GSD’s co-founder Derek Distenfield has been traveling extensively to Russia to work closely with the startups that we support in their quest to #GoGlobal. He recently took a trip to Siberia, which is a vast region of Northern Asia also known as «the budding Silicon Valley of Russia».

«During my visit to Siberia, I met with many Russian entrepreneurs such an entrepreneur named Eugene Ivanov, the founder of iKnock, which is an electronic lock that is installed on your front door, and operated digitally from anywhere in the world. …

Dear friends, our engineering team finished the test of iKnock firmware 0.0.1 remote control for the smart lock. All simple commands are going well, with minimal network delay. I want to congratulate Ivan (our CTO), that we successfully made this first step to IoT as cloud service. More job is waiting for us soon, but the beginning has already been made. We all wish luck for our developers, hang in there, fellows.

Hey guys! We’ve got some updates for you.

First, we’ve developed the general working scheme of iKnock device and found technologies and chips, the most suitable by energy efficiency.

We’ve partly formed the base for testing the first device prototypes on functioning rental apartments, whose hosts agreed to conduct an experiment with iKnock locks. It’s over 30 apartments.

Hey guys! We’ve got some updates for you. First, we’ve developed the general working scheme of iKnock device and found technologies and chips, the most suitable by energy efficiency.

Secondly, we’ve developed the firmware 0.0.1, which lets control iKnock device remotely using sensor and simple commands right away.

NO NEED TO CHANGE THE LOCKS

You don’t have to remove your regular lock to install iKnock — the device integrates into the existing locking mechanism.

VERSATILE DESIGN

iKnock fits most common types of locks, including the most popular ones — level locks. Suitable locktypes: Deadbolts, Knob Locks, Cam Locks, Rim/Mortise Locks, Euro Profile, Wall Mounted, Jimmy Proof, Rim Latch, ect.

IOS, ANDROID AND WINDOWS APPS

iKnock is compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices, and also features different modes for holder hosts and clients.

Use your phone to control access to your premises from anywhere in the world. All your properties in one app under the reliable protection of the iKnock lock system.

We’re a small team from Russia with our office based in Siberia (a programmer, a marketer and a hardcore engineer). At the moment, we’re developing the iKnock cloud lock, which was initially created for homeowners earning on short-term rentals of their apartments and houses — primarily Airbnb hosts. We sell subscriptions to the service and provide the lock for free for the entire subscription period. We believe that the iKnock service and device can help hosts save a ton of time and money, since they don’t have to go and check each guest in and out.

The iKnock device is…

Smart lock as service for Airbnb hosts and any homeowners.

Use your phone to control access to your premises from anywhere in the world. All your properties in one app under the reliable protection of the iKnock lock system.

iKnock is an electronic lock that is installed on the front door, together with a mobile app to control it. iKnock is integrated into your door’s existing mechanical lock, meaning you don’t need to carry out any damaging work or remove your conventional lock. …

iKnock Remote Lock

Smart lock as a service for Airbnb hosts and any homeowners. https://iknock.cloud/

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