Whether it's securing a locker, a shed, or luggage, most people find themselves in need of a padlock or combination lock at one time or another. The problem with these locks is you have to remember a combination or keep track of a key. Personally, I've had to throw away more than one lock because [...]

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Wouldn't it be nice if people didn't steal our stuff? You could just leave things on your table, backyard deck, or car seat, walk up to the counter for coffee or whatever, and not have to keep watch on your stuff. OK, Leave it to Beaver moment is over. Fact is, everybody is trying to grab [...]

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The Keyport Slide 2.0 already reduces the size of your keychain, but adding these Bolt locks will further reduce the number of keys you need to carry.  Each Bolt lock can be keyed to your car's key, so you can unlock all your Bolt locks with that single key.  You program the lock by inserting [...]

Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

There are a variety of ways you can open and lock your home's door without using a key.  I tried a WiFi-connected deadbolt that didn't work, no matter what type of interpretive dance I used to approach it.  I've been intrigued by other Kickstarter products that still haven't made it to market long after the [...]

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The Safe+ Microlock is a very small 2 digit combination lock (the combination comes preset and as far as I can tell, can't be changed) with a 2.17ft (66cm) long wire cable that can be used to secure your belongings. When it's not being used, it wraps up into a compact package that will easily [...]

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My daughter is going to college in the fall, and that means we're making lists of things she'll need to take with her.  She's thinking about taking a bike for the trek from the freshman dorms to her classes, and that means she'll need a bike lock.  A lock like the Skylock would make her [...]

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Although any bike lock can be broken by a determined theft, the Lock8 Smart Bike Lock offers extra layers of protection to make it less likely that your bike will be stolen. Part of the Lock8 is mounted on your bike, and it serves as the attachment point for a lock chain to secure your [...]

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For more than a thousand years, humans have been securing their front door with key-based locks.  Until recently, there hasn't been much innovation in the technology, but thankfully, several companies have tried to bring the door lock into the 21st century.  One of them, Yale, has provided us with their key-free Touchscreen Deadbolt.  I expected installation [...]

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Kwikset, longtime makers of locks and keys, have announced that their new Kevo deadbolt lock will be available for pre-order starting today. The Kevo looks like a standard deadbolt style lock that you might find installed in most doors. But it uses Bluetooth Low Energy™ 4.0 technology to turn your smartphone into an electronic key [...]

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When you fly, you want to lock up your luggage to prevent theft and loss, but you'll run the risk of having your lock cut off if you don't use a TSA-approved lock.  Safe Skies already offers the industry's largest selection of TSA-approved locks, and they are expanding their line with 50 new designs.  Instead [...]

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Kensington ClickSafe Review


Laptops are attractive for their portability, but can also be a security nightmare for the same reason. Kensington locks have been around for years securing laptops. I still have the first one I bought over 10 years ago. Essentially the Kensington lock is a cable with a lock that fits into a slot of your [...]

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If you use padlocks to secure your property, you might want to check out the abuse tests that Popular Mechanics conducted on several locks from different manufactures. They subjected locks from Master, Franklin, OnGuard and Medeco to Shock, Tensile, Salt-Fog, Gunshots and Bolt-cutter tests. Go read the full report to see which lock stood up [...]

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Right 23, Left 12, Right 7. Ah, childhood memories of locker combinations, skipping class and bullies. Those were the days my friend... Not! But maybe we can make school just a little bit more fun for kids these days with the new Set-Your-Own combination locks from Master Lock. Master Lock has introduced two new locks. [...]

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