Phil Dumas, inventor of Kwikset’s Kevo, is not one to let setbacks or obstacles stand in the way of success. For any true innovator there’s going to be obstacles, critics, and those that just don’t believe in your dreams.
The Unikey smartlock was first pitched to the Shark Tank panel during Season 3, which is an accomplishment in itself. Phil was probably pretty confident that the sharks would bite, and why wouldn’t they? The Unikey is a clever device that makes shuffling for your keys in the rain, snow, or with a bag of groceries in hand, obsolete. Working with your smartphone, the device automatically takes you within one easy touch of a finger or elbow to opening your front door. Not only is this convenient, but also completely secure. So, what could go wrong? [Read more...]