Our mission at Digital Keys is to make locks and assets smart. To achieve this mission we build and deliver complete end-to-end NB-IoT smart access control solutions.
This is Digital Keys
Digital Keys is the leading, independent solution provider for NB-IoT smart access control systems. We deliver complete end-to-end NB-IoT solutions bringing together the leading IoT companies, to enable the most secure, the most reliable, the most convenient and most affordable solution.
We want to digitize the security and control of assets across the globe. Together we will create a connected society in which people can safely and securely manage their assets as efficiently and successfully as possible with piece of mind.
To disrupt the way companies and buildings secure access to their assets, from using metal keys to using digital keys so they can become more efficient, save money and time and improve management of security, data, and human factor related behavioural risks.
The Journey So Far
Steve Dunn founds company in Australia as LEAPIN Ltd to address lack of adequate access control systems in marketplace
Whilst completing his MBA part time, Steve wins his Universities Annual Business Plan Competition and assembles team
FIRST DIGITAL KEYS APP launched and trials in Gold Coast Resort begins
RECEIVED Commercialisation Australia R&D Government Grant
Team raises its seed round from Innovyz and completes accelerator (AUS)
FIRST WEB CHECK-IN SYSTEM for hotels launched
Team raises round from 10X and completes 2nd accelerator (USA) and sets up US office
FIRST SALES of web-check-in system to hotels and resorts in AUS
FIRST SMARTLOCK SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT KIT launched in partnership with German lock manufacturer
Receives R&D grant from European Commission
Completes feasibility project for new IoT smartlock
PARTNERED WITH VODAFONE to build complete end-to-end NB-IoT SMART LOCK in their UK NB-IoT lab
Team raises investment round from H-Farm and completes 3rd accelerator (Italy)
Completes certification and first trials of NB-IoT smartlock
Complete end-to-end NB IOT SMART LOCK LDK100 launched at Mobile World Congress
Completed trials in banks, offices, universities, hotels
FIRST orders from customers in EU for NB IoT smart locks
NB IOT SMART LOCK LDK400 launched and sales in EU begin
Company completes REBRANDING from LEAPIN/LEAPIN Digital Keys to Digital Keys
We take our responsibility
Only you have access to your data and the controls to your locks, which are hosted at AWS in your local country
Our system utilises unprecedented,state of the art security built into the mobile networks
In the 2000’s, CEO Steve Dunn, an Asset Manager in Local Government, found himself constantly overwhelmed with the management of access to council’s assets such as community centres, swimming pools, sporting stadiums, art galleries, conference centres, and libraries. Being in charge of distributing metal keys to the staff, volunteers, contractors, and community groups to access the properties was time-consuming, expensive and an ongoing security nightmare. It was impossible to know who held a metal key to the assets (keys can be cut for a few dollars in a few minutes at hardware stores), and who was letting themselves in at any time.
Steve was also living an apartment building at the time with magnetic-stripe keycards, and he found the cards demagnetizing on a weekly basis, meaning constant lockouts of his apartment building. He soon learnt that its common for keycards to demagnetize when held against a mobile phone and other magnetized cards such as credit cards. Steve thought there had to be a better way to manage access other than metal keys and keycards.
Trusted by Industry Leaders
Our Amazing Investors
Innovyz is a South Australian based firm that helps universities, research centres, existing companies, and corporate spinouts build and grow companies, to bring their innovations, research, and ideas to market.
One Fund is a Columbus, Ohio based investment firm providing funds that fit its clients’ investment goals covering the areas of IoT, SaaS, financial services, and more.
H-Farm is a publicly listed Italian Company and Innovation Hub in 5 locations in Italy and Spain that combines investments, business consulting and digitally-driven educational programs.
Co-founder/CEO for 12 years of Ratbag Games (a video game developer that sold over 2M games, acquired by Midway in 2005).Curently co-founder and executive director at YourDC, South Australia’s only world class data centre.