Bitwards is a Finnish high tech company founded in 2016 and fully owned by it’s four core team members in Helsinki.
The roots of the technology and platform extend back to 2014 when the former Access Control Systems company Flexim Security initiated a Mobile Access related technology project. Flexim Security was acquired by the Assa Abloy group in 2016 and the technology and solutions were acquired by the core team to form Bitwards. Since then the solution has developed into a unique and highly scalable global access platform that serves customers across multiple vertical business areas.
The company has developed a cloud-based access platform that combines locks and other smart devices from multiple manufacturers allowing customers to easily digitalise any kind of door and manage end-users access to desired spaces and assets. The access rights are shared to the user’s mobile phones which they use to open doors, locks or use other electronic devices.
From the very beginning, Bitwards made the choice not to manufacture it’s own locks and decided to partner with any lock vendor globally. This way the company can serve customers around the globe with different needs and locking standards and offer them an easy way to digitalise their access.
The company has customers across many segments from facility management, hospitality, residential and real estate to corporate security and mobility services. Among these, there are several verticals with different services that are currently enjoying the benefits of the platform such as: receptionless hotels, co-working spaces, office facilities, meeting room rentals, sports facilities and educational sector like schools and universities.
The future is created today – listen to your kids and you’ll be one step closer to the future!
The foundation stones of Bitwards actually lay behind the frustrated words of my 8 year old son: “Dad, is there any way of opening the door with an app”- expressing his frustration while searching for his keys to the garage to fetch a bike.
Technology provides the tools to solve problems but vision and knowledge help to avoid them.
Having been involved in the development of Bitwards from the very beginning, my main contribution to our talented and passionate team is to focus on solving the right problems first.
We like to challenge the status quo and continuously pursue new disruptive methods to improve established and customary habits that impact our everyday lives and businesses in today’s global environment. From experience, we also understand that this leap requires passion, guts, commitment, and skills. This is what we also demand from our team members. Finding talented team members and boundary-breaking ideas stay high on our priority list.