Since we launched the original Lockitron deadbolt over a year ago, we received an overwhelming amount of interest in the product. We received a tremendous amount of feedback from users on what the most valuable aspects of Lockitron were, and what needed more work.
Today, we’re incredibly proud to announce the new Lockitron. The new Lockitron is first and foremost not a door lock. Instead, it fastens securely over your existing deadbolt meaning that renters can user Lockitron too. Lockitron installs in seconds without changing your keys, so renters can use Lockitron too.
We’ve incorporated all of the same great features from our first product including the ability to control Lockitron from any phone, anywhere in the world. Lockitron still let’s you invite family and friends simply by adding their email address and text message.
But we didn’t stop there. Lockitron is now far more intelligent about what is happening at your door. Besides letting you confirm that your door is locked, the new Lockitron can send you a notification when a loved one returns home safely. Lockitron even comes with a built in knock sensor that will let you know when someone knocks at the door.
If you have an iPhone 4S or 5, Lockitron will unlock the door for you as you approach it thanks to integrated Bluetooth 4.0.
Best of all, we’re making the new Lockitron available for preorder at a special introductory rate of $149. However, need your help. We want to order 1,000 units for the first manufacturing run so that we can bring Lockitron to you at such a low cost. We have the design ready and we’re going to order tooling soon.
Thanks for all of your support, and reserve your Lockitron today. Leave any comments and questions below and we will do our best to get to all of them.