KeyMe: An iPhone App That Opens Any Lock

It seems that all of your locks could be rendered useless in the future thanks to an app called KeyMe. Wired reporter, Andy Greenberg, recently demonstrated exactly how the app works and what it could do.

iPhone App KeyMe

“When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills. I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to use a crowbar. It turns out all anyone needs to invade a friend’s apartment is an off switch for their conscience and an iPhone.”

The app, KeyMe, uses iPhone’s camera to scan your keys and save them to your digital keychain. After that, you can either get your keys made at one of the KeyMe self-service kiosks or you can 3D print them and have them mailed in a variety of different shapes.

The KeyMe app wasn’t designed for something as nefarious as theft, but rather to allow people to make copies of their keys easily in case they forget the original set at home or office. However, it does warn the public of how fragile their security is and that with this new tech, it only takes a couple of seconds to duplicate a key and break into a home.

What do you think about this?