Locks are necessary, but a bit outdated. Wouldn’t you agree it’s time to bring this old technology up to speed with the connected era? We believe so, and that is why we were so excited to run into the Noke guys at CeBIT 2015.
You will be especially excited if you are a biking enthusiast, as we are also taking a look at the brand new Noke U-Lock. This is a bike lock with Bluetooth technology, which allows it to be unlocked with smart devices.
This feature is integrated into both the padlock and the U-Lock. Simply get close to the lock, open the app and connect. The lock will open up in a jiffy. You can even give your friends access through the app, if you want. It’s pretty awesome, to tell the truth.
What happens the day your phone battery dies, though? Well, you can actually open the lock without even using the phone. Noke has developed a way to open these locks via what seems like morse code (using dots and lines). It’s really quite seamless. It makes unlocking more seamless than using keys, yet more secure than using passwords.
Now, don’t expect these locks to come cheap. The added convenience and security will cost you a bit, but these locks are still relatively accessible. The Noke padlock will be available come June for $69.99, but you can pre-order it today. The Noke U-Lock is available from Kickstarter if you pledge at least $99.99. Or you can just wait for its release in September, when it will be priced at $129.99.