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Tag: Lock

iFingerLock: a Padlock with an Integrated Fingerprint Scanner

iFingerLock: a Padlock with an Integrated Fingerprint Scanner
Padlocks and combination locks are useful on a fairly regular basis, but they both can be rather annoying. I’ve bought far too many padlocks because of lost keys between uses, and it’s not really practical to go swimming with a key when you want to lock up your valuables at the beach.

Noke Lock Uses Bluetooth, not Keys or Combinations

Noke Lock Uses Bluetooth, not Keys or Combinations
School is starting back up next week in many parts of the country. I can remember going back to school as being something I hated, I also remember the anxiety that went along with trying to get my combination locker to open each time I needed it.
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Forever Lock Is the Unpickable Bike Lock

Forever Lock Is the Unpickable Bike Lock
Most locks that are designed to secure your bike in public are usually U-shaped and have funny-shaped keys, but if you feel that is not secure enough, try the Forever Lock. It has a great design for added security.

DIY Secret Knock Lock: Knock, Knock. Who’s There?

DIY Secret Knock Lock: Knock, Knock. Who’s There?
One of inventor Steve Hoefer’s favorite creations is his knock-activated lock: a lock that only opens if you enter the correct knock sequence. Steve says he’s built the lock a dozen times. Instead of becoming increasingly complex, his latest build is actually easier to put together compared to its predecessors, thanks to a couple of Adafruit products.

Sphyke Bike Wheel Lock Locks Your Detachable Wheel

Sphyke Bike Wheel Lock Locks Your Detachable Wheel
Sadly, there are a ton of thieves in this world. That’s just the way it is. And those who ride bikes are constant targets. While there are a ton of ways to lock up your bike, unless you remove and chain them up, they won’t stop thieves from stealing your detachable wheels.

LOCK8 Smart Bike Lock Would Have Been Perfect for Pee-wee Herman

LOCK8 Smart Bike Lock Would Have Been Perfect for Pee-wee Herman
At one of those iconic 80s movies of my childhood was Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. That movie started with Pee-wee Herman having his beloved bike stolen by thieves. What Pee-wee need was something like the LOCK8 smart bicycle lock.

Traveling? Protect Your Backpack with an eXomesh Cage

Traveling? Protect Your Backpack with an eXomesh Cage
When you carry a backpack, it’s like an invitation to thieves. A challenge even. It is tempting and they are no doubt hoping that you have some expensive Apple products in there. Don’t leave your bag unattended.

August Smart Lock: Hope My Front Door Doesn’t Get Hacked

August Smart Lock: Hope My Front Door Doesn’t Get Hacked
Keys have evolved over the last few years, quite significantly. There are cars which no longer require keys at all, starting at the touch of a button when the key fob is nearby. These days, people like controlling all of their stuff via smartphones, and I think it wouldn’t be a bad idea to control door locks with them.

iHeart Locket Isn’t the Key to Anyone’s Heart, But It’s the Key to an iPad Diary App

iHeart Locket Isn’t the Key to Anyone’s Heart, But It’s the Key to an iPad Diary App
Remember when you were a kid and you had this secret diary that your little brother would always try to sneak a peek at? Well, probably only the girls can relate, and while I had no brother, I did have a sister who constantly snooped around my stuff.

PE Secure External Hard Drive Locks Down Your Secret Files

PE Secure External Hard Drive Locks Down Your Secret Files
There are plenty of ways to secure your ahem naughty files, from using hidden folders and strange names, but if you’re really paranoid, you might have to do even more. The PE Secure Hard Drive takes securing your files to the next level, going beyond password and encryption technologies.

CalypsoKey Brings Missing NFC Technology to the iPhone, Sorta.

CalypsoKey Brings Missing NFC Technology to the iPhone, Sorta.
One of the things that a lot of people have long lamented as missing from the iPhone is near field communications technology. NFC technology allows smartphones to do all sorts of interesting things such as share content or make purchases by simply holding the phone close to a compatible device.

Lockitron Relaunches, Locks Down More Features

Lockitron Relaunches, Locks Down More Features
Apigy made waves last year when they released the Lockitron, a door lock system that was remotely operated via phones. They’ve recently unveiled a significantly improved version of the device, adding tons of new features at a much lower price.

Concave Lock Will Help You Open the Door in the Dark

Concave Lock Will Help You Open the Door in the Dark
The light on our front porch got busted recently, so it took me several minutes to get the door open. Not because the lock was jammed or broken, but because I couldn’t get my key into the slot properly and had to fumble around with a light (that was stupidly attached to my keychain, of all places.) A solution to this problem?

Master Lock DialSpeed Padlock: The Lock from the Future

Master Lock DialSpeed Padlock: The Lock from the Future
Who doesn’t remember using combination locks at school or at your gym? Well it looks like Master Lock has taken it upon itself to push the old combination lock into the future, thanks to its new padlock, which features an electronic interface.

Ben & Jerry’s Pint Lock Makes Sure You Don’t Get More Than What the Doctor Ordered

Ben & Jerry’s Pint Lock Makes Sure You Don’t Get More Than What the Doctor Ordered
On a diet? Trying to get your kids to lay off on the ice cream? Then you might find Ben & Jerry’s Pint Lock useful for your purposes. The picture says it all. Need we say more?

Crypteks Flash Drive is as Secure as it Looks

Crypteks Flash Drive is as Secure as it Looks
Earlier this year, we featured a flash drive with a literally puzzling handmade casing, which requires the user to enter a 5-digit combination via a series of wheel locks to gain access to the flash drive itself.
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