A device I would put in the category of “cool device to get if you have a couple hundred bucks burning a hole in your pocket” is the MyKey 2300 RFID doorlock. Use the included cards or keyfobs to unlock the door. In the event you do not a card available, there is a keypad to input a PIN code to let you in. In the event you lose a card, the others can be reprogrammed to keep you safe. It has a night deadbolt function that deactivates the outdoor controls. It is pickproof with no key on the outside and has a built in alarm if it is broken into. It can also automatically lock, if you choose.
While RFID has been around for a while, it is still struggling to find its ideal applications. The fact that this lock has to be used in an area where it will not get wet makes it’s uses somewhat limited. It does have a nice design, and it’s features are what you would expect and need from a device like this. And while it’s approximate street price of $250 is not outrageous, it would make you question what that extra cash is buying you beyond the gadgetry of RFID.
- Comes with 8 RFID Smart Keys (4 cards, 2 fobs, 2 tags)
- Auto/manual lock modes
- External forced lock mode prevents unauthorized opening through mail slot or window
- Burglar alarm
- Smart Keys can be re-registered if one or more is lost or stolen
- Takes 4 AA batteries (included)
- External contacts for a 9-volt battery (in case AA batteries are completely drained)
Posted by Jeff