The Most Secure Lock Ever? (Hint: Nope)

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Dec 03, 2014

High security locks are big business, but even the most advanced examples are vulnerable to simple exploits.

Now, a new lock from a small Taiwanese company claims to be 'incapable of exploitation". And sure enough, the design is so exotic, it does not resemble other locks:

But does this lock really have what it takes to be a commercial success? We examine in this note.

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