UniKey has grown from an innovative idea to a successful, global business, and we are proud to celebrate that accomplishment today.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 01, 2015
UniKey was presented with the Governor Ambassador Award by Governor of Florida, Rick Scott. The Governor’s Business Ambassador Award is given to individuals and businesses in recognition of their efforts to create jobs and opportunities for Florida families. UniKey, founded in 2010 in Orlando by University of Central Florida graduate Phil Dumas, has had tremendous growth and success over the last three years. UniKey provides a secure mobile platform to replace keys, codes and passwords by turning a smartphone into a convenient, universal electronic key. After becoming the first company in the history of ABC’s reality series Shark Tank to receive offers from all 5 investors, UniKey entered into a licensing deal with Kwikset, the leading residential lock manufacturer to launch Kevo™, the industry's first and best selling residential smart lock in North America.
Steven Fiske, director of product at UniKey said, “On behalf of the whole UniKey team, I am honored to accept Governor Scott’s Business Ambassador Award. UniKey has grown from an innovative idea to a successful, global business, and we are proud to celebrate that accomplishment today. We look forward to many more years of success as we expand into our new headquarters in downtown Orlando.”
UniKey has since entered several other partnership deals and raised more than $12 million in funding. Their products have been used in more than 65 countries. UniKey has more than doubled in size this year to nearly 50 employees, many are University of Central Florida graduates. UniKey will be relocating its headquarters to the Creative Village section of downtown Orlando in the historic former ABC Liquor Warehouse building so that UniKey will have room for years of growth.
UniKey provides a secure mobile key platform for leading companies to “smart-enable” their lock portfolios. In 2013, UniKey partnered with Kwikset Corporation to bring Kevo, the industry's first and best selling smart lock in North America. Additionally, Kevo integrates with Nest™ thermostats where the UniKey-powered Kevo smart lock provides personalized temperature preferences for consumers and businesses, as well as helps to capture greater energy efficiency.
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