Former Apple employees are making a deadbolt that you unlock with your phone, and it’s backed by Walmart


Level Lock is a $250 deadbolt enabled with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. It’s essentially a computerized lock that users can control through an associated app. For example, users can unlock their doors through Bluetooth with their phones, or send a text message with a pass to a guest if they need to get into their house.

The idea is to make a high-quality smart lock that discards a lot of the conventional thinking about residential locks, or create a new product from first principles, similar to how Apple approaches the design of a new product by thinking about the experience first.

How many of you have or are interested in “smart locks”? I can see a specific use case for them but, at $250, that’s way too steep for me.