Kevo uses your Apple iPhone to unlock your front door

Kevo uses your Apple iPhone to unlock your front door
How would you like to open your front door by merely tapping the lock with your Apple iPhone 5 or Apple iPhone 4S? That is the function of Kevo, a new lock available later this summer from Kwikset. And if you don't have your phone with you, the Kevo Fob is included with the lock. If you touch the Fob to the lock, it will open. In fact, you can even leave the Fob in your pants and touch the lock with your finger to unlock the door.

In conjunction with the free Kevo app, you can send out an electronic key to friends, family and loved ones who don't have a key to your house, but do have a compatible smartphone. This temporary key only will work for a limited period of time. And since Kevo is also a mechanical lock, if nothing seems to work, you can still use a regular key to get in the house.

Two AA batteries will keep the lock operating for about a year. While there is no precise launch date or pricing information available, you can register your email address with Kevo to receive notifications via email. To do so, simply click on the sourcelink.

source: Kevo via TUAW

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1. gaurang

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 16, 2012

first world problems and their people are lazy to open their front doors....wonder where all of this will lead to...

2. Lift_Off

Posts: 152; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

The ability to send someone and E-Key is definitely not a lazy thing but something that could be really practical

3. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

exactly what i was thinking. i hate having to give my parents my key when they come over to watch the kids... they are morons for making it Apple friendly only

4. ndrey

Posts: 41; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

OMG this is cool stuff

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