25 April 19

Making doorbells into science

Theodore Roosevelt once said that: “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…”

For most people getting visitors,, locks, getting in, getting out – all that stuff related to your doorway, is just there. You don’t think much about it. For us that is all we think about, and the more we work, and learn and develop and test, the more we want to know and understand. If you want to get it just right and perfect, it is pretty difficult and it comes with a certain amount of effort and pain.

So we are not just talking to people, writing code and soldering cables. We have actually turned doorbells into a science. In our mission to create the digital doorway we spent a significant amount of money last year trying to solve a wide range of problems.

Right now we are working on a project funded by Innovation Norway, where we hire Sintef, one of Europe’s largest independent research organisations, to help us figure out how the design of the Defigo Display (the unit that replace the old fashioned key pad outside the front door of the building) to ensure that it can withstand any environmental or other type of impact without breaking or ageing. Who would know that a simple doorbell could be this complicated.