The GATE Lock – The First Camera-Equipped Smart Lock
Gate is the first all-in-one solution to home access. With Gate, you can lock and unlock your door for trusted individuals from anywhere, anytime. Gate features a keypad lock, a motion activated camera, a call button, all on top of your traditional deadbolt.
How is Gate different from August?
For August to have all the device functionalities of Gate, you will need to buy 4 products: The August Smart Lock, Doorbell Cam, Smart Keypad, and Connect. In total this costs $559 at retail, compared to Gate’s $179 Indiegogo Super Early Bird ($299 retail). Rather than having to set up 4 separate products, Gate is a single device that takes only 4 minutes to install. Also, being one device, Gate is more reliable in that it would not have to talk to multiple pieces of hardware via bluetooth radio.
How is Gate different from Ring?
Ring is a camera doorbell that does not unlock the door. Gate has all the functionalities of Ring (Motion-activated camera, 2-way audio), as well as all its added capabilities including remote lock/unlock and pin access codes.
Does Gate integrate with ______________?
Gate directly connects to home Wifi, so no need for additional hubs or devices. Gate is able to work with other wifi-connected devices. Amazon Alexa is already Gate-compatible and other integrations such as HomeKit, Nest, IFTTT are on our product roadmap.
What is Gate’s expected battery life?
4-months before needing a recharge. Note that the battery pack is also very easily swappable.
What if Gate runs out of battery and I am outside my home?
See next question! You will also get push notifications and text messages when your Gate has a few days left of battery so you will have more than enough time to recharge it.
Can I still use keys?
Absolutely! Our device allows you to use both your mobile phone and your keys to lock and unlock your door. We will ship you three sets of new keys for your Gate.
Can Gate automatically unlock for me as I approach the door?
Besides keys, codes, and the app, Gate will have auto-unlock capabilities in the future. A few other smart locks do currently have this feature, however there has been a several reports about people unlocking their doors from inside their homes which can be a safety issue. We want to make sure this is 100% reliable before rolling it out.
How does it work from the inside?
The Gate lock can be turned manually from the inside just like a regular deadbolt lock.