While we’re busy waiting for flying cars and self-cleaning refrigerators, the masterminds at Apple may already be transforming home security.
The tech behemoth was granted more than 550 patents in 2010, and although specific products haven’t yet been announced, the patents provide a glimpse at what could arrive in the coming years.
One of these, the iKey, would allow users to unlock their home and car using an iPhone and, according to Mashable, “a proximity-based PIN code system.”
You can already monitor your home’s security system on enabled smartphones, so keyless entry seems like a natural next step. Of course, keys may never be completely replaced–what if your iPhone dies and you’re locked out?
Are you excited about iPhone-based, keyless entry for your home?
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