A New Innovative Smart Lock That Will Protect TVs, Décor, And Electronics Sitting In Cabinets During An Earthquake

An earthquake can leave a devastating effect on home and business owners’ property, even with magnitudes lower than 4.0. The foreshocks and aftershocks activity can also cause ground shaking days prior to and after the earthquake. According to seismologists, there is a fault line that runs for 700 miles off the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Cascadia subduction zone begins near Cape Mendocino, California and ends near Vancouver Island, Canada. Oregon and Washington are also located along the fault line. This is not to even mention the momentous San Andreas Fault that has been the main focus of seismologists around the world.

For individuals that live on the San Andreas Fault Line, it is best to be prepared for the worst. Open Mind Innovations, a technology company, may just have developed a solution to keep your expensive electronics and décor safe during seismic events. The Smart Lock System attaches directly to a door, drawer or cabinet, securing all the items inside. The lock is embedded with a motion sensor that when triggered, will activate its cabinet locks.

 

Z-Wave Alliance Smart Lock System

 

The backbone of the lock is Z-Wave, a Smart Home Technology that allows users to seamlessly control the unit utilizing a mobile web app right from their smartphone. The lock features a backup catch plate, which acts as a reinforcement when the door isn’t shut properly. This feature will allow the unit to lock regardless.

The Smart Lock System is amid production and the company is yet to reveal the price and release date, but hopefully it will be some time next year.