Store a copy of your keys in the cloud with KeyMe

By Shawn Knight · 18 replies
Aug 9, 2013
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  1. If you’ve ever locked yourself out of your house or hastily left on a cross-country business trip without leaving a set of keys behind for a loved one, odds are you are all too familiar with how much of a...

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  2. Burglars and Hackers unite.
    negroplasty, mosu and RenGood08 like this.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    I like the idea, but I'm not sold on it. It would probably be better than having to break into the house, which can get awkward sometimes
    misor likes this.
  4. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,285   +243

    LOL, the consumer will wait for 2-3 days for the key to arrive.
    as the unit owner rests in a rented room, the burglar patiently waits for the key to arrive and assumes the identity of the owner when the key arrives.

    agree with you NTAPRO.
    as an alternative to this 'key cloud business', I prefer the 'rock key business'. :) ; no hassle, no fee, always available ASAP.
    NTAPRO and MilwaukeeMike like this.
  5. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    No kidding... there's a reason that solution has been around forever.
  6. RenGood08

    RenGood08 TS Booster Posts: 185   +13

    Exactly what I was thinking. I get technology is pretty awesome. But this is taking it too far!
  7. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    If a burglar has your key why would they need a copy? It says you can also bring it to any locksmith, so no waiting. Then there is the interesting fact that anyone with your key can also make a copy at any locksmith unless the key says do not duplicate. Which such a wont work on this app either. This is a great app.

    -Common sense
  8. Agreed, no more leaving house/car keys lying around quick pic by someone and instant key, but maybe times are coming to we will need no keys soon and be logging into our homes and the only thing have to worry about losing is your password. but yeah there could be a time when this comes in handy maybe in some situation but just cant see myself using it.
  9. Nothing in the cloud is secure. No matter how many security measures there are, there is always a way to bypass protocol (internal company employees getting bought out, etc).

    I can foresee the ridiculousness that will occur whenever this gets hacked. Changing the locks on your doors is a little more involved than just changing the password to your email account.
  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    Of course, everyone wants to replay their favorite movie. lol

    Can you picture a stranger taking a snapshot of your keys? They would have a hard time taking a snapshot of my keys. But people often throw their keys down and walk off for a minute or two.

    Lets not even mention, how many people allow others to park their vehicle.
  11. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I don't know what it is with some people and their keys but this this app is worthless to me.
    mosu likes this.
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703


    That probably just means you are not a thief. :)
  13. No thanks. NSA is already looking thru my private pictures on skydrive, now they will also have they keys to my house?! Nothing in the US is safe in the cloud. Thank you Obama.
  14. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    In all fairness, it didn't start with him. You can point a finger, just don't make him out to be the only one.
  15. deiong

    deiong TS Rookie

    Wow, I think I won the contest of finding the news article with the worst idea for an app.. think the fart apps are a step above this one :) who wouldn't hire.

    "Having to hire a locksmith to regain entry to your home isn?t exactly cheap but fortunately, that inconvenience can now be a thing of the past thanks to KeyMe." the only person I know who would sit around waiting to get into the house for 2-3 business days.. anytime someone looses there key they want access pretty much within the next few hours... its why locksmiths are so expensive. im sure if they took 2 to 3 business days to get the door opened for you it would cost 3 bucks as well. it never ceases to amaze me how we can be so smart to put people on the moon, but then at the same time people have a company all around this..... from one extreme to the extreme opposite... I cant image anyone would ever use this service...
  16. NSA wants your door key
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,023   +2,553

    Fight back! Install a hi-def video camera in the bowl of your toilet, and stream those pictures to your Skydrive account.

    Don't forget, you must be at least 18 years of age, and post a warning stating that you must be at least 18 years of age to view these pictures.

    On a lighter note, since you most likely be suing yourself over the pictures, you don't have to bother with a model release form.
  18. Yeaaah!!
    now I found a way to drive my dad's car without him knowing :p
    or even take a pic of my room's keys, because my mother always hides them lol
  19. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    You know how I know you didn't read the entire article...?

    Now you have a picture of the key, and instructions (although for more money) on how to make a copy of it. I'm sure a good key maker/locksmith can make a duplicate from a photo, but for the regular Lowes/Walmart employee the instructions or numbers to punch in to their automated machine are probably helpful.

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