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The AirBolt is a revolutionary travel sized lock designed and developed from the ground up. We re-examined the concept of a travel lock right from the basics and came up with what we believe is not just the world’s first Bluetooth enabled smart travel lock; it is the first true lock for your luggage. A travel lock’s primary function is to be a deterrent against theft, but there is potential for so much more that will make a traveller’s journey easier. The last thing you want to worry about is your luggage. Travelling should be fun and care-free.
This was our core philosophy that we started out with. Along the way, we pushed every limit: be it functionality, design or the feature set to bring you something that we are truly and absolutely proud of. The result:
Winner of the 2017
Travel lock keys are small, finicky and easy to lose. If you forget your combination, you’re stuck with two options: cutting it open, or sitting down and manually trying every combination before the lock can be opened. Oh, the frustration! =(
The AirBolt is a Bluetooth enabled smart lock that talks to your smartphone to unlock. The AirBolt will talk to your device via an app and unlock with a single push of a button as long as you are the owner and your smart phone is within range of the AirBolt. To prevent accidental unlocking, the AirBolt will simply re-lock itself if the rope is not taken out of the locking mechanism.
We have kept the AirBolt absolutely easy to setup and use. Once you download the app, a step by step tutorial will have you going in no time! You can name your device, add a picture and even set up backup unlock codes for added piece of mind. Never need to remember your keys or combinations again…
If you somehow lose your phone or your phone battery dies during your journey. The AirBolt can still be unlocked by either using the companion app from another compatible phone or by entering a button combination on the AirBolt that you can program.
Landing at your destination and finding out that your luggage hasn’t made it is a very real scenario that millions of people face every year – about 24.1 million bags were mishandled in 2014. With the AirBolt’s crowdsourced GPS network, you’ll be able to see your luggage’s last seen location. This is particularly helpful if you reached your destination from a multi-stopover flight and reduces the hassle in communicating and tracking your luggage with the Airline staff! You may even be able to have your luggage returned to you much faster.
Imagine this: You’ve made it past security and are grabbing a coffee in the waiting lounge. Your flight suddenly makes a final boarding announcement and in a hurry to rush to the gate, you leave a piece of your luggage behind. With the AirBolt, you can set distance controls which alert you either via the app or by using the built in buzzer on the AirBolt if you get separated from your luggage. Also particularly handy if someone is trying to be sneaky and run off with your luggage! You can also set off an alarm manually if you can’t find your AirBolt, or if your luggage is somewhere around you but can’t be found.
The AirBolt has been created out of a necessity for more secure luggage locking options. With today’s technology, there is no reason we should be using a lock and key or combinations. In fact, the AirBolt goes above and beyond simply pair and unlock. Should you choose, you can protect your luggage further by adding a security pin to prevent unauthorised access by someone who just happens to have your phone.
The AirBolt goes beyond a travel lock. Sending a package to a friend and want to ensure it only gets opened by them? The AirBolt allows you to hand-off access to anyone you like. As long as you are the owner, you will be able to revoke access from any shared users.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Is this Bluetooth 4.2 Backwards Compatible?
Yes. Bluetooth 4.2 is fully backwards compatible on devices which run Bluetooth 4.0 LE or higher.
2. Is the AirBolt airline approved?
It, sure is. We are TSA accepted!
3. Can I reset my backup button codes?
You sure can! Simply sign-in to the companion app and you can change a variety of privacy and security settings on your AirBolt- including your back up button code.
4. What devices will be supported?
iPhone 5 and above with iOS 10 higher.
Android 5.0 and above.
All devices must support Bluetooth Low Energy.
5. What happens if my phone battery dies or I lose my phone?
We understand that this is a very realistic scenario and the last thing you want is to be stranded at your destination with a dead battery and no way to unlock the AirBolt and access your luggage. To overcome this, we offer two solutions.
1. If you have access to another compatible iOS or Android device, you can simply download the AirBolt companion app and sign in with your details to unlock your AirBolt. Or,
2. When you first set up your AirBolt, you will be given the opportunity to set a unique back up code: a button combination pattern that is stored locally on the AirBolt. You can unlock your AirBolt by pressing this combination on the AirBolt’s button pad without the use of a smartphone.
7. Is the app free?
Yes. The AirBolt companion app is a completely free download for both iOS and Android platforms. To use the AirBolt, you must download the app first.
9. How does Crowdsourced Location Tracking work?
Crowdsourced GPS networks rely on your phone’s location system. The way it works in a simple manner is, well lets suppose you lose your luggage (we hope not though, it’s a pain) and you have locked your baggage with the AirBolt. Well, when someone with the AirBolt (or partner) app walks by, it can detect your AirBolt and send its information up anonymously. The ID of your AirBolt is then matched in our system and the location is updated for you to see. It’s a great solution, especially as Airports are high density areas and there are millions of users on crowd-sourced networks we are aiming to tap into. No sim card needed, no extra on going costs!
10. Can I use the AirBolt while using other Bluetooth devices?
Yes. The AirBolt and most modern smartphones use the Bluetooth 4.0 or above protocol, which allows for connectivity with multiple devices. Your AirBolt will not come in the way of your sexy new Bluetooth headphones or any other Bluetooth enabled devices.
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