Okidokeys Launches Smart Lock Line at 2014 CES
Pre-orders for the latest smart lock will begin later this month.
January 07, 2014 by Rachel Cericola

Smart locks have been steadily increasing in popularity over the years. The idea is so simple: Use a smartphone to lock and unlock the door, whether you’re in front of the door or across the country. Now, a new smart lock company has emerged, with a name that’s as simple as that concept.

Okidokeys just introduced a line of smart locks and keys at the 2014 CES in Las Vegas.

Like most smart locks, Okidokeys allow you to control locks from almost anywhere, through various smart devices. However, these aren’t just for the front door. Using smartphones and smart tags, users can even unlock garage doors and electronic gates.

Okidokeys include support for Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE), Near Field Communication (NFC), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), and Crypto Acoustic Credential (CAC). No Wi-Fi network is needed. Of course, Okidokeys products also have the option of using traditional keys.

Each Okidokeys is also pretty easy to install, using an existing ANSI Grade 1 and Grade 2 deadbolt and keys. Once installed, users can lock and unlock doors using a Bluetooth 4.0-enabled smartphone and the free Okidokeys app for iOS and Android devices. Rules and other settings can also be enabled.

No smartphone? No problem. A credit-card-sized RFID card is also an option, in case you burn through your smartphone’s battery.

“With Okidokeys, we’ve modernized the old-fashioned house key,” said Pascal Metivier, founder and CEO of parent company OpenWays. “Think about how antiquated it is to call a locksmith when you’re locked out of your home or to continue hiding keys under the doormat. Consumers no longer need to practice these archaic ways of life. Okidokeys offers consumers a modern lock and key solution with unparalleled security, reliability, ease of use and quality design.”

Pre-orders for Okidokeys will start this month, with the product shipping in the spring. Several colors will be available, as well as a customizable version that’s ready to paint. Okidokeys are priced at $179, but the company is planning to offer a special pre-order price for purchases made before January 31, 2014.


Also Check Out:
5 Up and Coming Technologies for the Home
7 Smart Locks That Aren’t As Dumb As You Think
10 Most Important Security System Add-ons

Follow Electronic House on Facebook and Twitter.

Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

FREE Charter Platinum Membership
Claim your FREE Charter Platinum Membership to EH Network and receive 6 FREE issues of EH Magazine.*
First Name
Last Name
Email Address

We understand your email address is private. By granting you access to the EH Network, you agree to receive email communications from us, including our newsletters. You can manage your subscription at any time in the future.
* The new EH Network launches and your free subscription begins December 2014.


Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.