On Tuesday, Westinghouse Security announced the release of its brand new smart deadbolt, Nucli.
Exclusively available through a crowdfunding campaign Indiegogo, Nucli gives homeowners and business owners the ability to see who is at the door and interact with them from wherever they may be, home or away. The project has a funding goal of $50,000 to offset manufacturing costs.
The smart lock uses Wi-Fi to connect with a mobile app that’s available on both iOS, Android and Windows devices. The app allows users to receive images from Nucli’s outdoor camera, as well as real-time alerts on their phone, laptop or tablet. Nucli contains accelerometers that alert users when a door is left open for too long, and the smart lock also detects when the door closes, locking it automatically.
Nucli provides fingerprint recognition and virtual keys, shared with up to 50 users, without the hassle of duplicating and keeping track of physical keys. Users can customize the LCD touchscreen displays and doorbell with any MP3 sounds. Early bird pricing begins at $299, with future retail pricing expected at $439.95.
Nucli contains a multitude of high-tech features which include:
- Fingerprint, PIN pad and smartphone access
- Smartphone alerts keep users informed 24/7
- Integrated Bluetooth, Z-Wave and Wi-Fi provide connectivity with other smart devices
- The exterior camera, together with inside and outside speakers and microphones, lets owners speak with and see visitors without opening the door, or even being home
- Visitors can leave voice messages if users are unavailable
Noting why the brand decided to turn to the crowdfunding platform for help, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Jerry Needel, stated:
“Indiegogo enables both startups and established companies, like Westinghouse Security, to connect with an engaged global community of early adopters when bringing a new product to market. As the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo helps make the ideas of today become the innovative products of tomorrow.”
The smart lock will be shipped to Indiegogo contributors in mid-November 2015 and is expected to be in select retail stores nationwide in 2016. Since its launch, the campaign has successfully raised over $20,000. It is set to close at the end of September.
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