The era of the key seems, inevitably, to be heading toward its end. The proliferation of remote openers and starters is spawning legions of drivers who smugly zip around with their keys safely in their pockets. And now the good-old front door is following the path to keyless bliss with the introduction of the BioLock Deadbolt. This new device is a logical alternative to the keyless butler or the somewhat clunky biometric door-handle lock.
The BioLock Deadbolt looks like a normal door lock. It can memorize the fingerprints of as many as 50 people, all identified by the device in less than a second. And for those who don't want to sacrifice any of the charm of their entryways, rest assured the BioLock doesn't incorporate any visible keypads or touchscreens — just a subtle fingerprint scanner located behind the bottom lip of the lock.
At $229, the BioLock would make the perfect gift for those special loved ones who are always losing their keys. Better yet, combine it with a biometric doorbell, and you can feed their paranoia, too.