LockState Announces Entering Internet of Things Partnership with Kozo Keikaku Engineering

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LockState has entered a partnership with Kozo Keikaku Engineering, Inc. (KKE) in order to develop Internet of Things solutions and expand in the connected device markets in Japan, Southeast Asia, and the United States.

Colorado-based LockState develops and sells cloud-based access control, monitoring and security products under the brands RemoteLock and ResortLock.

“We feel very fortunate to be working with such talented engineers and we expect the products we jointly develop to meet with great success in both the United States and Japan," said Nolan Mondrow, CEO of LockState.

LockState announced today that they have entered a partnership with Kozo Keikaku Engineering, Inc. (KKE) in order to jointly develop Internet of Things (IoT) applications for the North America, Southeast Asia and Japanese markets. The partners will create cloud-based and smartphone applications which will combine data from Internet-connected sensors, such as motion detectors with controllable devices like door locks, which will solve problems for customers in the vacation rental, property management and healthcare markets.

The joint development efforts will leverage KKE’s depth of technical expertise and extensive industrial knowledge and relationships throughout Japan, Southeast Asia and the United States; and LockState’s IoT platform of connected devices, including: smart locks, motions sensors, power plugs, window sensors, and more. Additionally, KKE will contribute $1M to LockState in the deal.

Shotta Hattori, CEO and President, Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc., said, “KKE is greatly looking forward to leveraging LockState’s IoT and door lock platform to create useful applications for our markets. With this partnership, we can take advantage of the expanding market for connected devices and data around human behavior.”

“Kozo Keikaku is one of Japan’s leading engineering system solutions and product services companies,” said Nolan Mondrow, CEO of LockState. “We feel very fortunate to be working with such talented engineers and we expect the products we jointly develop to meet with great success in both the United States and Japan.”

The announcement comes on the heels of LockState’s recent partnership with Airbnb to provide access control solutions through its smart locks. RemoteLock 6i is the new commercial WiFi keypad smart lock developed for property managers to monitor and manage security.

About Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc.
KOZO KEIKAKU ENGINEERING Inc. is a professional and design engineering firm founded in 1959. It provides analysis, consulting and system development services based on engineering knowledge and technology that solves complex issues in various business fields. “Innovating for a Wise Future” is the company’s motto and a vision to be sought with society. Its position to provide engineering technology and contributions that are beneficial to society has never changed since its foundation. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, learn more at http://www.kke.co.jp and http://www.kke.co.jp/en.

About LockState
Colorado-based LockState develops and sells cloud-based access control, monitoring and security products under the brands RemoteLock and ResortLock. Since 2004 the company has been manufacturing keyless locks and safes and in 2011 launched LockStateConnect, a suite of internet connected WiFi products. RemoteLock from LockState’s mission is to enable property owners and managers to control access and monitor their properties even when they are far away. Learn more at http://www.lockstate.com and http://www.remotelock.com.

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