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Hands-on with the Lockitron. Lock up your house with your smartphone. http://tcrn.ch/UT2Mrn 
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Nope, iPhones do not have NFC. Wonder how they will make this secure when using Bluetooth. NFC would have been a much better solution if you ask me.
 
What do you do if you're out of battery?
 
I think they will use an own protocoll on top of Bluetooth. So it should be basically safe. It depends on what you compare, the classic lock in the picture can surely be opened with a credit card...
 
That's cool,but how does it works?wireless connect to your home's route or a SIM card from your mobile provider?
 
Does the 'unlocking' happen via iPhone's 'slide' patent mechanism?
 
ok, steal my phone, unlock my apartment.... cool technology, but.....
 
Ignore the fact that anyone can get in your house with a rock, buy this electronic gadget.
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Cool..... Now #Apple or even #Google(if this device comes to android) can get into my house to gather even more data on me to make my user experience even better..........

Don't be shocked when your next App Download is given access to lock and unlock your house without asking for #permissions.
 
Overly complicated security problem.  If your phone can unlock it, so can everyone else who has a phone.  It's just radio signals.  There's a reason why the lock and key still exist.
 
Robbers paradise. This needs to be the safest technology yet (sarcasm)
 
But who's gonna pull that door to? lol
 
I did something similar 20years ago with radio shack telephone remote
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+Bruce Mcpherson: always keep a spare key in your bag / coat, this is a bonus helper for getting into your house / locking it remotely / etc. Also, it warns you when the battery is low ;-)
 
not at all. thats whats so sick sweet about it.
 
I think we dont need it even once in our life.... How bout when the battery is low?!
 
What happens when youre out of battery?
Troy gabie
 
This is a hacker's paradise gizmo. "I can open your house, look no hands"
 
No thanks you cant hack a key i see a 100% increase in appjackn for fools who use this you get what you deserve not to mention the maker of this app has acess to everybodys shit who uses the app.
 
most of them come in thru the window.. the best deterrent is to have no doors or windows? I cant see this catching on
 
It's a good idea as a backup. Sometimes one forgets to lock! Then this could work for a day, but I would still use the other lock!
 
Good idea in principal, I am sure it will have standard key function to resolve any power or stolen phone issues, and if it can work over wifi then it will help when :

- other occupant loses phone or key open remotely
- tradesman or none occupant requires entry to the house
- verify that the door is indeed locked
- possibly monitor when the door has been opened, when on holiday or away from the house or at night when in bed

as most burglaries are opportunistic, a passing tea leaf spotting an open window or door the problem does exist, this in some way could help with this with a similar device for windows then you could have something quite useful.

All that said price would be the issue
 
How does it stay functional? does it need charge?
 
My oh my, I already have a headache thinking about it...supposedly the initial idea of technology was to make life easer!! At times there things that just work fine the old fashion way.
 
If the door had USB connectivity, this could be the beginning of many things that the device can do for your door - security, weather outside, door bell, etc...
 
A lot of you are ignoring the fact that anyone can get into you house with a bump key if you have a normal lock.
 
Or how about a brick with a window haha.
 
Trusting or relying on a 'smart' phone (which is essentially an electronic toy) to do anything important is not wise.
Ryan Ng
 
What if you lose your phone or something? Or, worse, the battery consumption?
 
and braking a window and getting in your house is IMPOSSIBLE!!!!

if someone wants to go in your house.. they'll get in. this isn't a big security risk IMO. a potential hacker would also need to know you have one of these installed.
 
Why is everyone hating on innovation  No one is taking your lock and keys from you. 
 
I want one...
Where can I get them???
 
So to hack this they need your phone, you phones passcode, to open a normal lock you just need a standard bump key and just put the bump key in the lock and turn it.
 
Hate to think what will happen when your battery goes dead! Referring to your smartphone battery!
 
Kick starter project. Hopefully it gets the funding.
 
Schlage has had locks you could unlock from your smartphone for years. 
 
need everyone,we want to buy,but how..?
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Lohotron :D (loh = loser on russian language)
 
What is the world coming to...don't get me wrong I love my phone as much as the next person but this is going to far!!! What's wrong with a key? Is there anything that they don't want us to convert to more technology for...all about the money as usual to make the rich get richer....'Buy an I phone or you can't open your door'...really??
 
When you live in a three story townhomes, and a family member or friend comes ringing the doorbell, but you're cooking or busy doing something, a lock that can be opened from an app comes in pretty handy. 
 
And door bell integrated. 
 
They still sell push lawn mowers. Dare ya to say that product is better than an appropriate new lawn mower.

Cmon people - technology is here, use it to your advantage where feasible and cost effective.

I remember an uncle so effing cheap he'd drive across town to save 5 cents a gallon. Duh.
 
What is the world coming to...don't get me wrong I love my phone as much as the next person but this is going to far!!! What's wrong with a key? Is there anything that they don't want us to convert to more technology for...all about the money as usual to make the rich get richer....'Buy an I phone or you can't open your door'...really??
 
Great for handicap accessibility.
Monty K
 
Good idea but I lose my phone too much
Tin Le
 
I hope it will still work even when there is no power ;).
 
i'd like to see how this works.
 
i could just clone ur phone and ur house aint locked no more. hahha
 
Nice, but what if someone steal your smartphone? 
 
Meh.  I've got keypads on all my doors already.  Only problem I've had with them is the battery going down, but they start beeping very loudly when they start to, so not much of a problem.
 
Looks like something made by Fisher Price. 
 
That thing is ugly.  I would rather stand in the rain and use a key.  
 
+David Vazquez You could have this NFC and also an RFID, which requires no power, so you could still get in with a dead battery.
 
No more picking locks, it's all about hacking now. Too funny.
 
Just adopt a dog. Best investment in the world!
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