The new lock system has been designed to protect the electronics inside the home, which could also help prevent burglaries by preventing the entry of unwanted guests and intruders.
The technology could also reduce the number of potential intruders who can get in by hiding in the kitchen or bedroom, said Mark Withers, president of the Electronic Lock Industry Association.
It also will help prevent people from opening a door to a room they don’t want to be in, Witherings said.
The technology will be available in 2018, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is developing a version that is more resistant to attacks by the same group of hackers who recently infiltrated the Pentagon and National Security Agency, the agency said.
The new system is a step toward securing home electronic devices, which have become increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks.
The new electronic lock system is being developed by Lockport, a company based in San Jose, California.
Lockport is developing an electronic door lock that is resistant to the same types of attacks that have disrupted the Pentagon, the NSA and other government agencies.
The company is seeking $25 million in funding to develop a version of the lock that can withstand a variety of cyber attacks that would allow it to work with other electronic locks and systems, according to Lockport.
The company’s chief technology officer is Eric Shultz, who has worked with the Pentagon’s Information Operations Center, or IOC, the cyber division that develops and manages cyber defenses.
Shultz is also an attorney who worked for Lockheed Martin Corp., which built the electronic locks that were used in the Pentagon.
Lockheed Martin has said it plans to use the new technology for its military fleet.
The Lockheed Martin lock was used in Operation Enduring Freedom, a major U.K.-led campaign in Afghanistan to stop Taliban insurgents from capturing the country.
Lockheed Martin said the UH-60 Black Hawk drone used in those operations was designed to have the same protection as the new electronic locks, and that the drone was not used in any attacks on the U,D.N.S.-operated air base, which was attacked by the Taliban and the Taliban’s affiliated forces in 2009.
The Pentagon announced it would use a new electronic system to secure its electronic and military systems starting next year.
The Department of Defense will spend $2.2 billion to buy the new systems.
The $3 billion price tag is more than the Pentagon had budgeted for its existing electronic lock systems, and could push the price to more than $25 billion.