The concept of the key is over 4,000 years old. The first key, a brushlike, heavy-metal model, opened a so-called spring latch lock, as illustrations on Akkadian seals from the 3rd century B.C. reveal. Obviously, key technology has advanced since then, but today it is reaching its ultimate limits. In view of the constantly growing number of doors we must open every day, new concepts are required which are both safe and efficient. KIWI shows how that can be accomplished.
1. A transponder – called ”KIWI Ki" or "KIWI Klick" – simply remains in the user’s pocket. The KIWI door sensor, which is integrated in the bell panel of the door, receives the signal of the KIWI Ki as soon as a user with a KIWI Ki approaches the Ki Zone of 1 – 3 meters range to the door. Is the KIWI Ki authorized, the door will automatically unlock. The user just needs to push the door open. KIWI integrates seamlessly with existing doors and works as an optional add-on with any existing entry systems – the lock is n...
The concept of the key is over 4,000 years old. The first key, a brushlike, heavy-metal model, opened a so-called spring latch lock, as illustrations on Akkadian seals from the 3rd century B.C. reveal. Obviously, key technology has advanced since then, but today it is reaching its ultimate limits. In view of the constantly growing number of doors we must open every day, new concepts are required which are both safe and efficient. KIWI shows how that can be accomplished.
1. A transponder – called ”KIWI Ki" or "KIWI Klick" – simply remains in the user’s pocket. The KIWI door sensor, which is integrated in the bell panel of the door, receives the signal of the KIWI Ki as soon as a user with a KIWI Ki approaches the Ki Zone of 1 – 3 meters range to the door. Is the KIWI Ki authorized, the door will automatically unlock. The user just needs to push the door open. KIWI integrates seamlessly with existing doors and works as an optional add-on with any existing entry systems – the lock is not changed at all and all normal metal keys continue to work.
2. Our KIWI Smart Lock takes place in the appartment door. At this stage the user presses the KIWI Klick to open up the Smart Lock and get into it by rotating the Smart Lock.
3. For our business customers, access is at the core of their daily activities. Package delivery, waste management, and other service providers need to gain entry in order to do their jobs. Before KIWI was available, this necessitated a huge headache of physical key management. With KIWI installed, it is simple: A single KIWI Ki opens all authorized doors, and management is done centrally and securely. Real estate companies also reduce their key administration effort and costs and private residents enjoy the safety and convenience of KIWI.
4. KIWI cannot track or log, who is opening which door at what time. The system has been explicitly developed with the intention to protect the users' privacy and security. KIWI has been developed together with cryptographic experts from the very beginning. The encrypted radio signal between the KIWI Ki and the KIWI door sensor has been filed for patent. If a KIWI Ki/Klick is lost, it can be instantly disabled from anywhere in the world. The city-scale wireless sensor network is connecting doors to the KIWI infrastructure. That way, a completely new Smart City aspect is created that does not exist anywhere in the world by now. Cities implementing KIWI could become role models.
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