Never worry about losing your house key with KeyMe.
In the “what will they think of next” category, KeyMe is an app that lets you scan your keys and then get copies made. If you’re locked out and need a replacement fast, you can get a new key at a local KeyMe-authorized locksmith or at one of their kiosks. They’re aren’t too many of the latter right now (just a few in NYC), but I expect to see these pop up all over the place. The company is also expanding a delivery service.
Imagine if you are out of town and for whatever reason you need a friend to get in your place. Just use KeyMe to send them a digital copy of your key. Your friend can then get a physical copy made by a locksmith.
You can also get key copies shipped by mail. In addition to ordering plain-looking keys, you can get them in a variety of shapes and styles.
KeyMe services 85% of the most common home and office keys. They also claim a 99% accuracy rate compared to traditional locksmiths, which have an average 15%-25% error rate.
The app guarantees very high levels of security, so your keys won’t fall into the wrong hands.
Cost: The app is free. Keys cost about $4.99-$5.99 each, with 30% off additional keys plus free shipping. Mail order keys arrive in 3-5 business days.