Lock On Door Is Opened By Texting It

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in Science

Oh man, if this technology goes mainstream, there are so many practical uses for it.
There are 56 comments:
Male 493
50/50 on it. Cool idea though.
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Male 474
Now it`ll take you twice as long to open your locks, quadruple that for someone who`s drunk
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Male 1,360
no electricity no door opening!
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Male 243
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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Male 243
Haha, If you have an iPhone, big fingers and get home drunk, you are pretty much fcuked ;P
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Male 101
you would never half to worry about whether you locked the door before you left again :D
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Male 4,004
Looks like absolute crap that will fall apart if anyone slams the door.

I hate this innovation.
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Male 42
or your could just get a keypad lock.
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Male 541
Does his door get unlimited texting too? :P
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Male 369
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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Male 2,402
Well you better make sure you pay your cell carrier on time.
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Male 698
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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Male 25,416
Thats cool! but what if your phone dies?
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Male 36
how lazy have we become... . .. .
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Male 26
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.
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Male 3,060
all is fun until a power outage
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Male 2,441
Eh lame
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Male 1,378
0mg LoL! kul brb
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Male 2,388
spend a fortune in texts. as far as a home hobby goes great commercially its allready been stolen
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Male 382
What a friggin waste of time
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Male 142
Would be much more convenient if the door opened and closed itself along with the lock.
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Male 5,413
Snip the cable done. Lame iPhone guy
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Male 10,440
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.
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Male 721
5Cats, it would be possible to have all the circuitry inside the door locking mechanism so no wires would show.
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Male 721
thats so easy to make.
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Male 40,772
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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Male 1,929
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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Female 843
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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Male 4,290
[quote]so, all I need to know is the phone number and I can get in too.[/quote]
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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Male 394
now if only it could tell you if the door is ajar, and it could close on it`s own.
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Male 3,332
OH! I found it!
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Male 3,332
Anyone know more about that web server he`s using? Parlex?
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Male 1,222
It should be lock unlock but well ok i guess
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Male 181
I`d rather just have a smart key like I do on my car...
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Male 1,547
so, all I need to know is the phone number and I can get in too.
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Male 1,598
I`ll stick with the key... I`m not that lazy
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Male 16
That is too cool! I`m going to try and make one of those.
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Male 541
it makes sense. It`s like those new cars that can be controlled by an app on your smart phone
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Male 2,868
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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Male 6,693
I dont trust it.
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Male 8,560
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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Male 280
How is this more comfortable than a key? Or safe, or anything?
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Male 787
This is really gay.
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Male 5,167
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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Male 139
@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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Male 633
How is this safe?
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Female 133
Well, don`t ever lose your phone buddy.
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Male 3,076
Sweet! I want it NOW!
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Male 2,988
Great, what happens when your phone battery dies or you don`t have reception?
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Male 11,739
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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Male 15,510
Great, now hackers can not only steal your virtual information, but also your physical belongings
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Male 422
I can see this being very dangerous.
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Male 44
what for?
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Male 284
I see this being remodelled and used on new locks in the future. I`m calling it.
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Male 39,958
his wife`s legs do the same thing.
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Male 20,920
Link: Lock On Door Is Opened By Texting It [Rate Link] - Oh man, if this technology goes mainstream, there are so many practical uses for it.
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