Baltimoreans will not longer have to stand in line at their local hardware store to have a key duplicated. KeyMe, a New York-based key-making company, provides an array of services from its automated kiosks, mobile app, website and cloud platform.
The company announced its intentions to expand in the Baltimore market, beginning with the Rite-Aid stores at 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 301 West Lexington Street and the Kmart store at 8980 Waltham Woods Road. More locations will be announced in the coming weeks.
KeMe’s expansion plans include about 2,000 new automated kiosks, which will be installed in stores nationwide. The kiosks are designed to provide a more accurate, faster and cheaper alternative to the conventional method of duplicating a car or house key and hiring a locksmith. In fact, the kiosks can develop a duplicate key, including a modern “fob” automotive key in 30 seconds or less. Prices range between $2.99 and $89.99.
Purchase duplicates from the KeyMe mobile app and have them mailed to your home. Once the key is scanned in the app, users will be able to access any automated kiosk and print a copy of the saved digital key. The digital keys can also be shared with friends and family via KeyMe’s cloud platform.