IMAGE-LOCK is a fun reinvention of the classic combination lock that replaces numbers with pictures on its dial. Now, instead of opening a lock with a three number sequence like, “21-42-7,” a user may turn through three a set of icons such as “Cat-Heart-Umbrella” and remember the sequence with a simple story like, "the cat loves being out of the rain." Mechanical and truly non-digital, IMAGE-LOCK features hardened chrome steel and uses no batteries.
Inventor Ali Nawaz created IMAGE-LOCK after returning from service as an Intelligence Officer for the US Recon Marines on the front lines in Afghanistan. He saw how important it was to have a reliable lock with an easy to remember combination to protect one's belongings. He wanted something fun too:
"Locks with keys are not practical and combination locks with numbers can be difficult to remember, especially when you are dealing with multiple locks. I realized that there is a need for a lock with a combination that is easy for the owner to remember while still being as secure as a traditional lock. With all of this in mind, I came up with the idea for the IMAGE-LOCK, a combination lock with images. There are more varieties of IMAGE-LOCK in the pre-production stages and your support will help us to create a full line of secure and innovative locks."
In addition to being an inventor, Ali works as a fraud investigator and bail agent in New York City.
IMAGE-LOCK is Ali's first invention and this project is being run by Invention City, a company with over two decades of experience developing and commercializing new products.
A first production run of 2000 IMAGE-LOCKS has been completed with a leading lock manufacturer in China and is currently in transit as this Kickstarter is being launched. The goal of this project is to help sell the first production run and Kickstart a full line of IMAGE-LOCK products. Planned future products include locks with colored dials, locks with user-selected combinations, bike locks and more.
The IMAGE-LOCKS should arrive by the 19th of December and it's possible (no promises) we could ship some by the 22nd so that delivery to addresses in the Northeast could happen by Christmas. While we can't guarantee delivery by Christmas, we can promise a downloadable image of an IMAGE LOCK Christmas card and that the first 1800 locks will be shipped by January 9th.
Thank you for considering this Kickstarter. We hope your holidays are warm, wonderful, fun and secure!
Each IMAGE-LOCK features hardened chrome steel and comes with a pre-set combination. This Kickstarter offers three IMAGE LOCK rewards.
Risks and challenges
The first production run of IMAGE-LOCKS has already been produced and is on its way from China. The biggest risks are that the production units do not match the approved samples or that something happens in transit.
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