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New Lockitron Lets You Know Who is at the Door, Installs in Seconds [PR]

Bluetooth- and WiFi-enabled Lockitron you can instantly share access with your family and friends, on a temporary or permanent basis.


Lockitron Web-enabled door lock
Julie Jacobson · October 2, 2012

Palo Alto - Apigy, Inc., the creators of the Lockitron Deadbolt, introduced the new Lockitron today.

Lockitron is the first device that lets you lock your door from anywhere in the world using any phone, all while installing on your door in under a minute. With Lockitron you caninstantly share access with your family and friends, on a temporary or permanent basis.

Lockitron will even send you alerts when a loved one comes home or someone knocks at the door.

The new Lockitron comes with a beautiful, functional, modern design that fastens securely over your existing lock in seconds. Even renters can use Lockitron since you don’t need to change your keys or drill your door.

With the iPhone 4S or 5, Lockitron gives you true keyless entry to your home. Thanks to Bluetooth 4.0, when Lockitron senses you approaching the door, it will unlock for you. Lockitron also incorporates built-in WiFi so you don’t need to worry about unsightly routers or compatibility problems.

Lockitron can send you a notification when your child comes home from school or when someone unlocks the door with a key. Not sure if you locked the door on the way out? Simply check with Lockitron. Airbnb hosts can easily grant virtual keys to their guests that are tied to the length of their stay. You can unlock your door remotely to let in a friend in to help prepare for a party.

Lockitron’s iPhone app and web interface have been rebuilt from the ground up incorporating all the same features that made the original Lockitron popular. With
Lockitron you can instantly share access with anyone by simply entering their email address or phone number. Any smartphone can use Lockitron. For older feature phones, you can text your door to unlock with an option monthly fee.

Lockitron is available on Lockitron.com starting at an introductory price of $149 including shipping and handling to the United States. It comes in three finishes including Obsidian Black, Bondi Blue and Quicksilver. Lockitron will retail for $199 when it goes on sale early next year.



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  About the Author

Julie Jacobson is founding editor of CE Pro, the leading media brand for the home-technology channel. She has covered the smart-home industry since 1994, long before there was much of an Internet, let alone an Internet of things. Currently she studies, speaks, writes and rabble-rouses in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V, wellness-related technology, biophilic design, and the business of home technology. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, and earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a recipient of the annual CTA TechHome Leadership Award, and a CEDIA Fellows honoree. A washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player, Julie currently resides in San Antonio, Texas and sometimes St. Paul, Minn. Follow on Twitter: @juliejacobson Email Julie at julie.jacobson@emeraldexpo.com

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