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Kiosks that let you print keys set to pop up around the US

KeyMe users scan keys to store digital copies that can be used to print replacements

KeyMe, a service that lets people store digital copies of their keys and quickly replace them, says it plans to have kiosks in over 100 locations around the country by the end of the year. “To date, we have saved our customers hundreds of thousands of dollars in emergency lockout fees," said Greg Marsh, CEO of KeyMe. "With our next-generation kiosks and new locations, we will make it even easier to get a highly accurate copy of any key type, including car and house keys in the most convenient, secure way possible.” KeyMe was featured in a "Startup Spotlight" video last year. People can use a physical copy of a key to cut a new one in 30 seconds at KeyMe's kiosks, according to KeyMe. Or, if a person has scanned their key using KeyMe's iPhone app, which stores digital copies of keys in the cloud, the kiosk can verify a person's identity through a fingerprint scan and then print a physical key based on the digital copy. Keys start at $3.99 apiece. KeyMe has operat...