Part of us thinks this is cool and part of us is freaked out about the concept. While there are concepts for keyless residential doorlocks
and the more familiar combination residential door locks,
Schlage is providing yet another way to get into your house, through the internet.
Through the LiNK portal, you can control and monitor access to your home. This means from your PC at the office or even your cellphone from down the street. Has a friend arrived at your place earlier than expected and you won't be able to get home to let them in? Punch in the code from your phone and do it instantly. Just arrived at the airport for your vacation and realized you forgot to lock the door? Punch in the code from your phone and save a trip back home, not to mention a missed flight.
This all sounds good in theory, but we can't help but feel a little paranoid about security with a lock connected to the internet. Hopefully Schlage can provide a guarantee here, but we should be getting our hands on one soon and will report back on our first hand experience.
Take a look at the Schlage site here.