Forget The Keys And Combo, New Lock Opens With A Phone App
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By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — Soon, the lock and key may go the way of the typewriter.
A company called Fuz Designs has created a lock that opens without a key or a combination.
The Bluetooth-enabled lock, called Noke, can be connected to a user’s phone and will unlock when that person is within 10 feet of the lock.
The idea is to put an end to lost keys or forgotten combinations.
It is billed as the first ever wireless locking device.
The company also sells a cable to be used for securing bicycles.
Users can also be notified via a push alert on their phone when somebody opens the lock.
The free app used to link up the phone and lock offers a secure sharing feature, allowing multiple users access to the device.
If a phone is left behind, or the battery dies, users can set up a Morse Code-like access to open the lock by simply using a series of long and short taps on the top of the Noke.
Currently the Noke is only available through a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign.
With a $59 donation, Fuz will send one Noke. They will throw in the bicycle cable for a $79 donation.
The locks are scheduled to be delivered in February.