In a world where Back to The Future Part II is becoming more a reality than a wish (excluding time travel) we find ourselves faced daily with new, innovative and often very strange ways to use technology to aid our lives. From driver-less cars to NFC enabled MI6 type security methods we are living in a world where technology is now essential for us to go about our business.
One such company who have taken a leap into the future is the hotel group Starwood, a very close rival to the internationally renowned Hilton group.
The company have taken the opportunity to upgrade the locks of over 30,000 rooms throughout 150 hotels to use a new Bluetooth and App based entry system. Guests at the hotel don’t even have to check in with this new technology, simply download the app and enter your room.
Of course one has to ask the question, how secure is this method of room entry? Lets face it, Bluetooth isn’t exactly Fort Knox and apps can easily be ripped apart to see the “how it works” type code that make up a hackers dream. Whether this will work or not is a thing only the future can tell however with the Hilton Group also rolling this out to around 600,000 rooms next year we may very well have a hack-a-thon themed hotel night brewing.