When Kelvin and I started the company, we simply wanted to offer a solution for Airbnb hosts who were inconvenienced by key handovers at awkward hours. As rental hosts ourselves then, we thought life could be made easier if access was never an issue. We wanted to unlock freedom for people to make the most out of every moment.
Since then, we've grown into a smart access company that strives to do more for people. The team works hard to continuously delight customers who’ve put their trust in us. Our portfolio expanded to include an array of hardware and software to solve a wide range of access pain points for different groups of people.
Envisioning a world without keys, we've trodden on paths and launched projects that have never been done before in our industry. We've pulled off things when people were doubtful about them; organised summits, hackathons, design challenges and ground-up initiatives to curate the most innovative ideas from the movers and shakers in the field.
We've brought smart access to the global market, bringing in vast perspectives on what constitutes great access technologies.
But this is only the beginning. That's why we started igloocompany. Apart from the consumer space, we're venturing into the commercial side, integrating Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies like NB-IoT into our offerings. There are other possible verticals and endeavours we might explore in the future. This move will allow us to scale our business and run paths that help fulfill our vision of a world without keys.
igloocompany will replace igloohome as the business entity. Both igloohome and iglooworks will become wholly-owned brands of igloocompany. We're extremely excited for this new chapter to achieve bigger and better things, and as a result, make lives simpler, safer and smarter.
We look forward to embarking on this journey with all of you!
CEO & Co-Founder
As an Airbnb host, Anthony faced the frustrations of the inconvenience of physical key exchanges, especially when guests wanted to check in at odd hours. As such, he wanted to enhance the experience of both hosts and guests and therefore set out to eliminate such problems. Together with his partners, he founded igloohome, with a simple vision to create a world without keys.
Anthony loves to tinker with technology and is a dreamer of a connected world. He relishes the occasional data science problem, and can be found enjoying long evening runs along the beaches in Singapore.
Anthony has a Masters from Stanford University specializing in big data, and a First Class Honours from Imperial College in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
With over 15 years of experience in software development, Kelvin spearheads all engineering aspects of the business with an innovative tech approach, keeping the company technologically sustainable while maintaining its competitive edge.
In 2015, Kelvin co-founded igloohome with Anthony. They wanted to offer short term vacation rental hosts a new way to manage their guests that was convenient, safe and cost-effective to bring the joy back into welcoming guests.
Kelvin was pivotal in the creation of igloohome's unique proprietary algoPIN™ technology. It enables the locks to be highly secure while being able to operate remotely without the need for WiFi connectivity unlike other existing products in the market.
Prior to this, Kelvin was Chief Technology Officer of HungryGoWhere, a restaurant review and ratings app that was successfully acquired by Singtel in 2012.
Kelvin graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Masters with Honours in engineering and a Distinction certificate in intellectual property law.
Appointed in 2019, Edgar has done major work in expanding the business through developing and managing commercial activities across the igloohome and iglooworks brand. Since taking office, Edgar has signed major partnerships in Asia Pacific, EMEA and Americas. He leads the business development, marketing and customer service teams towards commercial excellence.
With over two decades of experience, Edgar has experienced some of the most pivotal milestones in the lock industry. An experienced visionary with an outstanding track record, his previous work includes the growth of digital lock adoption rates in South Korea with him spearheading the launch of the wildly popular Gateman Rose.
Edgar was previously the President of Assa Abloy North Asia (Japan, Korea, China). He has led big-picture strategic roll outs with pivotal roles in operations, mergers and acquisitions, new technology adoptions, talent development and support functions within Assa Abloy.
Harrison is responsible for driving operational excellence in the company’s manufacturing and supply chain activities by overseeing quality controls and IP protections. Harrison also leads commercial activities in North Asia with 28 years of experience in the lock industry within the region.
Prior to igloocompany, Harrison was the President of the iRevo Group and General Manager of iRevo Korea and China where he provided leadership and strategic direction for the company.
Harrison earned his PhD in Electric and Electronics from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He graduated with a degree in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from Korean University.
With over 20 years of expertise in the security and access industry in Asia Pacific, Matthew's extensive background working in different product and project roles provides the leadership, management and vision for the company to create thoughtful smart access products. Matthew's hands-on approach has also seen him taking up an active role in steering the product development process.
Prior to this, Matthew was the Director of Product Management with The PLC Group. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from The University of Manchester and double degrees in Management Science and Urban Planning, Business & Managerial Economics from The University of California San Diego.
igloohome is the market leading keyless access solutions for smarter homes. Using our proprietary algoPIN™ technology, our smart locks allow owners to grant access to visitors remotely, via time-sensitive PIN codes or bluetooth keys.Go to igloohome
iglooworks provides customised access solutions that can be monitored and managed remotely for different industries to maximise ROIs, optimise workflow efficiencies and improve operational processes.Go to iglooworks
Today, our products are sold in over 100 countries globally. The company is headquartered in Singapore with 13 regional offices.See where we’re available
List of Awards
Red Dot Design Award 2019 • iF Design Award 2019 and 2018 • CES Asia Innovation Awards 2018 and 2017 • The Best Mortise Lock on The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal • GQ • The Huffington Post and more.
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4 April 2018