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  • Keyless Entry and Remote Door Locking Comes to the iPhone with Lockitron


    Lockitron has recently announced a new hardware product that attaches to most deadbolt locks and allows doors to be locked and unlocked via an iPhone app. The new product also seems to take advantage of Bluetooth 4.0 to unlock doors when a registered iPhone 4S or 5 approach the door. The whole concept is pretty nifty and if you find yourself to be a tech-savvy person (which you probably are – why else would you be reading ModMyi?) than this may be something you might like.

    The company previously offered a lock which was a full replacement for the entire lock and handle, an idea that made it nearly impossible to use for people who rent. This new iteration of the device attaches to a deadbolt without any permanent changes, giving renters the opportunity to finally use it. Users can unlock their doors via the Lockitron app, an SMS message, or by using Bluetooth 4.0 to unlock it wirelessly, all of which seem to be pretty nifty ways of unlocking doors. The wow-factor that will keep guests surprised and the convenience it can provide to users seems quite attractive. You can watch a video of the product below:



    If you are interested in getting your hands on one of these, the company seems to be taking preorders for the device, which is priced at $149. It should be noted that the company won’t be taking any payments until the device is ready. As of right now, Lockitron expects the first 1,000 units to be ready for shipment by March of 2013, so if you decide to pre-order, you’ll still have to wait for quite some time.

    Source: Lockitron
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Keyless Entry and Remote Door Locking Comes to the iPhone with Lockitron started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. Raybeast's Avatar
      Raybeast -
      Love the concept!
    1. Nickothasicko's Avatar
      Nickothasicko -
      I don't get why the you tube links don't work for me when i tap on them from my iPhone. Any help appreciated. Says "the URL cant be shown". Do I need a tweak or Third party app perhaps?
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Are they really any better than the kwikset models out there already? If you rent, just save the old doorknob to reinstall, and the kwikset ones have smart keys that can be rekeyed to match a key u already have. With Bluetooth it sounds like it'll eat your batteries up in a day...
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Way too expensive for just a Bluetooth sensor and a motor, and my dad still has a BlackBerry. Not happening
    1. runey71's Avatar
      runey71 -
      Love it At least right up until my phone goes flat and I get the axe out to open the door LOL Still very cool idea.
    1. dannyrocket's Avatar
      dannyrocket -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nickothasicko View Post
      I don't get why the you tube links don't work for me when i tap on them from my iPhone. Any help appreciated. Says "the URL cant be shown". Do I need a tweak or Third party app perhaps?
      Same here, shows~ Error-can't open page. SMH.
    1. iamFail's Avatar
      iamFail -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nickothasicko View Post
      I don't get why the you tube links don't work for me when i tap on them from my iPhone. Any help appreciated. Says "the URL cant be shown". Do I need a tweak or Third party app perhaps?
      No it's because modmyi is still living in the past and doesn't know how to keep their forum code up to todays standards. Ever since they switched to this awful new format of the site about a year or so ago this place has been pretty much FAIL
    1. Jokadaking's Avatar
      Jokadaking -
      The Youtube link never works in this app
    1. plumoso's Avatar
      plumoso -
      No support for iPhone 5 (update for the big screen) u tube never work ,,, what happen here modmyi is going to sh..,
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      I think it's silly that its shaped like an iPhone...
    1. soldoutluck's Avatar
      soldoutluck -
      as people have said the concept is awesome, however I hope it looks nothing like the one showed.
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      So how does it power up? Do you have to remove it & charge it periodically? The playskool blue has to go!
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      I saw this idea pitched on an episode of Shark Tank? is this the same company?
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      I think it's silly that its shaped like an iPhone...
      They should be careful using those rounded corners like that!
    1. posrjak's Avatar
      posrjak -
      Off topic, but come on Moderators, when oh when will we get an update for this app. Love the site, hate the app more and more everyday.
      Any one recommend another site with a better app; sorry modmyi :-(?
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by posrjak View Post
      Off topic, but come on Moderators, when oh when will we get an update for this app. Love the site, hate the app more and more everyday.
      Any one recommend another site with a better app; sorry modmyi :-(?
      Where's the petition for an app update? I'll sign it!
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      I have an idea based off of this (actually the key FOB door lock at Costco) but my idea has a lot more integrated into it.

      Wish I knew how to code cuz I could make a running model of my invention but creating an App for it is a whole nother ballgame...
    1. bobsco's Avatar
      bobsco -
      Pretty amazing.....
    1. iRevival's Avatar
      iRevival -
      Completely awesome, but thats a pretty steep price for 1 door. I'd pay that for a set of them, but not 1.
    1. andygev35's Avatar
      andygev35 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Nickothasicko View Post
      I don't get why the you tube links don't work for me when i tap on them from my iPhone. Any help appreciated. Says "the URL cant be shown". Do I need a tweak or Third party app perhaps?
      Use the button at the top right, select "MORE", then "Open in Safari". The YouTube link will work from there.