As Apple and Google continue the race to connect their devices to every part of your home, new products are popping up every day it seems. The latest of which joins the likes of August, Kwikset and others as a new smartphone-connected door lock. ‘Gate’ is designed by two former Google Glass dropouts that are hoping to cram as many features into a deadbolt as possible.
The circular lock has a built-in 720p camera, two-way speaker system and a backlit keypad on the front alongside a traditional keyhole. Gate’s free iOS and Android app will allow users to livestream video from the front door, remotely unlock or lock and manage custom codes. The developers state that Amazon Echo, HomeKit and Nest integration are also set to come down the line. Gate is currently available for pre-order at Indiegogo for $179 with an anticipated ship date of March 2017 if all goes to plan.
Gate is the first all-in-one solution to home access. With Gate, you can lock and unlock your door for trusted individuals from anywhere, anytime. Gate features a keypad lock, a motion activated camera, a call button, all on top of your traditional deadbolt. Gate enhances your deadbolt lock capabilities. Gate will send you instant mobile notifications when it detects motion in front of your door or when somebody presses its call button. If you answer the notification and open the Gate Door App, you will be able to see, hear and speak to your visitor from your mobile device. The visitor at your door can hear you and speak back to you with Gate’s built in speaker and microphone. The device connects directly to your home’s WiFi network and sends the live video to your mobile devices over WiFi and 4G cellular networks. Lock and unlock your door remotely, as well as assign temporary or permanent pass codes to your visitors.
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