Many of us remember back to having to use a combination lock on lockers at school. Or around the home years back. And these had the dial that spun around with all the numbers moving first left and then right in order to get it open and access to your items. Those combination locks with digits on the dial are still on sale today. But since we are now in a world where everything seems to evolve around technology, it is time to move the locks we are use to in high school to match the age of technology we are now in. And it seems that movement has started.
The MasterLock company has released their digital combination lock with the features you would expect to see. This is called the dialSpeed electronic combination lock and not only can you enter numbers, but there are letters as well making it much easier to enter and remember. There were several times that I forgot the numbers and having letters to remember makes far more sense. This would have made things far easier than in the past.
Some of the features on this allow for storing a backup password online, which means you would need a web interface to retrieve it. But at least you would have a password to open it with. There is also the ability to add a “guest” password for others to gain access. And the Master Lock digital combination lock has the expected features of a cut resistant lock.
We would love to see enhancements to the locks to start using some other technology, such as finger print recognition. That technology has been out for a few years and should be growing close to being cost effective for inclusion in locks for the future.