Our Vision


To change the way people experience access to physical spaces, indoor and out.



The Nexkey Story


At the start, we wanted to simply rid the world of endless keys - to the house, garage, office, storage units, file cabinets, the list goes on. Even those mystery keys you keep buried in a drawer until you remember where they belong.  Our team set out to replace all keys, keycards, and fobs with one app.

While we know that one day keys will be replaced completely by the smartphone, we believe Nexkey goes beyond just the key and lock.

Besides unlocking any door, Nexkey allows you to easily control access and gain insight to every kind of workspace with one platform.  Smarter access allows you to focus on what you do best - running your business.





Eric Trabold


Eric came to Nexkey with the vision to disrupt an industry that hasn't changed for hundreds of years, which is using keys to gain access to physical spaces.

His vision is to build a platform that is so reliable, secure and simple that his own family and friends use it every day.

In a career journey that began with the transition from Computer Engineer to award winning young Sales Professional, Eric’s progressive, analytical mindset and passionate pursuit of excellence, predicted his emergence in management and executive roles.

Eric came to Nexkey after heading Sales, Marketing & Business Development at Avegant, the leader in Light Field Display Technology for Mixed Reality. Prior to that he was VP Sales & Business Development for the acclaimed Security Software provider, Avira.


Will Rehlich

Head of Hardware

Will joined Nexkey when the product was only a proof of concept. It was easy to see that the impact of simplified and flexible mobile access control. Will believes  Nexkey is the solution to help simplify access control for both customers and installers.

Prior to Nexkey, Will held various engineering roles of in R&D and Manufacturing for startups developing medical devices (Therapeutic Hypothermia capital equipment, Wearable Hypertension treatment) and biotech instrumentation.  

Will leads the Hardware team at Nexkey, everything from developing the product design  to overseeing the manufacturing and installation of Nexkey’s product. Will is extremely proud of the industry awards Nexkey has already won (Red Dot, CES Innovation, ISC West Best New Access Product) and is excited to show off new products in the pipeline. 


Sydney Pang

Head of Software

Sydney believes that everyone should benefit from innovations in technology. He was drawn to Nexkey's vision to make access control a reality for small and large businesses alike and believes Nexkey can become the standard by which all access control systems are measured.

Sydney came to Nexkey from security industry giant, Sophos, where he worked on their fastest growing product, Sophos Central. Prior to that he was a founding member of a network-security startup, Mojave Networks which was acquired by Sophos.

Sydney loves technologies that revolutionize age-old systems, but also has a fond appreciation for elegant designs that stand the test of time. At Nexkey he enjoys the reality of both.



Nexkey not only has found great investors but also great partners to change access management for every workplace.