Lockitron is introducing a new WiFi front door lock system that should work seamlessly with your existing from door lock, turning it into a home security system that can be managed from anywhere in the world via phone.
Unlike other tech-inspired locks, this does not replace your lock, it simply slips over top of it and is then managed through an Android app or web interface.
Once installed, you can use any Android smartphone to unlock the door easily through an app or via text message. You can manage users who have access to it, specify a time for those users to have access, maintain that list of users via web interface, unlock or lock using the same interface, or use Bluetooth 4.0 at your door, so that you no need to take your phone out.
Features of Lockitron:
1. Share access with family and friends:
You can easily invite your family, friends and guests to your Lockitron. Just enter their e.mail address or phone number.
2. Any phone works:
Lockitron is compatible with any smartphone. Older phones can use Lockitron through simple text message commands.
3. Wifi Built in:
Lockitron connects to the internet so you can control Lockitron and receive notifications from Lockitron anywhere in the world.
4. Battery life:
Lockitron’s batteries last for up to one year. It will even send you a notification when they are running low.
So, if you are a kind of person who tends to forget your keys back home, it is no big deal anymore! But don’t forget to take your phone. Just in case, if you lose your mobile you can log into your Lockitron account on web and change/remove the phones authorized to open your door.
This new Lockitron device is not out yet, but you can reserve one for $149. Interestingly it comes in three color variations you can choose any one from them as you like.