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BoxLock secures your booty against porch pirates

This clever – if expensive – product is called the BoxLock and it is a keyless padlock that lets your package delivery person scan and drop off your packages into a locked box. The system

Amazon debuts Cloud Cam and Key to take on Nest, August and others in home security

Amazon wants to be the hub for your connected home, and today the company announced two new products that will help it fill out that ambition, specifically in the area of home security. It announced a

The canaries in a coal mine

I’ve seen startups come and go over the years and I was particularly interested to see what happened to August Home┬átoday. The company originally tapped Yves Behar to make a better smart lock,

It’s just gotten a lot easier to reprint keys from photographs

If you’re in the business of opening locked doors for business or pleasure, it just got a little easier. Using a parametric file for SCAD, you can easily recreate a Kwikset key with a few keystr

Latch tools up with second smart access product for offices, apartment blocks

New York-based smart lock maker Latch, which targets the enterprise market, selling its locks plus a subscription digital entry management service to building owners wanting to offer value-add service

Hardware Battlefield winner CubeSensors is reborn as Klevio

You’re not losing a CubeSensor. You’re gaining a Klevio! Or something. CubeSensors, the company created by Ales Spetic, has folded itself into a wireless access company called Klevio to br

Security experts have cloned all seven TSA master keys

Key escrow — the process of keeping a set of keys for yourself “just in case” — has always been the U.S. government’s modus operandi when it comes to security. From the d

After Two Years In Stealth, Smart Lock Maker Latch Talks Funding, Features

On the surface, the smart lock space can seem pretty crowded already, with names like Lockitron and August and Kisi apparently in play for several years. But New York based Latch contends it's mostly

August Debuts Three Products And Its Partner Platform ‘August Access’

Unlocking your door might not sound exciting, but once you've seen an August Smart Lock in action, you'll change your mind. The company behind it, August, is doubling down on the connected home with a

Japan's NTT Docomo to make all of its cell phones SIM-free from April 2011

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/docomo.gif" /> Big shake up in Japan's cell phone industry (100 million mobile subscribers) today: <a href="http://www.nttdocomo.com/"

The Flash Drive Lock: a solution looking for a problem

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/usb-lock.jpg" alt="usb lock" title="usb lock" />Marketed as great for civil servants, the Flash Drive Lock is a combination lock for your

I stoleded your Air: Air has no Kensington laptop lock slot

Steve Rubel IMed me just now pointing out that it didn’t look like the Air has a Kensington laptop lock slot. I sent my winged monkies to investigate and they found that no, there is no lock slo

Motion sensing bike lock encourages thieves to steal cars instead

The University of Portsmouth has just unveiled a $13,000 system to help protect your crappy bike. Obviously, a bike is hard enough to replace to warrant such an extravagant security measure. The syste

Lock, Dock, and iPod

Truth be told, I thought I had seen every last possible iPod accessory — until this lock came along. Seems Japanese company Elecom thought it’d be a good idea to make a three-number combin