1888PressRelease – Sesame, a smart lock that was released on Kickstarter, has raised more than one million dollars. Sesame replaces people’s keys with a phone in seconds. It also fits on the lock in seconds, without removing or swapping anything.
Sesame, a smart lock that was released on Kickstarter, has raised more than one million dollars. Currently, more than 6,000 supporters have backed the project.
Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using the Sesame app on their smartphones. It is the only smart lock that syncs the movement of the lock with the phone, providing exact control of the angle to which the lock turns.
The product was designed by Stanford student Jerming Gu. Originally from Taiwan, Gu is someone who usually thinks outside the box. Disruptor, troublemaker, entrepreneur, as he calls himself.
“There has got to be smarter ways to live our life,” Gu said.
Gu said he got the idea for smart lock due to his experience living in Asia where technology is relatively less developed.
With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing locks or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/northern Europe Markets.
Candy House also offers optional access point, which connects Sesame to the Internet when plugged into any nearby outlet. It lets users control Sesame wherever they are.
With Internet connection capability, users can allow guests in remotely. They can also control who has access and when. To ensure safety, the Sesame app also sends out a notification whenever the door opens or closes.