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Website could provide easy access
to duplicating strangers’ keys

WISH-TV [Indianapolis, IN], by Karen Hensel

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 7/30/2014 9:59:42 PM

INDIANAPOLIS — With $6 and a smartphone, you can quickly and easily get a copy of your house key. Unfortunately, so can people with more nefarious motives. An I-Team 8 investigation discovered that leaving keys unattended for just a moment can put you at risk. Hand your keys over for an oil change? Check your car with a valet? Leave your keys on your desk at work? I-Team 8 found easy access to keys in all parts of everyday life. Scanning the WISH-TV newsroom, I-Team 8 quickly found opportunities to use a camera phone to go online and get a copy of

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As if we didn´t have enough to worry about. I love the advances in technology, but it´s getting to be unbelievable the evil things that can happen to completely innocent people. Talk about a brave new world!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hammock, 7/30/2014 10:22:53 PM     (No. 9947197)

The company is new, but this has been true for a long, long time.

If one takes a photo of a key, the key cuts can be read and a duplicate key made. Before digital cameras one could use regular cameras, which, though less convenient, would provide the same information. Or, there was always the wax or clay impression, or if a thief had enough leisure, measurement of each cut with a key code template, or even just a ruler. Then to the key cutting machine.

It´s never been safe to leave keys exposed, but with a digital camera, it´s quick and easy for the evildoer.

Making a key from a photo can provide a better copy than the key machine at your hardware store, which uses your perhaps worn key as a jig. However, I would never put my key information on the internet, supposedly encrypted or not.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/30/2014 10:51:45 PM     (No. 9947227)

An open door policy is part of the open border program. We are participating in reparations un-voluntarily.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bazi, 7/30/2014 11:08:53 PM     (No. 9947248)

Keep your house key and your car key on separate key rings. My car key happens to be an electronic fob anyway.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: thewarden, 7/31/2014 12:45:05 AM     (No. 9947306)

Never hand over your house keys to anyone. Ever.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 7/31/2014 12:52:52 AM     (No. 9947311)

I had a valet key made for my vehicle at the dealership. It allows the driver door to be opened and the engine started and that´s it. It doesn´t open the glove box, it doesn´t open any other doors and it isn´t attached to my regular keyring so it is easy to had out when my vehicle is in for repairs, oil changes or whatever. And if they copy it, it also doesn´t have the make of my vehicle inscribed on it so it´s basically just a mystery key in a pile of car keys if someone tries anything sketchy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/31/2014 3:40:35 AM     (No. 9947345)

We have a battery operated combination lock on our main entry door, dead bolts otherwise which we never use from outside. But to be honest, if someone wants into our house, its pretty easy to get in. One of the best things you can do is move away from low-lifes. That´s getting harder and harder to do thee days.


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