Another key loss, after our home keys, was a car key with remote control for a French car. It was a simple credit card size key, but thicker. Simply buy a new one in the garage, we thought. And yes, it was that simple. But what we had never imagined is that a car key, that couldn’t cost more than 10€ in production, would be sold by the garage for a shocking 230€!
Obviously, our own tests have already shown that Spotty functions well on a technical level. But would a human (the finder) go through the trouble of reading a Spotty keytag and actually do something with it? To answer that question, we needed a live test. That’s why, on March 5th, we conducted a small live test in the city of Leuven. We dropped five keys with a Spotty keytag in different locations throughout the city. Continue reading
How did we come up with the idea for Spotty? Simple enough: We once lost our house keys the same day we were due to depart on holiday. Our luggage and plane tickets were still in the house, and the clock was ticking. We’ve never been able to track down our house keys, and we called a lot of places that told us they hadn’t been handed into them. It’s highly likely that someone did find them and handed them in somewhere … but where? We then had to pay a locksmith at Sunday rates to open the house lock with a drill. We knew there was clearly room for improvement.