Keyless Door Unlocking Mobile Cloud Based Apps like Lockitron, ShareKey, Unikey are growing interest from both the developers and the users. Previously we wrote about Lockitron, which is Free Software plus Open Source Hardware in our article Cloud Based Mobile App for Keyless Entry or Build Something More. Let us have a deeper look on these prototype Keyless Door Unlocking Mobile Cloud Based Apps which works either remotely or locally.
Keyless Door Unlocking Mobile Cloud Based Apps : Lockintron as Standard
Locitron is the standard and robust among all these Keyless Door Unlocking Mobile Cloud Based Apps. The reasons are numerous. It is actually a fully Open Source DIY project with Source Code available on GitHub. UniKey has undergone patent pending for a feature and costs more. ShareKey, although uses the same concept, has fully different mode of usage or rather the target audience :
ShareKey is least matured, where as Lockitron is the most matured with blog with photographs step of progress. It is definitely Lockitron which will be far ahead of any of these Keyless Door Unlocking Mobile Cloud Based Apps. Most importantly, making again closed sourced, patented apps like Microsoft, Amazon has the more risks of getting security breech or rather frank vendor locked.
Keyless Door Unlocking Mobile Cloud Based Apps : Cloud Security and More thoughts
The interesting thing is that, The Story Of Lockitron also started as closed source project :
Kickstarter and their developers must perform more such repeats for other projects, we the general user will get the most benefit out of it. As we said before, as all these apps if needs to connect via Internet will be a Cloud Based App, Lockitron is Open Source and we know how it actually works. We can see the codes, view the pictures :
And in real can judge the claims by the brands or developers. There is basically no chance to falsify. Like Microsoft often claims Windows is very secure. Browse the Internet without any anti-virus and anti-malware for a week, it will be very clear, how secure it is. But for Linux, actually we know that which distro is more secure by their OS design or target. UNIX per se is not Open Source (Free Software Foundation started against UNIX itself), but basically we know or discover the things around Apple’s OS X relatively easily. Not legally but still there is a way made by Linux itself. And most importantly, what we said before – Cloud Computing Security Means Opting for Open Source.
For your home or office’s security, its far better to depend on any open source or at best Free Softwares or projects than a closed sourced App. Its more important for Android due to huge Ad dependency which can breech the security as a remote possibility. Do not reserve anything before hand, let others be the Guinea Pigs then buy it. Hardly you have to pay more later if you buy the official kit. But the cost of being Guinea Pig possibly more. Its not WordPress login, its your real home.
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