Flatirons Locksmiths, a full service locksmith company Tip#15. Andy Greenburg of Forbes wrote an article a few weeks ago about hackers who “Crack hotel room locks with a tool disguised as a dry erase marker” that can “hack” a particular, very popular brand of hotel locks. I knew this day would come when they handed me my first “Credit Card” key to access my room at a hotel many years ago, what happened to the good old fashioned key I thought! I am just surprised that it has taken this long. I now know that I was not just a paranoid freak for always holding on to my valuables and locking the latch or deadbolt while staying at a hotel!!!
The problem with most locks of this kind is that a hacker can link up to them and manipulate them using software that they have developed to override the system. Our friends at Isonas Security Systems though have developed an IP based access control device that is controlled via their IP based system and is more hacker proof than a standalone device. Check them out at www.Isonas.com You can also read more about their solution for this type of problem here: Isonas article
Flatirons Locksmiths operates in Boulder & Broomfield County in Colorado, answering calls to Boulder, Broomfield, Superior, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Niwot & Longmont. We look forward to serving you! Call us at 303-586-6496.