‘Lockitron’ will provide keyless entry to your home. Genius or stupid? (Video)

I honestly can’t make up my mind. This seems like it could be one of those “technology for technology’s sake” inventions, but it also feels like it might revolutionize the door-opening industry forever. What do you guys think?

  • 16inchzipper

    I'd buy one.

    • wantomas

      Never would have thought this would be useful.. Until I got a Lexus with proximity unlocking and push button start. Once you get used to the awesomeness that is operating a car without taking the keys out of your pocket, it gets weird not being able to do so. I bet the same will go for this. Plus a banana piano? Done.

    • BOOM!

      Good, give hackers all sorts of access to get into your house.

      • Bigdaddy

        They said its encrypted with the same technology that banks uses, do you would think if someone is smart enough to hack the lockotron (which is a stupid name btw) they wont be spending their time hacking bank accounts with a lot more money then my 200$ playstation 3.

        Cool Idea, i hope it makes it to Canada. Vive la Chivette!

  • david

    Of course this is useful. I’ve always wanted to use bananas that play close encounters theme.

  • sidekickk

    This has first world problems written all over it

  • Nick D

    I would get 1 in a heartbeat

  • teight

    seems legit

  • Soldasd
  • http://twitter.com/JordanTurnip @JordanTurnip

    why does that little boy have a hairy chest?

    • sagasha

      no shit. he scared me right outta there. somebody send him a BFM shirt on the double!

  • Art

    They tried to make it like an apple product with the music and chair interviews. Not sure how all that beats a key. Way to make unlocking a door more complicated!

  • Dylan

    Sounds great.. until your phone gets stolen.. ."hi welcome to my stuff please enter and get shot."

    • Listen

      Well they did say if you lose your phone you can disable it

      • EpicFacePalm

        yeah from the laptop that is registered with the acct which is locked inside your house.

        So instead of a spare key in a fake rock I've got to stash a spare phone under the doormat?

        • no you idiot

          You dont need a laptop that is registered… you just need a browser, it can be ANY laptop, ANY desktop, ANY mobile device with internet access…

          It is way simpler than replacing a stolen key, and I do think it is safer. Unless it is hackable, then… it would just suck.

          Anyway, I would buy one, seems very cool.

  • Acid Burn

    hackers are going to have a field day with this. nothing is fully encrypted.

    • Matt P

      It's easier to break in the traditional way (lock pick, broken window, etc.) than to sit there and hack a 256-bit aes encryption!

  • http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.davis.3998 Elizabeth Davis

    I'm trying to figure out what's difficult about carrying a key. Too small? Too light weight? Doesn't require technology?

    Just seems like we're getting so caught up in everything having to incorporate our phone or use of the Internet. Eventually, we won't have to speak, interact or think.

    I'd like to keep some parts of life human.

    • moogle

      And I don't know about anyone else, but when I run, I don't want to take my phone with me. I don't mind a key, but my phone is bulky in comparison. Plus, do I have to buy an iPhone in order to use?

      • hit

        it says it's compatible with all phones…duh!

        • Tim the Timid

          So it will work with my Nokia 3310?

          • Placek

            Yes it will, you can use it via text messages.

    • Yum Yum Roll

      This isn't the way I look at it. I'm so anal retentive that when I can't remember if I locked the deadbolt at home, it drives me absolutely batshit insane for the rest of the day.

      • Wait who?

        Anal.

    • Very Nice

      For someone like me that travels all the time and has different friends stopping by needing to get into my house or to stay while I am gone this is amazing that I can unlock the door from where ever I am!

  • Richard

    All that innovation…and they came up with "Lockitron." Was "lockomatic" already trademarked?

  • plugg

    With Lockitron, can you keep someone in as well? If so, then now I have a use.

  • Mikeshard

    Looks like a crappy unikey. http://www.unikeytech.com/

  • Winston

    The "fits over your current deadbolt" thing , are all deadbolts on American doors the exact same size and shape for this product work ? . I live in Europe so I don't know but were I live none of the doors I have to open at work or at home have that deadbolt. In fact the only ones I've seen close to that design are the locks on the bathroom stalls.

    • Bud

      In America we all have exactly the same deadbolt on our doors. We are also obese and watch nothing but Baywatch.

    • 'Merica

      That is a pretty universal dead bolt here in america

  • grumpy

    "I honestly can't make up my mind; what do YOU guys think?"
    Um, we think you should stuff blatantly pimping commercials disguised as "awesome, design, tech, video" Chive content.

  • JT006

    So erm…when your phone runs outta battery, how do you open the door then? Wouldn't you still have to carry your keys around…just in case? And if so, why then would I want two ways to enter my door when I already have keys to it..

    • Mark

      yeah it'd be crappy if you had a big night out and you come home the next day and your battery's out.

    • Brendan

      Agreed!

  • happyscrappyheropup

    So…. some idiot with a lockitron loses their phone….
    The person who finds it now magically has the key to their house, and probably knows where there house is because an idiot who doesn't put a lock on their phone would also tag themselves at home on facebook….

    • derp

      I don't lock my phone you might be amazed to know I don't tag myself on facebook either.

  • mali

    and what if you phone battery dies?

  • http://beerandstupidity.blogspot.com/ BeerAndStupidity

    Exellent! Now you can loose your phone… and your home .

  • Nberkoff

    One step closer to full on Star Trek doors. I'm in.

  • https://www.facebook.com/jared.d.sweet Jared D. Sweet

    These guys are very smart and it's a clever idea, but there are just so many things that could go wrong. Someone will come up with a way to jailbreak this and then it's game on for easy access to the house

  • emini

    i just want a driverless car so i can sleep on my way to work

  • chelsea_dagger

    They already have phone apps that set your alarm. Why not one that actually locks the door?

  • Carter2

    And all this time I have been hiding my key under my mat when people come into town like a sucker. I could be spending at least around a hundred dollars to let them in!

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