smart lock

Chris Nuttall

Days after August’s launch, yet another smart lock has come knocking on the door in the shape of Goji, which launches an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign today.

Goji stands out from other remotely operated deadbolts with its built-in camera, which takes and emails or texts you a picture alert of the person entering your home. So you can check what state your son was in when he came in at 3am or see if the cleaner sent someone else to do her shift. 

Tim Bradshaw

As the hardware startups battling for a place in your “smart” home multiply, one area has become a key battlefront: the front door.

Lockitron, Kwikset’s Kevo, Kisi and others are already in various stages of development to create door locks that can be opened with a smartphone.

Now a San Francisco startup called August, led by serial entrepreneur Jason Johnson, is hoping to unlock the market with help from its designer co-founder, Yves Behar of Fuseproject.