Lockitron Wants To Replace Your House Keys With Your iPhone 5

Lockitron Wants To Replace Your House Keys With Your iPhone 5

There really aren’t that many home automation products that blow my mind, but Lockitron has got me drooling. I want to live in the future. A place where my cellphone is the only thing I need to carry with me. I hate carrying keys, and Lockitron just might help me ditch them completely with its simple keyless entry beauty that’s something out of Star Wars or Minority Report or any other sci-fi movie.

Lockitron is an attachment you can place on the back of any deadbolt lock in your house that allows you to lock and unlock it remotely via your smartphone. Better than that, if you have your iPhone 5 in your pocket when you approach a Lockitron deadbolt, you don’t have to even have to use your iPhone because it will detect you via Bluetooth 4.0 and unlock automatically.

You can share access to your lock with friends and family so that if you’re not at your house and want to let them in you don’t have to worry about getting them an extra key. The sharing access feature makes it perfect for Airbnb customers.

The best part about it though is that you don’t have to replace your current deadbolt. Lockitron fits over the inside of your deadbolt and you can take it off without any fuss. You’re probably thinking, “oh, but what happens when I spend a drunken night out on the town and come home with a dead iPhone battery and no keys?” Well, you can just send an SMS from your friend’s cellphone and have your door unlocked remotely.

Lockitron won’t launch until March 2013 but you can pre-order one right now on their website for $149.

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  • matrix3D

    “Well, you can just send an SMS from your friend’s cellphone and have your door unlocked remotely.”

    So basically as long as somebody can figure out the SMS number and your address they can just let themselves into your place whenever they please? I would hope there’s some sort of additional layer of authentication here…

  • Buster

    @matrix3D hopefully there’s an extra layer of authentication – maybe a PIN or password. I’ve never had my house broken into, so maybe I’m too trusting of society.

  • Mark Pelletier

    The inside unit looks a but clunky! I’ll wait for the slimmer v2.0! :)

  • Edgar Nelson

    There a lot of really good reasons to lock one’s home with an old fashioned analog- mechanical lock.

    Losing money or information to hackers is one thing. Being murdered in your sleep is another.

  • Robert Moore

    Fail !

  • JannaBird

    I know this from experience: If someone wants to break into your house they just kick a door or window in. Using a coded SMS would be too much work.

  • Cortney Sauk

    LOVE IT and I’ve already reserved mine!

    Although why they didn’t just do a Kickstarter I have no idea….

  • RyanRam80797249

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  • Lane Jasper

    WOW! This is pretty cool, but I wonder what security measure are in place? It seems like it’d be failry easy to get hacked or something I dunno. I want one!

  • Lane Jasper

    Time to fix my deadbolt…it sticks.

  • jonathann92

    There a lot of really good reasons to lock one’s home with an old fashioned analog- mechanical lock.

    Losing money or information to hackers is one thing. Being murdered in your sleep is another.

    No one wants to go and murder you in your sleep. If someone wanted to murder you they would just break down your door and murder you.

  • Pi-Chin Bianca Wang

    The idea is really cool but I’m wondering how many people will try this tiny box for their whole family safety?

  • Pi-Chin Bianca Wang

    The idea is really cool but I’m wondering how many people will try this tiny box for their whole family safety?

  • Sean_Mapstone

    What of your iPhone’s battery is dead. Your locked out . Lol. Fail

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