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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. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Quote Originally Posted by iamFail View Post
      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
      You're the stupid one, the code they have is an embed code, so you can view it in your browser.

      To view it on the iPhone, click the link in the source dumbasss
    1. p1mpdog1's Avatar
      p1mpdog1 -
      HUH??? Thinking of trying one...LOL
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Most security systems already do this..
    1. krayzeeman's Avatar
      krayzeeman -
      If your phone gets stolen the thief also has access to your home, and you yourself can't get in anymore.
      Better not lose it....

      What's next? Start your car with an iApp?
    1. fahad20's Avatar
      fahad20 -
      Quote Originally Posted by krayzeeman View Post
      If your phone gets stolen the thief also has access to your home, and you yourself can't get in anymore.
      Better not lose it....

      What's next? Start your car with an iApp?
      There already is an app Viper SmartStart for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
    1. Ruffy559's Avatar
      Ruffy559 -
      Pretty soon youll be able to do EVERYTHING with a iphone.... This is the world I dream of
    1. Atom2215's Avatar
      Atom2215 -
      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?
      Open in safari Then YouTube link.
    1. antonybasso's Avatar
      antonybasso -
      great concept very pretyy !
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fahad20 View Post
      Got that. It's sweet!
    1. skiptowncat's Avatar
      skiptowncat -
      So to lock the door you have to unlock your phone, start the app and then press a button? Seems easier just to use a key like we did in the olden days!!
    1. soldoutluck's Avatar
      soldoutluck -
      Quote Originally Posted by krayzeeman View Post
      If your phone gets stolen the thief also has access to your home, and you yourself can't get in anymore.
      Better not lose it....

      What's next? Start your car with an iApp?
      That's why you wipe your phone with FindMyi app, or locate them and direct the authority's to their location
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by krayzeeman View Post
      If your phone gets stolen the thief also has access to your home, and you yourself can't get in anymore.
      Better not lose it....
      We should always have a 'backup' key in case of electronic failures.

      My idea uses WiFi instead...

      If the phone was lost you can either:
      -Wipe the phone
      or
      -Change your WiFi password

      Then the thief can't unlock the door because they can't connect to your personal WiFi network!
    1. pichito's Avatar
      pichito -
      Quote Originally Posted by soldoutluck View Post
      That's why you wipe your phone with FindMyi app, or locate them and direct the authority's to their location
      wouldn't that be the kick in the nuts... launch FindMyi app.. only to find out he's in your house... haha that's great...
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      Too easy to hack with a JB device.