Do You Wants To Replace Your House Keys With Your iPhone 5

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  1. MacWorld78, Oct 3, 2012
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  2. Adutrumque macrumors 65816

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    Thats amazing :D

    I will check it out. wonder how much it goes for.

    149 bucks.. Well - Thats okay I Guess.
     
  3. LaunchpadBS macrumors 6502a

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    I'm all for automation and hate keys but I'll wait till this method is tried and tested as being secure.
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Same here....I have no intention of trusting the key and entry capabilities of my home to the cloud, or to any third party....Yet.

    I also wonder about the insurance implications of using this system. As things stand I reckon your household provider isn't going to be big on the idea. either.
     
  5. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I don't see the point.
    At least my house key will still work even if my iPhone is dead. Additionally, I'm not sure that I trust the bluetooth to connect and unlock before I get to the door. Plus, turning the key takes 2 seconds?

    I'll keep my 150 and buy an SSD or something.
     
  6. matttye macrumors 601

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    These sorts of locks usually have a good old fashioned key as a backup.
     
  7. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    Most doors are easily breached no matter what lock it has on it. You house will be no safer. The difference is that you will not have keys to loose, just a phone:rolleyes:
     
  8. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Not ready for prime time, which has nothing to do with Apple & everything to do with reliability.
     
  9. jimmirehman macrumors 6502

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    I preordered mine last night!

    the fact of the matter is, is that lock companies have had no need to produce anything new. Our cars have had keyless entry for years, and just recently we started seeing proximity keys for vehicles, yet for some reason it never dawned on lock companies to bring that same tech to door locks elsewhere. this forces innovation in an arena where there is none. I applaud that.
     
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    One could also argue that it forces innovation in an arena that needs none.

    Advancements in other otherwise stagnant fields I appreciate (like the Nest thermostat), but this doesn't do much for me, personally. To each his own.

    Plus, the dudes in the video really creep me out.
     
  11. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I'd say it's ties for the worst idea with RFID passports and NFC.
     
  12. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    Some higher end cars already use RFID's instead of keys. I guess it kind of got its start there. Just a key fob in your pocket. If you have it, your door opens and the ignition button works. Don't see many problems with this as long as its secure. Just think - won't ever have to fumble groceries to unlock your door ever again :)
     
  13. armoredsaint macrumors regular

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    been using the liftmaster garage door app for a while now - works great :D
     
  14. Cabby macrumors regular

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    lol! :)
     
  15. Gage macrumors regular

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    Meh. I still have to carry my car keys (plus the other 6 keys that I forgot what they go to but afraid to toss), so one house key doesn't bother me.
     
  16. iregret macrumors 6502

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    I think it's neat that it alerts you when someone knocks, but I'm surprised you can't teach it a secret knock to unlock the door. I've seen cars that do this.
     
  17. NemesisR6 macrumors newbie

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    Anybody else automatically read the title of this thread in the voice of Toki Wartooth from Metalocalypse?
     
  18. darster Suspended

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    Don't forget to add the cost of batteries to this device. And what if the batteries die in the device, or become too weak to turn the lock?
     
  19. saccento macrumors 6502a

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    saw something similar on the show Shark Tank.
     
  20. iregret macrumors 6502

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    The batteries last about a year, and it warns you when they are low. Did you watch the video?
     
  21. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    something like that is way better IMO. I don't lock the garage door...just use the garage door opener.
     
  22. darster Suspended

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    Yea I did. The batteries could become too weak to turn the lock while you are away. Probably a strong spring inside that should be able to turn lock with the weakest of batteries.
     
  23. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    This is an awesome idea, I just don't trust it (yet).
     
  24. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    I'll tell you one thing- I'd GLADLY replace my car keys with my iPhone... I'm ALWAYS losing those and can (almost!) always find my phone!:)
     
  25. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    Wouldn't an iPhone under your front door mat make a noticeable bulge?




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