A child loses the keys and cannot get in. A familiar situation for many parents whose workday could suddenly change. What if the parents could open the home door by remote control or send a virtual key to the child’s smartphone? The Finnish IT company and Trusted Cloud Partner Lukoton designs various smartphone-operated locking solutions that remove the need for actual keys.
In principle, everything is simple: Lukoton designs access control systems that open doors without using a key. A control unit suitable for most existing locking solutions is installed into the door. The user’s smartphone has an application that asks for the right key from the Lukoton Key Cloud. If the user has the right to open the lock in question, Key Cloud sends a standalone secure key to the phone, and the phone transmits it to the lock. The cloud service makes it easy to manage access rights and monitor usage log information.
Lukoton’s solution also improves the actual security of the residents in the building. Lukoton has developed an application called 112OVI (112DOOR). By using the app, first-aid personnel can enter the premises without having to wait for someone to open the door.
Lukoton won the Elisa Innovation Challenge competition at Slush 2016 with its 112OVI application. The reasons for awarding the prize were that Lukoton had created a solution by which locking homes is possible using a technology that is completely hidden and provides both safety and ease. See the video