Sesame Smart Lock Accommodates New Technology
April 16, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsApril 16, 2015 - Sesame - the world's first instant smart lock – is now one of the hottest projects on Kickstarter, which has raised more than one million dollars since launch. 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.
Jerming Gu, the inventor of Sesame, said he wanted to bring the joy of technology to regular people with affordable prices. Sesame is also designed to accommodate the fast changing nature of technology.
In deed, the consumer electronics technology changes year by year. Any users of consumer electronic products – whether it's a lock or a phone – they will be forced to upgrade the hardware often.
Here are some examples: 1) iPhone 4 (Bluetooth 3.0) is not compatible with iPhone 4S (Bluetooth 4.0); 2) RFID (clipper bus card) is not compatible with NFC (Apple Pay/some credit card); 3) z-wave (most old digital locks) is not compatible with Zigbee (newer digital locks);
"You might want to have a new phone every year but you may not want to construct the door every year just for a newer digital lock," said Gu.
That's the problem Sesame is trying to solve.
Now Bluetooth 4.2 is coming, Gu just swapped to the new version 3 Bluetooth chip in mass production.
"Also, the long-distance wireless charging technology is about to hit the market, I feel everything is changing too fast," said Gu.
With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock 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.