Have you ever lost your only set of keys and had to call a locksmith to help you out? And then $125 dollars later you swore to yourself that you would immediately get backup keys made? And then you didn’t, and lost the keys AGAIN? Yeah, that’s maybe happened to me… Well, lucky for you and for me, I have a SOLUTION! It’s called KeyHero. KeyHero is a digital back up solution that allows users to create a secure, virtual spare key that can be retrieved via the KeyHero smartphone app. The app enables you to have a physical key made at any Home Depot store nationwide, even if you have misplaced the original. I tried it and it works! Keep reading below.
To put it simply, KeyHero makes it easy to create a digital replica of any mechanical key. Just scan your key at any Home Depot Key Center and save it to the KeyHero app free of cost. Only a KeyKrafterTM machine can read the encrypted code within the digital spare key to cut a physical copy and this can only be done at Home Depot stores nationwide. So here’s how the process went for me.
I arrived at Home Depot and quickly connected with an employee. I downloaded the KeyHero app and handed the employee what key I wanted scanned. They scanned the key, which took seconds. I was then able to label it in my phone and the process was finished. One thing to note is KeyHero stores your digital spare key using industrial security standards. The KeyHero app never requires users to provide an address. The digital key is only connected to a cell phone number and email address. It’s completely safe!
Key owners can use the KeyHero app to share their digital key with significant others, relatives, house cleaners, and more. Recipients of the shared digital key can then choose to receive a text or email with instructions on how to download the KeyHeroTM app and set up their account. Once set up is complete, the user can go to the Home Depot Key Center to redeem and cut a physical key.
This is one of those tasks that should be a top priority. I bet you EVERYONE has lost their keys at least once in their lives. This can now save us from calling that blessed locksmith.
This post is sponsored by KeyHero. All opinions are my own.
Photos by Hailey Wilson for Simply Grove.
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