We live in the future! Awesome door locks for your sci fi, Steampunk, or techie home

Kwikset Kevo 925 Bluetooth Enabled Deadbolt for iPhone 4S and 5l
Kwikset Kevo 925 Bluetooth Enabled Deadbolt for iPhone 4S and 5l

I am fighting the urge on the daily to not pre-purchase this Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Enabled Deadbolt for $219. (That's the sale price!) But I reeeeeally wants it.

The technology on this door works like those push-to-start car ignitions, where all you need to do is have your keys with the special key fob or your smartphone on your person, and BOOM! Doors start opening, cars start starting, the world is your fucking techie oyster.

If you're thinking of making your home smarter — starting from the outside in — check out the rest of these futuristic, sci-fi-inspired, and even Steampunk-y door locks…

This one's practically steampunk! Schlage BE469NXCAM716 Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Nexia Home Intelligence and Alarm, in Aged Bronze $202.57
This one's practically steampunk! Schlage Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Nexia Home Intelligence and Alarm, in Aged Bronze $202.57
SAMSUNG Fingerprint Digital Door Lock SHS-5230+Remote
This one looks like it should be featured in a movie set in the future. SAMSUNG Fingerprint Digital Door Lock + Remote
Here's another Samsung option that doesn't use fingerprints. Samsung Ezon Digital Door Lock, $249.
Here's another Samsung option that doesn't use fingerprints. Samsung Ezon Digital Door Lock, $249.
Keyless Electronic Digital Door Lock, $62.99. My best buddy has one of these. I always feel like I'm breaking into a bank vault when I go to his house.
My best buddy has one of these. I always feel like I'm breaking into a bank vault when I go to his house. Keyless Electronic Digital Door Lock, $62.99.
There are a lot of fingerprint locks, but I love the sci-fi look of this guy. NextBolt High Security NX5 Biometric Lock Finish: Satin Nickel, $272.
There are a lot of fingerprint locks, but I love the sci-fi look of this guy. NextBolt High Security NX5 Biometric Lock Finish: Satin Nickel, $272.
Remote control you door lock up to 30 feet away with the radio frequency door lock. Morning Industry Radio Frequency Remote Door Knob, $93.
Remote control you door lock up to 30 feet away with the radio frequency door lock. Morning Industry Radio Frequency Remote Door Knob, $93.

But seriously, I really want that Kevo lock. Who's with me on future-ing up your front door?

  1. I don't trust fingerprint locks after watching the episode of mythbusters where they make a photocopy of a fingerprint and the piece of paper is enough to open the door.

    That said, my friend has the kind that connects through your phone. One time he was out of time and we needed a place to crash in his area and he was able to remote unlock his front door to let us in–super cool!

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  2. Personally I don't think I'd be comfortable with a fingerprint lock- I feel like there's too much room for malfunction, and in an emergency if I'm stuck away from home, I need to be able to have people come over and take care of my dogs and such on short notice- seems like that'd be a hassle.

    I'd loooove to have a remote control lock, though- I can't tell you how many times I've tried to lock my house by pointing my car key at it and pushing a button.

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  3. Want want want.
    Going to have to share this post with my husband and persuade him
    We need to spend $200 on a door lock

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  4. We have a combination lock on our door. Nothing as fancy as any of these, but it really is great for having a neighbor turn off your hotplate, or letting your friends crash while you're out and about. Sure beats having to make tons of spare keys.

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    • Not to mention that it's a great option for those of us who perpetually misplace keys but can always remember a combination…

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    • Or those of us that can never find their keys or have huge purse that takes a lot of digging to find something.

  5. I'd be concerned about some of the tech-y ones being exposed to Weather. Will they still work when it's below freezing? Above ninety? Will incredible amounts of rain short them out?

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    • I'd say that is a real concern. Even some regular locks have trouble in really cold weather. The lock to one of my college dorms tended to freeze in cold weather and you couldn't get the key to turn. You had to wait for someone to be leaving and let you in or hope the desk person would understand that you were knocking because the lock was frozen, not because you didn't have a key. (They usually didn't let in people missing their keys.)

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      • I had a car door that would do this (due to a small amount of water in the lock) and non-smoker me started carrying a lighter everywhere so I could heat up my key. Worked every time. 🙂

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        • Fucking BASKETS!!

          That's a way better idea than carrying around a tube of graphite! That's what I did last winter. This winter I'll be able to get in my car AND start fires!

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  6. My parents use a number pad lock but made sure the lock they bought had a key option too. They were concerned about temperature malfunctions, but instead found out that a dead battery in the pad would lock you out. Thankfully, they had a way to get in with an old fashioned key.

    So, I'd likely avoid any of the locks that don't also have an analog/manual entry, such as a key. But other than that, I look forward to installing one of these things.

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    • that means they are still carrying a key around for the one time a year the batteries die…..defeats the purpose of a keyless lock I think.

      I would suggest a lock that gives you a warning when batteries are low..
      and would AVOID a lock that has a KEY for security reasons. (see youtube; lock picking or lock bumping)

      I think I would pick the Ezon but then the one without the fingerprint and without the key (not shown here).
      Hope this reply is usefull to others.

  7. Am I the only one who just sees this as another way for an enterprising thief to VERY EASILY get into your home? They are already using status updates on fb and the like to know when you are not at home, how is this not worse 🙁

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    • Its about as secure as having a pin for your atm card. By and large I tend to assume that anyone walking up to my door with the intention of robbing my house already has whatever equipment they need to get into the house. A locked door prevents crime of opportunity and gives you the aural warning that someone is opening your door, but unless you have reinforced doors no lock is actually going to stop a prepared theif.

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  8. I need the one that unlocks on a signal from the fob. There are days I am so tired that I point my car fob at the front door, before remembering I need to use the key. 😀

  9. My parents got a (very cheap version of) key pad lock and I HATE it. It's constantly sticking in the door jamb, and screeches horribly if the door is not lined up JUST so with the deadbolt to let it lock. The battery is always dying and the buttons stick. I wonder if they had sprung for a nicer version if it would be so bad. I would like to get one of these because we often have people drop by unexpectedly (our parents to let the dogs in, my sister to crash and do her homework after school, etc) and our roommate (my brother) constantly leaves the door unlocked when he leaves. If something locked automatically, or I could lock it from my phone I would feel way better.

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    • Yeah, my combination lock has had the same set of batteries for over six months. Sometimes the bolt doesnt pull back on the first try, but this isnt actually any different then when we couldnt get the key to turn with out pulling/pushing the door. I think your parents just have a bad model. Dont get turned off the idea entirely

  10. I fee like robbers would steal my door lock instead of anything in the house if I got one of these. Just like in Black Books (hopefully that reference isn't too obscure XD )

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  11. http://gizmodo.com/hackers-iphone-5s-fingerprint-security-is-not-secure-1367817697

    Apparently this is how people fool most fingerprint encoded locks. I mean, how many people will go to that trouble? But still, I'd rather not risk it because, unlike fingerprints, at least I don't leave impressions of keys behind me wherever I go. Someone could lift my fingerprint off my car, or better yet, home door handle, process it, and come back and break into my (as yet nonexistent) house.

    I don't think it's that big of a deal that the iPhone fingerprint system can be fooled, but I wouldn't want my house protected that way.

  12. I love all these new gadgets, the mention of having a really cool combination lock on your front door sounds the most appealing to me. With the new/old trend of bump keys, all key locks are a joke anyways. I can get through any lock within 20 seconds of all standard locks, so you are never really safe from break ins, you are just make it a little harder for the criminals.

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