Lockitron

  • LeWeb Paris Program Announced: The Internet Of Things With Nest, Fitbit, Lockitron, NASA & Others

    LeWeb Paris Program Announced: The Internet Of Things With Nest, Fitbit, Lockitron, NASA & Others

    LeWeb Paris is less than a month away and conference organizers Loic and Geraldine Le Meur just posted this year’s schedule. The theme of the event, which is scheduled to run from December 4th to 6th,  is “The Internet of Things.” There is a clear focus on connected hardware, with speakers like Nest‘s Tony Fadell and Fitbit‘s James Park, as well as… Read More

  • The Story Of Lockitron: Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

    The Story Of Lockitron: Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

    Editor’s note: After a rejection by Kickstarter, the co-founders of Lockitron, Cameron Robertson and Paul Gerhardt, decided to follow in the footsteps of App.net and take pre-orders for their innovative deadbolt add-on directly. This gamble paid off. Big time. I’m still having a hard time believing that only a few short days ago, my co-founder Paul and I refreshed our homepage… Read More

  • YC-Alum Lockitron Is Back With A New Kit That Allows Smartphones To Control Dumb Deadbolts

    YC-Alum Lockitron Is Back With A New Kit That Allows Smartphones To Control Dumb Deadbolts

    Locks are a necessary evil. They keep the bad guys out while allowing good guys in. The Lockitron aims to make the point of entry as safe as possible, but also as convenient as possible. Plus, it’s packed full of features including remote management, proximity entry through Bluetooth, and, even more fun, a vibration sensor that will notify the owner when someone is knocking on the door. Read More

  • Lockitron Lets You Unlock Your Door With Your Phone

    Ever wish you could just call your keys? Well the Ycombinator-backed Lockitron aims to replace physical keys entirely by letting you control your door lock with your phone. The Lockitron  web app and hardware package are as of today available for general users, for a one time fee of between $295 to $500. Instead of using relatively unreliable wifi, the service works by utilizing a plug… Read More