Yale Wants You To Unlock Your Door With Your Phone

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The Yale lock company has developed a household lock equipped with NFC technology. Just place your phone by the lock and wait for it to respond by locking or unlocking the door. It's that easy, says Yale.


According to Yale, the NFC lock is developed using electronic Mobile Key technology that passes information from the phone to lock and verifies the key is authentic.

Yale demonstrated these locks at the recent CEDIA 2011 Expo, but did not provide any retail launch information. NFC is only present in a few handsets, so there's no incentive to push this technology out the door quickly. [CE Pro via Geeky Gadgets]

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Bad idea. It's much more likely your expensive smartphone will be stolen than your keys. And if someone steals my phone, I don't want them automatically gaining access to my house.