Gizmodo is one of my favorite blogs, but gosh, they have gotten the bug to create buzz where perhaps there is none. Today’s story is about the advent of automated kiosks to make copies of your keys for you, replacing that 90 year old man who comes over about 15 minutes after to get to the key department, or is making 20 keys for ablue-hair standing in front of you. We’ve all been there. Well, instead of touting the wonders of modern automation and convenience, Giz decides to talk about it’s potential to be used to rob people’s homes and do other tawdry things. REALLY GIZMODO?
I have to admit it is a fun way to take the story, full of excitement and considerations of how you are going to upgrade your current mechanical lock system into something for 21st century, perhaps with access fobs, NFC with your Galaxy Nexus or even perhaps through retinal identification or a combination of other methods. No, instead we are concerned that if these machines start popping up in the tawdry part of town the author may start to get concerned about their potential use for misdeeds. REALLY ANDREW? Continue reading