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igloohome Introduces Smart Padlock for Smart Buildings

By Ken Briodagh October 09, 2018

igloohome in a recent announcement has introduced its Smart Padlock, a remotely-managed security solution designed to provide owners with convenient access control to properties and assets. Featuring a PIN code technology that allows owners to grant remote access without users needing to download an app, the igloohome Smart Padlock is a security tool for granting time-sensitive access.

The Indiegogo campaign, which has a funding goal of $50,000, has limited Early Bird Specials of $69, and several other rewards for backers to choose from. The campaign is here.

With the igloohome Smart Padlock, property owners can grant access to their homes, yards, facilities, etc. to guests, handymen, or others via two unique options: PIN codes or Bluetooth keys. With PIN codes, there is no need to download an app to receive time-sensitive access codes. Instead, they can be sent over any communication mode such as text, email or Facebook Messenger. Once received, the user keys the PIN code on the padlock - no downloads or registration required. PIN codes can work immediately (select when to start and also to expire), even though the Padlock is not connected to the internet and without the need for the owner to be within proximity of the Padlock.

As an alternative to PIN codes, Bluetooth keys (via smartphone) are also an option to unlock the igloohome Smart Padlock, when users are within proximity of it. After receiving a Bluetooth key from the owner, users can tap ‘unlock’ on the app before unshackling it.

It is built with other features such as: Access logs, Relock reminder, Security alarm, Emergency jumpstart and LED Status Indicator. A dashboard option is available for management of a large numbers of locks, offering businesses the ability to eliminate the issue of pilferage/loss of goods during transport, and the securing of utilities so that staff no longer need to physically pass keys between one another.

igloohome has rolled out in more than 90 countries, with 30 integration partners. They've established partnerships with big players such as Airbnb, HomeAway and leading property developers such as Sansiri, CapitaLand and Mitsubishi. igloohome aims to create a comprehensive portfolio with the Smart Padlock and more.

“We believe that the igloohome Smart Padlock will be a complete game-changer,” said Anthony Chow, CEO and co-founder, igloohome. “We have created a new security product that can be used in an even wider range of scenarios due to our cutting-edge PIN code technology. We are taking the next step in re-inventing access control.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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