About

Have you ever walked away from your house only to ask yourself: Did I close the door? We have all been in that position before. The daily life stresses we encounter sometimes just seem to add up and we start to miss things. If you ever wondered what the chances are that an intruder will find his way into your home, you will find that a surprising 30% of burglaries entered home through an unlocked door. Scary huh? Askey was born with the idea of relieving you from all that stress and worries.

We're happy to introduce Askey, the first device that attaches to your key and tracks when you use it.

We designed this accessory with the user in mind, a small, thin and easy to use device that saves you time, while giving you peace of mind.

Askey tracks the movement of your key and logs the last time you closed the door. This is achieved through a motion sensor that accurately registers the key's movement. 

Askey is activated and starts to record your key's movement when you move the key from its resting position.

Our algorithm recognises 45, 90, 180, 270, 360 and 720 degrees rotation in any direction ensuring accuracy.

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This is an example of how the data is recorded by the sensors.

We wanted to develop a device that represents the next generation of everyday essential items. Askey can work independently from your phone and you can check if you locked the door with a simple button press.

We have noticed that most key accessories are too dull and don’t offer a flash light function. Light is essential in our lives so, with that in mind, we have implemented a bright white light that helps you find keyholes or even use outdoors.

Locate your keys easily with Askey. Use the find keys feature on our app to send a visual alert. Smart alert sends a notification to your phone and key when you are getting too far so you don't have to worry about leaving your house without your keys.

Our design objective was to create a key accessory that you can be proud to carry. The design process started with the idea that practicality should combine with elegance, and we think that we managed to create a beautiful and intelligent accessory for your key.

We’ve spent countless hours trying to get every tiny detail right so the end product is perfect. At only 65mm long, 25mm wide and 6mm thick, we’ve managed to create a beautiful and unique key accessory that we know you’ll love.

Askey comes in five different colors to match your style and make an impression. Choose the one you like most and personalise it with your choice of alert using our app.

Our user-friendly app makes it simple to check the status of the door, ping your keys or check on your family or house mates.

Customisable alerts

Askey has a strip of RGB leds to let you know what’s happening with a glance. You can customise the colors using our app.

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Together

Using the "together" function you can connect to your family members' keys and check when and if they locked the door. The app stores all your logs on an encrypted server so you don't have to worry about someone accessing your personal data.

Specifications

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 LE

Full compatibility with Iphone 4s+ and Android 4.4+ phones

Dimensions: 65 x 25 x 6 mm

Control: 1 multifunction button: Power on/off, Bluetooth pairing, Check status

Battery: User replaceable CR2032 coin battery (lasts up to 6 months)

Light: 4 customisable RGB leds, 1 bright white led

Will my keys fit?

Askey works with most keys that have a hole diameter of 5mm or more.

Risks and challenges

This is Askey’s first product launch and we are confident that we will able to produce and deliver Askey in time.

We have been working with a talented team of designers and engineers with years of experience in developing products and have also worked closely with our manufacturers to ensure you receive the best product.

Askey has been rigorously tested during its development and we are confident in its reliability.

As with any project, there are always risks regarding schedule but we will make our best effort to deliver the product in time.

Our app developers have already developed the Askey app for Android and are now working on porting it to iOS.

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