The Pillar has a Kensington Click Safe Anchor built into its base that allows it to be secured with a Kensington Cable lock. This cable lock can fasten The Pillar to a table leg, bed post, or other heavy item and keep it from being removed from its place. The Kensington lock can be purchased here from Amazon for less than $20.
The Pillar is made from very durable ABS plastic that cannot be easily broken. This material is very strong, but several blows from a heavy duty sledge hammer could potentially smash it open. The Pillar is designed to keep others (like your roommates, kids, friends, etc.) out of your personal stuff, not for securing high value items like large sums of cash, precious metals or stones, etc.
Safes are bulky and difficult to hide. The Pillar is sleek, small, and modern. It can be hidden anywhere, even when in plain sight it doesn’t draw attention. Not to mention, safes use combinations, a PIN, or a key. The Pillar is designed to unlock only to your voice or with our iOS/Android app. Access can be shared with others, but only with your authorization, and can be revoked at any time. So forget those PINs and throw away those keys!
Unlike lots of other voice activated devices out there, The Pillar does NOT:
Record voices or any other noise in the room Transmit your conversation up to the cloud.
It doesn’t have any interest in your conversations either, it just waits to hear the passphrases that you have trained it to recognize so it can unlock for you. The Pillar can also be turned off at anytime via a switch on the underside of the base and turned back on when you need to open it.
The battery will operate the Pillar for 4 to 6 hours if the Pillar is turned ON the entire time. The battery life can be significantly extended by turning the Pillar OFF once it has been opened and just turning it back on when you need to open it again.
Method #1 would be with Voice ID. If that is not available, (for example, if you disabled voice ID) there is a fail safe method for opening the Pillar using a master password that is unique to each and every Pillar. The master password is provided to the owner upon initial registration. All that is required is a smart device, the master password and The Pillar.
Yes, there is a simple re-registration procedure.
Yes, just like your mobile device, there will be updates. These updates will address any bugs and provide new functionality for the Pillar. Any updates for the Pillar can be done through WiFi, again just like an update on your mobile device.
YES! The Pillar will receive periodic updates via the WiFi connection, ie Over the Air (OTA) updates. These updates will provide new functionality for the Pillar, including, but not limited to bluetooth capability, and personalization of LED patterns and colors.
The answer is YES! The development for using an Apple Watch to open The Pillar has begun. We expect to perform Beta testing in January and will be formally released by April 2019. That means you can open your Pillar with the press of a button on your Apple Watch! Stay posted, we will be posting video clips from the LockedBrands Lab showing progress!
Google Home and Alexa speakers both have If This Then That (also known as IFTTT), support from IFTTT Inc. The LockedBrands Pillar, through IFTTT, can operate with Alexa and Google Assistant. For example, you can set up a trigger through IFTTT such that when you say “Hey Alexa, trigger unlock” it will unlock The Pillar. And in fact we have just demonstrated that in the lab. We will be posting more about that in the coming weeks, including video clips from the lab.