Are you (and your door) ready for smart keys?
The New York Times’ Farhad Manjoo with an interesting take on the new smart keys,and why you may be better off sticking to good old door locks & keys
You almost certainly don’t need a digital smart lock for your front door. Unless you run a boardinghouse or a bordello, it’s unlikely that you have gone looking for a convenient way to let strangers into your home when you’re away. Nor do you find keys very inconvenient. Keys are portable, they’re durable, they’re cheap to replace and everyone understands how to use them. Yay, keys.
So what explains the tech industry’s infatuation with smart locks, digital devices that can unlock your home using a smartphone? In the past couple of years, a spate of smart locks have hit crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, some winning multimillion-dollar payouts. And one hit lock, August, was created by the industrial designer Yves Béhar, did a pre-order last year and is went on sale to the general public this week.
And if you happen to get locked out… you can always call us for help!