A new tech startup called KeyMe plans to put those in the key profession out of business with its quick locksmith kiosk. The KeyMe kiosk is a booth that allows you to store and create new copies of your keys. Using KeyMe, you can get your key digitally scanned and stored. If you ever lose your key, all you have to do is visit a KeyMe booth and get a new one made.
In order to keep your key data safe, the machine assigns you an account based on your fingerprint. As a result, all you have to do is walk up to a kiosk and swipe your finger to get a new key copy.
The automated locksmith service is currently only available in New York City. If you're in the vicinity, you can visit a 7-Eleven to check the robotic locksmith out.
The 'KeyMe' Automated Service Acts as a Quick Locksmith
1. Automated Key Services - Opportunities for other companies to create their own automated kiosks for key replication and storage.
2. Fingerprint Authentication Technology - Development of more applications for secure and convenient usage of fingerprint recognition.
3. Disruption of Locksmith Industry - The emergence of new technology and convenience-based services will disrupt the traditional locksmith industry.
1. Security Industry - Security companies can explore how the KeyMe model can be applied to other security measures.
2. Retail Industry - Retail stores and chains can consider installing key-replicating kiosks in their locations.
3. Tech Industry - Tech companies can explore the integration of fingerprint authentication technology in other devices and services.