KeyMe: iPhone App Stores your Keychain in the Cloud [VIDEO]
Never get locked out again with this new iPhone app.
KeyMe, which launched today, enables users to snap photos of their keys now so they can be replicated later.
To use the service just place a key on a white sheet of paper and take aim with your iPhone's camera. The photo will be captured in a special format a locksmith can use to make a copy, All Things D reports.
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Getting a locksmith to use the photo to create a new key from scratch will set you back about $15, but that service cold cost 10 times that much and require an in-person home visit form a locksmith without KeyMe data.
Or you can have extra copies of your keys mailed to you for just $3.99 each as a preemptive measure.
About 90 million people get locked out of their home each year, Mashable reports.
"There's actually very little information required [to copy a key], but there's never been a way for people to pull that information off their key and store it and retrieve it," KeyMe CEO Greg Marsh said in a statement. "Now you can get a key when you don't have the original present."
The app's creators say its secure because it never asks users for information about their identity or address, so the key data is useless to would-be-thieves.
See how the service works in a video below: