Smart key-and-lock company OKIDOKEYS has released a new open API to easily allow third-party developers to integrate with its products. Developers that build apps and devices that work with the OKIDOKEYS system will be allowed to display a “Works with OKIDOKEYS” label on their products so consumers can immediately tell if those products will play nicely with their smart keys and locks.
“Collaboration and interconnectivity is what will make the Internet of Things (IoT) a reality for the average user,” says Pascal Metivier, founder and CEO of OpenWays and OKIDOKEYS. “So many developers have fantastic ideas for creating innovative software solutions for the people who use our Smart-Locks, and we want to make it as easy as possible for them to make their concepts a reality.”
OKIDOKEYS products use Bluetooth to communicate with connected devices. Users can lock and unlock doors via the OKIDOKEYS website or iOS/Android apps. This system allows users to create, share and revoke access for family, friends and others such as babysitters and trusted service people, and receive notifications when doors are being operated. Smart keys may be created with date and time limits. Smart locks work with existing deadbolts and install easily on the interior of your front door without drilling or wiring.
To learn more about OKIDOKEYS, check out the company’s website (linked above) or visit them at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. You can find them at Tech West, Booth #75108.