    Make your building intercom more intelligent. Setup convenient access codes, have it dial multiple people simultaneously, or simply get notified any time someone is let in. Just give your building manager a Slickspaces number and you can choose who the intercom calls, the password it uses, and much more.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About US$ 376

    Early Bird: Lock + Hub + 1 yr software

    Save $150, and receive all home automation hardware for free (additional $350 in savings).

    Includes one year of our property automation system with all the bells and whistles plus a Weiser/Kwikset deadbolt (pick your finish), a Samsung SmartThings hub which connects to our automation software, and also receive the Slick Gift.

    The lock and hub comes fully pre-configured and integrated into our easy to use software.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About US$ 376

    Early Bird: Room Lock + Hub + 1 yr s/w

    Save $150, and receive all home automation hardware for free (additional $350 in savings).

    Includes one year of our property automation system with all the bells and whistles plus a Weiser/Kwikset lever lock perfect for room doors, a Samsung SmartThings hub which connects to our automation software, and also receive the Slick Gift.

    All hardware comes fully pre-configured and integrated into our easy to use software.

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    Pledge CA$ 550 or more About US$ 414

    Early Bird: Deadbolt + Hub + 1 yr s/w

    Save $150, and receive all home automation hardware for free (additional $350 in savings).

    Includes one year of our property automation system with all the bells and whistles plus a touchscreen lock (either Yale deadbolt or Weiser 916 (pick your finish)), plus a Samsung SmartThings hub which connects to our automation software, and receive the Slick Gift.

    All hardware comes fully pre-configured and integrated into our easy to use software.

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    Pledge CA$ 680 or more About US$ 511

    Early: Lock + Hub + Energy + 1 yr s/w

    Save $100, and receive all home automation hardware for free (additional $500 in savings).

    Includes one year of our property automation system with all the bells and whistles plus a Weiser/Kwikset deadbolt lock (pick your finish), a Samsung SmartThings hub connected to one of two types of smart thermostats, and a smart light switch, and also receive the Slick Gift.

    All hardware comes fully pre-configured and integrated into our easy to use automation software.

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    Pledge CA$ 680 or more About US$ 511

    Early: Rm Lock + Hub + Energy + 1 yr s/w

    Save $100, and receive all home automation hardware for free (additional $500 in savings).

    Includes one year of our property automation system with all the bells and whistles a Weiser/Kwikset lever lock perfect for room doors (pick your finish), plus a Samsung SmartThings hub connected to one of two types of smart thermostats, and a smart light switch, and also receive the Slick Gift.

    All hardware comes fully pre-configured and integrated into our easy to use automation software.

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    Pledge CA$ 700 or more About US$ 526

    Early: Lock + Hub + Energy + 1 yr s/w

    Save $100, and receive all home automation hardware for free (additional $500 in savings).

    Includes one year of our property automation system with all the bells and whistles plus a Yale deadbolt (pick your finish and whether you want keyed or keyless), a Samsung SmartThings hub connected to one of two types of smart thermostats, and a smart light switch, and also receive the Slick Gift.

    All hardware comes fully pre-configured and integrated into our easy to use automation software.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About US$ 752

    Early: Room Lock + Hub + Lifetime s/w

    Save $2000, and receive all home automation hardware for free (additional $500 in savings).

    Includes lifetime of our property automation system with all the bells and whistles plus a Yale deadbolt (pick your finish and whether you want keyed or keyless), a Samsung SmartThings hub connected to one of two types of smart thermostats, and a smart light switch, and also receive the Slick Gift.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,200 or more About US$ 902

    Early: Lock + Hub + E + Lifetime s/w

    Save $2000, and receive all home automation hardware for free (additional $500 in savings).

    Includes lifetime of our property automation system with all the bells and whistles plus a Weiser/Kwikset deadbolt lock (pick your finish), a Samsung SmartThings hub connected to one of two types of smart thermostats, and a smart light switch, and also receive the Slick Gift.

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