Gate Brings Smart Tech To Your Door Lock
Smart tech is coming to everything. From lightbulbs and refrigerators to cars and alarm clocks. You name it, and there's probably a smart version developed, or being developed. The same can now be said for door locks. Enter Gate. The all-in-one connected smart lock for your home.
With so many things being integrated with tech it's surprising that it's taken this long to get a smart lock that does everything that Gate does. We've already seen the security cameras that link up with your smartphone to provide you with live or recorded footage, and that was a great first step, but having a smart lock that offers so many things gives the user an even greater sense of security.
The Gate is basically three products in one. You have your standard locking mechanism that uses a key cylinder. You can also lock or unlock the door from your smartphone in case you have guests stopping by or need to let the plumber in while you're at work. But let's take that a step further. How do you know it's the plumber? Well, he'll probably call most likely, but Gate also has a motion-activated camera with audio, that will alert you to when someone approaches the door, allowing you to feel confident in who you're letting into your home.
This motion-activated camera allows you to check in any time there is movement to see what is going on outside your front door. There is also a Call button on the lock that will send a notification to your phone. If you answer the notification you'll activate the camera and be able to see who is at the door. Additionally, you'll actually be able to have a conversation with them thanks to the 2-way audio microphone and speaker that is built into the Gate.
If you run an AirBnB, one of the biggest issues you can have is figuring out how you want to deal with the key/lock situation. WIth Gate, that is no longer a concern. You can assign anyone a temporary access PIN that allows them to enter with the code for a specified amount of time. Perfect for those short term rentals or just for friends how may be feeding the dog for you while you're out of town.
With so many smart products on the market, you sometimes have to pick and choose which ones will work best with your lifestyle. Gate is actually able to transcend many of those other offerings by giving you something that will literally be used every day. Gate is currently being funded on IndieGoGo and has already reached 200% of their goal. Check them out here.