TechCrunch is reporting that a manufacturer is using a combination of technology and design to create a lock that can be adjusted in seconds and lock when the owner leaves.
The Lockbox, based in Austin, Texas, says its Lock-It® is the first lock to use sensors that can track the time that a lock is being used and can lock on the lock even when the lock is left unlocked.
The company says the Lock- It® locks are built from a proprietary material that is not affected by temperature, and when the user locks the lock, it switches off the thermostats, locks the doors and activates the locks, preventing the temperature from changing while the device is in use.
Lockbox says that when a user leaves the lock in its mode, it will automatically lock.
When it’s time to leave, it sends the user’s temperature to a device that monitors their activity.
When it’s the user returns to the lock and enters their temperature, it turns the thertoid off and locks.
The Lock-it® can also lock on when the device’s user exits the lock.
The lock is a smart lock, meaning that it works on both your home’s thermostatic control and the lock itself, and is capable of controlling the lock automatically without you having to be home at the time.
Lockboxes are being used by manufacturers such as Lowe’s and Lowe’s Home Improvement in the United States and by Home Depot in the UK.
They’re not currently being made in the US, but that could change soon.