By simply taking an iPhone image of your house key, you may print more samples and have them cut by a nearby locksmith. The whole procedure is possible thanks in no small part to KeyMe, a set up that is now available as an iOS app.
There are always the hassles of locking yourself outside your home. Or there is the annoying situation where you misplace your keys and are unable to find them. What if you wanted to let someone you know into your apartment? Well, don’t worry for there is help at hand. A New York-based firm known as KeyMe has come out with an iOS application that lets you deal with this sort of SNAFU (situation normal absolutely fouled up). All you need to do is take a snap of your keys on a white sheet of paper. The image is fed into your smart phone. What KeyMe lets you do is make a carbon copy of the displaced key via the help of a locksmith or online order that will be delivered to your doorstep.
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Access to the service is for a nominal $10. Mail order would cost $4. KeyMe iOS app is available free at App Store. The making of a sample key is not such a difficult procedure. However, it is the actual descriptive facsimile of the original that was the missing link up until now. Now you may get a key manufactured even if you don’t possess the prototypical one. The obvious question would be that the storing of this info on your smart phone would be a security hazard. But KeyMe is a very safe and secure system. The fact that millions lock themselves out of their homes every year coupled with the usage of brass keys makes KeyMe a very practical and useful service. Such custom-made keys will become a commonplace practice. KeyMe has installed several self-service kiosks at 7-11 Stores in order to cater to valued clientele. It is a facility that will be availed by those who face the necessity of acquiring a spare key for emergency purposes.
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Watch video of how KeyMe works.