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By Beth Bacheldor

SafeTech Debuts Bluetooth RFID Universal Door-Locking System

SafeTech Products, a startup that makes security solutions using radio frequency identification, Bluetooth, biometrics, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Z-wave communications technologies for home automation, has announced the Quicklock - Doorlock. The door-locking system combines Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE, also known as Bluetooth Smart) and NFC into a single locking system, so that doors can be unlocked via smartphones, key fobs, key cards or key rings that employ NFC and/or Bluetooth.

SafeTech's Quicklock - Doorlock
The Quicklock – Doorlock is made of a die-cast zinc alloy and can store up to 50 wireless NFC keys. Customizable smartphone apps for both Android and iOS operating systems are available. The apps include, among other features, a history log that lets users keep track of who enters a space. The Quicklock - Doorlock utilizes 4 AAA batteries, and SafeTech claims the battery life is more than one year. The lock is designed for indoor and outdoor uses and can fit on any standard door, the company reports. It can be installed with just two screws and a plug, and locks automatically when the door is shut.

Through a 30-day Kickstarter campaign that started on Aug. 26, the company is offering the Quicklock - Doorlock for an introductory price of $89, before normal retail distribution pricing is finalized. The company says it will also use the campaign to gather customer feedback.

"Our lock provides personal security and privacy for any door," said Ryan Hyde, the owner of SafeTech Products, in a prepared statement, "yet offers more functionality than any locking system on the market."

Components for the Quicklock - Doorlock are sourced globally and manufactured in Utah. Materials are scheduled to arrive next month, the company notes, so fulfillment can begin immediately once the Kickstarter campaign has ended.

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