In 2006 a young man called William Donelson went into a piercing shop in Ontario to get a RFID chip inserted into his hand. His goal was to be able to log on to his computer and unlock specially modified doors just by waving his hand at them. No more losing or fumbling with keys or passwords.

The same motivation has spurred Billy Chasen of to create a door lock for this office that can opened by sending it a text message. No skin slicing involved.

There’s a couple of cool things this lock does:

  • When you text ‘close’ it will text you back ‘closed’ once it’s been locked.
  • If you text ‘status’ it will tell you whether the door is locked or not
  • Ability to create a whitelist of people that are also allowed to unlock the door.

Check out the video.

[Via TNW]