You may own a car that unlocks the door for you as you approach it with the key in your pocket. How about your house doing the same thing?
CEPro, the trade magazine for the consumer electronics industry, just did a story about a "smart lock" by Goji. In place of the round brass deadbolt lock we're all familiar with would instead be a circular disc of a brushed metal finish with a blue LED display. The Goji Smart Lock is a smartphone-connected electronic security deadbolt with a built-in camera that sends real-time picture alerts and emails for visual confirmation of who is opening the door.
The device replaces a key with a smartphone, activating the deadbolt lock when the homeowner approaches the door. Homeowners can grant day- and time-specific access privileges to people, for example, to visiting friends and family; service professionals such as contractors, house cleaners and dog walkers; and to short-term renters who use services such as Airbnb. Goji digital keys are encrypted using bank-level encryption and cannot be transferred, stolen or copied like a mechanical key can. In case the homeowner misplaces his phone, Goji offers 24/7 customer service to provide assistance.
To learn more about additional features and safeguards, you will want to check out their brief video that you can access by clicking here.
Homeowners can install it themselves in the place of an existing deadbolt and includes four digital keys and two conventional keys. Programmable fobs are also available.