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Never be locked out again: KeyMe app creates digital copies of keys, stores them in the cloud

Kiosks scan users' fingerprints, print replacements

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KeyMe‘s smartphone app lets you scan digital copies of your keys, so that you can obtain new ones without paying a locksmith to break your lock, and more easily manage or share them.

Drawing on a user’s key scan, the app generates instructions that any locksmith may follow to create a physical copy of a key. KeyMe users in New York City can also take advantage of special kiosks — a number of which are already deployed around the Big Apple — to print new keys themselves, using either a digital or physical copy of a key.