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Noke is a smart padlock that trades keys for bluetooth
Simple ideas are usually the most successful ones. Noke is a project by Fuz Designs that features a padlock that unlocks via Bluetooth.
The birth-child of a generation that sees all aspects of life being affected by technology, Noke comes to revolutionize the traditional padlock mechanism by replacing physical keys or password combinations with Bluetooth technology. By simply standing next to the lock with your mobile, the Noke looks for a smartphone that holds the compatible digital key to unlock.
As the designers explain: “Keys have been used to open locks for centuries. But keys have the same problems today as they did back then. They are easy to lose, they can be stolen, they are a pain to share, and if you share them, you must get them back. Sharing combinations has its own set of issues. By using Noke and your smartphone, you’ll always have easy access to all the important things in your life. In addition, you’ll be able to share access to your possessions easily, safely, and securely.”
Additionally, you can also issue a temporary pass to friends and family so they can access your locked items in case you are not able to retrieve them yourself. Moreover, in a scenario where your phone runs out of battery and can’t wirelessly unlock the padlock, you can still open it by using a preset combination on your Noke.
This idea comes as great news to almost everyone who at one point or another have lost the keys or forgot their password to a traditional padlock. Noke is just the beginning of what seems to be a new generation of security devices that will make our life easier, faster and more efficient.
If you are excited about the padlock as much as we are you can pledge $59 on its Kickstarter campaign and have an early bird edition by February 2015.