Familiar with that annoying phrase, the “Internet of Things”? Well, you’re about to be. You don’t need a metal key for your lock anymore—just install Kevo ($ Inquire) and you’re set.
Here’s how it works: You get all new locks on your door. You want in, you tap the lock with your finger, your lock sends out a signal, and the signal interacts with approved smartphones, thus opening the door. You put all your family-members, roommates, bang-buddies smartphones (only iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, and 5s at the moment) on the plan, and the door opens for them. Someone needs in but doesn’t have a phone? They get a key fob.
Also, for you paranoid types, your Kevo app will tell you when the system is being accessed, effectively updating you whenever your door lock in engaged.
On the one hand, sweet. On the other, we sure are lucky we grew up before all this stuff. How are teenagers supposed to lie to their parents and sneak off to their girlfriend’s house now? Exactly.