A company called Alternative Product Solutions has developed a device that can make a perfect copy of a car key, the Electronic Key Impressioner.
The Electronic Key Impressioner is inserted into the cars lock, it then gathers data from inside the lock, and works out the locks key code from the position of the tumblers inside the lock.
Once it is plugged into a computer, it is able to work out the exact key code needed to produce a duplicate key, no doubt this is going to be the car thieves favourite tool of the future.
At the moment the system only works on Fords, but the inventors are expanding the range so it will work on more car manufactures vehicles.
The company that developed it has also but in some security so the device doesn’t fall into the wrong hands, each time the software is used, it checks with the company to make sure you are using an authorized unit, if you aren’t the unit becomes bricked and it won’t work.
Whilst the security seems like a good idea, and will stop the majority of thieves from using it, I am sure someone will come up with a way to hack it, so that it can be used by car thieves.
via DviceFiled Under: Gadgets News, Technology News