The UniKey Platform

Imagine a world where you don't have to do the typical "phone, keys, wallet" check every time you walk out the door. A world where access to your home, car, and office is all simplified. Your phone is now your key.  With UniKey's one-of-a-kind mobile key platform, access control is taking on a new appearance, where security and convenience are no longer mutually exclusive. 

UniKey: A Year in Review

UniKey: A Year in Review

For UniKey Technologies, 2017 has been a momentous year full of expansion and collaboration. With several products coming to life this year and nearly a dozen scheduled to launch in 2018, the company is rapidly delivering secure mobile access control solutions all over the world. To expand on UniKey’s 2017 goals and successes and gather more insight into future endeavors, we sat down with Phil Dumas, Founder and CEO, and Lee Odess, COO.

What is UniKey all About?

What is UniKey all About?

Since the beginning, UniKey has been redefining the way the world accesses everything. What started out as a small team working tirelessly to deliver the world's first residential smart lock has now grown into an organization of over 50 individuals dedicated to bringing all locks online.

ASIS 2017: What to Expect

ASIS 2017: What to Expect

From cyber security to internal workplace safety, this year’s ASIS Convention is sure to pack many interesting topics, demonstrations, and industry education into three incredible days. In addition to all of the events and a massive showcase floor that will hold over 500 exhibitors, this year’s ASIS will host some unique keynote presentations. Among the list of speakers is former President George W. Bush, Shark Tank judge and serial entrepreneur, Mark Cuban, author and business consultant, Scott Klososky, as well as the first female F-14 Tomcat aviator/ former lieutenant, Carey Lohrenz.

Access Control: Powered by UniKey, Designed by You

Access Control: Powered by UniKey, Designed by You

In 2012 UniKey’s founder, Phil Dumas, went on Shark Tank and showcased a working prototype of the world’s first smart lock. Shortly thereafter UniKey became exclusively recognized as a smart lock company. In the 15 minutes Phil presented the product, the sharks and viewers were able to see its incredible built-in features. However, what they didn’t see was the concrete foundation this smart lock and its technology was laying for the future of the access control industry.

Mobile Access Control: 5 Reasons Platform Providers Do It Better

Mobile Access Control: 5 Reasons Platform Providers Do It Better

Whether it’s Latch or Kevo or even the Ellipse bike lock, mobile access control is experiencing a boom. In all key verticals: residential, commercial, automotive, and so on, we’re seeing this trend driving many companies to build sophisticated mobile access products. Some companies are developing these products on their own mobile key platforms, while others are partnering with reliable access control platform providers. In almost every use case, the benefits of integrating with a secure platform greatly outweigh the drawbacks. We discuss a few reasons why in this blog post. 

Don’t Underestimate a Reliable Experience

Don’t Underestimate a Reliable Experience

In 2017, access control (and even our smartphones) should be something that we can take for granted, so much so that it shouldn’t even be a thought in our minds, and become a reliably, uneventful part of our lives. Read on to find out how access control, in a sense, is essentially the smartphone of the technology and security industries. There’s nothing overly flashy or ostentatious about it; it just simply works and remains consistent in its foundation and performance.

Video: New Opportunities in Physical Access Control Technology

Video: New Opportunities in Physical Access Control Technology

The world around us is in the middle of an incredible digital transformation, as everyday our technology is advancing to create better and more convenient solutions. So why not invest that same level of transformation and advancement into our access control platforms? Watch this video to learn more.

How Consumer Experience is Driving the Latest Tech Trends

How Consumer Experience is Driving the Latest Tech Trends

It’s 2017 and as you read headlines about big name companies, you’ll find that they’re either falling behind due to lack of innovation in their customer experiences, or they’re downright knocking customer experience out of the technologically connected park. No matter the business, one thing seems to hold true throughout every industry: doing the same old thing is not going to cut it anymore. This blog post discusses just a few big name companies that are stirring things up with technology in order to keep their products and businesses fresh.

Not all PACS are Made the Same

Not all PACS are Made the Same

The Physical Access Control Systems (PACS) market is poised for new growth and innovation, after many years of relatively unimproved technology. Growth will be driven by a combination of new products and technologies, new investments, and new requirements, as well as by gaps in existing systems. We have already seen this type of innovative enterprise-technology growth over the last two decades – and still going strong– in cyber security, unified communications, workplace technology, server infrastructure, and other sectors. The same trends are presently driving innovation in physical security.

UniKey’s Top 3 Takeaways from FIT 2017

UniKey’s Top 3 Takeaways from FIT 2017

UniKey’s very own, Lee Odess, flew out to Birmingham, UK, for the annual FIT Trade Show in order to give us some insider knowledge on the what’s-what in the smart lock and access control industries. This blog post provides a quick run-down on his main takeaways, as well as the apparent trends he noticed throughout the event.