At a minimum, most everyone has a key to their house, mailbox, possibly office and car. In an age of wireless and consolidation, people don’t want to walk around jingling keys in their pocket. In fact, most of the IT recruiters I spoke with in our office say they only carry their phone these days. Technology companies realize the cell phone is becoming the only constant piece of equipment people carry around these days – so they’re developing more and more programs that work directly from the phone. Having said that, what if you could open the door to your home with a simple text message from your cell phone?
In order to do this, you might need some technical expertise so this is perfect for that high-tech professional who likes to experiment on the weekends with new technology oriented projects.
The parts you will need for this is a tiny webserver, Ethernet cable, power, wire, servo, and different pieces from a tool store to attach to your door locks. Once you can put all these pieces together, you will need to download a code which will allow you to send text messages to open your door.
If you want to try setting this up, you can check out it out here: http://bit.ly/fGxdyC. You will be able to download the code and see what this contraption looks like.
If you’re still wary of this technology, the technical recruiters in our office are going to give it a try. We’ll keep everyone updated as to whether this technology works or if there are still more bugs that need to be worked out.
AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.