Posts Tagged: "Locks"

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The Soft Key Lock Is Essentially Unpickable

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As long as there have been locks, there have been people trying to pick them. Really, it’s not a big surprise: A lock is a logic puzzle, essentially, and there’s just a certain type of person that can’t resist one. That said, though, it’s hard to see how the Soft...

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Haven Brings More Security To Your Door Locks

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Technology has advanced relentlessly over the last century, but one technology that really hasn’t changed much is the lock to your house. It’s one of those cases where it’s “good enough.” There are advances in locks, but they’re expensive and most people can’t pick a lock, so they’re fine. Unless...

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Seatylock Ensures You Never Forget Your Bike Lock

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If you own a bike, you’ve definitely had one of two experiences. One, you come out of work, or the store, or some other location, and discover your bike lock has been sheared off with a pair of bolt cutters and your bike is gone. Or two, some jackass stole...

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Vier Adds Some Extra Protection To Your Bike

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Cable locks for bikes have been around for ages, but some believe that they cannot provide definite protection against theft, as people have found easy ways to get rid of it. Due to this factor, Allen and Paige Young have created Vier bike lock which aims to take security to...

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The “Forever” Lock Is Completely Unpickable (Video)

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One of the problems with locks is that in the long run, they’re fairly easy to open if you know what you’re doing. That’s especially problematic for cyclists, who often find themselves short a bike when a quick picker is in the area. The “Forever” Lock is built to stop...

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The iTouchless Brings Biometrics To Your Front Door

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With the iPhone 5S, biometrics are suddenly on everyone’s mind. And it’s incredibly neat that you can unlock a phone just by giving it the fing- heh, by scanning your finger. But biometrics have been around for a while, and currently, you can use them to lock your doors. No...

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Add-A-Lock: Extra Security In Your Pocket

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If you travel a lot, you’ve probably gotten your stuff stolen from a hotel room. Or, if you go home to visit your parents every Christmas, you’ve experienced the sheer pain that is Mom and Dad forgetting you’re not eight and just barging in. But with Add-A-Lock, you can get...

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Masterlock dialSpeed 1500EDBX Padlock Review

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Not a bad philosophy, and perhaps a question worth asking when regarding Master Lock’s newest dialSpeed padlock.  Now, for the sake of clarity this is not the first dialSpeed Padlock from Masterlock.  The original, the 1500ID, uses the same up/down/left right combo code, but...

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Lockitron: Open Your Doors with a Smartphone (video)

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Lockitron allows you to lock or unlock your front door with the use of any Internet connected phone.  It works by sending a signal to a small device plugged into your home’s router, which subsequently instructs the door to unlock or lock.  The kits can be self installed and work...