It hasn't exactly been a good year for burglars. Some have made it embarrassingly easy for homeowners to recover their property and press charges. Here are just a few examples: An Alaskan man may face charges after distinctive shoe tracks from plastic crocs linked the 22 year old to several downtown thefts in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Soon, keeping track of your car keys may be even more important. Daytime deliveries -- especially ones that require a signature -- are not the most convenient. Volvo manufacturers in Sweden are exploring a possible solution to that problem. The company may enable consumers to receive packages in an unconventional way, by means of "a
Let's talk about car keys. More and more manufacturers are releasing new cars with key-less start and key-less entry. It may seem like a perk to make the shift to an electronic fob, but -- in actuality -- these new mechanisms can be expensive and inefficient. Here are the pros and cons of each:
Many believe that we reliably keep our cars under lock and key, but is that truly the case? A Missouri woman and mother, who wishes to be referred to by her first name only, Christine, reveals that she accidentally discovered a big problem with her car keys. Christine's family owns a Honda Odyssey and a
Everyone knows how frustrating it can be to lose your car keys. The average person can misplace up to nine items a day. A recent poll showed that one-third of respondents spend an average of 15 minutes each day searching for their cellphones, keys, or paperwork. If you've recently lost your car keys, don't worry!
If you ever find yourself locked out of your car or home in Long Island, you might feel embarrassed, anxious, frustrated, and angry. But just remember: you're in good company. Every year, about 2 million people get locked out of their homes, and according to a 2013 survey, 26% of drivers admitted to losing their
In the 21st century, our tech-obsessed culture has made a "smart" version of almost everything. We have smarter smartphones every year, smart watches, smart houses, smart TVs, etc. And while you're no doubt familiar with electronic locks, your home probably still relies on a standard deadbolt lock and key. There are a variety of keyless
You may want to think about changing your locks if you've left your keys with any strangers recently. One of the newest types of mobile applications becoming increasingly popular among homeowners and renters are key copying apps for ordering a new key. As if smartphones couldn't handle enough sensitive information, they can now be used
YThe basic lock and key has been around for thousands of years. While professional locksmiths have improved upon the materials used and specifics of the early wooden pin locking systems over the years, the basic design of lock and key devices has remained relatively unchanged. That is until recently where things like new technology and
Virtually everyone has done it at one time or another, most likely at the most inopportune of moments no less, but that doesn't make locking your keys in your car any less frustrating or embarrassing. Many car locking systems are designed with keypad entry, which has reduced the prevalence of this phenomenon in recent