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Date: 01/20/11 07:54 AM

56 Responses to Lock On Door Is Opened By Texting It

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2011 at 7:55 am
    Link: Lock On Door Is Opened By Texting It - Oh man, if this technology goes mainstream, there are so many practical uses for it.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 20, 2011 at 8:04 am
    his wife`s legs do the same thing.
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    Sinn Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 8:14 am
    I see this being remodelled and used on new locks in the future. I`m calling it.
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    koolnews Male 30-39
    44 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 8:14 am
    what for?
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    Lblaxplaya20 Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 8:21 am
    I can see this being very dangerous.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 8:24 am
    Great, now hackers can not only steal your virtual information, but also your physical belongings
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 20, 2011 at 8:37 am
    This isn`t new. There are automobiles that can be unlocked in much the same way. It`s just a matter of a slight adaptation for this type of lock.

    It could be very useful, but I agree that it could be dangerous.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
    2988 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 8:42 am
    Great, what happens when your phone battery dies or you don`t have reception?
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 8:49 am
    Sweet! I want it NOW!
  10. Profile photo of frEbAsnSuga
    frEbAsnSuga Female 18-29
    133 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 8:51 am
    Well, don`t ever lose your phone buddy.
  11. Profile photo of MisterG
    MisterG Male 30-39
    633 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 8:53 am
    How is this safe?
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    netro Male 18-29
    139 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 8:53 am
    @CoyoteKing

    Why do you assume the key would no longer work? It might be a little stiff when turning it, but no reason the key wouldn`t still work.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2011 at 9:04 am
    No way this is a good idea! Is just a stupid way to remain locked in your house while is burning and you are to drunk to type the correct message.
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
    787 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 9:14 am
    This is really gay.
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    terracottus Male 30-39
    280 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 9:16 am
    How is this more comfortable than a key? Or safe, or anything?
  16. Profile photo of Grendel
    Grendel Male 40-49
    5877 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 9:19 am
    People who are saying `what if battery dies` or `stuck in burning house` need to realize on thing.

    This is not a REPLACEMENT of an existing lock. It is a MODIFICATION of an existing lock. And the modification is just an attachment to the freakin knob. He hasn`t change the innards or the workings of the lock in any way.

    If he`s inside and want to go out, he TURNS THE FREAKING KNOB, just like before.

    If he loses his phone, or the battery dies, HE USES A FREAKIN KEY (be it a hid-a-key or one he carries).

    He did it because he could. Good Idea, basically. Personally, I`d try to make it internal to the door and utilizing a deadbolt. If I could do that, I`d use the server to unlock the door and turn off the alarm. REAL handy for letting the cleaning lady in while you`re at work.

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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 9:24 am
    I dont trust it.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
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    January 20, 2011 at 9:27 am
    It makes sense as a backup for when you lose your key- but you damn well better make sure your phone is secure. There are cars with this feature now- you can even start them with your phone. I think it`s Chevy that`s advertising the feature, but I`m not sure.
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    dave32891 Male 18-29
    542 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 9:50 am
    it makes sense. It`s like those new cars that can be controlled by an app on your smart phone
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    moulander Male 18-29
    16 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 9:55 am
    That is too cool! I`m going to try and make one of those.
  21. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 10:00 am
    I`ll stick with the key... I`m not that lazy
  22. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 10:00 am
    so, all I need to know is the phone number and I can get in too.
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    vulture19 Male 30-39
    181 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 10:02 am
    I`d rather just have a smart key like I do on my car...
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    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 10:05 am
    It should be lock unlock but well ok i guess
  25. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    January 20, 2011 at 10:12 am
    Anyone know more about that web server he`s using? Parlex?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 10:13 am
    OH! I found it!
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    Naitsirhc88 Male 18-29
    391 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 10:15 am
    now if only it could tell you if the door is ajar, and it could close on it`s own.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 10:21 am
    so, all I need to know is the phone number and I can get in too.
    No, because you`re not on the whitelist. Although to be honest, that seems like a redundant security feature when pay as you go sims are so cheap these days. I`d have just hooked it up to a dirt cheap phone with a PAYG sim, and just have it so that texting the number opens it. No need for a web server, plus then you could open it from any phone - all you would need is to memorise the number.
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    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
    843 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 10:40 am
    That would be so awesome for when you`re laying in bed at night and realize you can`t remember if you locked the door or not.
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 10:44 am
    And then as it`s closing one of the screws falls off and you`re locked out lol.
    Naah, just nitpicking at a nicely designed bit of home tech.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31783 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 10:56 am
    A fine idea! Installing it would be a problem in most cases tho, all those exposed wires are an eyesore, and putting them in the walls is a big chore...
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    JoeYC Male 18-29
    721 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 11:11 am
    thats so easy to make.
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    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 11:12 am
    5Cats, it would be possible to have all the circuitry inside the door locking mechanism so no wires would show.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 11:36 am
    Hackable? Probably. Not much risk tho.

    Convenient? Yes. Sure. Points for that.

    Not a bad idea. But can you still open that door with a key? If not, you`re forcing everyone who uses it to get a phone.

    Texting takes a while - longer than unlocking I think, since you have to specify where you`re sending the text.

    It would be better to keep the mechanism, but instead just have it detect you approaching.
  35. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 11:38 am
    Snip the cable done. Lame iPhone guy
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    zoltrix_the Male 18-29
    142 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 11:59 am
    Would be much more convenient if the door opened and closed itself along with the lock.
  37. Profile photo of talon0325
    talon0325 Male 40-49
    382 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    What a friggin waste of time
  38. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2389 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    spend a fortune in texts. as far as a home hobby goes great commercially its allready been stolen
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    0mg LoL! kul brb
  40. Profile photo of Inter237
    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    Eh lame
  41. Profile photo of bacon_pie
    bacon_pie Male 30-39
    3061 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    all is fun until a power outage
  42. Profile photo of Reed12321
    Reed12321 Male 18-29
    26 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 2:24 pm
    this is actually really cool. if you are away from home and you forgot to lock the door, you can text it to lock and youll be fine. and when there is a power outage, you can probably still use the key.
  43. Profile photo of Vithooshan
    Vithooshan Male 18-29
    36 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm
    how lazy have we become... . .. .
  44. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    Thats cool! but what if your phone dies?
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    bigbangbilly Male 13-17
    698 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    Looks like a hack!
    The creator of that lock hacked a remote control lock.

    Somebody might hack the lock for fun but not for stealing stuff.

    he better install a sensor just in case he needs to manually lock or unlock it.
    That server needs to be able to keep records.
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm
    Well you better make sure you pay your cell carrier on time.
  47. Profile photo of Kalon
    Kalon Male 13-17
    368 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    Lazy? Dumb? Unsafe? Fake? Your all missing the point: HES TEXTING HIS DOOR KNOB AND IT UNLOCKS FOR HIM! I think YOU`re all lazy, dumb and fake!
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    xblackstarx Male 13-17
    42 posts
    January 20, 2011 at 10:24 pm
    or your could just get a keypad lock.
  49. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    Looks like absolute crap that will fall apart if anyone slams the door.

    I hate this innovation.
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    AaronianKen Male 18-29
    101 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 1:56 am
    you would never half to worry about whether you locked the door before you left again :D
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    Kickan Male 18-29
    243 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 3:33 am
    Haha, If you have an iPhone, big fingers and get home drunk, you are pretty much fcuked ;P
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    Kickan Male 18-29
    243 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 3:36 am
    And while on the subject of texting and being drunk, a company here in Sweden just released a new system that lets you pay your bar bill with an SMS. The cost just turns up on your phone bill. Epic possibilities for huge debt!
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 4:36 am
    no electricity no door opening!
  54. Profile photo of Trypno
    Trypno Male 18-29
    474 posts
    January 21, 2011 at 5:58 pm
    Now it`ll take you twice as long to open your locks, quadruple that for someone who`s drunk
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    Matholameu Male 70 & Over
    493 posts
    January 30, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    50/50 on it. Cool idea though.

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