Use the internet to unlock your doors

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Suppose you're running out the door and you forget to lock it. By this fall, you can go on the Internet and do it remotely.

At the CEDIA Expo in Denver this week, Schlage has shown off door locks that can be wirelessly set via the Internet. The locks are battery-operated and have keypads that require a 4-digit access code, with old-fashioned keys as a backup.

The Web portal that allows users to lock, unlock or change the code is password-protected, and the wireless signal sent to the locks is encrypted.

The kit that includes the lock and the wireless bridge to communicate with the locks sell for $299 plus a $13 monthly fee. The system will be available in October.

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