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DKK 38,888
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backers
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, September 12 2015 9:26 AM UTC +00:00

About

With a Bekey Smart Lock on your front door and the Bekey Orange Box in the intercom unit, you will be able to send keys to your guest's phone, which will unlock the door to the apartment building and your front door. 

The primary benefits:

  • No more lost keys and key exchanges!
  • Send keys to anyone, no matter where you are in the world
  • The keys allow access on the days your guests are there 
  • The app functions without internet – which makes it ideal for guests visiting from outside their own country
What’s in it for my landlord/building owner?
  • Through the app you can make him an “owner” as well. That way he’ll be able to send keys to service people, police, workmen, or others needing access to the building. All without showing up to let them in!
  • Let’s face it – you’re gonna’ rent out your place either way. With the Bekey installed your guests won’t need a physical key that can be lost, copied or end up in the wrong hands. 
  • The Orange Box doesn’t affect the way other residents enter the building or how the intercom is used - if they want, it's possible to give them access to it as well.
How would it work?

Congratulations! You've just rented out your apartment through Airbnb while you're away for the weekend. Now you open the Bekey app, enter your guest's phone number and send them a key that allows access the days they're staying.

Send the key from your phone/tablet
Send the key from your phone/tablet

Your guest receives a text message with instructions on how to download the app and open the door. 

Your guest receives a text message with instructions on how to use the app
Your guest receives a text message with instructions on how to use the app

When your guest arrives they just open the app in front of your building and press 'Open' - now the phone searches via Bluetooth for the Orange Box in the intercom which "buzzez" them in. They head up to your front door and do the same - here the Smart Lock unlocks the door for them. The keys are stored on the phone so no internet is required! 

The app unlocks the door
The app unlocks the door

When they unlock the door, you'll receive a text notifying you that they have entered the apartment. After they are done renting your place, the key deletes itself automatically.

The Smart Lock is mounted on the inside of the door
The Smart Lock is mounted on the inside of the door

Does it fit on my lock? 

The Bekey Smart Lock can be mounted on most North American/Scandinavian style deadbolt locks. A deadbolt is a lock, where you manually have to unlock/lock it. Bekey also works on spring bolt/latch locks, where the door automatically locks when you close it. 

If you are in doubt take a picture of the inside of your door and send us a mail at locks@bekey.dk

How do I install it?

Step 1 - Unscrew the inside of your lock (it doesn't have to look like this)
Step 1 - Unscrew the inside of your lock (it doesn't have to look like this)
Step 2 - Now it looks like this
Step 2 - Now it looks like this
Step 3 - Screw the Bekey adapter on using the existing screws
Step 3 - Screw the Bekey adapter on using the existing screws
Step 4 - Mount the Bekey Smart Lock... DONE!
Step 4 - Mount the Bekey Smart Lock... DONE!

Design

The lock is Danish design at its best – a single piece of aluminum being the outer visible shell and one piece of casing. The concept was to make a lock, that could be used intuitively just as before - but with added functionality.

It has a rectangular shape that it enables it to be mounted on doors opening outwards, without hitting the door frame. 

Close-up of the Bekey Smart Lock
Close-up of the Bekey Smart Lock

Security

We understand that some people are afraid of new technology and that their home might get "hacked". All our systems are encrypted and very well protected. We have various security measures in place to protect it - most of them also used by banks.

In case a phone is lost, the keys can easily be disabled through the app. You'll always have full control over who has access and when. 

Orange Box ready to be connected to the intercom
Orange Box ready to be connected to the intercom

The orange box is connected to your building’s intercom unit and works as if there was a new apartment – the box won’t be visible from the outside and won’t change the way residents normally enter the building. The Orange Box communicates with phones through Bluetooth and can “buzz people in” if they have an active key.

By pressing 'Open' in the app, your guests can "buzz" themselves in
By pressing 'Open' in the app, your guests can "buzz" themselves in

Does it work with my intercom unit? 

Yes, we have yet to find a system where it was not possible to install it. And we’ve installed 20.000 of them!

Can I install it?

We advise you to hire an electrician to install it – unfortunately there are too many types of intercoms for us to make step-by-step guides for non-professionals. 

We supply your electrician with the following material, which should make it easy to install within 30 minutes: 

  • User friendly schematics and guide available through our website, app, and packaging.
  • Videos by our technicians that have installed 20.000+ of these units.

Takes 30 minutes to install for a professional electrician

1. Remove the front plate of intercom. 2. Connect the Orange box to power and door. 3. Now you can send keys!
1. Remove the front plate of intercom. 2. Connect the Orange box to power and door. 3. Now you can send keys!
Main screen and swipe right/left functions
Main screen and swipe right/left functions

About the app

We had one goal for the new app - create a remarkable user experience. To do this, we spent a lot of time user testing, creating animations, and a sound design that matches them. We've paid attention to every detail from you opening the box, installing the smart lock, to sending your first key. We can't wait for you to try it out!

We've seen an increase of services that helps us rent out our property to others when we aren't using it. Common examples are cars, boats, tools, houses, or apartments. This has started a new trend - the sharing economy.

We want to make it easier for you to be a part of this movement!

Hi :)
Hi :)

Who are we?

We’ve been developing Smart Locks for the past 11 years – that’s before there was an iPhone! So we know a lot about these kinds of systems. Our focus has always been on improving the key at what it's not good at – being distributed. There’s nothing smart about having to hand it over or change the locks if someone loses it.

The Orange Box was our first product and is now installed in 20.000 apartment buildings in Copenhagen (we are based in Denmark). It allows grocery delivery companies and other service companies access to their customer's apartment buildings – that way new customers don’t have to copy keys and the companies don't have to send them back when they no longer subscribe. 

In 2012 our first version of the Bekey Smart Lock was ready. In Denmark, home care is provided by the government. They became our customers as we could provide controlled access to both the building and the apartment. In 2014 our system had its 10th million opening – a big day for all of us at Bekey!

We love using Airbnb and we quickly noticed, how we all used a Bekey to solve the hassles that came with renting out our place while we were away. So we decided to offer it to you too! For the past six months we’ve been working on making our product ready for Airbnb hosts… and we think you’re gonna love it :)

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Our products have previously been designed as a "tool" for businesses who no longer wanted to use physical keys. Now we need your help, so we can finish this product that's been designed for you! 

Here's what the funding will be used for:

  • Create a fantastic product that's designed around your needs as an Airbnb host and for your guests! 
  • Updating the app with our new "Airbnb design"
  • Placing our first order of the new Smart Lock. It's smaller, faster and overall a more simple and user friendly product than our "business version".
  • Establish a 24/7 call center - that way your guests can get help from us, in case they have questions about the system. 

We hope you want to back us today and share this product with your friends, so it can become a reality!

We have chosen not to set stretch goals, to make sure that we focus 100% on getting the product finished as fast as possible. Sometimes the smallest things, such as offering a product in more colors, seems very simple but end up being time consuming – we hope you understand.

Disclaimer

We are not associated with Airbnb. Our product is designed around observations and stories that came from people using Airbnb.

Risks and challenges

We've been developing Smart Locks for the past 11 years - so we are aware of most problems that can arise when creating these kinds of products.

The new prototype of the Smart Lock was finished in March 2015 and we hope to have our first batch ready in November/December - that way we'll have time to work out any issues that might arise, before shipping it to you February 2016.

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