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May 18, 2011

Unlock Your Door with Your Phone

It's late, you're hammered. And you've lost your house keys? Still got your phone somehow but looks like yet another drunken camping night on the front stoop. With the Lockitron, you could have at least passed out in the foyer.

The Lockitron system by Apigy combines an electric deadbolt with a plug server connected via an Ethernet cable. You use your smartphone to communicate with the server controlling the lock over the web (the data is encrypted and avoids potentially dangerous Wi-Fi systems) to open or close the bolt. The Lockitron also has an available NFC option for select phones and accepts physical keys in the event of an emergency. Another interesting feature is the ability to make digital "keys" and send them via email to friends, relatives, or drunken exes.

The initial setup cost runs from $295-$500, so you're definitely going to be investing more than your average Schlage but how else will you be able to open your house like a Jetta? You can find it here.
 
 

19 comments:

slash971 said...

or you just put your phone under the door and pull it, works sometimes for me

Dejch said...

i would break down the door b4 i could unloack it with the phone

Ill said...

this is pretty tight lol. i wish i could do this

too bad my phone is even less reliable than my keys

Pappa Püllï said...

Awesome! Thats pretty nice

BigMike said...

Yes please ;) this is what i am talking about, Tech + everyday life

spaceman said...

Dope, that's a pretty sweet invention!

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Xenototh said...

This sounds like a terrible idea, at least to me. If it is electronic, someone can hack it. At least with normal keys, they have to kick my door down or be skilled at lock picking.

Kropah said...

Easy to hack, bad.

Blogging Skater said...

car theft will go up, but still a nice invention

Dudemeister said...

The FUTURE!

Trolske said...

Sounds kinda insecure...interfering the phone -> lock conecting and then copiing the signal....sounds awesome, but I'm not convinced yet.

G said...

nice - but no good for me...my phone is the first thing to get lost on a night out :)

Agent 001 said...

haha thats mint! I wish I could do that!

Zealot said...

Awesome idea. Will try to do that some day!

Zombie said...

I still like my old standard dead bolt!

Jay said...

$300? :|

Punk1119 said...

I can foresee having fun with this by hacking in to it with your computer: *some is trying to leave your house, lock door, unlock to screw with them, repeat.*

ThirtySeven said...

I foresee many bad things happening with this.

Nokel said...

holy shit, that's so fucking awesome, I would love to have this