What if Signal, Slack, and Box had a baby?

I caught up with some family members over Thanksgiving and the conversation turned to LockDown. They’re pretty business savvy, so they understood when I jokingly described LockDown as “Signal, Slack and Box having a baby.”

They seemed intrigued when I described how LockDown combined the best parts of those systems into one private, secure place for collaboration and file storage.

Over the last 2 weeks we’ve seen a big uptick in users, so I thought it might be helpful for me to share how I use the personal version of LockDown with our new users and audience.

LockDown Personal solves three big problems for me:

  1. I need to have certain information at my fingertips and within my control, no matter where I go.
  2. I want to be able to privately communicate and share files without my stuff being viewed by or forwarded to unauthorized parties.
  3. I want my family to have one place to securely and easily get access to everything they need (especially if something happens to me).

I use LockDown Vaults to solve these problems and to consolidate my important information into one place. You can think of Vaults as secure containers where you can store files and, if you choose, bring people in and out to collaborate.

Vaults work, if you’re familiar with the term, like virtual SCIFs. You control everything in your Vaults – who can enter, what they can do inside, and when they leave.

These are a few of the Vaults that I have set up in my personal account:

  • Family Info: Social security numbers, insurance cards, pictures of our credit cards, etc.
  • Family Trust Docs: Directives, POA, DNR, etc.
  • Investments (Public): Statements, account numbers, logins, etc.
  • Investments (Private): Real estate, stock options, autos, jewelry, business, etc.
  • Investments (Crypto): Private keys, cold storage wallet PINs, etc.
  • Life Insurance Contracts
  • Medical Info
  • Other Business Records: Contracts, proposals, etc.
  • Passwords: Backup my password manager, other passwords
  • Tax Returns (Archived)
  • Tax Returns (Current Year): Info I’ll share with my accountant

When I want to have a private conversation, I use LockDown Chats.

Having spoken to many of our users, they use Chats to message about:

  • Relationships
  • Planning secret events
  • Family topics
  • International communication
  • Politics
  • Travel itineraries
  • Business deals
  • And more.

With LockDown, it’s safe and easy to communicate and access my private information from my phone or laptop. I have the confidence that only me and my intended recipients can access my stuff, so I remain in control.

Also, if anything were to happen to me, my family could access everything that they would need by going through our shared Vaults. It’s nice to have the peace of mind that everything is safe, private and accessible (to only the right people) in one place.

If you’d like to try lockdown, head to getlockdown.com/download and get started today for FREE.

A.J. Auld is the CEO of LockDown, an all-in-one platform to safely store, share and communicate with complete privacy. Prior to LockDown, A.J. founded several successful companies including Distributed Alpha, a cryptocurrency investment firm; Bright Discounts, a fundraising company; and Titanium Lacrosse, a sports management company, which was acquired in 2015. A.J was a Columbus Business First “Forty under 40” awardee and earned a degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Miami University.

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