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Your New House Key Is A Smartphone

  • May 14, 2013

by Shilpi Paul

Your New House Key Is A Smartphone: Figure 1
Kwikset’s Kevo

Two new devices will make forgetting your house keys an old-fashioned problem.

First, Kwikset has introduced a lock that can be unlocked with your smartphone.

The Kevo doesn’t require knowing a code or even pressing a button: you just touch your phone to the traditional-looking lock, and it opens. The new technology also allows you to send electronic keys to people who need to get into your home. Right now, the Kevo will only be compatible with the iPhone 4s and 5s, and is scheduled to be released this summer.

Next, Schlage has just introduced a touchscreen deadbolt. The high-tech device, in addition to having a touch screen number pad option, acts as a security device and alerts homeowners when anyone tampers with it. The touchscreen can hold a few different codes throughout the day, allowing owners to selectively let in folks, like house cleaners, who need to come by at a certain time of day.

Like the Kevo, Schalge’s device is also controlled via a smartphone or a tablet.

Readers, what do you think of these new technologies? Would you feel safer if one was installed at your house or are they just a recipe for disaster?

See other articles related to: touchscreen deadbolt, the kevo, schlage, kwikset

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