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Get unchained from the key chain.

Brooklyn's KISI is putting the keychain on your phone

Get an apartment, get a job, get a significant other – next thing you know, you’re walking around with a key chain that makes you look like a janitor, or some 19th century jailer.

While KISI might not completely free you from the shackles of your keychain, it can help. KISI’s tech allows users to unlock doors using their smartphones – best of all it doesn’t require overhauling any existing entry systems.

Founded in Munich in 2012, the company expanded to New York after winning the EDC’s NYC Next Idea competition in 2013.

“We started trying to build our own intercom system,” cofounder Bernhard Mehl told us, “but we realized there are people who already do that really well. And then talking to all these coworking spaces, we realized they need all these management functions. They already have the infrastructure – we can tap into that and add a little device to the server room and then the whole office is upgraded.”

KISI is hiring for three jobs in sales and marketing out of their DUMBO offices. And if you’re planning a move to Munich anytime soon, they’re hiring a frontend developer there. Get all the details here.

Now go forth (and lose your keys).

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