The Urban August Story
Our story begins even before 2010. The founder, Marc, and his family had been experiencing a unique problem in which they could not find a good solution for- how to secure a French-door refrigerator. His younger brother, who has Downs Syndrome, would have irresistible urges to gorge on large quantities of food late at night. His family would commonly wake up to find startling amounts of food missing. This habit was not only unsustainable, but very dangerous. It is well known that some developmental disabilities lend themselves to very dangerous binge-eating habits. Our first idea was how to design a ‘fridge safe’ that would be large enough to fit in the standard American refrigerator. We also made a prototype of a modified luggage lock for French door handles- which worked quite well! With that, Urban August was born.
Our next move was to create a stronger cable lock, using several different strengths and lock options. Hence, our claim to fame is that we are the first company to modify a luggage & bike lock to fit a refrigerator. We wanted to get everything right: we even physically measured over 250 of the most popular refrigerator models in America to design our product. We also consulted with major refrigerator manufacturers to get things right.
To create a safer home, kitchen, office or medical facility by offering that extra level of security.