With thousands of doors outfitted with blink lights, it’s no surprise that people often rely on them to open them.
But a new device that uses a ring of LEDs to emit an electric charge when a doorbell rings has caught on in Canada.
The ring is designed to be a remote trigger, so that it won’t be triggered by a human’s doorbell.
In a video posted to YouTube, the company behind the device shows a user setting the ring to emit a white light that lights up a white LED, indicating that the doorbell is ringing.
It also shows how the ring will be set to emit light if the wearer opens their door.
But when the ring is pressed, it emits a bright blue light, indicating the door is unlocked.
A few months later, the same video shows how that ring can also be set up to emit sound.
It’s a clever way to open doors without having to use keys, but also demonstrates how technology is evolving to make that easier.
“There’s nothing to lock it down, you just turn it on, and it does what you want it to do,” said Jason Jost, co-founder of the startup.
“You’re not going to be locking down your home, but you’re going to make sure that it’s a safe environment.”
With files from the Canadian Press