Candyhouse rolled out a Kickstarter campaign in April of 2015, in which turned out to be very successful. The campaign involved the Open Sesame lock. Candyhouse has now raised $1,428,520 with 7,493 backers and hopes to release the device on the market in the near future. However, it appears that there have been a few setbacks, but Candyhouse is still preparing to meet the preset shipping date.
The innovative Open Sesame will not only offer effortless access into your home, but offers more access options including the remote knock and voice control. You will simply need to download the Sesame app onto your iOS or Android device and complete the initial setup. Once the setup is complete, you will then install the Open Sesame onto your existing lock, which requires no tools and about 5-10 minutes of your precious time.
Once you enter the Wi-Fi range, you will only need to custom (you will need to create a customized knock through the Sesame app) knock on the source device or door and it will automatically open. You can also talk to the source device, which will probably most likely involve talking to Siri, but Candy House has not made this clear.
If you lose your iPhone, do not fret, because you can still use your mechanical keys to gain entrance or you have the option of signing into your Candy House account and remove access authorization for your device. With the Cr123A backup battery, in case of power outages, you will still be able to gain access into your home, but remember you can always utilize your mechanical keys, as well.
As far as safety features go, the Sesame Lock is TLS 1.2 encrypted with an AES 256-bit. This is a military-grade encryption, which will be open and available to the public. This high-grade encryption should give you peace of mind, because hackers will face a difficult challenge breaking the code.
When it come to offering access to unexpected visitors, you will not need to worry about authorizing E-Keys, instead you will need to purchase the Wi-Fi access point device, which will cost an extra $69. This device will need to be plugged into an outlet that is nearest to the door with the installed Sesame lock. Of course, you will receive some benefits with the Wi-Fi access point device, but they are limited.
While it is important to note that the Open Sesame provides you with a variety of convenient access option, it is not genuinely described as a Smart Lock. You will also receive alert notifications, when someone tries to enter your home and remotely unlock your entrance door from anywhere around the globe.
If you are interested in pre-ordering the Open Sesame door lock, you will be surprised to learn that it is available in a variety of colors including black, white, pink, silver, and gold. You will also have an option of purchasing the Sesame with or without the Wi-Fi access point.