Benjilock CEO and Founder Robbie Cabral appeared on Shark Tank over the weekend to pitch Mark Cuban and others on his innovative lock, which involves a hybrid design that combines a traditional padlock with fingerprint recognition technology. This drew the interest of Kevin O’Leary, who offered Cabral a sum of $200,000 for a stake in the company during the episode.
Since the episode aired, Cabral and Benjilock have experienced a whirlwind of media attention. However, before heading to the ABC studio, the CEO revealed his personal thoughts on why new lock tech is essential to us in an exclusive editorial:
After I finished a hard workout at the gym, I headed to the locker room and into the sauna. I was flabbergasted by what I saw. There were two men, with what looked to be tools the size of the Jaws of Life, trying to pry and cut a lock off a locker. This was a serious mission, with the owner of the belongings standing by nervously. If only he had both the safety of biometrics and a key for his lock, Operation Gym Locker could have been aborted.
If one is storing personal belongings with a lock, it needs to be reliable, so that the owner has the peace of mind, knowing his or her belongings are safe and secure.
With everyone on the go these days, locks are a necessity in every lifestyle, whether it’s locking up precious tools and machinery in a shed or a beloved bicycle outside of a school. What people don’t need is extra stress and headaches due to the old technology that has literally failed. It is time for a lock with a new hybrid technology that provides practical protection, with the use of our fingertips. Out with the old and in with the new.
Photos courtesy of Benjilock.