Pod Group Provides Secure Connectivity for Klevio’s Smart Door Entry Application
Cambridge, UK, 24th April 2019 – Pod Group, a provider of platforms, software and connectivity services for the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected enterprises has announced today that it has signed an agreement to provide an IoT connectivity solution to Klevio, a provider of remote keyless access applications. The Klevio One device is a Wi-Fi / 4G enabled smart intercom and smartphone app that enables both consumers and businesses to remotely open doors to their properties from anywhere in the world.
The Klevio One device operates like an ordinary intercom with a doorbell function, the ability to speak to visitors and open both private and communal doors. However, unlike an ordinary intercom, it also allows property owners to perform these functions remotely, via an app on their smartphone. It is also possible to create digital time-limited keys, perfect for short term lets or property management. The device can be easily installed on an existing door lock to make it “smart” by fitting an electric strike to the doorframe. For Klevio, the reliability and security of the connectivity is key. Since Wi-Fi cannot always be guaranteed, it is essential to have a resilient 4G connection with consistent coverage even in remote areas.
Klevio has chosen to connect its smart door entry application using Pod Group’s secure, multi-network connectivity based on “Best Signal” technology. The solution includes multi-network SIM cards offering connectivity on over 600 networks in 185+ countries. The SIM automatically swaps network if the device loses signal, ensuring seamless connectivity. Pod’s connectivity management platform F2M allows customers such as Klevio to manage their SIM base globally from one centralized interface. The platform provides in-depth analysis of the connectivity of each device, as well as end-to-end network security monitoring and threat detection.
Mark Curling, COO and co-founder of Klevio commented; “We chose on both price and performance. We parallel tested a lot of providers, and the SIMs from Pod Group provided the best connection and fastest ping in low-reception environments.”
Charles Towers-Clark, CEO of Pod Group, added; “Klevio’s application is a perfect example of the power of connected IoT devices and the convenience they provide. With over 20 years of experience in connecting M2M/IoT devices, we can offer in-depth expertise on any aspect of connecting devices, including the latest technologies, security, management and billing. We are delighted that our solution has been selected by Klevio to provide secure, resilient connectivity for its innovative smart entry application.”
Klevio is an internet-enabled intercom and app that lets you unlock doors remotely and share digital keys with your phone. It’s the only smart lock solution for apartments and flats because it’s fully retrofitted and can open both private and communal doors. This means your guests can self check-in effortlessly 24/7 without you having to install a lockbox or pay a meet-and greet service to welcome them for you.
Klevio was designed with the needs of Airbnb hosts and short-let property managers in mind. Our technology was first developed for onefinestay, a luxury short-let operator, so we learned first-hand the challenges of key management at scale. Now trusted by over 400 properties, Klevio is the key to a 5-star check-in. Learn more about Klevio at www.klevio.com
About Pod Group
Pod Group is a specialist in complete connectivity solutions tailored to Internet of Things (IoT) applications, bringing over 20 years of experience, research and innovation to the mobile connectivity market. With offices across the globe and access to 600+ networks in 185 countries, Pod Group provides global multi-network, multi-IMSI, eUICC and LPWAN connectivity solutions combined with end to end IoT security, centralized connectivity management and a hierarchical billing platform. For more information, please visit www.podgroup.com.