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goLock Technology, Inc.By goLock Technology, Inc.
First created
goLock Technology, Inc.By goLock Technology, Inc.
First created
$3,443
pledged of $80,000pledged of $80,000 goal
36
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, May 7 2016 6:02 PM UTC +00:00

About

goLock VENTURE™
goLock VENTURE™

Introducing a new, patent pending locking system designed for outdoor equipment, like bikes, kayaks, coolers, and construction tools, just to name a few.

This revolutionary cable and locking system secures valuables and deters theft like no other lock on the market.

WHAT IS IT?

goLock VENTURE is an electronic cable locking system that safeguards equipment from theft in two ways — by triggering an audible alarm at the site and by delivering an alert to your smartphone via cellular or Bluetooth technology.

If tampered with, goLock VENTURE will immediately emit a loud alarm, alerting anyone in the area of possible theft. At the same time, you will receive an alert on your smartphone that your lock and gear may have been compromised.

Security + Deterrence + Notification = More fun outdoors, and less worrying about your gear!

OUR STORY

It started two years ago on a fishing trip to the coast. Our trailer was loaded with three kayaks and a YETI cooler. Along the way, we stopped at a restaurant for lunch, and realized how vulnerable our gear was to theft despite all the beefy locks and chains we had around our gear.

Unable to see our equipment from the restaurant, we spent the entire meal hopping between table and parking lot... No picnic!

As soon as we got home from our weekend outing, I went online looking for a lock that would serve my needs and found that none existed.

The idea for goLock was born.

- Steve Jones, Founder 

goLock, VENTURE, Guard your Gear and Alarmed Guard are trademarks of goLock Technology, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

THE LOCK

We designed goLock VENTURE as a cable locking system to protect your outdoor gear. VENTURE alarms if the cable is cut at the site, and at the same time notifies you via your smartphone that your gear may have been compromised. The details:

  • A hardshell plastic case withstands dust, rain, snow, sleet, and relentless sunshine. We're outdoor enthusiasts, so it has to be weather resistant!
  • A silicon-coated, braided steel cable loops through your equipment and locks into place. Cable options include your choice of two thickness diameters (1/8 inch and 3/8 inch) and several lengths, enabling a single VENTURE device to accommodate a variety of security applications.
  • Twin glowing LED bars indicate that your unit is activated with the goLock proprietary Alarmed Guard™ smartphone-enabled security system. You know it’s warding off unwanted intruders…and it just makes the locking device look cool. Bonus.
  • The invisible built-in antenna features both cellular and Bluetooth communication with your smartphone for immediate notification if your equipment has been compromised. This means if someone tampers with the lock, you’ll be alerted instantly.
  • Its LOUD ALARM is impossible to ignore. The piercing 90-decibel alarm (equivalent to a passing motorcycle) will sound if the cable is cut or the lock is tampered with. No thief will stick around for long.
The VENTURE™ is so awesome, you'll want two!
The VENTURE™ is so awesome, you'll want two!
Top cable: 3/8" diameter. Bottom cable: 1/8" diameter.
Top cable: 3/8" diameter. Bottom cable: 1/8" diameter.
VENTURE ™ CAD Drawing
VENTURE ™ CAD Drawing

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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The goLock App

This is where VENTURE really rocks, and what enables you to relax when you're out of sight of your gear. Download the user-friendly goLock app and use it to arm and monitor your lock. Once that’s done, you're free to go have fun. Think of the goLock app as a trustworthy buddy, alerting you when something’s not right with your gear. You'd want a text if someone were stealing your stuff, wouldn't you?

This goLock app has your back.

  • Alarmed Guard technology: Remote, dual wireless monitoring of your VENTURE via both Bluetooth and cellular service. Now you can leave your gear and focus on your activity.
  • Instant notification of theft or tampering: An alarm sounds on your mobile device when sensors detect a severed cable, damage to the lock from heavy blows, or even a picked lock.
  • Display features: Battery life and signal strength displays ensure your lock is still guarding your gear. (Even if the battery dies on your lock it will continue to secure your gear.)
  • Access sharing: The goLock app allows you to share access to the lock among friends and family so you’re not forced to make any decisions alone unless you choose to.
  • 911 quick-call option: There’s even a handy 911 quick-call option within the goLock app in case of emergencies. [Note: We believe the biggest benefit of our lock is the deterrent effect it has on would-be criminals. The goLock app enables you to decide how to quickly and safely to assess the situation.]
  • Support for multiple VENTURE locks. Regardless of how many toys or tools you secure, the interface allows instant recognition of all your locks.
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WIRELESS SERVICE

A service contract for the cellular service will accompany the purchase of your goLock VENTURE.

*Coverage will include 90 days of free cellular service for the lock. Thereafter, you'll have two options for service:

  • Prepaid monthly service is $7.99/month or
  • Prepaid annual service is $59.99/year.

Applicable fees and sales tax will apply to all contracts. Cellular service rates for our Kickstarter Backers are subject to change after December 31, 2018.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

What will we do with your money when our project is funded?

The prototype is just about perfect (at least we believe it is), so we're ready for production. We need your support to raise funds so that we can build one for you! 

Once the project is funded, we'll immediately begin discussions with our manufacturers to produce our Kickstarter orders.

This is why we're reaching out to you. We'd like to get the goLock VENTURE to our backers by September 2016 which is our best estimate at this time but feel confident that we can work towards that date. We will be sure and communicate with you along the way.  

We'd really love your help so we can help you GUARD YOUR GEAR.

A BRIEF TIMELINE

SPECIAL THANKS

The VENTURE is the result of the vision, hard work, and dedication of our team, as well as the many collaborators and friends who shared their expertise, ideas and suggestions. Without their contributions, goLock Technology and VENTURE would still be an idea floating around in our founders imagination.

We owe special thanks to Frank Murtland, CEO of Evolved Solutions, for his dedication and creativity in product design; to Ed Gross, our very talented and insightful app developer; to Ashley Jennings and Travis Meadors and the whole CF Studios, Austin, Texas video production team for their professionalism, vision, and overall enthusiasm for this project; to Matt Huff, the goLock Guy, a pleasure to work with; to Jack Murray from Bicycle World for the use of his bike for our video, to Mike Carnahan for his business development experience and advice, to Perry Krasnove for execution of our public relations, to Jen McGahan and My Team Connects for guidance and execution of our social media platforms; to James and Kim Irwin, for their generous support and hospitality, and to Capital Factory and Techshop, Round Rock, Texas, for championing and supporting Austin startups.

Finally, we thank our spouses and families, who've endured our late nights and weekend work schedules, neglected chores, and the lack of income while we put this project together. Any sacrifice made to bring VENTURE to market has been rewarded by the tremendous encouragement and support we've already received. 

Last, but not least, we're thankful for our friends and followers on social media for their friendly support, and to you for reading this project page. 

Risks and challenges

We've done our homework, and we know that our product will be welcomed by outdoor enthusiasts. We also anticipate great interest from urban commuters, students on college campuses, musicians and others in the music industry, and the construction, trucking, storage, and heavy equipment industries. goLock VENTURE has applications that reach far and wide!

The greatest challenge facing goLock at this point is our inability to reserve and commit to large-scale manufacturing until we raise sufficient funding.

Our manufacturing partners — the fabricators, molders, suppliers, and the final assembly team — are prepared to handle a sizable initial order. Every goLock VENTURE unit will go through a multi-step quality control process before it ships, to ensure that you receive a product that is 100% reliable and dependable, and one we're proud to deliver.

Ramping up production and testing for double, triple, or even five times our expected launch volume is a problem we'd welcome (with tears of joy), but it's also our greatest challenge as we get ready to release goLock VENTURE. That said, our contingency plan is in place, and our suppliers are ready... Let's roll!

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    This pledge helps us launch goLock VENTURE. As a thank you for your support at this level you'll receive a goLock sticker and a handwritten thank you note to show our appreciation.

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    At this level of support we will send you a caribiner keychain engraved with the goLock logo and a handwritten thank you note for your support.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Thank you for your belief in our product – and for acting fast! We'll be sending you a VENTURE lock with one (1) 1/8-in. 6-ft. cable, a USB charger, an adjustable velcro strap, and a drawstring carrying bag with caribiner. You'll also receive 90 days of free cellular service for the VENTURE lock.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Need a thicker, 3/8-in cable? This package is for you! We'll be sending you a VENTURE lock with one (1) 3/8-in. 6-ft. cable, a USB charger, an adjustable velcro strap, and a drawstring carrying bag with caribiner. You'll also receive 90 days of free cellular service for the VENTURE lock.

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    Thank you for your belief in our product – and for acting fast! We'll be sending you a VENTURE lock with one (1) 1/8-in. 6-ft. cable, a USB charger, an adjustable velcro strap, and a drawstring carrying bag with caribiner. You'll also receive 90 days of free cellular service for the VENTURE lock.

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    Need a thicker, 3/8-in cable? This package is for you! We'll be sending you a VENTURE lock with one (1) 3/8-in. 6-ft. cable, a USB charger, an adjustable velcro strap, and a drawstring carrying bag with caribiner. You'll also receive 90 days of free cellular service for the VENTURE lock.

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    Thank you for supporting goLock™ at this level! You'll receive a VENTURE lock with TWO (2) 1/8-in. cables [3-ft. cable and a 6-ft. cable], USB charger, a velcro strap, and a drawstring carrying bag with caribiner. You'll also receive 90 days of free cellular service for the VENTURE lock.

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    We appreciate your interest in goLock! You'll receive a VENTURE lock with one (1) 1/8-in. 3-ft cable and one (1) 3/8-in. 6-ft. cable, USB charger, a velcro strap, and a drawstring carrying bag with caribiner. You'll also receive 90 days of free cellular service for the VENTURE lock.

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    You rock for supporting us at this level! You'll receive a VENTURE lock with TWO (2) 1/8-in. cables, [one (1) 6-ft. and one (1) 10-ft.], plus a USB charger, an adjustable velcro strap, and a drawstring carrying bag with caribiner. You'll also receive 90 days of free cellular service for the VENTURE lock.

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    Thank you for supporting us with this Grand Slam package! You'll receive a VENTURE lock with two (2) 3/8-in. cables [one (1) 6-ft., one (1) 10-ft.] and one (1) 1/8-in. 10-ft cable. Plus a USB charger, an adjustable velcro strap, and a drawstring carrying bag with caribiner. You'll also receive 90 days of free cellular service for the VENTURE lock.

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    Pledge $249 or more About $249

    Wow! We are honored to have your support at this level! You'll receive TWO (2) VENTURE locks, FOUR (4) cables [including one (1) 1/8-in. 6-ft. cable, one (1) 3/8-in. 6-ft. cable, one (1) 1/8-in. 10-ft. cable, one (1) 1/8-in. 20-ft. cable], two (2) USB chargers, two (2) adjustable velcro straps, and two (2) drawstring carrying bags with caribiners. You'll also receive 90 days of free cellular service for the VENTURE lock. Thank you!

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    Pledge $299 or more About $299

    You've reached goLock rock star status! You'll receive TWO (2) VENTURE locks, FOUR (4) cables [including one (1) 1/8-in. 6-ft. cable, one (1) 3/8-in. 6-ft. cable, one (1) 3/8-in. 10-ft. cable, one (1) 3/8-in. 20-ft. cable], two (2) USB chargers, two (2) adjustable velcro straps, and two (2) drawstring carrying bags with caribiners. You'll also receive 90 days of free cellular service for the VENTURE lock. Thank you!

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Funding period

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