Saturday, November 11, 2017

Criminals can make duplicate house keys from images created by apps


Recently local television stations warned consumers about the dangers to home security posed indirectly by apps that encourage you to photograph your house keys so that duplicates can be made.  Thieves have done this to go ahead and commit burglaries. 

Wired has a typical story by Andy Greenberg from 2014, here.    Some of the apps include KeyMe, KeysDuplicated and KeySave.

One risk is allowing parking valets to have access to house keys.

The reports don't way whether these apps would work with higher security locks like Medeco, 

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