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15th January 2020 Issue no. 490
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KeyMe releases an app that promises you'll never get locked out again
New York based KeyMe is hoping to solve that problem of peplacing lost keys by creating a secure, cloud-based keychain that stores keys' cutting instructions and makes it easy to walk into a locksmith to have a replacement made. Their iOS app enables users to scan and store their keys at any time.
Using the app (USA only at present), you place your key on a white piece of paper and take two scans, of its front and back. The app then translates that into two pieces of information: the key type and a series of numbers that serves as the depth cutting instructions for any locksmith. That data is stored in your digital keychain, and when you do end up losing your keys, it costs $9.99 to unlock that information plus the price of your local locksmith's cutting work.
The app itself is free, as is creating an account and storing an unlimited number of keys.
KeyMe installed self-service kiosks in five Manhattan 7-Eleven stores that can both make duplicates of physical keys and scan keys for future lockouts.
11th September 2013