Originally Posted by northeasterner
Yes, no wonder it didn't get funded. So instead of dialing in a combination, I will have to pull put my phone that is either tucked away somewhere warm or ran out of juice because I didn't tuck it away somewhere warm, and call my ski lock. That, and as Sibhusky pointed out, cell phone service is lacking at many ski areas.
I want in. Where do I send my money?
LOL, it would be bluetooth of course, it wouldn't actually have its own number that you'd call.
They can/should design it to automatically unlock when paired with your phone so as soon as you're nearby it's unlocked. No need whatsoever to dig out your phone. Also, IIRC there's a low-energy version of BT that can run for months or years on a button cell, so no need to charge the lock either as that would be a deal breaker.
As well there's no technical reason there couldn't be a combo or some other failsafe in case your phone is out of juice/lost, though as a startup they probably wouldn't bother with such a seldom-used feature.
Seems like a very good idea to me, lots of things that are ahead of their time seem gimmicky and overkill. In 5 years something like this will cost 10 bucks and be standard, just like BT car audio. It will be used for bike locks, the locks in your house, and forget RFID lift tickets you'll just have a lift ticket on your phone.