Photo courtesy of Schlage
It’s dark. Your hands are full. You’re standing in front of your door. You’re fumbling for your keys in the very large purse you’ve been meaning to clean. You’re cursing under your breath because nobody bothered to turn an outdoor light on. You can’t see anything. You’re unaware if the neighborhood skunk is hiding in your bushes. You start breathing faster. Now you start moving things frivolously around in your purse. You just broke a damn manicured nail. You’re pissed. The thought of the skunk comes back in your head. A light finally opens in the house. Somebody is walking towards the door and you just found your keys! Does this happen much?
Let me introduce you to the new generation of door locks — that is “keyless” door locks. Standing in front of you door searching for keys is a thing of the past. Check out what’s trending!
Goji Smart Lock: keyless entry via close proximity to your smartphone. Automatically takes a picture of the person at your door and sends it to your mobile. Retail price: $279
Lockitron: installs over your current deadbolt lock, letting you control access to your front door from your smartphone. Retail price: $179
Schlage Camelot Touchscreen: create your own unique password to enter your home. It features a build-in alarm that sense movement & an option to create a lock schedule based on certain days at specific times. Also compatible with smartphones. Retail Price: $319
Kwikset Kevo: keyless entry using either a fob or smartphone with one simple touch. Retail price: $219
Biometrick Fingerpint Door Lock: simply unlock your door with the touch of your fingerprint. Add up to 90 different users. This also features a pin code and mechanical key for additional access methods. Retail price: $199
I actually bought the Schlage Camelot Touchscreen system you have pictured above a month ago. Very good system, it’s so liberating not to have to worry about keys anymore! Especially when carrying items, fiddling with keys was so annoying. Great for going keyless on a jog as well.I want to get one of these as well: http://www.micasaverde.com/controllers/veralite/ so that I can get notified if someone tries to break into my house, or so I can assign temporary access codes to people.
Thanks for comment Michael! I know a couple of people using this system and think it’s great!
If my house didn’t cost less than one of the Kardashian’s car, I would totally buy one. As cool as it is, it wouldn’t be a great investment for my home. Someday though! I’m not tech obsessed per se, but I do very much appreciate and LOVE gadgets like these. I’d likely go with the Goji.
Gloria you are too funny! I like the Goji as well. I was sold at the instant picture messaging!
Biometric technology is being used more and more consistently these days. We can see the use of such technology in time and attendance systems, where employees clock in and out with a facial, handprint, or fingerprint scan. I love the idea of having this luxury as so do many others who enjoy the convenience of not pulling out their keys every trip to their door.
However, there is still a bit uncertainty behind the security of automation. We still see credit card fraud on a rise, which is supposed to be the most secure, even with a pin or chip card! A fingerprint access system to your homes can still be hacked and tampered with even to this present day in 2013. Maybe in the next 10 years or so, security behind these systems will improve and will become the norm for all households.
Personally, I hope to see this happen soon, I am one of the many people who like the Goji!
Thanks for the comment David! I most certainly agree with you. These systems do have their share of pros and cons that’s for sure! I would love to see these systems evolve over the years and most importantly, help bring down our property crime rate in Canada.
Hi there! I just hopped over from Amy’s blog, I love your stool. So I had to check out your office reno. And it is stunning! What a dream space to work in. And I’d love to go keyless! We are in and out of our house so much, it’d be much easier to leave those clunky things behind! Cheers
Thanks so much Elisa for stopping by and for your wonderful comments!