BART is testing Bikeep’s smart bike locks

There are few feelings worse than returning to the spot you locked up your bike after a fun evening and seeing nothing. As a San Francisco cyclist, I’ve had my stomach sink more than once at tha

3D-Printed ‘Bump Key’ Can Open Almost Any Lock

Bump keys are primitive tools used by locksmiths (and HAXoRZ) to knock open simple locks. Until now, many locks were secure simply because they were too complex to be bumped and, as a result, you had

Goji Is A Smart Lock For Your Home That Has Nothing To Do With Berries

Welcome to the era of the round, shiny in-home automation system. While Nest led the charge early on, a new device, called Goji, is taking up the mantle. The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.indieg

Gunman Pokes Holes In the Theory That You Can't Shoot Open a Padlock

PopMech posted an interesting story testing multiple padlocks against multiple stressors including a “Salt Fog” test for rust resistance and, it seems, a gun test.

CrunchDeals: Biometric fingerprint house lock with remote control for $160

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/318odGI2MSL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="lock" />Using a key to gain entry to your own home is soooo 1992. Nowadays, you can use your fingerprint

Unlocking the "uncrackable" Medeco Deadbolt

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/scaledmedeco_high_security_padlocks.jpg">Marc Weber Tobias is a locksmith with a flair for the flamboyant. His goal, really, is to show t

Born today in 1887: Harry Soref, locksmith

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/patent_drawingjpg.jpeg"> <a href="http://www.masterlock.com/">The Master Lock</a> is an undying invention. Made out of laminated steel,

Unlock doors with your cellphone

http://www.viddler.com/player/3c2d32b6/ Ever lose your hotel keycard? Ever have it get de-magnetized? Both of these are simple to resolve – just go to the front desk – but wouldn’t i

Battery operated web-controlled door locks

Ok, now come on. Web-controlled door locks? Oh, Schlage, tell me it’s not true. It is? Your LiNK system is great you say? Ok, well, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt for your Z-Wave home auto

Learn just how insecure locks are at 2600's Last HOPE this summer

As we approach 2600’s Last HOPE, more and more information is being released as to what to expect. The latest: the locks you use to protect your property are terribly insecure. Attendees at The

Inexpensive biometric door lock

[photopress:fingerprintlock.jpg,full,left]While I think biometrics are a fad, I can’t deny that it’s a handy technology. Gaining entry to a secure thing (computer, room, brothel) without h

Video: Kensington laptop lock defeated in mere seconds

Just how safe does one of those Kensington locks make your laptop? Judging by this video, and many more like it, not very. Mind the silly acting. Kensington