Smartphones just got smarter with H&A’s Open Sesame, a smart phone application and tiny affordable bluetooth box that transforms mobile devices into garage remotes. For the price of a single regular garage remote, people can have as many remotes as the smartphones in their household.
Operating garage doors will no longer be a nightmare with H&A’s Open Sesame garage door opener for smartphones that operates at a maximum distance of a 100 feet. A tiny bluetooth box and a free mobile app that controls the garage door controller via the box, turn the smartphone into a garage remote. The company has launched their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, so that users can have as many remotes as the smartphones in their home, for the price of a single regular garage remote.
Open Sesame does not connect to the Internet, which means people can operate their garage door via bluetooth alone. Additionally, a single smartphone can be paired with multiple bluetooth devices, which comes in handy for those who have a multi-door garage. A CR2450 Lithium 3v battery that powers each device lasts for 1-2 years depending on the usage pattern.
Speaking about the other benefits of Open Sesame, co-founder Ali Ozgun said, “Our technology negates carrying remotes and bulky items in your hands and pockets forever. You don’t have to worry about losing your original remote anymore. Pairing all of the smartphones in your house is like buying unlimited additional remotes for free. You can use our device with pretty much any garage door controller that has a wall switch or a console.”
Open Sesame is cost effective, easy to install and can be used with the original remote just like before. Acting as a 3rd party switch to the controller ensures that it does not void the warranty. Safety and security are guaranteed as every device comes with its unique QR Code and password. It can neither be opened nor paired without the unique password. As an additional layer of security, if the device receives wrong password connection attempts more than 10 times, it stops connecting for a while, the time period being adjustable.
Elaborating on the other features in the pipeline, co-founder, Hayrettin Yucel stated, “We are considering adding a feature where Open Sesame will tell you whether your garage door is open or closed. In our road map, we are also planning to use the power supplied to the garage controller, making batteries optional. Another feature will allow users to set their own password with ‘the reset to factory settings’ capability.”