Lock down: App offers smart security by phone

10 : 10 : 2012 Smart : Home : Devices

US – A new smart door lock called Lockitron lets people control who enters their house remotely, tells them when visitors knock, and sends alerts when family members arrive home.

The device is controlled through an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, and unlocks the door using Bluetooth when it senses you are near. The lock has its own WiFi network, so it operates even if your home internet is unavailable.

This is a well-executed example of The Internet of Things in its early stages. For more on how this will affect the home of the future, read our Future Family macrotrend.

You have 2 free News articles remaining. Sign up to one of our membership packages from just £100 a month.
View Subscription Offers Sign in

What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies to enable the use of our platform’s paid features and to analyse our traffic. No personal data, including your IP address, is stored and we do not sell data to third parties.

Learn more