Lockitron: Use Your iPhone To Unlock Your Door

We have seen some pretty unique and innovative devices in our time such as the speakers in your sneakers and the no strings strumming with the Hyper Touch Guitar being just a few. Now we have something else to tell you about that we feel might get a bit of a mixed reception.

It’s the Lockitron where you can use your iPhone or any other phone for that matter to unlock your door. It sounds crazy doesn’t it, but this sort of device on your door is aiming to replace your keys with a simple text message. You can see some of the benefits of it such as if you aren’t in and one of your friends needs to pick up some stuff or something along those lines but you have to wonder just how secure it is.

Not only that but there’s an NFC option too as well as accepting the all important back up of a physical key! We first learned of this device through techcrunch.com where Alexia Tsotsis has added an article informing us of the ins and outs of it along with the other crucial piece of information… How much it will cost you.

The Lockitron has a price tag starting at $295 from their official website so if you are looking to pimp your door then you will need to cough up quite a lot of cash to do it. You can watch a video of it in action showing the texting method and also the NFC at the bottom of the article.

What do you think of the Lockitron? Do you have any issues about the device? Let us know in the comments section below.