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Silvio LanzaBy Silvio Lanza
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Silvio LanzaBy Silvio Lanza
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€15,318
pledged of €20,000pledged of €20,000 goal
74
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, September 30 2018 9:59 PM UTC +00:00

About

Versione in Italiano

Anyone who has a garage door remote control is likely to have forgotten their remote at least once, and ended up being locked out of their own house. Keepy is the perfect solution: Keepy is an intelligent remote control that allows you to open your garage door, or gate, from your smartphone.

Keepy is very easy to use, all you need is a WiFi connection and socket in your home! Unlike most smart garage door controls it doesn’t need to be connected by cable!

With Keepy you can:  

  • Go completely keyless. You can seamlessly combine Keepy with any smart lock on your home door for a maximum keyless experience for you, your family & friends, service personnel, Airbnb guests and others.
  • Open your gate/garage door from anywhere in the world as long as you are connected to the internet.
  • Avoid buying a remote for each family member or for each owner of a jointly-owned block of flats (condominium). With one Keepy you can grant access to up to 100 persons (each one will have to donwload the free Keepy app).   

REMOTE CONTROL ACCESS

If your friend calls you, simply activate the gate opener on your smartphone, even if you are enjoying your breakfast, cooking a meal or having an interesting conversation. Never again will you have to rush to your home intercom just to use the gate opener. Keepy also gives you a few minutes of privacy you always need to get ready to let someone in. You don’t even have to be at home, you can conveniently control your gate from anywhere in the world.

UNATTENDED ACCESS

Unattended deliveries with Amazon & Co. can save you a lot of time, money and hassle. When you receive the call with Keepy you can open your main entrance gate and the delivery man can drop your parcel in front of your house door. It’s also a nice feature when hosting a party: you won’t miss out on all the fun anymore only because you have to spend the evening next to your intercom.

COMPLETELY KEYLESS ACCESS

You can combine Keepy with any smart lock on your door to turn your house into a smart home. With Keepy, you can finally leave all your keys and remotes behind and enter through gate and door without any physical key or remote. In this case, 1+1 equals 3 as both smart control together open up completely new possibilities:

  • Enter in your home without any physical key/remote. Do you or one of your family members always tend to forget the keys/remotes? Now you and your family can enter your home conveniently with your smartphone.
  • Grant access for friends & Airbnb guests. Your guests arrive at your place while you’re still on the go? With Keepy and a smart lock at your door you can use the Keepy app to grant them access without having to be there in person.
  • Let service providers into your home. Expecting the electrician or your cleaning lady? By granting service providers time-restricted access and logs about their arrival and exit time at your place you don't have to be at home while they are doing their job.

THE DEVICE

  • Compatible: Keepy is compatible with 70% of gate opener remotes, you can check compatibly list here
  • Connected: The Keepy device connects to the internet and your phone via your home WiFi, enabling a connection between your gate and your smartphone, but the smartphone does not need to be connected to the WIFI network at home, it is sufficient that it is connected to the Internet, even outside the home.
  • Smart: Keepy can open the gate / garage door for you. 
  • Reliable: You will never need to replace a battery – because there is none. 
  • Easy: Install Keepy yourself in your house in less than 3 minutes - perfect for renters and everybody else, even if your are all thumbs. Keepy’s technology guarantee that you can install the device without electrician. 
  • Compact: We have minimized our device’s size without compromising on the quality of its numerous features. 

THE APP

The free Keepy app works for both major operating systems: iOS and Android

HOW TO INSTALL IT

You can easily install Keepy yourself into your home - there is no need for an electrician. For installing Keepy, simply follow three steps: 

You can download the free Keepy app for iOS or Android and pair it with your Keepy. The app will guide you through set-up. Voilà, you’re done!  

Yes, installation really is so easy.

HOW TO SHARE ACCESS

Avoid buying additional remote controls. With one Keepy you can grant access to up to 100 persons (each one will have to download the free Keepy app).   Easily share access without ever having to replace your remote as shown in the figure.


HOW TO STOP SHARING ACCESS

If you have the master rights (administrator/owner of Keepy) you can easily use the app to remove access to other users as shwon in the figure.

 

COMPATIBILITY

Keepy is compatible with almost all the most gate opener remotes, you can check compatibly list on our web site here. We bet your remote control looks different! Right? No problem!  In case your manufacturer is not included yet, just send us an email to hello@keepy.it and we'll check compatibility for you. Still got doubts? Give it a try! Each Keepy device includes a 30 day money back guarantee, beginning on the day you receive it. 

SECURITY

Your Keepy device comes with an SSL encryption technology that complies with the highest security standards, the same applied in online banking. Therefore, only authorized persons can enter your building when you as the administrator grant (time-restricted) access. Of course your smartphone can get lost or stolen. But unlike keys / remote, this doesn’t mean any hazard of burglars getting into your house. Simply cancel access from any other smartphone by logging in to the app or letting another authorized member cancel access for your stolen smartphone. There’s no risk of being locked out without your smartphone either. You can still use your gate opener remote. Alternatively, you can log in to the app from any other smartphone or an authorized family member or flat mate can open your main entrance gate for you from anywhere in the world. There are many more possibilities than with forgotten or lost remote.

HISTORY

The Keepy project started at university (Politecnico di Torino), during the course of "Entrepreneurship and Innovation" held by prof. Paolo Landoni (now one of my partners in the project). When I moved to Turin to study, I have often forgot about my gate opener remote, because of this, I came up with the idea of replacing it with an application, because I never forgot my smartphone at home. The first working prototype was built in the summer of 2017 and it only worked for my home.

After using it for a while, my friends asked me to build one for them because they frequently face the same problem and also because opening the gate with an app is very cool, so after a few months a second version which was compatible with most of the remotes was created and all my friends bought it!

In February 2018 Keepy became part of Treatabit, powered by I3P, among the first in the Italian business incubators ranking. Few months later we finalized the product, we tested it and now we are ready to share this product with everyone!

TIMELINE

We will work hard because we would like you to have a Keepy under the Christmas tree.

WHY YOU SHOULD SUPPORT US 

We think the time is ripe to make smart access a reality for everyone with Keepy

We believe in a smart and keyless future that makes lives easier. The ability to grant access to people without having to share physical remote or without having to be at home creates an abundance of opportunities, beginning with parcel delivery and expanding to sharing your parking space (park-sharing). That changes the way we live as it significantly increases convenience and saves time for you as a customer, reduces CO2 emissions because of failed deliveries at first attempt for everyone. 

We are now launching Keepy through Kickstarter to establish a community of early adopters and innovators. With your support we can finalize the development of our technology, produce and ship Keepy to you and take Keepy to the next level. Our visioni is to introduce new and better devices for smart home and smart cities in the future. 

Thank you so much for joining the Keepy journey and helping us on our mission.

MAIN TEAM MEMBERS 

             
          
  

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

There are other ways you can assist or contribute.

  • Endorse Us - Share our campaign. Copy & Paste our campaign link above to your: Facebook, Tweet It (Twitter), Pin It (Pinterest), Picture It (Instagram), Blog It (Blogger/WordPress/Tumblr...), or Link It (Linkedin). Social Media is a key marketing technique and will be a vital factor for the success of this campaign. Tell people to help spread the voice about Keepy!

If there are any questions, you can get in touch with us at hello@keepy.it

Risks and challenges

Keepy is a startup supported by I3P (Tetrabit program), one of the best incubators in Italy, and a Professor of Politecnico di Torino university.

We have been methodical in our design process, have built and tested prototypes for more than a 6 months, have established a great network of experienced partners, have stress-tested our timeline but there are always risks that can delay the process before Keepy gets into your hands.

Techonology: The prototypes worked very well, however we want to polish the electronic design for industrialization and unexpected problems may emerge.

Production: So far we have produced small series, a bigger one will need some small changes and some risks related to the producers.

But don’t worry: we will do everything we can to ensure that Keepy ships with superior quality.

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    Keepy supporter

    We give you a virtual high-five for your support: reserve a place for your name on our website and get regular behind-the-scenes updates!

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    Super Early Bird

    Be among the first to get your very own Keepy at our extra special Kickstarter-only price!

    For our very first backers.

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    Keepy

    Get your very own Keepy at our Kickstarter special price!

    Start your remote less future today.

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    Keepy for two

    Sharing is caring! Get two Keepy to share the remote less experience with family members or friends.

    Get two, one for yourself and the other one as a gift, we send you in time for Christmas.

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    Keepy Business X10

    Reseller or landlord? Get 10 Keepy for distribution!

    Multiply your pledge amount to get even more packages.

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    Keepy Official Partner

    Would you like to become our official partner? Get 20 Keepy for distribution!

    You will become our official retailer with exclusive retail right in your city!

    Save more than 55% on estimated retail price of €2,380!

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    Keepy Experience

    Experience with the whole Keepy team! Exchange your ideas with our founders and get exclusive insights into the development of Keepy. We´ll reserve a table at the restaurant in the heart of the city and show you around for an unforgettable day in Naples, Rome, Milan or Turin!

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Funding period

- (45 days)