Smart Security: Keep your home under lock and key


When it comes to big city living, Hong Kong is one of the safest places to live. With that said, this does not mean our city is not without its share of crime. With a spate of high-profile home break-ins of late, “Gate” by San Francisco start-up Gate Labs is the ideal piece of home technology, designed to give you peace of mind when it comes to securing your home.

The all-in-one home lock solution features a keypad lock, a traditional deadbolt lock and a motion-activated camera so you can see who is at the door. Visitors are then able to press a call button to speak to you. Using the latest technology, Gate comes with a downloadable app that makes functionality extremely seamless, whether you are at home or not. The easy-to-use app can be set to notify you when there is someone at your front door (activated by the motion sensitive camera), or when someone presses the call button. Using the app, you are then able to talk to your visitors even if you are on the other side of the world and, should the need arise, you can lock and unlock the door remotely.

While some of these technologies on their own are not entirely new, this is the first time all of them have been incorporated into one integrated solution. It is entirely conceivable that sooner rather than later this will become the standard for home security solutions, with the question really being why didn’t anyone come up with this sooner?


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