Latch C

  • 2018

  • Product
    Hardware and Building

Designed By:

  • Meyerhoffer

Commissioned By:


Designed In:

United States of America

Latch is designed for the culture of modern living. We created an innovative access experience where trust, longevity and mindfulness are key design values. The silent and intuitive design allows for the user to build trust in a new technology system that is replacing a traditional key.

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  • How do you create a mindful and trustful user experience around access that seamlessly fits into our lives? Latch is a new startup that developed an access control system for apartments and houses. The challenge was to design a simple user interface that delivers a seamless and trustful experience to enter spaces and get deliveries and new services to the user. Technologies like mobile apps, NFC and Bluetooth are offering a variety of ways to control and give access. What is the right solution?

  • The design of the unique and innovative interface is using technology in a mindful way. Silent at first glance, the circular interface only lights up when needed. The circular "lens" design appears friendly and inviting to touch. The camera is centered in the middle of the “eye”, to take images for transparency and security. The "lens" is packed with technology creating a transferable technology module used on all Latch products that is essential for the startups ability to quickly scale.

  • Manufactured to industry leading specifications, Latch C is a high quality deadbolt lock that is a long term investment in your safety and flexibility. Latch is built to last and to withstand the harshest elements. The versatile smart lock supports online delivery of goods, the growing sharing economy, and unburdens the user from the physical key or waiting for service people, freeing up time in our busy lives. Latch C extends the product line with a fully robust metal smart lock that meets the highest safety ratings. The simple, elegant form creates a universal design language for future line extension.

  • Universal Design The universal and design fits into a wide range of architectural environments in order for the startup to reach it's goal of becoming a widely adopted, ubiquitous access system. High Quality The details of the design are carefully crafted to deliver a sense of high quality and to make the touch controlled lens technology feel protected with constant use. Materials were chosen to deliver longevity in both form and function. Friendly and Protective Latch is both inviting and protective, a contemporary take on the classic deadbolt lock that communicates trust, longevity, and mindfulness. We carefully crafted an innovative touch interface that is embedded in an orbicular lens, the unblinking eye, placed within a design that feels familiar and is easy to use. The materials and technologies where chosen carefully to deliver longevity in both form and function.