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December 19, 2013 AT 9:00 am

KeyMe: copy keys and solve lockouts #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3DScanning

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3D printing replacement keys as a service business model! From just a hint of a possibility explored by hackers, academics, locksport enthusiasts, and security/privacy activists to a viable retail business in, what, less than two years?

KeyMe: copy keys and solve lockouts:

your keys delivered in under 60 minutes

Locked out? Use our app to get a spare key delivered faster than you can say “Mississippi.” Well not that fast, but pretty close. Didn’t take a picture of your key before you lost it? Not a problem. Just have a roommate or relative take a picture of their copy and share it with you on our app. Getting back in to your home has never been so easy.

mail order keys

Securely mail order keys using the KeyMe app. Choose from a variety of key designs including sports, charity, designer, and bottle opener key. KeyMe will cut perfect copies and ship them to you.

copy keys in under 30 seconds

Instantly duplicate your keys at one of our kiosks. If you’re locked out, just login and print a spare key from your digital keychain. Larry, our digital locksmith, makes keys that are even better than the original.

locksmiths can make your key from scratch

If you ever get locked out, just head to the nearest locksmith and he will be able to make you a spare key by following instructions on our app. Didn’t take a picture of your key before you lost it? Not a problem. Just have a roommate or relative take a picture of their copy and share it with you on our app. No more paying $200+ for a lockout.

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