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Försvinner den gamla dörrnyckeln? Dags att låsa upp dörren med din mobil?

Trots att allt mer prylar digitaliseras så är det en pryl som ingen, minst av allt jag, vill ha i digital form, och det är den gamla dörrnyckeln.

Så vi anländer hem sent en kväll i en regnstorm och ska öppna dörren med mobilen och batteriet är slut. Eller också så är de något fel med låsappen, och vi kommer inte in.

Men som Geoffrey A. Fowler skriver i Wall Street Journal så har vissa modiga lås och app-tillverkare börjar lansera låsappar: The Lock Has Evolved: Open Doors With Your Phone. Smart Deadbolts From August, Kwikset and Lockitron Shoot to Replace the Key

an electronic lock requires a bigger leap of faith than an Internet-connected thermostat, security camera or light bulb. Can you trust it to open and close every time? I tested three smart locks in my home—August, Kevo and the $180 Lockitron.

It took a week to get comfortable enough to leave home without a physical backup key for August. Kevo was a bit harder. One time, it locked me out, so I had to climb in through a window. (The cause was a software error, which has been patched.)

I never totally trusted Lockitron, the only one of the lot with a Wi-Fi connection. It didn’t fit one of my doors, and its maker has yet to deliver on several promised features.

August and Kevo get the balance between reliability and functionality mostly right. Both leave an old-fashioned keyhole on the outside, so residents without smartphones (or, with ones whose batteries have died) can still come and go using keys. And since your phone connects directly to the locks with Bluetooth, they have fewer points of failure. Others, such as the $200 touch-screen smart lock made by Yale, connect your phone over the Internet to a potentially flaky smarthome hub.

Jag tror inte att jag själv är redo får en lås-app än, men det är i alla fall intressant att dom nu lanseras i handeln.

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[tags]Mobiler istället för nycklar, Mobiler och Nycklar, Elektroniska lås [/tags]