KeyMe Stores Keys In The Cloud, cuts them when you forget yours

KeyMe Locksmith In The Cloud
KeyMe is an innovative, New York City based startup that is revolutionizing the way people manage their keys. KeyMe, a new service launched this week in New York, seems to have found a solution by storing your keys in the cloud and making them accessible via a kiosk 24/7.

KeyMe allows you to store a digital version of your house key in the cloud from which a duplicate key can be cut on demand so that you do not get frustrated whenever you locked out of the house and you’ve forgotten the “safe” place where you hid the spare key or when the keys are stolen.

The KeyMe kiosk operation is very simple. After creating an account, the kiosk scans your key and stores the pattern in the cloud for later access. When you want to cut a new key from the pattern, you can visit any KeyMe kiosk, which will retrieve the pattern after you identify yourself by a fingerprint scan. 

KeyMe stores a copy of your house key in the cloud, prints at kiosks

You then select from a choice of keys, including decorative keys and a combination key and bottle opener option, and the kiosk does the rest. Very little of your own personal information is stored, like your address, and accounts can only be accessed with a fingerprint scan. A few other security measures are also said to be in place. And in the event that there is some activity going on with your account, KeyMe will send you an email letting you know that your account has been accessed.

The company claims that it is more accurate than hardware store or locksmith key-cutting machines. However, though it cuts home and office keys, it won’t do car keys or Mul-T-Lock key. This isn't surprising, since most modern cars use a key with a programmed microchip to prevent theft – if they have keys at all. KeyMe should only be used for keys that you have the full rights to duplicate.

Digital copies of your keys are stored for free and you're only charged when you actually need to get a key printed, which costs $20. To create a duplicate key on the spot, you'll have to fork over $3.50 for a basic brass key. Novelty keys, like a bottle opener key or sports team themed ones, will cost $6. There are currently two locations in Manhattan with three more on the way. No word on when they plan to expand outside of New York.


  • Store your key - Scan and store your keys securely in the cloud. Access your digital keychain from anywhere.

  • Locked out?Login to your digital keychain with a fingerprint scan and get a spare in 30 seconds. Lockouts are a thing of the past!

  • Make a perfect copy - Duplicate your key in 30 seconds. Choose from a huge selection of key designs...including our very own bottle-opening key!


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Write by: RC - Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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