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Otto, the Most Secure Digital Lock, Wins Silver in Best in Biz Awards 2017

After four years in development testing and designing the product, Otto takes home silver in the Most Innovative Product of the Year - Consumer category

San Mateo, Calif. – WEBWIRE

Otto, the most secure digital lock designed around the family experience, has been named a silver winner in Most Innovative Product of the Year - Consumer category in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications in North America.

Otto reimagines home access behind its security, design and performance. Founder and CEO, Sam Jadallah, developed the product with a team of engineers from Apple, GoPro and Microsoft. Otto is the first keyless digital lock; the company removed the most vulnerable aspects of locks–keys and keypads–to set new standards for lock security. Otto is the smallest digital lock on the market and its design, which includes built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology, powers category-defining features. Press to Unlock enables homeowners to simply leave phones in pockets or purses and press Otto to enter the home. And through Otto’s app, homeowners can grant access to guests for 24x7 or specific time periods.

Otto is currently available now for $699 in mineral black, steel silver and natural gold. Orders will begin shipping in early 2018.

Each year, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants span the spectrum, from some of the most innovative local start-ups to the most recognizable global brands. The seventh annual program was particularly hotly contested, with more than 650 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2017 honors were presented in 65 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Support Department, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Best New Product, App, Event and Website of the Year.

“We are honored to have been named a silver winner in the Most Innovative Product of the Year category for consumers,” said Sam Jadallah, founder and CEO of Otto. “This recognition is a testament to our product and team who developed Otto around core tenets of security, design and performance. Team Otto set out to make the experience of sharing and securing your home as simple and as powerful as possible and it shows in this category-defining product.” 

Since 2011, winners of Best in Biz Awards have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels composed of prominent editors and reporters from some of the most respected newspapers, TV outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Best in Biz Awards’ uniqueness stems, in part, from this distinct composition of its judging panels, allowing it to best leverage the judges’ unparalleled expertise, experience and objectivity to determine award winners. The 2017 judging panel included: Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Atlanta Tribune, Business News Daily, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, Laptop, MediaPost, Pittsburgh Business Times, Security Products Magazine, Wired, WLRN and Yahoo Tech.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2017, visit:

About Otto

Otto is the most secure digital lock designed around the family experience. Led by Sam Jadallah, Otto was founded to reimagine home access and the relationship between people and spaces. Four years of design, engineering and testing went into creating the company’s flagship product. The result is the most secure and advanced digital lock for your home. Otto is committed to creating experiences that make people’s lives more open, more secure and more connected. We celebrate diversity and collaboration. We are athletes, artists, outdoor enthusiasts, pilots, and musicians. We’re also a learning organization that rewards creativity and courage as we push the boundaries of what’s possible. Otto is backed by Greylock Partners and headquartered in San Mateo, CA. Otto is currently available for purchase at b8ta stores in Corte Madera, Austin, Seattle, Santa Monica, Palo Alto, San Francisco and New York.

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About Best in Biz Awards

Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards, Inc. has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 65 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and PR and media. For more information, visit:


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