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About

Lock-Rs is a universal locking system for your digital and physical belongings that also allows you to protect and share experiences, and memories with the people you care about the most.  

 SECURE YOUR POSSESSIONS WITHOUT KEYS OR CODES! You can easily open the lock by placing it close to the bracelet, it's that simple!

GET ACCESS TO YOUR DIGITAL POSSESSIONS BY PLACING THE BRACELET CLOSE TO YOUR SMARTPHONE! Lock-Rs will also protect your notes, video, pictures, pdfs.

STRENGTH: YOUR LOCK IS SECURE

Lock-Rs is a magnetic lock. No keys or codes are needed to open it. Thanks to the anodized titanium shackle it is even stronger!

We also created a Kickstarter Special Edition made entirely of stunning titanium for added safety.

ALWAYS TIED: YOUR BRACELET IS THE KEY

The bracelet has a micro hall-sensor that is precisely calibrated to recognize when the padlock is being opened.

LOCK-RS ALSO GIVES YOU ACCESS TO YOUR MAC: All you need to do is place the bracelet near your MAC, which will automatically unlock and lock it when you're not nearby. No need to keep entering your password manually over and over again!

OPENING THE LOCK: Small magnets, that create different combinations, allow for the unlocking of the device by simply placing it near the bracelet. 

ACCESS TO THE APP: All you need to do is place the bracelet close to your phone, which will simply sense its presence thanks to a Bluetooth 4.0 connection. 

A MUST-HAVE FOR YOUR DAILY LIFE! You can use Lock-Rs to secure your bags, your gym or school locker, and much more. With SOLO-LOCK, you can have multiple locks that open with a single wearable bracelet. No more scrambling to find a multitude of keys! Lock-Rs is simple and convenient!

SOLO-LOCK, THE VERSION WITHOUT TECHNOLOGY 

The SOLO edition is made with no technology in the bracelet (except the magnetic system to open the lock). Five different pledges are available (including the TITANIUM Special edition), Just choose the most useful for you. No batteries, no app, just a cool key to secure your physical objects! All the SOLO LOCKS without APP are WATERPROOF.

100% TITANIUM SOLO SPECIAL EDITION

We made a special edition for backers which provides TITANIUM full body lock for an extreme and additional security.

LOCK-RS SOLO can also be your digital secret box: 

With the app you now have the full access to your most precious digital files protected by a digital and personal secret box. Protect documents such as pdfs, pictures or notes that you previously loaded into your smartphone.

Lock-Rs can communicate to most new generation smartphones using a Low Energy Bluetooth. This allows the bracelet to be awaken only when it is actually being used, without draining either device's battery.

WHAT KIND OF LOCK-RS ARE YOU?

No matter what group you feel you belong to, there is a Lock-Rs that was made ​​especially for you!

Lock-Rs is also about caring and sharing and with the FULL VERSION of the App you can share private contents with your close friends and favorite groups.

MORE BRACELETS, MORE SECRET BOXES

The more bracelets you have, the more Secret Boxes you can share with close friends.

THE SECRET BOX: A PROTECTED AND SHARED LOCATION

Thanks to the app you will have full access to your Lock-Rs group’s Secret Box, a place where you can share new content with your close group of real friends. For example you can share: photos, videos, texts and audio messages and more. You can even download previously shared posts on the most popular social websites (Fb, Twitter, Instagram), making them accessible only to those who share your Secret Box. This way all your personal content will be safe and secure in your Secret Box but always accessible to you and those you share your lock with.

YOU WILL ALWAYS KNOW IF YOUR LOCK-RS PADLOCK HAS BEEN OPENED

Every time the lock is opened from someone in your group, the other Lock-Rs will receive a notification. This way all co-owners will be informed and up to date. 
Short vibrations give tangible feedbacks of what is going on, allowing every Lock-Rs owner to be notified of different events without even looking at the phone.

PRODUCT AND PROTOTYPES

Tools & Prototypes
Tools & Prototypes

We literally developed the Lock-Rs bracelet on our wrists. In order to ensure ease of use, comfort and maximum security of the lock mechanism, we went through many prototypes. The current layout is the result of many hits and misses and all the micro improvements, even down the tenth of a millimeter, developed in between. 

magnetic system prototyping
magnetic system prototyping
PCB development
PCB development

 TAKE A PEEK AT THE 3D MODEL OF THE BRACELET 

THE BRACELET: We wanted the core technology inside the bracelet to be subtle and effective, using only the minimum necessary components. This is how we were able to guarantee charges up to 6 months with a tiny, light and replaceable CR1225 button cell battery.  

HAVE A LOOK AT THE 3D MODEL OF THE LOCK

THE LOCK: We chose to develop a magnetic lock to avoid having to use a key, but at the same time being able to keep it a fully mechanical one. As a result it will work despite the absence of batteries or energy supplies. Small magnets, that create different combinations, allowing for the unlocking of the device by simply getting it close to the bracelet. 

MATERIALS

THE BRACELET

The bracelet is made locally, with a certified hypoallergenic elastomer that is commonly used in the medical field. This was the logical choice to avoid allergic reaction with prolonged skin contact. The bracelet is fully adjustable and it's guaranteed to fit almost all wrists. 

THE LOCK The lock is made of a high quality grade zinc cast and colored with powder coating. 

THE SHACKLE: The unique Lock-Rs shackle is made of hardened titanium for superior cut resistance. 

TECHNICAL SPEC

Wireless connectivity: Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1

Power and battery: Replaceable CR1225 lithium coin cell, up to 6 months life

Materials: Hypoallergenic TPE rubber / ABS core unit / zinc alloy padlock body / anodized Titanium for the shackle 

Security: Hardened 6 mm shackle for superior cut resistance / Solid die cast body / 4 pins combination

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THE CONCEPT: WHEN LOCK-RS BEGAN

The conceptual idea for Lock-Rs started from a boy named Jacopo, age 11 at the time. Being an avid follower of Kickstarter, TED and many inspirational documentaries, felt a growing need to share his ideas with friends but at the same time protecting his privacy.

It all began here: in addition to the protection of valuable possessions and the ability to share among trusted people, thanks to the magnetic lock and bracelet (the key to Lock-Rs) he wanted to protect his digital universe with its ever expanding usage in the social media (Fb, Twitter, Instagram). This is why the Lock-Rs project is based on the interaction between a magnetic bracelet to open a physical lock. It is also a digital lock to access the App where all your digital privacy will be safe.

Risks and challenges

Jacopo worked with a team of professionals that followed the development of this project, from concept to production. This is one of the many reasons we are confident that we can finalize and deliver the product to backers in a timely manner.

We have a close relationship with the company in charge of electronics for developing the custom PCB module for our bracelets.
A very well known locker company is developing, as we speak, the engineering scaled production of the magnetic system of Lock-Rs

Any project carries with it challenges: a common one is the development, assembly and production delays. This project is geared toward reducing or eliminating those risks by working in very close contact with our suppliers, which have all been already established. this said, no project can be 100% risk free.
If you believe in us end you will choose to back Lock-Rs, you will be updated frequently and you will always be up to speed with the progress and development of the project. This to us is a natural process, as we’d love to involve backers as much as we’re involved with Lock-Rs ourselves.
We sincerely hope that you will help us achieve our goal and make Lock-Rs a reality.

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    PDF STICK-RS PRINTABLE KIT to customize your stuff!

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    3D model of the lock to print your gadget with your own 3D printer directly at home!

    If you don't have a 3D printer, no worries!
    3DHubs, our official 3D printing Partner, offers you a special price to print out with a local one!

    We appreciate you supporting our dream!

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    Help us to get started! EARLY BIRDS, FIRST BATCH - LIMITED TO 250 PIECES!

    SOLO LOCK 1/1
    1 bracelet + 1 lock with titanium shackle
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    SOLO LOCK 1+1
    1 bracelet with PCB + 1 lock with titanium shackle. THE APP IS INCLUDED
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    SOLO LOCK 2+3
    2 bracelets + 3 locks with titanium shackle
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    LOCK-LOVERS PACKAGE
    2 bracelets with PCB + 1 lock with titanium shackle. THE APP IS INCLUDED

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    LOCK-BFFRS PACKAGE
    3 bracelets with PCB + 1 lock with titanium shackle. THE APP IS INCLUDED

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    TITANIUM FULL BODY LOCK EDITION!

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    1 bracelet + 1 lock (TITANIUM FULL BODY).
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    CUSTOM MULTI PACK SOLO LOCK 2+6
    2 bracelets + 6 locks with titanium shackle
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    WITH THIS PLEDGE, IF YOU NEED MORE LOCKS / BRACELETS, SIMPLY ADD TO YOUR PLEDGE $175 FOR ANY ADDITIONAL 6+2 SET (Limited to 9 extra sets).
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    LOCK-GANGERS PACKAGE
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    SOLO LOCK 4+10
    4 bracelets + 10 locks with titanium shackle
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    LOCK-PLAYERS PACKAGE
    8 bracelets with PCB + 2 locks with titanium shackle. THE APP IS INCLUDED

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