Bluetooth Lock/Unlock

SAL8116

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Jun 24, 2010
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Hey guys,
What products are you using for that? I'm not opposed to using a separate dongle if needed or using my Nexus 6 as the key for my Mac Mini.

I'd appreciate any feedback!!

Thanks!!
 

oneMadRssn

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I don't find bluetooth to be quick and reliable enough for this kind of use. I can sit down and type in my password a dozen times before a bluetooth discovers, pairs, handshakes, and does whatever else is needed.

Same with those bluetooth deadbolts for doors. I'll easily walk the ~30ft range of bluetooth, take out a key, and unlock the door, before it can connected and unlock.
 

SAL8116

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 24, 2010
198
7
Florida
I don't find bluetooth to be quick and reliable enough for this kind of use. I can sit down and type in my password a dozen times before a bluetooth discovers, pairs, handshakes, and does whatever else is needed.

Same with those bluetooth deadbolts for doors. I'll easily walk the ~30ft range of bluetooth, take out a key, and unlock the door, before it can connected and unlock.

True, but I'm looking from more of a security aspect. I'm even open to a USB approach if there is one. Just looking to make my computer more secure.
 

oneMadRssn

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True, but I'm looking from more of a security aspect. I'm even open to a USB approach if there is one. Just looking to make my computer more secure.
There are a few apps that do this with usb thumbdrives. USB Lock and TokenLock are just a few I've read about.

However, I don't believe any of those are necessarily more secure than just a good password and filevault.
 
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