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Ann Arbor Spark

June 19, 2019

Shepherd Lock Launches on Kickstarter Bringing Secure, Keyless Entry to Homeowners

Designed with safety as a top priority, Shepherd Lock aims to provide people with the most convenient and secure way to access their home

The maker of Shepherd Lock, PassiveBolt, showcase the product during Ann Arbor SPARK’s A2 Student Tech Trek.

Ann Arbor, Michigan. — Today, Shepherd Lock, a new keyless smart lock for the home, launches on Kickstarter. Shepherd Lock uses the same technology found in the automotive industry and is the first smart lock that detects lock-picking attempts to protect homes against burglaries.

Shepherd Lock is equipped with a keyless entry system, making it convenient to enter the home. The lock’s automotive grade touch™ technology allows users to unlock their door with just a touch. Shepherd Lock also transforms existing lock hardware into a smart sensor that uses artificial intelligence to identify and notify the homeowner of any threat.

“My team and I come from the automotive industry, where we designed keyless entry systems for cars,” said Kabir Maiga, the founder of PassiveBolt Inc., the makers of Shepherd Lock. “Shepherd Lock brings the same true and tested automotive touch technology to people’s homes.”

Shepherd Lock creates the smartest door on the market with its Intelligent Door Status™ and Intelligent Authentication Zone™. A Wi-Fi bridge enables the homeowner to control and monitor the lock remotely. Once the bridge is plugged into the wall, it can be paired with the lock using the mobile app. On the app, homeowners can use the lock’s Intelligent Door Status™ technology to check whether their door is open, closed or locked with ease. Similar to automotive keyless entry systems, the Shepherd Lock will only unlock if the user has a keyfob or smartphone key within the Intelligent Authentication Zone™.

The homeowner can also use the mobile app to manage access to their home. Temporary or permanent encrypted keys can be shared with family members or friends, and homeowners can schedule access time windows to allow people to enter the home.

Installation of Shepherd Lock is simple as there is no drilling required. Shepherd Lock is compatible with any single cylinder deadbolt. Keeping the exterior hardware in place, remove the thumb-turn, install the mounting bracket, screw in the module and snap on the magnetic cover. Shepard Lock retrofits the existing hardware, so the homeowner will not need a new set of keys. Powered with four AA batteries, homeowners will never have to worry during storms or power outages that their homes are unsecure.

Shepherd Lock is available to pre-order starting at $179 by visiting pr.go2.fund/shepherdlock.

About Shepherd Lock

With a strong background in the automotive industry, Shepard Lock’s core team designed keyless entry systems for cars. The team spun-off in June of 2018. With more than 30 years of R&D and engineering expertise in automotive keyless entry systems, they’ve taken those concepts and transferred them to smart home entry systems. For more information, visit https://shepherdlock.com/.