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Bringing NB-IoT Smartlocks to market

In late 2016 whilst we were attending an IoT accelerator in Venice, Italy, we received an email from Vodafone asking us if we were interested in exploring their new NarrowBand Internet of Things (NB IoT) technology to see if we could use it in our Smartlock Software Development Kit (SDK). Vodafone had seen our SDK mentioned in a European Commission (EC) newsletter (we had just received a EC R&D Grant). The first thing that excited us about NB IoT was the high levels of security built into it. The other thing NB IoT offered, which our SDK with One Time Password Technology (OTP) and Near Field Communication (NFC) Technology didn’t have, was the ability to directly communicate with the locks on