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BLUEGUARD-E, World’s Safest Smart Lock for Everyone

BLUEGUARD-E Protects Yourself and Your Family by Making Home Access Smarter, Safer and More Convenient.

BLUEGUARD-E, World’s Safest Smart Lock for Everyone

BLUEGUARD-E Protects Yourself and Your Family by Making Home Access Smarter, Safer and More Convenient.

$19,193
pledged of $80,000pledged of $80,000 goal
117
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, February 1 2016 10:05 PM UTC +00:00

About

Presented to you by Lark-Wi Inc., in collaboration with Changhong Research Labs(CRL), subsidiary of Changhong Group, a major consumer electronics company in China with annual revenue of $15 billion in 2014.

BLUEGUARD-E Product Series
BLUEGUARD-E Product Series

BLUEGUARD-E: As seen on Media

Blueguard-E is creating a lot of buzz on the internet and many prominent Media houses have covered it. Some of the highlights are:

Yahoo News: Give everyone you know and trust the keys to your home with this $89 smart lock

Digital Trend: Give everyone you know and trust the keys to your home with this $89 smart lock

Silicon Angle: This Smart Lock turns on your lights when you get home, sends mobile alerts when you’re away

Xtaka Home: Blueguard-E, una cerradura electrónica Bluetooth para nuestro hogar digital

Atmel: 19 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week

Electronic House: Lark-Wi Launches Blueguard-E Smart Lock Solution

Security Gem : BlueGuard-E Enters Smart Lock Industry – Anything New?

Cerebral Overload: Lark-Wi Launches Kickstarter Campaign for BLUEGUARD-E, A Highly Secure Smart Lock Solution That is Accessible to Everyone

Yahoo Finance: Give everyone you know and trust the keys to your home with this $89 smart lock

Meet BLUEGUARD-E, a Smart Lock under $90

BLUEGUARD-E is a smart lock, but first it has to be a trustworthy household lock made with industrial grade steel, just like the keypad locks that you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes. That’s exactly the point – BLUEGUARD-E smart lock has to be a good solid lock that conforms to the ANSI standard, and passes rigorous mechanical tests to guarantee 10+ years of life, so that our users can entrust their home’s safety and security to BLUEGUARD-E.

Your home is more than just a house. It’s where you build trust, family and love. So, upgrade your home with modernized, easy-to-use security. The BLUEGUARD-E smart lock solution transforms your door into a smart one, enabling you to control your door lock right from your smartphone, tablet and a variety of other access devices, and from anywhere in the world with the Wi-Fi package. You can also manage access to your home, your vacation homes, your AirBnB properties, or your hundreds of rentals located anywhere in the world, from your personal mobile devices or on the web, regardless of where you are, as long as you have an internet connection. You choose who have access and when. You no longer have to rush home to let the babysitter in or worry about one of your family members’ losing their key.

You no longer have to worry about whether you have securely locked your door when you are on vacation. Experience greater peace of mind knowing that your child is home safely from school or get an update when the repair man has left your home.

BLUEGUARD-E  Smart lock
BLUEGUARD-E Smart lock

Technology doesn’t have to be conspicuous. Technology doesn’t have to be expensive.We listened. We learned. Nobody wants to show off their fancy ‘smart lock' to attract cyber hackers, and nobody want to pay for additional features that they may or may not use. We have engineered and designed BLUEGUARD with one goal in mind – for you and me, having access to technology should be a right, not a privilege. You will be surprised by our price - all our smart features are literally offered to you FREE. BLUEGUARD–E is designed and engineered for EVERYONE. Welcome to the new era of convenience. Back BLUEGUARD–E.

 Why BLUEGUARD-E is so much cheaper

We redesigned the electronic and RF (radio frequency) portion of a popular lock from a major lock manufacturer in Taiwan. This popular lock already has a large consumer base in North America. Adding a new IoT chip to a proven/widely used lock is more cost effective than designing a new lock from scratch. Therefore, we are able to bring you the best smart lock with all the functionalities for a super low price.

BLUEGUARD-E has a lower price than a similar non-smart traditional electronic deadbolt on QVC channel
BLUEGUARD-E has a lower price than a similar non-smart traditional electronic deadbolt on QVC channel

 We offer two BLUEGUARD-E packages, the Bluetooth Package and the Wi-Fi Package. 

 BLUEGUARD-E Smart lock Bluetooth Package Features:

BLUEGUARD-E is SMART

BLUEGUARD-E offers just about all the functions that you can find in other premium smart locks or lock adapters on the market or to be released. Your smartphone is your key

Your smartphone is your key
Your smartphone is your key

Leave your keys behind. Your smartphone is now your key. Use the free BLUEGUARD-E app on Android or iOS to lock/unlock your door. With BLUEGUARD-E Cloud solution, you can create and share virtual keys with an expiration time and keep track of a detailed log. BLUEGUARD-E Cloud also logs when someone opens your door with a mechanical key.

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Blueguard-E Smart Deadbolt Lock Bluetooth Package:

Blueguard-E Smart Deadbolt Lock Bluetooth Package
Blueguard-E Smart Deadbolt Lock Bluetooth Package

Use or share a permanent or temporary key code

Grandma visiting? Babysitter? Carpet cleaning? No problem! Send a temporary key code to your guests with a set expiration window, no need for a smart phone! You will know exactly when the key code is used and your door accessed. You can set up permanent ones for your family too. As you leave the house, you can lock your door with just one touch.

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Bluetooth Fobs  

Hands full of groceries? No fumbling to stick the right key in the keyhole. No searching for your smartphone and trying to open the app. Just a click, and you are in.

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Traditional Keys Work Too

For your convenience, we provide you with two mechanical keys. You can keep them for emergency use or choose to put them away for safe keeping.

Access Records

With the BLUEGUARD-E Gateway and Cloud solution and our patent pending latch sensor, you will know whenever your door is accessed – by mechanical keys, smart phone apps, key codes, or key fobs.

 You can receive alerts whenever someone accesses your door, and an activity log shows you who entered and when.

Long Battery Life 

Life BLUEGUARD-E uses low energy design to maximize battery life. BLUEGUARD uses 4 AA alkaline batteries for the lock and one button cell for the optional latch sensor. With low power design, batteries can last up to 1 year under normal use. BLUEGUARD-E will let you know when the battery is running low, so you have time to replace them.

Superior Security

 The BLUEGUARD-E engineering team has an ambitious goal – to build the most secure lock on the planet. All data transmission is secured with 2048 bit RSA encryption, the same level protection used by bank-level data transmission. 

But we were not satisfied. Backed by our strategic partner Changhong Research Labs and their ‘white hat’ security penetration testing team, we have done Bluetooth security testing against BLUEGUARD-E together with top 2 major brand Smart Locks on the US market. We have launched two types of tests, DDOS attacks and control hijacking. For practical reasons, we do not plan to release the name of other brands here. 

Result has shown that BLUEGUARD-E is the most robust lock against cyber attacks. One white-hat cybersecurity team successfully took control of one prominent brand’s smart lock, and can enter your home without your permission (yes owners should worry about this), but they were not able to penetrate BLUEGUARD-E. According to this test, BLUEGUARD-E is the safest smart lock against Bluetooth link level attacks today.  

The DIY installation will just take a few minutes

BLUEGUARD is a complete lockset with a digital keypad. With a screwdriver, you can install BLUEGUARD in minutes. Concerned about installation? No problem! We will have dedicated personnel and self-help videos to make sure that you can install BLUEGUARD easily and painlessly.

BLUEGUARD-E Cloud-Connected Wi-Fi Package Features: 

Cloud-Connected Smart Lock Solution
Cloud-Connected Smart Lock Solution

 BLUEGUARD-E is more than a smart lock

BLUEGUARD-E is a Smart Entry Solution. With the smart lighting Wi-Fi gateway(Hub) and powerful FABRUX enabled sensor packages (available separately athttp://www.peoplepowerco.com) , you can program your lights to turn on you when you arrive home, and turn off when you leave. With over the air firmware upgrades, BLUEGUARD-E is never outdated. All BLUEGUARD-E products work together for the safety, security and convenience of your home. Welcome to the BLUEGUARD enabled smart life!

 Cloud Connectivity 

BLUEGUARD-E will be connected with the award winning FABRUX IoT Cloud system, thanks to our strategic partner People Power Co., who will be offering this service free of charge to BLUEGUARD-E users. FABRUX is a mature, robust, scalable IoT cloud system that supports all kinds of smart devices in your home. With FABRUX you can program supported smart devices based on time, geolocation, activity, sensors, … all on your smart phone with IFTTT statements. With future versions of FABRUX, BLUEGUARD can support and interoperate with Apple Home Kit, AllJoyn family of products and NEST. Want BLUEGUARD-E to lock itself automatically if you are leaving home? No problem. Want your camera to take a picture when the door is opened? Just ask. Want a text when the door is accessed when you’re out? Punch away.

BLUEGUARD-E with FABRUX -- a reliable IoT platform
BLUEGUARD-E with FABRUX -- a reliable IoT platform
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Easy to use

Our early adopters have found BLUEGUARD-E to be a life saver. Airbnb hosts found they no longer have to deal with physical key management. No rekeying the lock when someone moves out after staying for just 2 days. BLUEGUARD-E will add convenience to: • Airbnb hosts • Real estate agents • Landlords and property managers • Hotels • Pet sitters • House cleaners • Handyman • Vacation home owner

Patent-pending Smart Door Sensor

Patent-pending Smart Door Sensor
Patent-pending Smart Door Sensor

 Our engineers have created a patent-pending door sensor technology that monitors the latch position of your lock. By a simple DIY replacement of your existing latch box with our sensor enabled latch box, you will know for sure that your door is truly locked. In fact, you can now monitor any door of your house with a smart latch from anywhere in the world through the BLUEGUARD-E WI-FI Gateway – no smart lock required.

Smart Door Sensor Kit Specifications:

 •Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0. Installation location: Doorframe.

 • Battery Life: 1 year replaceable, 

Battery Type: CR2032 Button cell.

 System requirements :

• Smartphone or tablet with iOS 5 or later, or Android 4.4+ or later.

WI-FI Gateway Features:

You can optionally get a gateway, which was designed as an LED light bulb or smart plug that can be separately controlled by your phone or through the Cloud.  

LED Light Bulb WI-FI Gateway

LED Light Bulb WI-FI Gateway
LED Light Bulb WI-FI Gateway

 Specifications:

 •Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 B/G/N. 

• Warm White,400LM, 45 W equivalent LED Light bulb.

• AC 100V-240V, E26/E27, Remote control: Fobs or smartphone.

 System requirements 

• Wi-Fi connection to internet.

Smart Plug WI-FI Gateway

Smart Plug WI-FI Gateway
Smart Plug WI-FI Gateway

 Specifications :

•Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 B/G/N. • 15 amp 1,800W capacity, AC 100V-240V.

 • Remote control: Fobs or smartphone

 System requirements:

 • Wi-Fi connection to internet. 

OUR PARTNERS 

 BLUEGUARD will not be possible without strong support from our partners. 

Changhong Research Labs(CRL)

Changhong Research Labs Inc. (CRL) is a California corporation with headquarter in Santa Clara. CRL is an industrial Angel VC and a startup accelerator. CRL is a subsidiary of Changhong Group located in China’s Sichuan province. Changhong group’s $15 billion annual revenue comes from its rich product lines of household appliances, electronics, compressors,etc. CRL’s funding and support, together with Changhong’s strong manufacturing capability is pivotal to the success of BLUEGUARD-E. 

People Power Co 

FABRUX is created by People Power, a technology company focused on Humanizing the Internet of Things. We're on a personal mission to monitor our homes for safety and efficiency, protect our loved ones while near or far and help leave the world better than we found it. Founded in 2009, People Power is an award-winning software company offering Internet of Things software and services running on smart phones that improve security, energy management, and home care. For more information, visit http://www.peoplepowerco.com/ 

Our OEM Partner: The world's largest lock factory in Taiwan

BLUEGUARD-E locks being manufactured
BLUEGUARD-E locks being manufactured
BLUEGUARD-E Lock Manufacturing plant in Taiwan
BLUEGUARD-E Lock Manufacturing plant in Taiwan

 How We Got Here

 BLUEGUARD-E is a result of 3 years of hardware engineering and 5 years of Cloud engineering. Now we are ready to present it to you, our end users.

Blueguard Hardware Design
Blueguard Hardware Design

 Blueguard Hardware Design  

We have finished the design, implementation and testing of our embedded circuit board, which includes high-performance microcontrollers and the right real-time operating system to ensure reliable Wi-Fi communication for BLUEGUARD. Mechanical testing of locks is currently under way.

Taiwan Hardware Show

Since 15 years Taiwan Hardware Show (THS) is the annual event where Taiwan’s hardware industry gathers to present its newest products, discuss the latest technical developments and meet with global industry professionals. Approx. 400 exhibitors showcase Innovative products divided in 8 categories covering the full spectrum of the hardware and DIY sector. The BLUEGUARD team attended the event and attracted much interest from audience and press.

BLUEGUARD-E in 2015 Taiwan Hardware Show
BLUEGUARD-E in 2015 Taiwan Hardware Show
BLUEGARD booth attracting media
BLUEGARD booth attracting media

 While any new endeavor involves risk, the Lark-Wi team has already completed all hardware work, including hardware design, product tooling, 3D design, embedded software. At the same time, we are working on cloud infrastructure for remote firmware upgrade, integration with FABRUX, and improving Android/iOS apps to give our users a smoother experience.

We have already sent in an order in September 2015 and they are being manufactured as we speak. We can guarantee delivery of this batch in February 2016.

Why we need your support  

We need your help to scale this product and bring it to market at an accessible price point. We will be taking the funds from Kickstarter to move directly into improving the product design and the manufacture of these products you booked.

Your support is critical to BLUEGUARD’s long term success.  

Lark-Wi Team 

 Press smartlock@lark-wi.com  

Please email to smartlock@lark-wi.com for more information.

Risks and challenges

While any new endeavor involves risk, The Lark-Wi team has already completed Hardware design, Product tooling 3D design, Software and APP design.
In our experience, there are several points in the design, manufacturing and certification processes that could cause delays. We will keep you informed and ensure you know right away if we have run into difficulties.
Certification, software and hardware design all have the biggest potential to affect our schedule. There is always the possibility of supplier delays. You can rest assured that we will keep you updated on our progress.

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