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78 backers pledged $25,777 to help bring this project to life.

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The Pillar is smell proof with the lid in place.
The Pillar is smell proof with the lid in place.

The Pillar is a great place to keep your prescriptions, vape supplies, medicinals, keys, money, or other personal items locked up in plain sight!

How is it better than the sock drawer, coffee can, or bulky safe?

Your valuables remain secure until you decide to open it via Voice-ID or our free app, and that means no keys and no PINs to remember. You can easily share access from anywhere. The Pillar is smell proof and it has a built in anchor so you can attach a Kensington click safe steel cable lock. Ideal for travelers, parents, those with roommates, teachers, Airbnb rentals, cubicles and more.

Key Technologies

Here are the four reasons The Pillar stands out
See complete summary of features and technology below.
See complete summary of features and technology below.

Introducing our Stretch Goal!

The Pillar with a universal security cable lock.
The Pillar with a universal security cable lock.

Congrats and huge thanks to our fantastic backers for getting us to our $25k goal. To show our appreciation and keep the momentum rolling for the campaign's final few days, we're looking to go even bigger and better with a stretch goal of $30k!

Why? It's pretty simple. From a lot of folks we've heard the question, "How can I keep The Pillar from 'walking off?" The answer: by easily attaching the optional Kensington compatible universal security cable lock. So, if we can get this thing up to $30k by campaign's end, we'll include a FREE cable lock with every single Pillar pledged by our existing and new backers.

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Directly from our Prototype Reviewers and Backers

Instantly unlock with Voice ID

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Voice ID that works!
Voice ID that works!
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Durability of The Pillar

Three thousand pound car with The Pillar under the wheel.
Three thousand pound car with The Pillar under the wheel.
We parked a 3000-pound car on The Pillar to see just how durable the high impact ABS plastic was. The Pillar remained operational during and after the test. Now, we are not recommending that you use The Pillar to put your car up on blocks. But we can say that the materials and design of The Pillar make this one durable and pretty much kid and roommate proof lockbox for your personal items.

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Green LEDs flashing indicates The Pillar is unlocked via the app and is operational. 

The Pillar and your Apple Watch

You can open The Pillar with your Apple Watch.  The development for using an Apple Watch to open The Pillar has begun. We will begin Beta testing in January and it will be formally released by April 2019. That means you can open your Pillar with the press of a button on your Apple Watch!

Patent pending

About Us

Who We Are. LockedBrands is a small team based in Dallas, TX.  We're a retired Intel and Texas Instruments semi-conductor engineer, an entrepreneur that has created multiple cloud based robotics platforms, and a retired aerospace and defense executive. 

Why We Do It. You shouldn't have to remember a bunch of PINs or carry keys around to access your belongings. Current lockbox systems for safeguarding personal belongings are expensive, unattractive, impractical and difficult to use.  

How We Do It. We integrate cutting edge, smart technology with modern design to make The Pillar as attractive as it is secure, practical and easy to use. We have an open API that supports the LockedBrands community to develop their own uses and applications for The Pillar.  

What We Do. We make great, smart lockbox systems.  

Development is Complete - Why Kickstarter?

To provide the best pricing to our backers, we need to produce a minimum of 2,000 Pillars. That takes capital! So we're appealing to you, the Kickstarter community, for help in achieving that goal. See development details under Risks and Challenges. 

Key Features and Benefits

In addition to being able to open The Pillar with Voice ID and via our free iOS/Android app, several other features make it unique and convenient. 

Sharing Access: A Convenience You Can Actually Use! Let your kids have ice cream money when homework is done. Put The Pillar on your porch with keys for the Airbnb renter. Give the cleaning crew access to their money when they're done, or give your roommate access to your spare car keys. The applications are endless. 
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Training the Voice ID: Accessibility & Security
Training The Pillar to recognize and open to your voice is quick and easy.  
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Summary of Features and Benefits  



Risks and challenges

Development Risk is Low. Development of The Pillar is complete! Our overseas manufacturer has completed the first run of 300 units. We have received shipment of the first 54 Pillars and are extensively testing them to ensure reliability and consistency. So far, so good!

Manufacturing Risk is Low. Our manufacturer has produced a consistent, high quality product, meaning the remaining minimal manufacturing risk lies mainly with vanishing vendors and obsolete parts. We're working closely with our manufacturer for regular price & availability updates, developing risk mitigation steps as we go.

Challenges: The single biggest challenge we face is the potential for tariffs given the trade disagreements between the US and China. While the current tariff on our product is low (~3%), should they increase significantly we're working through a backup plan to locate a second manufacturer in Asia. Fortunately, we own the injection molds, which represent the single biggest investment in this supplier and give us the flexibility to change manufacturers.

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