I recently wrote about access control and the different ways that we can open doors at Timico. Well this has gone one step further and certain individuals on the approved list can now send an Instant Message that will open the front door.
It is somewhat mind boggling where this is all going. It is quite possible to envisage a scenario where say the cleaner appears at your home front door whilst you are at work and needs to be let in. You have an application running on your PC that rings when the doorbell rings. Upon hearing this you look on your home website to verify that it is indeed he or she and open the door with a click, or sms or IM – whatever is easiest from where you are sitting.