Startup: Smart Security Padlock

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 22, 2014

Want to eliminate using keys or combinations? Replace them with your smartphone to control access.

That's what startup Noke (pronounced 'no-key') is pitching. Check out their video:

The product has raised over 2.5 times its goal in just a few days, in an attempt to be what crowdsourcing champ Lockitron is to padlocks. Does Noke have what it takes to be a hit for consumers? Furthermore, what guarantees are there that this effort does not fall victim to the problems besieging Lockitron and countless other crowd funded security offerings?

We take a closer look in this note.

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