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Keyless Entry Easy? Hardly November 7, 2008

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The Schlage LiNK keyless lock system is getting a lot of love on design blogs but I fail to see the benefit of opening a door using a cellphone instead of a key or touchpad. It’s just another great example of technology for technology’s sake.

In an attempt to simplify an already pretty easy task, this really mucks things up. The Z-Wave technology allows a homeowner to control the locking mechanism via any Web enabled device like a computer or smart phone. Neat, as concept but how many times in our lives to we need to remotely unlock our doors?

There’s the possibility of someone hacking into our home. Battery failure gets you locked out of the house and how reliable is a cell phone connection? Do you really want to depend on a mobile service provider for access to your own home?

Because even at a demo for the product, the cell phone feature failed. Multiple times.

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  1. […] Keyless Entry Easy? Hardly By lfheller The Schlage LiNK keyless lock system is getting a lot of love on design blogs but I fail to see the benefit of opening a door using a cellphone instead of a key or touchpad. It?s just another great example of technology for technology?s … Tech Bacon – https://techbacon.wordpress.com/ […]


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