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Sesame replaces your keys with your phone in seconds. It also fits on your lock in seconds, without removing or swapping anything.
Sesame replaces your keys with your phone in seconds. It also fits on your lock in seconds, without removing or swapping anything.
Sesame replaces your keys with your phone in seconds. It also fits on your lock in seconds, without removing or swapping anything.
7,493 backers pledged $1,428,519 to help bring this project to life.

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Sesame. Your key, reinvented.

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  • Leave your keys behind: Just lock and unlock your door using the Sesame app on your phone. Better yet, open Sesame with a custom knock on your phone or door. Your keys, reinvented. 
  • Share access: Allow guests in no matter where you are. Control who has access and when. 
  • Log records: Receive a notification whenever your door opens or closes. 
  • Installs in seconds: Simply tape Sesame to your door with a single strip of 3M Command tape (supplied). It fits your lock without removing or swapping anything. No tools required. 
  • Fits all deadbolts: Sesame works with just about any single cylinder deadbolt in the USA/ Canada/ Denmark/ Sweden/ Norway/ Singapore/ Japan/ Malaysia thanks to five-patented self-adjusting mechanisms. Sesame doesn't even need to be exactly at the center of your lock or at any specific angle. It just works with your lock perfectly.
  • Long battery life: Sesame lasts about 500 days on lithium batteries (supplied), and sends a notification when the batteries are low. 

When you leave the house, you always brings the three things: your keys, your wallet, and your phone. Now, your phone is your keys!

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1. Download the free app.

2. Attach Sesame to your existing lock. (This only takes a few seconds. Really.)

3. That’s it! Celebrate your new, key-free life.

Sesame doesn't even need to be exactly at the center of your lock or at any specific angle. It just works with your lock perfectly.

We're doing what others think is impossible. There’s no need to replace or remove anything. No screwdrivers, no hammers, not even an allen wrench.

Sesame makes magic happen.

Have a weird lock? No problem. Our five-patented design works with just about any single cylinder deadbolt in the world.* For instance, the transforming picture shown below shows more than a dozen of the typical locks in North America. Sesame can perfectly work on these even though they are quite different from each other. 

*Current model is optimized for US/ Canada/ Denmark/ Sweden/ Norway/ Singapore/ Malaysia Markets but also works for Japanese deadbolts. See more at Update#1 & Update#2.

Why You Need It

 
  Log Records
  You can receive notifications whenever your lock opens and closes. 
  You’ll always know exactly who’s coming and going—and exactly when.

Make It Even Better

Connect Sesame to the Internet with a WiFi Access Point.

The optional WiFi access point connects Sesame to the Internet without further draining the batteries.

The Wi-Fi Access Point runs open source OpenWrt Linux and uses 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n WiFi and a Bluetooth LE 4.0 radio. It’s fully compatible with Arduino IDE v1.5.4 or later -- the ideal choice to connect your Bluetooth devices to your home/mesh Wi-Fi network.

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Our Philosophy

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Why We Are Better

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Sesame also fits more deadbolt locks than August does (check back later, we'll have video illustration in updates).  

Sesame, probably the lightest "smart" lock ever designed (5.7 oz / 161 g with two batteries) is super robust on the door. According to 3M, the 3M Command Large double-sided tape has a weight capacity‎ of 5 pounds‎ (2268 g), which is nearly 15 times of Sesame's weight. Never worry that Sesame will fall off. Simply tape Sesame to your door with a single strip of 3M Command tape (supplied), which won't leave a trace when removed [Video].

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Campaign Stretch Goals

How We Got Here 

From the first to the fifth generation, we are dedicated to making Sesame smaller, smarter and stronger.

CANDY HOUSE Inc. brings you ingenuity directly out of Stanford University. It was founded in 2014 by Jerming Gu (CHE-MING KU, from Taiwan) and Jongho Shin (from Korea), together with their best friends Wei-ting Kuo, Bou-chen Kuo, and Wen-hang Su.

Special Thanks

Adam Lisagor, FLUX 3D Printer, Yuqing Pan, Gary Chang, Sungjune Jang(장성준), Leonard Pak, Wanting Huang, Liam Kane-Grade, Chenhao Zhu and Sugino Mako. CANDY HOUSE cannot be here without all of you.

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Risks and challenges

SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS
We expect our manufacturing partner in Taiwan to start production in March 2015 and hope to make our first shipment in April. It’s the Chinese New Year in late February, but we’re talking with our manufacturer to figure out how to minimize its impact on our shipping schedule.

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FAQ

  • Yes, of course. There is a thumb turn on Sesame for manual usage and your key still works.

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  • Please see the video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch…
    Sesame doesn't even need to be exactly at the center of your lock or at any specific angle. It just works with your lock perfectly.

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  • Yes! Sesame is HomeKit compatible.

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  • Android with Bluetooth 4.0 LE system users will be able to enjoy Sesame too.

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  • Sesame works on 99.99999999% of cylinder deadbolt locks and some Mortise locks.
    Please see the transforming picture in "Think Unique" section above. It shows more than a dozen of the typical locks in North America. Sesame can perfectly work on these even though they are quite different from each other.

    Please also refer to
    [ Update#2 ]
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1425492550/sesame-your-key-reinvented/posts/1153734
    [ Update#1 ]
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1425492550/sesame-your-key-reinvented/posts/1147487

    If your lock is unique and you are not sure about whether Sesame will work for you, please send us pictures of your lock and we are very happy to check it out for you!
    Our email: sesame@candyhouse.co

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  • The color options will be included in the survey along with shipping details at the end of this campaign via Kickstarter platform!

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  • Although we don't know which protocol will win the game, we are actively looking at all sorts of possibilities. Since launch, we have been reached out by six smart home companies that are willing to work for us toward integrating all those platforms.

    However, Sesame already supports Apple HomeKit and other solutions based on cloud/server.
    Also, since Wi-Fi Access Point runs on open source Linux system, you can slightly modify and made it compatible with any protocol.

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  • Even though it was not in our original plan, we are moved by backers who said they would back us any way even though they only have Windows Phone. Currently we are working on the Windows Phone app now!

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  • You can log-on to candyhouse.co and remove access authorization for that device. When you get a new phone, simply download the Sesame App and log in to your account. And key still works.

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  • You can always use your key to open the door. Alternatively, you can also use a friend or neighbor’s phone to download the app, use your login to access the door, and delete the app.

    Sesame's power lasts about 500 days. It will keep notifying you through app when batteries are low. Also, it is very easy to order CR123A batteries on Amazon/eBay and get them in two days.

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  • Yes the Wi-Fi Access Point can be purchased separately at a later date.
    It is definitely better financially to get them in a bundle now though.

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  • Yes the Wi-Fi Access Point works on these voltages, from 96V~245V.

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  • No, to be honestly, we cannot afford to make different models right now.
    The plug of Wi-Fi Access Point is for US type socket(it is the same in Canada/ China/ Taiwan/ Japan/ ...)
    However, we will provide adapters for non-US sockets.

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  • The people.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch…

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  • Regarding the Sesame trademark, please refer to the Copyright section in the descriptions.

    Here is a direct link:
    https://drive.google.com/a/candyhouse.co/file/d/0B-5meK8-qsmYWklGelBLYVk5QTA/view

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  • Monthly fee? You must be kidding us.
    Even Google map and Wikipedia don't charge fees.
    Sesame architecture is very neat with tiny data traffic, therefore maintaining the server service and making it secure are not exhausting at all.

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  • Sesame gives “smart lock” a whole new definition. Sesame is not a technically a “smart lock”, and CANDY HOUSE is not even a smart home company. 
Sesame is a small ROBOT that locks/unlocks the door for you. 
The concept of a robot has been very far from that of "keys". With Sesame, the concept is "issuing permission to people", rather than "giving them copies of the key". 
You can grant the permission to up to hundreds of people but none of them can simply copy the key to someone else. Much more secure.

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  • Yes.
    Please refer to Update#7 :
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1425492550/sesame-your-key-reinvented/posts/1168331

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  • Bluetooth is only necessary when the owner is setting up a new Sesame for the first time.

    With Wi-Fi Access Point, the owner or guests can turn off their phones' Bluetooth and use Wi-Fi/3G/4G network to communicate with Sesame.

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  • You can manage as many Sesames as possible by just one account. This make it easier to manage real estate.

    If you have multiple locks on the same door, you can use app to group them together and control them at the same time. However, you do need to setup each Sesame individually.

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  • Yes....but considering the effective communication between Sesame and Wi-Fi Access Point, the maximum distance should not exceed 33 ft. / 10 m. Therefore, we highly recommend "One Sesame, One Wi-Fi Access Point".

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  • We guarantee that Sesame will work for your door if your lock is similar to any lock in the transforming GIF image in "Think Unique" section, matches with Update#2 and Update#1, or confirmed by sesame@candyhouse.co .

    We refund you 100% in case of product defect or incompatibility - we don't think it will happen though :)

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  • 1) Video showing that the app just syncs with the angle of Sesame. No other companies else can do or know how to achieve this. The app just syncs with your lock for every precise angle! You know exactly what is going on there even if you are not nearby. We are no longer just being told "success/error" by the digital locks.

    https://vimeo.com/124126039

    P.S.,The sync can be a little bit more smoothly, but to achieve 500-day battery life, we decided to sense the angle every 1/10 second, instead of continuously detecting the angle. This should be way enough for security purpose.

    2)app preview video

    https://vimeo.com/124136077

    We are still polishing the UI as well as working on the android/Windows version.

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  • We are from Stanford University Computer Science, which ranks first in the world. We have the best technology in the field of cyber security. We know how weak government and financial organization's computer systems are. Actually, one of our team held a former job to manage the server of national security department in his country.
    So how secure is Sesame? please refer to
    http://blog.candyhouse.co/

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  • With Wi-Fi Access Point, you can
    1.remotely access Sesame no matter where you are
    2.remotely grant/revoke access for your friends/other people no matter where you are
    3.if someone unlock/unlock/knock your door, you can get immediate notification from Sesame no matter where you are.

    Without Wi-Fi Access Point, you can access/ grant or revoke access/ get notification only when you are nearby your door.

    ---------------Why did you separate this anyway? It is confusing!!!-----------------

    We did hope that Wi-Fi Access Point and Sesame can be one single product, but not separate ones. However, if we want to keep Sesame always connected to the internet as well as keep its long battery life(500 days), we need to separate the Wi-Fi chip from Sesame and give it AC power.

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