Locking themselves out of the apartment has been an uncomfortable issue for adults and especially children for ages. All forgetful types have had at least one similar event and have hoped for something to be created in order to help them if such a situation would happen again. Fortunately, that’s what Lockitron finally created, and being locked outside the house is no longer an issue with The Bolt. It is mainly a smart lock that has remained in a state of project for many years, but now it’s ready to get out on market and save the day.
Lockitron is a creative mechanism that is fit over the deadbolt of the door, usually the front one, that is being locked and unlocked with the help of an app, which regrettably had a lot of problems in its production path. It took engineers more than two years to come up with a solution that would make it work, no matter the circumstance. But today, it is finally here. The product is named The Bolt, which is a replacement deadbolt with an associated app for iOS and Android operating systems. The procedure is very simple: if you lose your key, you can open the door with the help of you smartphone. If you don’t have it locked in, of course!
The price of the innovative mechanism is $99 and this is the number that is half of the prototype cost. According to those who have tested them, the system is comparable to other high-quality deadbolts. It can be used as a key alternative, or an alternative can be bought for $50 in the form of a Bridge Wi-Fi adapter from Lockitron. In this separate case, remote unlocking is included in the price and it is very useful for babysitters and building managers. The shipping of this model will be available for the end of the spring, but a pre-order can be given even today, on the company’s official website. Furthermore, the end of March will also bring a variety of finishes to match the user’s door and not create a disproportion of colors in order to make it seeable.
Lockitron co-founder Cameron Robertson stated in TechCrunch that
“Bolt is smaller, more elegant and more robust than the crowdfunded Lockitron. It has a better battery life, more fault tolerant embedded architecture and includes Lockitron’s most popular features like sharing access, activity logging and Sense. Most importantly, however, Lockitron Bolt has been designed with mass manufacturing in mind from day one.”
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