At this point one would expect domotics to be much more widespread and our homes to be at least as intelligent as our phones. But although this is still a pending subject of the XXI century, little by little more interesting solutions (although at little popular prices) to automate our houses begin to stand out.
So, now we add one more to the wishlist formed by solutions such as the Nest thermostat, the Belkin WeMo plug controller or Philips Hue bulbs. This is Kwikset’s Kevo electronic lock, capable of being paired with our iPhone so that we can open or close the door simply by touching it with a finger without even taking the phone out of the pocket.
The lock works via Bluetooth 4.0 and an application available for iPhone 4S/5, making our phone your key. When you approach your finger, the lock automatically connects to your phone using military-grade encryption to verify your public and private keys, and if you have permission, it opens or closes accordingly.
With an autonomy of up to one year using four AA batteries, the Kevo lock also has the possibility of using a normal key (a pity that so we can see is not a security key) to unlock the door, but the most interesting thing is certainly not to save a turn of the wrist, but to facilitate access to our home when we have our hands occupied or even open it remotely for another person or temporarily authorize their terminal.
The cases in which this can be useful are multiple and very diverse. From a party that guests can access even if we had to go out to look for something at the last minute, to allowing a family member to come by the house to pick up or leave something for us, to other cases in which it might be convenient to add some IP cameras to the set to allow a messenger to leave the package at the entrance or the gas technician to check the installation while we are not at home.
Curious at least in the absence of knowing its price and availability to be able to evaluate to what extent it can be noticed. What do you think? Would you trust the access to your house to your telephone?