This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, September 27 2018 11:00 AM UTC +00:00.
Forget about smart locks, and get most of their features with an easy-to-install and unhackable smart key overlay.
Locky is the middle ground between smart locks and key trackers, combining the best features of both. You don’t need to replace your lock and virtualize the key (which makes it hack-able) to check the door status anytime and anywhere, or to get unlocked door notifications. Locky is just a minimalist key overlay, but it tracks your key usage and sends the data to a dedicated mobile app, keeping you in control 24 hours a day. This is the world’s simplest home security system. Never again will you forget to close your door, nor will you lose your keys, thanks to the key finder function.
Locky has most of the features of smart locks, but instead of focusing on the lock, we focused on how you use your key.
Be sure that your home is safe
Locky key overlay tracks the usage of your door lock and provides personalized information to the mobile app, which means you can check your door status, anytime and anywhere.
Forget about forgetting to close the door
It happens to the best of us, but with Locky you won't even start wondering if you locked your door. An instant unlocked door notification will let you correct your mistake before you manage to walk away from your house.
Locate your keys anytime you need them
According to statistics, keys are the third most commonly lost item, and first most difficult to find. With Locky, finding them takes only a matter of seconds, because the overlay is always on your key, working as a key tracker.
Never leave your keys in the lock again
It's common to leave keys hanging in the front door, especially when you're tired, in a rush, or your hands are full of groceries. But that's dangerous! Thankfully, an immediate alert from Locky will never allow that to happen again.
Full history of door lock status on your phone
Do you like to have things under control? You can always check the exact time and day you locked or unlocked any door in your house, even if it was done by someone else, provided their key also has the overlay. Full door usage history is always available!
Get notified if and when your child gets home
If you equip your loved ones with Locky, you can track their door-related activities in the app. You can check when they left the house, or if the kids came home safely, or if your partner didn't forget to lock the door when in a rush. Locky allows you to protect your family's security, even from far away.
Upgrade your Master Key System with smart home features
A Master Key System allows you to open many doors with the same key. Thanks to the beacon stickers expansion Locky works great with this convenient solution. An Estimote beacon technology allows Locky to recognize every door without fail and track its status.
Smarten your key in a few seconds
There's no need to change your keys or habits, just get the smart and practical overlay and upgrade the key into a home security system. Locky allows you to keep the feeling of security which is provided by keeping an actual, physical key always with you.
Carry your keys in style
Locky is not only extremely helpful and full of features, but also looks great! We kept the design modern and minimalist – a style that fits everybody! The stylish Locky overlay also covers the sharp edges of your key, so that it doesn't harm your phone, purse, etc.
It takes only a few super-easy steps to pair the Locky overlay with the dedicated app. Simple and precise instructions will assist you through the whole process, which takes less than a minute. After that, Locky is immediately fully-functional and ready to work!
If you can't find your keys, or when you just don't feel like thinking about where you left them, tap "call this Locky" in the app, and a easily audible signal will let you locate them within seconds.
Door usage history
Review the full history of locking and unlocking your door with detailed information on your phone, anytime, anywhere.
Locky is compatible with three most popular smartwatches: Apple Watch, Fitbit and Wear OS (Android) devices, which means that you can receive all notifications directly on your smart watch.
Locky is based on the innovative idea of monitoring the movements of your key instead of tracking the lock usage to get the very same data. The electronic circuit of Locky is there to detect the turning of the key in a lock. As soon as you push the key out of the overlay, the wake-up switch turns the electronics on. Now, the IMU sensor detects and defines the movement of the key. The information obtained this way is sent to the app through a micro-controller via the built-in Bluetooth. The circuit also contains a speaker, which signals events and generates the key finder sound, and a replaceable battery. The electronics of Locky were designed with dependability and accuracy in mind, and we also wanted the device to be light and small.
We've been working on Locky for a year now. From the beginning, our goal was to build a device that was simple and easy to use, but also multi-functional.
The result of the intense, yearly work of the whole team is a product we are very proud of. Locky complies with all our requirements and goals, it is ready for mass production, and it looks great!
More than 10 years of experience in business and innovation consulting. Entrepreneur with four new businesses launched. Fundraising, business development, sales, and marketing are his daily routine at Locky.
More than 10 years of experience in software development, graphic design, product market communication, and strategy development. At Locky, he's the product design expert, and software and mechanics team manager. His task is to see that Locky works flawlessly.
More than 10 years of experience in project management and business consulting. At Locky, he's the project executive and budget manager, and his job is to keep everything in place.
Risks and challenges
Every person in Team Locky has more than 10 years of business experience, so we sure know how to deliver. Of course, as in every Kickstarter campaign, there are some risks and surely many challenges. The biggest is to provide a product of excellent quality in the shortest time possible. If there's any risk of delivery being delayed, it would only be because we always put quality first. However, as you've seen above, we are already at the stage of a fully functional prototype, so we are nearly ready to launch. Our latest work is focused on polishing the app to perfection, and in this case the risk of delays is minimal. We are already working out the logistics of mass production, so that we are ready to launch as soon as the campaign finishes and send the first products to the Super Early Birds in January and Early Birds in February. As long as the world doesn’t collapse on our heads, we’ll do our best to deliver on time!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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