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Bluetooth Home Lock

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.

Footnotes

  1. 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.

2 Responses to "Bluetooth Home Lock"

  1. You missed two of the best parts with the Kevo. You actually have to touch the lock to get it to unlock. Not just get close to it which is stupid. And the best part is that they charge you for ekeys!

    I'd love to have something like this but none of the current solutions are there yet. I looked into them a few months back. I was hoping Nest would do one before the buyout. It would be really nice for stuff like letting friends have access or for when my cleaning lady comes by.

  2. One can hope that Apple's thumbprint tech may make it in to places, or possibly temporary codes. Everyone in the house could have a code, and you could assign a code to work between the hours of 2pm and 4pm, perhaps even on a schedule, or as a one-time thing.

    Then again, KISS = metal keys, and they seem to work just fine…


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