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Security goes tiny with the Safe+ Microlock

on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

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 easilyRead More…


The Skylock is a smart bike lock

on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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 herRead More…


The Lock8 bike lock offers extra layers of protection

on Monday, March 10th, 2014

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 yourRead More…


Yale Touchscreen Deadbolt review

on Monday, February 17th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

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 installationRead More…


Kwikset Kevo lets you open your front door with a gentle caress

on Monday, July 29th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

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 keyRead More…


Protect Your Luggage With Safe Skies’ TSA-Approved Locks

on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

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.  InsteadRead More…


Kensington ClickSafe Review

on Monday, December 20th, 2010

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 yourRead More…


Can your Padlock Take a Bullet

on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

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 upRead More…


Master Lock Set-Your-Own Combination Locks Review

on Sunday, August 30th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

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.