The Lockitron is a keyless dead
t 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.