The Lockitron is a keyless deadbolt that works in tandem with your smartphone, offering nerds everywhere futuristic security to protect their fortress’ of solitude. Equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC, it can be programmed so that the user can either simply walk up to the door or wave their smartphone over it. No Ali Baba type riddles needed.
It also boasts the ability to lock your desired door from anywhere in the world. One of the drawbacks however is that the Lockitron is battery powered, but with ‘intelligent power management’ it can, unbelievably last for an entire year. It will also send the user a message that a battery change is needed, as well as letting the user be notified once the door has been locked or opened without supervision.
This is Lockitron’s only product at the moment and it will be shipped once a 1000 unit mark has been reached for pre-order. It retails for around US$149, but that price should drop when sales start to rise. It makes sense in a lot of ways, for vacationers, landlords or those who have a small armory/nuclear holocaust bunker in their basement.
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