In college, whenever we left the apartment without our keys, it wasn鈥檛 a big deal. We鈥檇 just hit up one of our roomies and keep our fingers crossed that they鈥檇 be home. But now, if we forget our keys, it鈥檚 a total uh-oh moment. And while 鈥渙pen sesame鈥 might work in cartoons, unfortunately, real life isn鈥檛 quite that magical. Oh, but wait, it is鈥 because a crowdfunded smart lock called Sesame is making all of our 鈥淐rap, I locked myself out of the house鈥 panic attacks a thing of the past.


Not only is Sesame an absolute lifesaver, but it鈥檚 also easy to install. All you do is tape it to your existing lock using the included strip of 3M Command鈥 and you鈥檙e done. Yup. Just like that.

Controlling the lock is just as easy. Sesame is paired to your phone via an accompanying app, and whenever you need to lock or unlock your door, just click the lock icon and you鈥檙e good to go. If you don鈥檛 want to use your phone, you can set a custom, secret knock that鈥檒l unlock your door. You鈥檒l can feel like you鈥檙e going to some super secret underground club every time you go home.


Let鈥檚 talk smart features. You can give access to certain people so they can come over whenever they want, meaning getting new sets of keys copied every year is a thing of the past. The lock鈥檚 lithium ion battery can last for a little over a year, and don鈥檛 worry 鈥 you鈥檒l be notified when the battery starts to get low (because going back to carrying keys would just be barbaric at that point). Sesame also notifies you when your door opens and closes, and when someone without access attempts to unlock your door. The lock is programmed with military-grade protection so you never need to worry about hackers trying to break your lock.


Sesame is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. You can snag a smart lock for $99, and you鈥檒l be saying 鈥淥pen, Sesame!鈥 before you know it. (It鈥檚 totally unnecessary鈥 but still fun.)

Were you ever locked out of your house? What鈥檚 your favorite feature that Sesame has to offer?