Business idea: Door system

Branch: Security or building services engineering

Year founded: 2017

The founders from the University of Hamburg have developed a door system that relies on individually generated QR codes, a compact scanner and a clear management portal instead of key


Comydo: The practical key-free gatekeeper

Julian Wulf (left) and Felix Ueckermann (right) studied business informatics at the University of Hamburg and share a strong professional interest in the automation and optimization of processes.

With Comydo, Uniberry GmbH has developed a system that provides suppliers and service providers with orderly access to the entrance area of apartment buildings. Comydo adds a barcode scanner and an Internet connection to the bell system of an apartment building. Parcel carriers can use it to read the shipment number of a delivery. If the parcel is intended for a resident of the house, Comydo opens the front door and the parcel carrier can enter the stairwell to deposit the parcel at a suitable location. Originally the project was called CiDO, however with the conclusion of the last financing round one decided for a Re-Branding: In the long term one expects thereby the structure of a strong mark with recognition value.

Both founders studied economical informatics at the University of Hamburg and divide a occupation-conditioned strong interest in automation and optimization of operational sequences. Julian Wulf received his doctorate after his studies at the Institute for Logistics and Transport where he gained deep insights into the working methods and problems of the logistics industry. In addition, he has been involved in industry associations for a long time and has been able to build up a resilient network. His observations of the industry regularly focused on delivery on the “last mile” and the high associated costs. This is where the foundation stone for the project was laid.

His fellow student Felix Ueckermann contributed decisively to the further development of the system and implemented important parts of it exemplarily in the context of his bachelor thesis at the institute. Already during his studies Felix came into contact with logistics and finally dealt intensively with this topic in his bachelor thesis. The focus was always on using suitable technologies to solve problems – but always with an eye to their effects on the socio-technical system surrounding them. In the course of his studies he was able to acquire a broad basic knowledge here

The cloud-based technology used in the access management system developed by Uniberry GmbH fits seamlessly into the processes of logistics companies: “We benefit from the ongoing digitalization of the industry. Only in this way was it possible to create a system that is accepted by all major competitors in the industry. The integration is usually based on existing interfaces and the operative handling succeeds in practical operation without costly training measures,” explains Julian Wulf. Since the consignees do not have to accept the consignments personally, deliveries are also possible in the early hours of the morning, i.e. outside rush hours. “On the one hand, this reduces the load on the transport infrastructure and, on the other hand, opens up new opportunities for innovative services in other sectors as well,” says Felix Ueckermann. Food deliveries at night make the choice of expensive time windows superfluous and the delivery of products from local retailers is also simplified. In building management, Cido opens the front door for the caretaker or plumber and at private parties guests receive temporary digital keys.