House Key Scanning Service 'KeyMe' Launches for iOS to Help Users Recover from Lost Keys

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KeyMe, a house key data and key replication app, has launched today for iOS, helping users keep secure virtual copies of their keys even in the event that their original keys are lost.

The app includes features such as the ability for users to scan in virtualized photos of keys on their phone using the camera, as well data storage of specific house key characteristics to make locksmith replication easier. KeyMe also gives users the ability to place mail orders for spare keys through the app and to share digital copies of keys with others.

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Store your key now, thank yourself later. KeyMe is a simple and secure way to store, copy, and share your keys.

KeyMe began as a startup in 2012 and raised $2.3 million during its initial round of funding. The company has also installed self-service kiosks in select Manhattan 7-Elevens in June, and will continue a gradual rollout throughout the US in the coming months.

KeyMe can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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94 months ago
Take photo of key. Get copy of key by mail order. What could possibly go wrong?
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94 months ago
Where to begin about how bad an idea this is...
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94 months ago

Are u kidding?

Err, yes.
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94 months ago

Now I'll always be able to get in to apartments I have previously rented, once I make unlimited copies of the keys.


How does this make it any easier? you can make a copy of your apartment key at home depot. Same thing. . .
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94 months ago
It seems like they (https://keyme.net/security)'ve given security a lot of thought:

KeyMe's key scanning process is designed to strictly prevent any use of flyby pictures. Keys can only be scanned when off of the keychain, placed on a white piece of paper, and taken from 4" away. Furthermore, we require that users scan both sides of the key.

This system is totally secure, as long as


* the key is on an unremovable keychain (I don't know about you, but ALL my keychains do not allow the removal of keys in any way)
* the potential thief does not have access to a white piece of paper
* the potential thief does not have 60 seconds with an iPhone to take a phone of BOTH SIDES of the key.
Totally secure.
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94 months ago
I have a push button coded keypad on my front door and a real estate lock box with a key somewhere on my property. Problem solved and no risk. Plus I have one attack dog and security system if you do get past the code on my front door lock. Solves my problem of lost key.

Oh, and if you get past my dog, I also have an attack wife!
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