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.

Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.

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TheLinuxBug
6 months ago

They need to send one to the LockPickingLawyer on Youtube first, if it passes his test, then maybe I would consider it. Most locks of this nature are rather easy to circumvent so end up not being worth the premium paid for the device. Before they go through funding it, they really should get someone to test it and verify its reliability and its not just some fancy, expensive and useless box.

my 2 cents.

Cheers!

Richard Crook
Richard Crook
6 months ago

“a simple rugged box”

The box looks so rugged that it could be opened with an old fashioned can opener (the one with the spike not the wheel) or simply with a suitable mallet found in the basic toolkit of any cambrioleur/inbreker.

This product is probably as effective as leaving the key under the door mat or the flower pot.

Willy
Willy
6 months ago

I suspect that most of those who pledged for it are just willing to spend $50 to see how long it takes to crack it. After all if you see it as a game it can be fun and not that expensive 🙂

Willy
Willy
6 months ago

It seems wrong to me to place the notch at the center. You just need to place it on the floor on the side edge, hit it with a hammer, this will crush it a little bit and make it slightly oval and extend it at the center, enough to release the notch. Having two notches, one per corner, would be more robust.

Occam
Occam
6 months ago

When the battery fails, or your phone can’t connect, or you’re a burgler … 30 seconds with battery powered cutoff wheel and you’re in

Occam
Occam
6 months ago

This device is lame. You’ll be safer with a hide-a-key because the burglers won’t see a fancy box advertising a key within

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