Locksmithing via Cloud

by Mike Hunter

KeyMe takes a new approach to locksmithing, a $7.5-billion industry, using a digital scan that is securely stored in the cloud. KeyMe comes in the form of both a kiosk and an app, and allows users to store, share and duplicate their physical keys

Customers can instantly make copies of their keys at a kiosk. Or use the app to digitally scan keys from their mobile device — enabling a locksmith to make a key from scratch by viewing instructions KeyMe displays on the customer’s phone as well as enabling customers to share keys with family/friends and mail order physical duplicates.

Cutting-edge technology enables KeyMe’s AI to compare a key scan with millions of previous scans, and call upon those “memories” to quickly and accurately identify the key. This allows the kiosk to reset the key to its original manufacturer settings, removing wear and tear and resulting in a key that’s often more accurate than the original.

KeyMe supports the majority of key types, including home, office, mailbox, padlock, Mul-T-Lock and select Medeco keys, in its mobile app and kiosks, and more than 70 percent of car keys at the kiosks. Kiosk locations in Phoenix include the Bed, Bath & Beyond on Camelback; other retail locations of kiosks nationwide include 7-Eleven and Albertsons.

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