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Top 100 Mobile Ideas in April

From Tweet-Analyzing Beauty Campaigns to Stylish Smart Pens

— April 23, 2016 — Tech
The top April 2016 mobile ideas highlight the ways in which brands are connecting with consumers over digital platforms, as well as the unique applications of big data in the marketing realm.

Introduced at South by Southwest 2016, a new Twitter tool created by the Unilever-owned Dove brand sought to showcase the positive and negative impacts of self-talk with visualized data. Part of their #SpeakBeautiful campaign, Dove invited consumers to tweet the brand in order to receive a short report on their own Twitter self-talk habits.

Naritiv is the world's first advertising agency entirely dedicated to the Snapchat platform. Born out of the Disney Accelerator powered by Techstars, Naritiv has created highly successful Snapchat campaigns for brands like the Marriott, Disney's 'Pretty Little Liars' series and Sphero's hit BB-8 toy.
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Ultra-Reliable Mobile Warranties
Ultra-Reliable Mobile Warranties
Nexus Protect Offers Replacements in Case of Defects and Damage
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Protective Mobile Insurance
Protective Mobile Insurance
AT&T's Open Enrollment Gives Existing Phone Owners Access to $8 Plans
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98
Musical Rehabilitation Platforms
Musical Rehabilitation Platforms
The MusicAct Uses Gesture Control to Listen and Play with Music
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97
Etched Metal Watch Docks
Etched Metal Watch Docks
These Smartwatch Stands Show What's Possible with a Single Piece of Metal
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96
Live Chat Integration Software
Live Chat Integration Software
Conversity Can Include Live Support Chat Functions Into Apps
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95
Rapid-Processing Smartphones
Rapid-Processing Smartphones
Meizu's New High-End Smartphone Comes With 6 GB of RAM
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94
Avalanche Warning Apps
Avalanche Warning Apps
The Meteo Ski App Warns Skiiers and Hikers Of Avalanches
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93
Reversed Travel Search Engines
Reversed Travel Search Engines
Nightswapping Focuses on the User's City of Departure
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92
Subscription Smartphone Protectors
Subscription Smartphone Protectors
Honos Protectors Stop Broken Phone Screens Before they Occur
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91
Sleek Expandable Smartphones
Sleek Expandable Smartphones
The Oppo R9 and R9 Plus Feature Fast Charge Technology and More
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90
Business-Messaging Services
Business-Messaging Services
The Hero App Allows Consumers to Communicate with Companies
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89
Pint-Sized Smartphones
Pint-Sized Smartphones
The New iPhone SE is a Smaller and More Affordable Smartphone Option
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88
Social Icebreaker Apps
Social Icebreaker Apps
The Plane App Helps You Connect with New People with Less Awkwardness
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87
Smartphone-Connected Power Bars
Smartphone-Connected Power Bars
The Revogi Smart Power Strip Lets Users Control Individual Outlets
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86
Zen-Inspired Slumber Apps
Zen-Inspired Slumber Apps
Sleepfulness by Mindfulness Everywhere Helps People Attain Peaceful Rest
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85
3D Mobile Gaming Platforms
3D Mobile Gaming Platforms
Pantomime's VR Games Let Multiple Players Interact Without Headsets
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84
Pre-Ordered Dining Apps
Pre-Ordered Dining Apps
The Allset Platform Simplifies Eating Out By Paying and Ordering Ahead
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83
Group Binge-Watching Apps
Group Binge-Watching Apps
The 'Bingee' App is Designed to Help Groups Watch Shows Together
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82
Life-Saving Medical Apps
Life-Saving Medical Apps
This App Alerts Nearby Strangers Who Could Save You From a Heart Attack
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81
Urban Exploration Apps
Urban Exploration Apps
The 'Likeways' App Helps Travelers Find the Most Interesting Route
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80
Mobile Design Portfolio Platforms
Mobile Design Portfolio Platforms
The MOO Monogram App Shows Design Work for Digital Presentation
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79
Maternity Selfie Apps
Maternity Selfie Apps
The 'Bumpfie' App Makes Maternity Photos Easier to Document
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78
Explorational AR Headsets
Explorational AR Headsets
The 'Telepathy Walker' is an Augmented Reality Device for Entertainment
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77
Scratch-Proof Phone Screens
Scratch-Proof Phone Screens
Kyocera Brigadier Offers a Sapphire Screen More Durable Than Most
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76
Sponsored Post Social Apps
Sponsored Post Social Apps
The Fashionable Tagly App Showcases Customized Lifestyle Brand Content
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75
Mood-Evoking Marijuana Apps
Mood-Evoking Marijuana Apps
The Dōs App Lets Cannabis Brands Sponsor VR Mobile Experiences
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74
Diamond-Based Smartphone Concepts
Diamond-Based Smartphone Concepts
Future Smartphones Might Be Made With Diamonds to Save Energy
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73
Ultra-Strong Smartphone Cables
Ultra-Strong Smartphone Cables
The 'IronWire Mini' Smartphone Cord is Lightweight and Strong
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72
Realistic Cosmetic Swatch Apps
Realistic Cosmetic Swatch Apps
Cocoa Swatches Shows You What Makeup Really Looks Like on Dark Skin
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71
Expansive Device Charging Hubs
Expansive Device Charging Hubs
The Okra Universal Charging Station Has Space for Seven Devices
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70
Protective Smartphone Cases
Protective Smartphone Cases
X-Doria's iPhone SE Cases Boast Thoughtful, Fashion-Forward Design
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69
Streetwear Selfie Sticks
Streetwear Selfie Sticks
The Bathing Ape Selfie Stick Was Made in Honor of Baby Milo's Birthday
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68
Magnetic Charging Cable Docks
Magnetic Charging Cable Docks
The Stay Device by Makoto Shibuya Secures Tech Cords in One Place
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67
Flexible Smartphone Displays
Flexible Smartphone Displays
Samsung is Setting Out to Offer Roll-Up Smartphone Screen Designs
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66
Heartbeat-Tracking Pregnancy Apps
Heartbeat-Tracking Pregnancy Apps
The 'My Baby's Beat' App Turns a Smartphone into a Fetal Monitor
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65
Emoji-Based Dating Apps
Emoji-Based Dating Apps
The Cup of Coffee App Uses Emojis to Conceal the Identity of Each Dater
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64
Wireless Smartphone Chargers
Wireless Smartphone Chargers
The Stack Pack Wireless Charger System is Designed For iPhone 6
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63
Immersive Insurance Videos
Immersive Insurance Videos
Liberty Mutual's 360-Degree Clip Simulates a Car Breakdown in the Woods
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62
Errand-Outsourcing Apps
Errand-Outsourcing Apps
This Task App Lets Students Post Paid Tasks For Other Students to Claim
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61
Ecommerce Keyboard Apps
Ecommerce Keyboard Apps
The iOS Keyboard App Bridges the Communication Gap Between Seller & Buyer
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60
Pregnancy Fitness Apps
Pregnancy Fitness Apps
Pregnancy and Exercise Come Together in Natasha Brown's 'Pregnacise'
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59
Illuminating Lightning Cables
Illuminating Lightning Cables
This iPhone Charging Cable Lights Up for Easy Locating in the Dark
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58
Wearable-Connected Auto Software
Wearable-Connected Auto Software
High Mobility is an Auto Startup Enabling Entirely Connected Cars
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57
Fashion Sketch Apps
Fashion Sketch Apps
The 'Chic Sketch 2.0' App Turns Selfies in Fashion Sketches
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56
Employee Wellness Apps
Employee Wellness Apps
The LEAGUE App Lets People Pick Insurance Benefits They Will Actually Use
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55
Beacon Retail Tags
Beacon Retail Tags
The New Displaydata 'Aura 29 BLE' Shelf Label will Display Promotions
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54
Multifunctional Power Bank Batteries
Multifunctional Power Bank Batteries
The Xiaomi Mi Powerbank Pro Charges Smartphones and Much More
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53
Smartphone Photography Partnerships
Smartphone Photography Partnerships
Huawei and Leica are Collaborating to Enhance Phone Cameras
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52
Rugby Championship VR Events
Rugby Championship VR Events
The 'School of Rugby' Experience by Samsung is Back for Six Nations
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51
Instructional Mixology Apps
Instructional Mixology Apps
The Perfect Drink Smart Scale is an App for Mixing Professional Drinks
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50
Iridescent Smartphone Cases
Iridescent Smartphone Cases
The Iridescent Smartphone Cases Offer Military-Grade Protection
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49
Tidy Tablet Wall Mounts
Tidy Tablet Wall Mounts
The Koala Mount 2.0 Offers a Convenient Way to Hold Tablets and Phones
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48
Outsourced Shopping Apps
Outsourced Shopping Apps
Favor's Convenient Delivery Service Has "Runners" Shop and Deliver
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47
Virtual Time-Travel Apps
Virtual Time-Travel Apps
This Virtual Reality App Lets You Witness Events From History
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46
Tweet-Analyzing Beauty Campaigns
Tweet-Analyzing Beauty Campaigns
This Dove and Twitter Tool Measures Negative Body Talk
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45
Panic Button Activewear
Panic Button Activewear
Yogasmoga x Wearsafe Labs Creates Alerts User's Contacts When in Distress
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44
Empowering Anti-Violence Campaigns
Empowering Anti-Violence Campaigns
This Dating App Campaign Honors International Women's Day
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43
Interchangeable Lens Phone Cases
Interchangeable Lens Phone Cases
The 'iZZi' Slim Case for iPhone 6S Packs Photographer Accessories
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42
Intuitive Automotive Apps
Intuitive Automotive Apps
'Automatic 2.0' Delivers Low-Fuel Warnings and Assesses Driving
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41
Smartphone-Charging Chairs
Smartphone-Charging Chairs
The MOOV is a Seat Design that Creatively Reboots Cellphone Battery
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40
Beacon-Powered Soup Tours
Beacon-Powered Soup Tours
This Knorr Food Truck Used Beacon Tech to Connect with Consumers
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39
Military-Grade Encryption Apps
Military-Grade Encryption Apps
The Guardlock App Securely Encrypts All Your Voice Calls
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38
Wooden IoT Toys
Wooden IoT Toys
'Dendama' Transforms Traditional Kendama Toys with the Internet of Things
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37
3D Modeling Tablet Apps
3D Modeling Tablet Apps
Gravity Sketch Allows People to Create Models That are Shipped in Two Days
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36
Multifunctional Leather Phone Cases
Multifunctional Leather Phone Cases
The 'Walkey' is Designed to Hold a Wide Variety of Accessories
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35
Connective Canine Bracelets
Connective Canine Bracelets
The Ally Trackers Connect Pets and Owners for a Closer Connection
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34
Beacon Mall Apps
Beacon Mall Apps
The 'Skybird' Mall App Connects Retail Beacons Through a Singular App
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33
Self-Serve Hospitality Apps
Self-Serve Hospitality Apps
ButlerPad is a Concierge App That Increases Self-Service Options
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32
Heart-Monitoring Mobile Devices
Heart-Monitoring Mobile Devices
The AliveCor 'Kardia' Mobile ECG Enables Users to Track Health
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31
Lifestyle-Oriented Retail Beacons
Lifestyle-Oriented Retail Beacons
The New Barney's Manhattan Store Offers Shoppers Holistic Advice
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Virtual Ring-Shopping Platforms
Virtual Ring-Shopping Platforms
The Shop 4 Rings App Lets Consumers Try on Jewelry Through AR
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29
Multi-Use Smartphone Cables
Multi-Use Smartphone Cables
The Lemniscate Phone Cable Features an in-Line Battery Pack
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Smartphone-Powered Shops
Smartphone-Powered Shops
This Unmanned Food Store in Sweden Does Not Have any Human Employees
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Heart-Monitoring Apparel
Heart-Monitoring Apparel
The Sensoria Fitness Shirt Places Trackers on the Skin to Scan the Body
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Charging Smartwatch Straps
Charging Smartwatch Straps
The EZIO PowerBand Smart Watch Band Gives the Pebble Increased Usage
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Curved-Screen Smartphones
Curved-Screen Smartphones
This Chinese Smartphone Features Ridiculously High Processing Power
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2-in-1 Charging Cables
2-in-1 Charging Cables
The LMcable Common Connector Lets You Charge both Androids and iPhones
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Camping Security Systems
Camping Security Systems
The 'LarryAlert' Portable Security Device Monitors Your Belongings
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Stylish Smart Pens
Stylish Smart Pens
The 'Stylograph' is a Ballpoint Pen that Digitizes Written Work
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21
VR Theme Park Rides
VR Theme Park Rides
The Thorpe Park Ghost Train will Scare Guests with Immersive Thrills
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20
Winter Sport Smartwatches
Winter Sport Smartwatches
The 'YodelUP' Smart Ski Watch Can be Controlled with Gloved Fingers
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Snapchat-Only Ad Agencies
Snapchat-Only Ad Agencies
Naritiv is the World's First Snapchat-Specific Advertising Agency
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18
Intuitive Simple Smartphones
Intuitive Simple Smartphones
The O Phone Offers Just the Basics for User-Free Attachment
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17
Stabilizing Camera Mounts
Stabilizing Camera Mounts
The 'StayblCam' Video Stabilizer Works with Smartphones and the GoPro
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16
High-End Delivery Restaurants
High-End Delivery Restaurants
Momofuku Ando is Not a Place to Sit and Eat, the Food Comes to You
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15
Social Fast Food Geofilters
Social Fast Food Geofilters
McSnaps Were Special Geofilters Accessible Only at McDonald's Stores
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14
Virtual Debit Card Apps
Virtual Debit Card Apps
This Privacy Protection App Generates Temporary Debit Cards
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13
Wireless Pain Relief Wearables
Wireless Pain Relief Wearables
The 'iTens' Wearable TENS Device Provides Relief from Aches
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12
Augmented Reality Fashion Apps
Augmented Reality Fashion Apps
The Apparel App Scans Clothing to Add Digital Image Accessories
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11
Device-Holding Laptop Clips
Device-Holding Laptop Clips
The Ten One Design Mobile Mount Clip Enables Dual-Device Viewing
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10
Handlebar Smartphone Mounts
Handlebar Smartphone Mounts
This iPhone Bike Handlebar Mount Secures Cellular Devices for Safe Use
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9
Livestreamed VR Concerts
Livestreamed VR Concerts
Samsung + Years & Years Entertained with a Virtual Reality Performance
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8
Militant Compartmental Cellular Cases
Militant Compartmental Cellular Cases
The Urban Armor Gear Protective Phone Cases are Break-Proof
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7
Vintage-Inspired Smartwatches
Vintage-Inspired Smartwatches
The Fossil Q Wander and Q Marshall Touchscreen Watches are Dapper
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Reductive Handset Designs
Reductive Handset Designs
The Ophone Is Stripped Down to the Basics to Refocus Energy Elsewhere
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5
Multi-Sensory App Activations
Multi-Sensory App Activations
The Candy Crush Castle is a Scented Bouncy Castle for Adults
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4
Minimalist Metallic Wallets
Minimalist Metallic Wallets
Grovemade's Minimalist Wallet Offers an Anodized Aluminum Outer Shell
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3
Recycled Virtual Reality Viewers
Recycled Virtual Reality Viewers
Coca-Cola Provides 3 Hands-On Options for Eco-Conscious Techies
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2
Night Vision Smartphone Lenses
Night Vision Smartphone Lenses
Snooperscope Lets Users See in the Dark While Hunting or Fishing
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Smart Security Door Locks
Smart Security Door Locks
The 'Altro' Smart Lock Blends Connectivity and Security
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