Tapplock, an Internet of Things startup, was the top honoree for one of its new products at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, an annual confab where major tech companies and tech startups gather to introduce their latest technologies.
The winning smart padlock Tapplock lite was one of 28 honorees competing for the top billing. The selections were made by a panel of judges, which includes designers, engineers, and tech reporters, reviewing submissions based on functionality, appeal to consumers, design, engineering and competition with other products.
The Tapplock lite lock unlocks using the owner’s fingerprints to gain access. Accessing the lock takes 0.8 seconds (as opposed to traditional locks that can take up to 15 seconds to undo) and can become faster and more accurate with each use thanks to its built in adaptive algorithm. Tapplock Lite can store up to 100 fingerprints, enabling multiple users to utilize a single lock and not need a key or a combination. A shared access feature helps users track who opened the lock and when.
“Tapplock lite highlights Tapplock’s continued commitment to delivering smart, reliable and industry-leading products,” said Michael Wang, CEO of Tapplock, in a statement. “We are elated to be the recipients of this year’s 2019 CES Innovation Awards Honoree for Tapplock lIte.”
The lock costs $59 each, and can be purchased direct from the company’s website.