K1 Smart Lock Box Secures Door Keys with Fingerprint, Mobile App, or Passcode (Crowdfunding)

We’ve previously reported about smart dock look solutions such as Xiaomi Sherlock M1 which allows you to provide access control without keys using your smartphone instead.

Security concerns aside, one disadvantage of the Xiaomi smart lock is that it is only compatible with some doors, and can be complicated to install. YEEUU TECH has found a way that works with all doors with K1 smart lock box, a simple rugged box used to store physical keys, and that can be opened with a smartphone app, fingerprints, or a passcode.

K1 smart lock box features and specifications:

    • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Permanent or temporary passcode unlock via backlit keypad; up to 100 passwords
  • Permanent or temporary fingerprint unlock (optional); up to 50 fingerprints
  • Remote control and instant share
  • Time window support
  • In-app management, access logs
  • USB – 1x USB Type-C port for emergency power to open the box when batteries are dead
  • Security – 128-bit AES encryption
  • Battery – 3x AAA batteries (4.5V) good for 12+ months battery life for 10 unlock cycles a day
  • Rugged – Aluminum alloy and steel
  • Mounting – Wall-mounted (permanent) or high-strength steel doorknob shackle (temporary)
  • Temperature Range – -20°C to 70°C
  • Humidity – 40-80% RH (no frost)
  • Dimensions – 123 x 73 x 35.3 mm
  • Weight – 480 grams

The YEEUU mobile app – available for Android & iOS – allows you to manage users, grant permissions, check access logs, and so on. It can be used to easily share keys between family members, provide temporary access for delivery, or for AirBnB guests. The best way to understand how it all works is to check out the video below.

The project launched on Indiegogo a few weeks ago, and has raised close to $75,000 so far, well above the $5,000 target. Rewards start at $49 for K1 Basic (no fingerprint support), but if you need the fingerprint function, you’ll want to pledge at least $69 for K1 Deluxe. Based on the Indiegogo page, mass production was planned in February, and shipping was scheduled to take place at the end of March just after the crowdfunding campaign ends, but with the Coronavirus outbreak, delays should be expected.

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