UniKey’s New Downtown Office
UniKey, an Orlando-based developer of smart locks and access control systems, moved into downtown Orlando from Winter Park this past October. UniKey’s first month in the office was plagued by water damage from a burst pipe above their first floor residency in a beautiful brick industrial building on West Jefferson Street. Fortunately, the team was able to bounce back relatively quickly and allowed us to take a tour.
The office is magnificent, plainly put, full of exposed brick, wooden columns, and natural light. Everyones’ enthusiasm appeared exceptionally high between employees zipping around on hoverboards, and flying minidrones. It’s evident the UniKey team knows how to balance work and play, placing a game-filled media room in between the QA testing room and the product testing room. Our favorite part of the UniKey space is the mechanical drawings of locks that hang in the UniKey walls, illustrating just how little innovation has occurred in the industry since the 1920s. Like all of the photo tours we have been apart of this year, the UniKey space was truly unique.
Despite their water woes, UniKey is having a big year. The firm was named to the OBJ’s top three VC deals of 2015 after receiving a $10 million investment in April. Following the investment UniKey made 25 new hires, bringing their number of employees close to 55. UniKey plans to hire another significant number of employees in 2016, after almost doubling in size during 2015. UniKey will continue to make noise in the Central Florida tech arena, especially heading into CES 2016 (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas beginning January 7th.
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