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UniKey Selected by AlwaysOn as one of the Top 2015 OnCloud Companies to Watch

Recognized for creating new opportunities in cloud technology.

Winter Park, FL – February 25, 2015UniKey, the industry leader in smart access control technology, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the 2015 OnCloud Companies to Watch.  Inclusion in the OnCloud Companies to Watch signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. UniKey was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

“The OnCloud Top 100 represents the best-of-breed of private companies in business-to-business applications, management tools, security and infrastructure sectors,” explained AlwaysOn founder and editor, Tony Perkins. “Given the amount of growth and investment pouring into the cloud—by both emerging and Fortune 1000 companies, the OnCloud Top 100 Private companies are well positioned to be the fastest growing and most highly valued new companies on the planet.”

UniKey licenses its technology to leading global manufacturers, bringing partners increased smart access functionality to any lock portfolio for greater revenues, leading-edge localized product, higher productivity and increased security, control and audit capabilities. UniKey has expanded its footprint beyond residential and is bringing its smart access platform into commercial, hospitality and enterprise with further platform expansions expected in 2015 and beyond.

“We are honored to be recognized by OnCloud for our smart access cloud platform,” said Phil Dumas, president and founder of UniKey. “With all the work that has gone into developing the UniKey cloud platform, we’re thrilled to beincluded in this ecosystem of companies focused on extending the cloud deeper to the enterprise, and enabling the smart enterprise to the future.”

The OnCloud Companies to Watch winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders.  The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2015 list. UniKey and the OnCloud Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s 6th annual OnCloud event on February 26, 2015, at the College of San Mateo in Palo Alto, CA.

This exclusive event gathers both the Global and Silicon Valley’s brightest minds at OnCloud for a lively exchange on the top trends and the most lucrative entrepreneurial opportunities in business-to-business applications, cloud infrastructure and security.

About UniKey

UniKey’s access control technology powers the first keyless entry system that can be integrated into any lock portfolio. UniKey’s technology replaces keys, codes and passwords by turning your smartphone into a convenient, universal electronic key. This technology affords secure and intelligent access by simply touching your lock without removing your phone from your pocket or purse. Share, schedule, control and revoke eKeys from anywhere in the world through UniKey’s secure access platform and monitor lock activity for the utmost in smart home and enterprise security. Serving the mass market by licensing its technology, UniKey works in partnership with market leading companies, including Kwikset for the Kevo Bluetooth residential door application.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn’s mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.

2015 OnCloud Companies to Watch winners were nominated by several leading investors, service professionals and other top champions of entrepreneurial companies, including such prestigious firms such as: GSV Capital, KPMG, Highland Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Bridge Bank, BMC Software, DFJ, Morgan Stanley,, JMP Securities, InterWest Partners, HP, Bullpen Capital, IVP, Bessemer Venture Partners, Crosslink Capital, Accel Partners, Sapphire Ventures (SAP), USVP, IBM Ventures, Focus Ventures, Microsoft, Jafco Ventures, NEA, RWI Ventures, Jefferies, Alsop Louie Partners, Golden Seeds, Samsung Ventures, AT&T, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Emergence Capital.