KeyMe for iOS lets you digitize your house keys for safekeeping

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Michael Grothaus
August 9, 2013 10:00 AM
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KeyMe for iOS lets you digitize your house keys for safekeeping

A new app called KeyMe has launched that allows users to scan copies of their physical keys for safekeeping. Should those keys ever become lost, users can log into their app and order a duplicate key right away. The application also stores locksmith-specific data should you lose your keys and want to have one duplicated by a locksmith straight away.

Never get locked out again. KeyMe is a simple and secure way to store, copy and share your keys.

Store Keys In The Cloud: Take a picture of your keys on your phone and create a digital version of your physical keychain. Access them from anywhere.

No More Lockouts: If you ever get locked out, a locksmith can make your key from scratch by viewing instructions we display on your phone. No more paying $200+ for a lockout.

Mail Order a Copy: Order copies on your phone and we'll send you brand-new keys in the mail. Choose from a huge selection of key designs... including our very own bottle-opening key!

Share Keys With Friends and Family: Share a digital copy of your key instantly. The recipient can get a physical copy made through our mail order service, at one of our kiosks, or at a regular locksmith.

While this app is appealing, especially if you've ever lost your keys before, obvious security issues do arise from storing key data. The company does offer this assurance -- even if someone got a hold of your KeyMe data, the location of the door that the key opens is never recorded so people would not know where to go to open that door.

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KeyMe is a free download, but accessing the data to duplicate a key costs US$10 each.

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