Ultimate Access. Access how it is needed - where it is needed - when it is needed. This is why FoxxVault was created. Driving is an activity that opens people's minds. A vehicle is something that moves people's lives. And having full access to each - in their own way, at their own cadence, without restriction, enables people’s independence.
FoxxVault is ready to give you this level of access. Whether by virtue of spare-key safekeeping and smart-key storage - or - key sharing and vehicle tracking, let FoxxVault put a lock on your ultimate access.
Pragmatically conceived with harsh environments and human veracity in mind. This is what FoxxVault is all about. Our designers understand all too well that their conceptualizations will be protecting precious contents and will invariably be exposed to all sorts of perils. From unforgiving physical conditions and inclement weather - to - unavoidable incidents and probable malevolence. Not to mention ordinary human error.
Remove all doubt and elevate your confidence. Whether for its durability and dependability - or - self-awareness and self-preservation, we have designed the Foxx out if it. FoxxVault will safeguard your things and afford you peace of mind.
When you help us hit $125K, we will not only be honored, but we will also give anyone who has backed a FoxxVault a Keyport Pivot!
Keyport, a true Kickstarter success story and our newest partner has been generous enough to offer us their Pivot 'at-cost' in order to support our mission.
Part key holder, part Swiss Army knife, part lost & found…the Keyport Pivot is an all-metal, modular multi-tool that holds your existing keys, tool inserts (USB Flash Drive, Pen, etc.), and optional tool/smart tech modules (TrackR Locator, Knife, Mini-Flashlight).
FoxxVault is very serious when it comes to keeping up with your keys. Your Pivot will also come with a FREE 2-year subscription to KeyportID, an online lost and found service that uses the unique serial number engraved on each Keyport to connect owners and finders directly with a click.
We installed a prototype on our car, had one in hand, and headed to the beach. There we asked: Have you ever lost your keys? Ever been locked out? How? And what do you think about FoxxVault? Below are candid reactions - unscripted, unrehearsed and unleashed.
There has been a lot of talk about "What does the Foxx Say?". Well, we caught it all on video. This is what the Foxx says:
Almost two years ago we set out on a laudable mission to figure out a way to never be locked out again. We wanted to combine a license plate frame, hide-a-key, location self-awareness, and electronic strongbox all into one affordable device that could be controlled via smartphone, and safely secured on a vehicle for everyday use. After 27 virtual simulations, 23 different prototypes, and almost a full year spent trying to destroy our creations, we present you: the evolution of the license plate.
FoxxVault is not just built like a vault... It is a vault. Made from a high carbon steel, weldless uni-body construction, reinforced wall & structural supports, anti-pry lap joints, interior mounted hinges and shrouded exterior seams, which ultimately leads to a phenomenally strong place to safeguard your vehicle access.
We had a clear goal of surpassing all essential security criteria for an ER-Burglary Rated electronic strongbox when designing FoxxVault™. We knew the FoxxVault frame just had to use single-piece technology for better stress tolerances and vibration distribution performance.
That’s why we've over-engineered FoxxVault™ to be more than just an electronic strongbox... it's a smart vault. Our efforts were rewarded with an internal capacity that beats many of the world’s leading handgun safes. It boasts OVER 410 cubic cm of interior storage all shielded from the elements, RFID signal detection, and thieves.
Together with Goetzinger Engineering®, we developed several proprietary methods and technologies to integrate a military-grade exterior with a sophisticated electronic interior, while maximizing useable personal storage space. We’ve also maintained stealth aesthetics and style by cleverly concealing all reinforcements and exterior hardware while obscuring a manual locking interface on the proximal facia.
It takes a whole lot more than a crowbar and some bad intentions to remove FoxxVault without your permission. Our engineers fully realize that FoxxVault is only as secure as its linkage with a vehicle. FoxxVault stedfastly and harmlessly anchors to your vehicle with our patent pending fastening system, FoxxJaw. Much like your license plate itself, FoxxVault can only be removed via interior access.
Every FoxxJaw frame utilizes four independent mounting 'brackets', integrated with externally shrouded tungsten carbide fastening inserts, which ultimately yield a phenomenally light, though incredibly secure, connection with your vehicle. It weighs in at a mere half of a pound, yet literally takes over 482 pounds of precisely applied sheering force to each of four FoxxJaw anchors simultaneously to dislodge it. That's over one ton.
It also has a dual locking mechanism: you're able to lock and unlock your FoxxVaul with either your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone running our FoxxAp application or manually with a combination lock. We subject FoxxVault to a rigorous production and testing processes, including lock testing on keyframe parts to ensure mechanical and digital integrity.
Imagine a vehicle vault with a brain – taking care of everything except the driving. That’s just what we programmed FoxxApp to do. It's not just smart... it's actually SMART. We outfitted FoxxVault with Sensors, Monitors, Accelerometers, and Reporting Technologies, which provide you with a truly intelligent experience. So, not only will it work with keyless ignitions and smart keys, it also enables spare-key surveillance, tamper detection, accident notification, remote access sharing, location tracking, and a lot more. We think you will find it simply brilliant.
We've thought well beyond your bumper when innovating FoxxVault™, in order to provide you complete protection. We've extended our strength and smarts with the Foxx Product Family. Not only are these complementary products integrated with your FoxxVault™, they're also fully interoperable with your smartphone application - giving you more control of your keys... and the access to the vehicle they start.
Hey, Fellow Kickstarters’ – I’m Brett Pellicano, the founder of FoxxVault™.
My teammates and I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to those of you who have given us such great suggestions and candid feedback over the last several months during our pre-launch campaign (yes...even the negative comments).
Your collective insight has yielded more than 11 product design modifications, 2 new strategic partnerships, and a whole lot of messaging improvements. And that’s just the beginning. That’s why we are so passionate about crowdfunding and Kickstarter! As you might already know from watching the campaign introduction video, FoxxVault™ is the inexorable outcome of experiencing one of the worst days of my life. A day that started like so many others. One where I again took my only means of transportation for granted. I hastily hid my Jeep keys in its unlocked gas-cap because my usual hiding spot (a magnetic hide-a-key box tucked under my fender), was nowhere to be found. Not so smart. Right?
However, on this particular day the penalty for my complacency, was returning from the waves only to find my Jeep gone. After several agonizing hours of trying to find it, talking with the police, and dealing with my soon to be ex-agent and even my soon to be an ex-girlfriend, I finally I accepted the fact that it wasn’t towed, nor were my friends playing some sick joke on me. (Did you realize a car is not considered stolen if its own keys were used to 'steal' it?)
It was in that moment that I had a true cognitive understanding of the unintended consequences precipitated by my false sense of security with my keys. A true moment of clarity. Almost an epiphany of sorts. Which was; I was socially paralyzed and powerless to do any of the things I wanted or needed to do. In other words, I was screwed! This moment was quickly followed by what I can only describe as the most dreadful, sinking sensation. A visceral feeling that rapidly descended from my head, all the way through my stomach, and ended in my weakening knees. However, as I have now come to appreciate, this awful feeling wasn’t so much caused by the realization that someone had stolen my Jeep – inasmuch as it was caused by the actualization that someone had stolen my ability to go forward with my day – which ultimately threw my life into reverse.
I now refer to this as my most “Foxxed Up Day”. Why the Foxx you might be asking? Because as I dealt with the social ramifications and financial aftermath of my irresponsibility with my keys, all I could focus on were the details of the guy that stole it. For some reason, I was irrationally fixated - which consumed me. I wondered….What did he look like?….What was he was doing with my Jeep?….Who was he was doing it with? I even started to form this elaborate narrative in my head of how he picked my vehicle. It always started with some shifty guy stalking me from afar….Diabolically lurking in the shadows of the crowded lot as I parked my Jeep….Deviously creeping about.... Just watching me carelessly put my keys in the gas cap…. Thinking to himself: “Isn’t this fella a smart one. Oh, look at the smart fella hide his keys in his gas cap. Sure, it’ll be safe in there. Yeah, go ahead and look around buddy. No. No one’s watching you. No ‘surfer bra’. You go out and catch a wave ‘bra’. Your Jeep will be just fine!"
As this story played out in my head, over and over, its villain took on a form all of its own. A crafty, sneaky, sly character that was just way too cool for school.
Meet The Foxx.
Consequently, “Foxx” is now a four-letter word for me. It not only represents the guy that stole my vehicle, but it also represents the consequences of losing my ability to GO FORWARD with my life. But what I have also come to realize is that I actually didn’t have a “smart place” to put my keys on that day. My “secure lockbox” clearly wasn’t that secure. And obviously, I couldn’t take my electronic key-fob in the water with me. So, for the better part of two years, it has been my mission to develop a way to truly safeguard your way to GO FORWARD, by protecting the key that makes it go. So you never have a “Foxxed Up Day”.
Risks and challenges
We are a team with years of experience in the manufacturing and the technology space that employs a pragmatic approach which anticipates challenges and provides realistic results.
Our approach takes schedules and deadlines seriously. Our team has been involved with projects that require a blend of technology, manufacturing and design and we are proud to say we are ready to tackle most challenges we may encounter.
Having said this when developing innovative products potential risks during manufacturing, shipping, and application development may arise. During manufacturing our partner in China will be tasked with keeping production on schedule during holiday periods and possible delays due to component lead time. To address this, we have sent over a team who will be on ground in China working with our supplier and manufacturer directly with any potential delays.
Another risk may include shipping and fulfillment. Although we will be providing updates on shipping charges and fulfillment times we have partnered with a fulfillment house that has worked with us in the past who will be ready to fulfill on our orders.
Finally, technology and application development is always something that may introduce delays. Out teams extensive background in software development and our partnership with TrackR has all but eliminated this risk; we will also be working with beta testers to address any issues and we will communicate the success and challenges regularly.
We are excited that we have an experienced team that will work tirelessly to deliver our product on time and as promised. Thank you for your help.
- (35 days)