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Time to get new locks *Vid*


TLontheDL

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The bump technique is pretty old school though. I used to do something similar to locks with a modified envelope opener.

 

Yea, I love how the media reports on something only a handful of people know about and BAM every 12yr old monkey with a key and a screw driver is out stealing radios and porn from the peeps in the neighborhood.

 

BTW, the keyless locks work great until you have a lightning strike close to you house. The emp and/or the static shock will render the circuitry nonfunctional and then you will be sol - and not the 4 wheel kind.

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I don't believe that for one second. Where I work, every lock into the building is electric locks with key fobs to get in ( even the exterior doors) and not once have they had a malfunction due to a storm or lightning.

 

 

It is the same reason peoples power supplies go out in a computer when they have a lightning strike and they still have a surge protector. It's not the electritcy that does it, it's the static. The locks where you work at would be a much heavier grade and definately would all be fully shielded and I bet they paid alot more then $65 per door lock. I would wonder if they put any shielding in the home use ones when they don't put adequate shielding in home use computers or other appliances either?

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Ultimately, it is still just a circuit board with IC chips on it. The static causes the internal wiring to be bridged and thus shorts out the chip. The internal wires in the chip are something like 90nm apart, so a minor static shock is all it takes. Same reason whey all computer parts are shipped in ESD bags and when you work on computers you are supposed to be in an anit-static workshop with an ESD strap on your wrist.

 

This might all be moot as the designers of those locks may have actually used adequate shielding to prevent damage from just about everything except a direct hit. I would definately find that out before installing them in my own home.

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