Sounds too good to be true right?
You will never have to wonder where you put the keys or which child last had the remote control last. A new anti theft location mechanism is hitting the market in early 2014 it is called the TILE, this little piece of magic hooks onto key chains, self adheres itself to just about anything from cell phones , laptops, remote controls, bikes and yes cars. It is considered the biggest lost and found in the world using your smart device to assist you in locating whatever it is that you have the tile attached to. Since it is still in beta it is only currently compatible with the iPhones and iPods but they are expecting to have full smart device capability soon.
In short this little tile once registered with the app will show you exactly where whatever it is attached to is at within 150ft from your location, the benefit of having other people who also use this app is that if you are out of range yet there is someone else with the tile app near your lost item it will automatically update the location of your tile on your app so the more users the more coverage.
Another great feature is this device also has a speaker built in so you are able to sound an alarm to assist with locating your device, so when the remote is stuck in the couch cushions instead of looking for it you are now able to just listen for it. The tile does not take batteries so you will never need to search around for the right size battery the tile holds a full charge for about a year and then you will need to replace it with a new one. At a reasonable price of around $20 it’s not a bad investment especially if you are like every other person on the planet who simply cannot remember where you put your cell phone or keys.
As a locksmith company this type of technology does not threaten our way of life, we are always looking for new ways to assist our customers out. But remember the easiest way to replace lost or stolen keys is to call a locksmith but it never hurts to have a backup plan and the tile seems to be a perfect idea. The alarm feature is great for things lost inside the house and the location feature that shows when you are getting closer is perfect for those dark nights when you dropped your keys or cannot remember where you parked your car. Since the TILE will not be available until 2014 make sure to have your local locksmith’s number on file and ready to go in case you lose your keys, unfortunately we are unable to assist you with lost cell phones, remotes or vehicles.
If you are going to order this device please let us know in the comment section below!