I think my front door needs a DoorBot… what about yours?

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I am backer of number 819 of the DoorBot project on Christie Street. It looks simply brilliant. A WiFi video-enabled doorbell system powered by 4x AA batteries! And just $169. Sign me up!

What do you think? Here’s the video overview:

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  • Actually spoke to someone with this idea about 5 years ago – we were lined up to their launch PR, but then they never launched…

  • does that mean you’ll be first in line or waiting on the sidelines then?

  • I thought it was a great idea at the time and still do. I’d love one if anyone ever came to visit us 🙁

  • What about the postman?

  • Ooh, are you going to write me a letter?

  • For a fee, I’d be delighted

  • Matt Wakeman

    Once linked to a door locking system, another massive digital attack vector to your physical assets. When this catches on, people really need to ensure that their online passwords and home networks are really secure. Leaving your home knowing you have the keys in your pocket is one thing, but leaving your keys with an anonymous internet service is slightly different.

    As a digital native, I’d be much happier if the unlocking of my doors was always attached to a physical asset – such as an NFC tag which is needed to be present unlock my door via my mobile device.

  • I wonder what the insurance implications of this are?

  • The link to the Lockitron product is odd… I was just thinking how cool it was to have a 2-factor door (picture recognition and old-school manual lock). Aside from emergencies or disabled / immobile people unlocking the door remotely (i.e. without you at the other side of the door) does seem… risky.

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