Lazy people unite – this product is made for you! In today’s day and age when we rarely have to get off the sofa to do something that cannot be achieved by the touch of a button on our smart phones, society is becoming obsessed with remote access products and software. The Lockitron is no exception! This product, albeit it caters to lazy folks, is also super cool and worthy of whoa mentions. The Lockitron is able to connect to any smartphone through Wi-Fi in order to report on the status of your deadbolt. Did you leave the door unlocked after leaving the house? Worry no more, just check the Lockitron status on your phone. Also, the Lockitron works to lock or unlock your deadbolt remotely, so you don’t have to check the front door before going to bed ever again, or you can let in your friend who beat you to the house while you’re still at the liquor store. Our favourite feature is the “Sense” feature – if you use an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, you can enable Lockitron to sense when you walk up to the door and Lockitron will unlock for you using Bluetooth 4.0.
You can reserve a Lockitron (that fits most standard-sized deadbolts) in time for the first shipment on March 2013. It turns out that most people (precisely 8,780 at the time of publishing) have pre-ordered this product, and funded approximately $1.3 million, more than 878% of the requested funding from the Lockitron team. Yes, this product is lazy-person safe, but it’s also incredibly intuitive and amazingly useful for shared residences.