Posted May 8th, 2014 @ 07:58pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I've often wondered how and when we're going to have home security systems that are a bit more complex than a metal key1. After all, they're not exactly difficult to defeat - they can be picked, keys can be lost or easily stolen and copied, etc.
But what's the alternative? How about… this: Kwikset Kevo Single Cylinder Satin Nickel Bluetooth Enabled Deadbolt for iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S and Included FOB-925 KEVO DB 15 at The Home Depot?
So… rather than using a metal key (which comes with the system), you need to have a big key fob or your charged phone in the vicinity. And hope that the batteries haven't died in either. And hope that nobody has Bluejacked you. And that you can pair your phone, and remember to do so when you get a new phone.
Something tells me most people will just… continue to use the metal key.
- Then again, it's a testament to the general "goodness" of people that we really only protect ourselves and our "stuff" with simple metal keys.↩