LG Electronics announced that it will improve smartphone security by introducing Knock Code™ to various models such as the G2 mini and L Series III. The Knock Code update allows user to unlock their phones using a customized “knock” pattern.
With recent consumer research showing that most users check and unlock their devices between 100 and 150 times a day, LG was inspired to further enhance its KnockON feature with a higher layer of security and convenience. Exclusive to LG Electronics, the Knock Code feature is an upgraded version of its previously launched KnockOn which enables users to unlock the phone’s display by a double tap pattern of their choice and without the need to click the power button found at the phone’s rear.
The consumer benefits of LG’s Knock Code include the ability to wake and unlock the phone simultaneously, providing more convenience and greater security over conventional password and pattern-based security options. In addition to being safer and more convenient, Knock Code is also more responsive compared to bio-recognition systems, which are more susceptible to variations in the environment.
With Knock Code, the smartphone display is divided into four invisible quadrants. The user taps or “knocks” anywhere from two to eight times in the quadrants in a specific sequence. With more than 86,000 possible variations, Knock Code offers a level of security far greater than other devices. LG has also equip Smartphones with sensors and algorithms to prevent the accidental activation of the home screen while the phone is in the pocket.
“LG engineers placed a great amount of emphasis on providing users with exceptional security and convenience when developing Knock Code,” said Managing Director of LG Electronics Levant Mr. Tae Hun Ryu, “Making Knock Code accessible to a wider audience is consistent with our direction to differentiate LG mobile devices on the basis of user experience.”
Knock Code was first announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC). The feature will be available on earlier smartphone models via a firmware update starting in April.