June 25, 2015 -
Beijing-based security technology firm Ola has developed a Bluetooth-enabled smart entry lock integrated with a Fingerprint Cards FPC1020 capacitive touch fingerprint sensor in the handle.
Unlike other smart locks, Ola’s smart entry lock requires very little from the smartphone after the initial setup process in which the user scans their lock’s unique QR code and registers their fingerprint.
Ola users are able to unlock their door in less than a second by simply pressing their finger to the sensor.
Ola users can also activate the app to unlock the door, as well as generate temporary keys for friends and family members using the app to grant them access to their house or office via Bluetooth.
The fingerprint sensor uses a radio frequency signal to scan sub-dermal fingerprint patterns to prevent spoofing.
The smart lock takes four AA batteries as well as a backup set that can be activated with a button. The device also has a micro-USB port for powering the unit from an external battery.
The $179 smart lock can be pre-ordered through Ola’s recently launched Kickstarter campaign, which has already raised more than half of its $125,000 goal with 27 days to go.