2020 CES Innovation Award recipient offers ability to monitor locks while providing keyless entry.
David Savastano, Editor04.01.20
Smart devices are quickly becoming fixtures in homes. There are thermostats, security systems and even lights that can be controlled remotely, to name just a few items. With its Shepherd Lock, which just received a 2020 CES Innovation Award, PassiveBolt is looking to offer the same functionality for the front door.
The idea is similar to that of certain luxury cars today. The driver has a key fob in their possession and can touch the front door of their vehicle to unlock it. It is not surprising that PassiveBolt uses similar technology, as the company came out of Continental, a leading Tier 1 automotive supplier, in 2018.
“PassiveBolt started out as a project within Continental, where my core team designed automotive keyless entry technologies that allow you to lock or unlock your vehicle with a single touch on the door handle as long as you have your key fob on you,” PassiveBolt CEO Kabir Maiga noted. “The feedback we kept getting from consumers was tha
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