Locumi Labs is nearing the end of its Kickstarter campaign for monkey, a new product which they describe as the ‘world’s first smart lock for main entrance doors’.
With monkey you, your family and friends as well as service providers can enter your building without a physical key. monkey say it’s ideal for everyone who wants a smart lock, but lives in an apartment building or in a house with any sort of access door or gate.
It is also suitable for renters as they can install it themselves into the intercom in their home – in less than 3 minutes and without the need for an electrician or the permission of their landlord – according to the makers.
You can use monkey to receive unattended deliveries to your apartment and program time-windows so that the main entrance door opens automatically when a delivery person rings at the right time.
monkey is a small, Wi-Fi-enabled chip that everyone can easily install into his intercom without having to change a single thing at the main entrance door. monkey is compatible with every intercom system and is online via the owner’s Wi-Fi. The owner and all co-users manage access conveniently through an iOS or Android app. monkey enables three opening mechanisms: 1. Automated opening via app by sensing via GPS that you approach your door 2. On-demand opening via app by pressing the open-now button 3. By ringing during a pre-defined time-window – ideal for deliverers without a smartphone
The Kickstarter project has already been successfully funded but there are still a few days left to support the team and pre-order at a discount below the estimated retail price of around £99. After the KS campaign monkey tell us the product will be officially available in the UK around Q3 2106.