Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Ola: The world’s first keyless and phoneless Bluetooth enabled fingerprint smart lock. The fastest operation. The longest battery life.
Ola: The world’s first keyless and phoneless Bluetooth enabled fingerprint smart lock. The fastest operation. The longest battery life.
Created by
363 backers pledged $131,126 to help bring this project to life.

About

Ola fingerprint smart lock. Open the door to the future. project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$131,126

363

THE VISION

"Have you ever thought of a lock that could recognize you in less than a second, unlocking your door the moment you touch the handle?"

Other smart locks take longer than regular locks, even more than 30 seconds to take out your phone, connect to Bluetooth, and unlock your door. But is that really ‘progress'? 

Technology should make life easier, not more complicated. That’s why Ola has a fingerprint sensor integrated into the door handle. Register your fingerprint directly on the handle, and then forget about your keys and phone.

Ola is completely self-contained. All it needs is you.

The First

Ola is the first smart lock on the market to incorporate Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and capacitive fingerprint technology, making Ola not only keyless but phoneless.

 The Fastest

The days of searching for keys or fumbling through smart phone apps are officially over. Ola has incorporated one of the best fingerprint sensors on the market (the FPC1020AM from Sweden) which means that you can unlock Ola in under a second.

The Longest

We test-opened Ola over 31,042 times with one set of 4 AA-batteries, which is the equivalent of two years of normal use. We also included a button that activates the back up AAA-battery. The backup uses Panasonic Evolta batteries that hold the Guinness world record for longest shelf life, and gives Ola a total battery life of about 7 years. In case of an emergency, you can power Ola with a micro USB.

Simplicity: Not only keyless, but phoneless

Our fingerprint technology liberates Ola from relying on other devices like a smart phone. No more lost keys and no more anxiety over dying phones. Ola doesn't need them. It only needs you and your fingerprint to unlock the door and get inside.

More efficient battery use

We paid special attention to Ola’s battery life. With only one set of 4 AA batteries, Ola test-opened more than 31,042 times via Bluetooth. Ola's extra set of 4 Panasonic Evolta AAA batteries also won the Guinness world record for longest shelf life. These features combine to give Ola a total battery life of 7 years, not to mention the emergency activation button on the bottom of Ola. It also has the micro USB port that connects to the power compartment and powers Ola with an external battery.

Security meets convenience

No keyhole means no lock bumping or lock picking. Ola can be installed in minutes with either a Mortise lock case for security, or a standard latch bolt for convenience and easy installation.

Regular fingerprint sensors recognize users by scanning the ridges and valleys of their fingerprint, but that pattern is easily duplicated. Our sensor utilizes a radio frequency signal to scan the pattern under the surface of the skin. A fake fingerprint has no pattern under the surface, so our radio frequency technology saves you from worrying that someone may copy your fingerprints.

You can also share access to Ola with friends and family, either with a Bluetooth key or by registering their fingerprint. That means the ease of Ola isn't just for you, but everyone important to you.

Control at your fingertips… literally

Ola’s FPC1020 Capacitive Touch Fingerprint Sensor offers state-of-the-art fingerprint technology. That means efficient energy consumption, 256 grey scale values in every single pixel, and durability against wear and tear for 10 million cycles. Ola’s capacitive sensor can also read the arches, loops and whirls of your finger, even if covered or dirty. So when we say no more key and no more smart phone, we really mean it. Just register your fingerprint for the first time, then forget about your phone permanently.

Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity

Sharing

We also want Ola to bring comfort and ease to the people you care about. You can share access instantly with family and friends through Ola’s simple yet intelligent app. You can invite people with 4 different settings:

  • Temporary: From 11/06 11.00 am to 21/06 21.00 pm 
  • Recurring: Every Sundays from 2 to 5 pm and every Wednesdays from 10 am to 2 pm
  • Permanent: All time access.
  •  Master: All time access + gives the right to invite people, keep open, rename or delete lock...

And in 2 different ways:

  • Bluetooth access: generates a link you can send via email or a QR code. 
  •  Fingerprint access: Fingerprint needs to be registered on Ola at the time of the invite.

Temporary Keys

We know not everyone is welcome all the time, though, so you can schedule temporary keys for visitors or guests. This makes it easy not only to give access, but to restrict it.

The Ola App

Ola's app is designed with the intention of minimizing your reliance on technology. The interface of the app is intuitive, and intentionally minimal, because we believe you should be spending time doing other things. We also made sure Ola is easy to open. Once you scanned your lock’s QR code and registered your fingerprint, you could forget your phone in another country and still get inside just as easily.

Lock performances and Tech Specs

Main PCB (front side)
Main PCB (front side)
Main PCB (back side)
Main PCB (back side)
Fingerprint module
Fingerprint module

Battery life, never be locked out again

As we mentioned before, Ola's backup battery pack can be activated with a single button, and the micro USB port can be used to power Ola with an external battery. Getting locked out because of dead batteries is almost impossible

Fingerprint sensor Tech Specs

Receiving your Ola  

Ola's box content:

  • 1 Ola smart lock 
  • 1 lockset: Choose between a Mortise lock set for security or a Standard Latch bolt for convenience (or just use the lock already on your door to minimize the work!)  
  • 1 Ola installation kit (screwdriver and screws) 
  • 1 Ola installation guide

Installation

Ola is compatible with Mortise and the Standard Latch bolt lock sets and is installed like a regular lock. 59 seconds is our engineer's record for replacing a regular door knob with Ola. 

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
All measurements are in mm
All measurements are in mm

Hardware Sync

Using your phone to sync Ola and your fingerprint is very easy. First, each Ola has a QR code (in the user manual) that is unique to that Ola. Simply scan this QR code to identify yourself as the master user. Then you can register your fingerprints and those of others by placing your thumb on the handle.

We are a team of young entrepreneurs whose goal is to improve the domotica industry by inventing reliable and self-reliant home products. Today we have realized that dream. The world's first true smart lock, Ola, is here. Technologically advanced, and wirelessly connected, Ola’s fingerprint technology is completely self-contained. It can recognize approved users through a touch of the finger, or in the “old-fashioned” way through Bluetooth 4.0. These features, combined with an unrivaled battery life and reliable security features, marks Ola as the next step in the evolution of the lock.

WHY WE NEED YOU

The hard part is done. We invented Ola. Now we need your help in bringing Ola to the public. Of course funding is important, but we also want your feedback, your experiences, and your enthusiasm. We’ve had Ola installed on our door for months. We know it works. Other offices in our hallway have even started using it. But mass production is expensive and we need your support to realize our vision of sharing Ola with the world.

HELP US SPREAD THE NEWS

When we say we want Ola to change the world, we really mean it. The lock as an invention has remained the same for hundreds if not thousands of years. The time has come to bring this ancient but necessary piece of technology into the modern era. Smart technology not only makes the key obsolete, but makes our homes more secure. To back Ola is to step into the future. 

Risks and challenges

31 months after we began, Ola is finally ready for some attention. We spent a lot of our own money, but we believe in our vision, and have tirelessly refined Ola with the feedback of alpha-testers. Now we need you for the final stages.

We have the energy to keep going, but the cost of producing 10 units is nothing compared to the cost of producing 500 units. Our real challenge is raising funds to manufacture in mass. Help us overcome this challenge by pledging and working together to achieve our goal of getting Ola on your block. Thank you!

service@olalocks.com

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    HOLA FROM OLA!

    Thank you for your donation. You're bringing us one step closer to making Ola a reality.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    BIG THANK YOU FROM ALL THE TEAM!

    Thank you for believing in our project. Generosity like yours pushes technology forward.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    26 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    Offered due to the great difference in shipping cost among various countries, this reward is for backers confident they can benefit from paying the shipping on their own.
    Unlike all the other Ola rewards, shipping and batteries are not included.

    Ola是中国国内研发并生产的指纹智能锁。如果是中国境内的目的地,在运输上,相对会便宜很多。因为支持价格仅为$99.
    请支持我们达到目标。

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    22 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $119 or more About $119

    SUPER EARLY BIRD 1 – ONE DOOR - 1 x OLA

    Thank you for being one of the firsts to believe in our technology! You'll receive 1 Ola Fingerprint Smart Lock at the cheapest price available!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 23 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $139 or more About $139

    SUPER EARLY BIRD 2 – ONE DOOR - 1 x OLA

    Thank you for supporting our project so early! You'll receive 1 Ola Fingerprint Smart Lock for only $139.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 50 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $159 or more About $159

    EARLY BIRD – ONE DOOR - 1 x OLA

    Thank you for your early support! You'll receive 1 Ola Fingerprint Smart Lock for only $159.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 131 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $179 or more About $179

    ONE DOOR - 1 x OLA

    You'll receive 1 Ola Fingerprint Smart Lock. Enjoy all of the benefits of Ola, including super convenient bio-metric technology, and sustainable, low-energy Bluetooth 4.0.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    12 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    EARLY BIRD – HOUSE PACK - 2 x OLA

    You'll receive 2 x Ola Fingerprint Smart Locks. Use Ola on multiple doors with this fantastically priced early bird offer.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 42 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $349 or more About $349

    HOUSE PACK - 2 x OLA
    You'll receive 2 x Ola Fingerprint Locks. Use Ola on multiple doors and enjoy all of the benefits of Ola, including super convenient bio-metric technology, and sustainable, low-energy Bluetooth 4.0.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    2 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $420 or more About $420

    EARLY BIRD - AIRBNB HOST - 3 x OLA

    Get 3 x Ola Fingerprint smart locks and automate your Airbnb experience. Don't worry about making copies of keys or customers losing them or leaving with them. Have a record of their fingerprints for as long as they stay, then erase them. You can also send them a temporary eKey!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $519 or more About $519

    AIRBNB HOST - 3 x OLA

    Get 3 x Ola Fingerprint smart locks and automate your Airbnb experience. Don't worry about making copies of keys or customers losing them or leaving with them. Have a record of their fingerprints for as long as they stay, then erase them. You can also send them a temporary eKey!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $839 or more About $839

    GUEST HOUSE - 5 x OLA
    Get 5 x Ola Fingerprint smart locks and automate your business. Don't worry about making copies of keys or customer losing them or leaving with them. Have a record of their fingerprints for as long as they stay, then erase them. You can also send them a temporary eKey.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,599 or more About $1,599

    HOTEL - 10 x OLA
    Get 10 x Ola Fingerprint smart locks and automate your business. Don't worry about making copies of keys or customer losing them or leaving with them. Have a record of their fingerprints for as long as they stay, then erase them. You can also send them a temporary eKey.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    7 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $10,000 About $10,000

    Ola Partner

    We'll fly you to Beijing to meet Ola, the team and discuss the best way we can work together.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (45 days)