The new iteration of the company’s biometric smart lock is currently available for backing on Kickstarter, where it has already raised more than $900,000 in funding (against the original goal of $50,000) with nearly a month remaining. Nearly all of 3,500 backers pledging their support so far have pre-ordered the Video Smart Lock.
The 3-in-1 biometric solution comes with a built-in fingerprint reader, two 2K cameras, dual motion detection, and a microphone.
Biometric locks demand leads smart home market
Biometric locks were already driving the growth of the U.S. smart home market in the first half of 2021.
Since then, a number of companies in the biometric space have ramped up their efforts in this slice of the security industry.
For instance, in September 2021 Fingerprint Cards (FPC) partnered with Ekey to release the dLine door access system that integrates a touch sensor from FPC. Just a month later, Xiaomi released the Smart Door Lock X, which integrated a dedicated chip to store facial recognition data locally (as opposed to in the cloud). And in December 2021, Securam launched a finger biometric-powered remote lock solution with AES 128-bit encryption capabilities.