Over the past two weeks we’ve been working on a large batch of Lockitrons. The initial assembly phases - including verifying Lockitron’s gearbox and soldering Lockitron’s ribbon cable into place - have taken most of our available assembly capacity. Once units are fully assembled, we divert our assembly capacity to packing out Lockitron units. This batch include units for backers 9,500-10,500 which should be ready starting tomorrow.
As we continue to send Lockitrons out the door we wa to once again thank you for your continued support through our manufacturing journey. We’re committed to bringing Lockitron to your door as soon as possible. We’ve had some folks note that their order was skipped - this might be the case if there was an issue charging your card, so make sure to verify payment succeeded via the Lockitron dashboard and let us know if your order was missed.
All new Lockitrons shipping out include our soft rubber insert, noted in one of our previous updates. This rubber insert fits over a greater variety of locks than our hard rubber insert and can easily be trimmed if needed. It also minimizes the chances that Lockitron will jam if not correctly installed. We’re still including an extra hard rubber insert in the outer packaging as we believe that in some cases - for instance if your lock has a small thumbturn - this insert may still be better.
The Latest on Lockitron Firmware & Web Upgrades
Web Dashboard Updates
Last week we pushed out a number of notable updates to the Lockitron web dashboard. These include:
- Information about when a WiFi command is expected to go through
- The ability to cancel a pending WiFi command
- Information about Lockitron’s firmware update progress
- Information about Wifi disconnects and low battery alerts
Since our last major firmware update we’ve been working on a few bugs that have cropped up where Lockitron’s state will get out of sync with the mobile apps or dashboard. We’re also investigating a bug where Lockitron’s Bluetooth module fails to “advertise” the correct lock information. This is an important bug to track down it impacts the mobile apps ability to locate and connect to Lockitrons.
Additionally we are working to extend the time that Lockitron remains online after a door knock, which gives you more time to send through a WiFi lock or unlock command. We are currently testing these changes and expect to have them ready later this week.