This project's funding goal was not reached on September 27, 2014.
About this project
The Gilmo is a hand held device that has been designed to allow a person to store all of their usernames / passwords and other important information in a very secure manner with no ability for it to accessed or hacked remotely.
The unique aspect of this device is that unlike a phone or a tablet, it has no ability to connect to any external services or devices including computers, wifi, bluetooth or the internet and so if the device is sitting in front of you, you know that all your very personal data is safe.
In today’s society, almost everyone has sensitive information that needs to be stored and accessed readily , and so we wanted to make the device easy to use. To achieve this, we have designed a very easy to use icon based interface to allow access to all the available functions and integrated a comprehensive set of help screens that will guide the user when required. We are confident that the menu system is so easy to use that we don’t include a user manual. Simply turn the unit on and follow the prompts.
To use the features of the Gilmo requires an access password that can be up to 128 characters long. To prevent unauthorised access should the Gilmo be lost or stolen, the unit will delete all the stored information if the access password is entered incorrectly three times.
To provide further peace of mind, the Gilmo is provided with a Backup Buddy where a copy of your data can be securely stored. Should your Gilmo be lost or stolen, your data can be restored from this Buddy to a replacement Gilmo. Should the Buddy be stolen, it is also protected and will delete all records if an attempt is made to access the details via an unauthorised Gilmo. At all times any information stored on the Gilmo or Buddy is fully protected with AES encryption.
Almost every aspect of day to day life involves the use of usernames and passwords and everyone is faced with the challenge of how to store these details securely and yet have them remain easily accessible. In the surveys we have conducted, it is clear that people store their very personal information on some very insecure mediums ranging from a paper notebook in the top drawer through to having one password to access everything. One very popular place to store these details is on a mobile device such as a phone or tablet, however this has challenges in that the device is potentially connected to many third parties and this leaves a huge potential for uninvited groups to remotely hack and gain access to this very personal data. What is worse is that the user may be completely unaware of the intrusion and only find out when they are the victim of identity theft or someone has accessed their bank accounts.
In this very connected world, the one device that you don’t want to be connected to anything is the place where personal information is stored and this is frequently why people resort to keeping these details in a paper based notebook. The ideal solution is to have a place to store these very personal details that cannot be connected or accessed by any third parties, is easy to have at hand and yet is secured from people seeing the details. – This is the Gilmo !
The Gilmo contains security measures preventing "would be" hackers from gaining access to your data.
• AES Encryption on all data stored on the Gilmo or Buddy.
• One master access password – up to 128 characters ( Alpha / Numeric / Symbols).
• One to One Link between a Gilmo and its associated Buddy.
• Data Deletion should three unsuccessful attempts be made to access either the Gilmo or Buddy.
• Anti tamper casing.
• Shock resistant casing and recessed screen
GDMDS is a West Australian company that has been operating since 2011 and was started specifically to create the Gilmo product. To leverage the best design skills in the development of the Gilmo, we have engaged a number of key partners that specialise in the areas of case design, software development and circuit design. The wealth of experience they have provided has allowed us to complete the development of the Gilmo ahead of schedule and has resulted in a very high quality and feature full device.
Now that we have the Gilmo ready for production, our immediate goal is to start manufacture and allow customers to purchase the device. Initially we will focus on building the distribution network within Australia but enable overseas customers to purchase product via our web portal. Once we have established the distribution network within Australia, we will focus on overseas distribution in the US and Europe.
Please see the Specifications page on the official Gilmo website.
Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page on the official Gilmo website.
Risks and challenges
GETTING THE GILMO INTO PRODUCTION
One challenge faced with any new product is producing sufficient quantities to make the manufacturing process cost effective. With the crowd funding, we expect to be able to manufacture in significant quantity to make sure that we can keep the Gilmo at a competitive price.
SHORT SUPPLY OF COMPONENTS
From time to time, certain electronic components fall into short supply across the globe. To minimise the impact that this may have, we have organised with our contracted manufacturer to stock pile components when they are plentiful and the prices are competitive.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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