Smart Lock - Ciklum

Smart Lock


The client approached Ciklum with the vision of a revolutionary consumer smart lock to:

  • View real-time pictures of visitors at your door from your smart- phone
  • Review all lock activity recorded and logged by the system
  • Easy installation and replacement of existing lock
  • Provide temporary access for family, guests, contractors etc.
  • Allow for proximity-based access via smartphones and programmable fobs.

The client had already attempted to develop a solution using an in-house engineering team. However, they were struggling to move their proof of concept to a feature-complete, production-ready smart lock.



Ciklum stepped in, assisting with a system re-architecture that would help the client move their idea from concept to a working, market-ready product. Ciklum became their ad-hoc engineering team, growing up to a team of 12 engineers, taking full ownership of the entire software solution — from security architecture to embedded software development to custom cloud solutions.

Duration: 8 months



  • The client accelerated the project timeline, reduced overall risk for the project, and received an end-product within the production restrictions.
  • Designed the data architecture and protocol for how data is represented and exchanged throughout the entire system.
  • Identified the third-party solutions to accelerate time-to-market and reduce costs, including Arxan for application security, Cigital for audit and penetration testing, and Emmoco for the BLE hardware stack.
  • Created firmware architecture and modified device drivers (LCD display, camera, proximity sensor, Zigbee, Wifi, BLE etc.) to optimize power management.

Get more details about the Smart Lock project by the link below

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