The Knock Knock Lock?

I’m giving these guys props for coming up with a cool idea. Max Lesser and Andy Chen are apparently a couple of roomies that kept losing their keys and took matters into their own hands to come up with a solution – which for them was programming a secret series of knocks that activates a key dispensing mechanism. Just use your secret knock, the key is dispensed and then put the key back in the dispenser once you enter. Here’s their video on how it works:

Cool idea guys, but i think i’ll just keep using my Emtek Emtouch Keyless Lock. Maybe not as fun, but less complicated and no keys required at all. I’m just sure i’d forget to put the key back in the knock knock lock, but I can set my own key code and remember it. Keep being creative though. I wish someone would invent a good public restroom lock that would open without me having to touch the door after I wash my hands.

Forgot Your House Keys?

It’s happened to all of us. We come home and find the door locked and no key in our pocket, or we lock ourselves out in our underwear while running out to grab the paper. The other day my wife stepped outside in her pajamas to water the flowers and our two year old shut the door and locked the deadbolt, just to tease her. He just looked through the window and laughed while she begged him to open the door.

Well, there is a new solution to this problem. Check out the Lockey Key Safe Box.

Lockey Safe Box for Keys

Lockey Key Safe

Install this box on the exterior of your home, or whereever you want to store a key with limited access. If you forget your keys or lock yourself out, just punch in your code and retreive your spare set. Just don’t forget to put them back.

These key safe boxes are great for other uses too. It’s perfect for isolated locations where it’s not always possible to physically hand over a key to someone. Store keys to your equipment or vehicles in the keysafe box so that they are there when you or a friend or employee needs to use them. The mechanical lock design means you don’t have to worry about dead batteries, and the simple design provides reliability.

See also, other mechanical locks from Lockey.