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Physical cum barcoded Digital Lock-Key Combination

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000226588D
Publication Date: 2013-Apr-17
Document File: 3 page(s) / 87K

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Abstract

A device with additional digital safety to pin-tumbler model locks. A key with a barcode is provided. The barcode is provided in a scratch resistant glass cube within the key which is scanned by a laser beam inside the lock set.

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Physical cum barcoded Digital Lock-Key Combination

he problem with a pin-tumbler model lock is that it can be easily opened by using a jump key (Fig 1). But with this combination even if a person can jump open the pin-tumbler lock with tools, it would be expecting the barcode in the barcode reading slot which will not be available and hence the lock won't open (Fig 2).


 The concept here is to make digital lock and key combination as small and as cheap as

possible so that it will be affordable and can be used by a common man.

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 The key of the lock will have a bar code printed inside the block of a glass which will be scanned for by the small scanner inside the lock which will then unlock upon successful bar code scanning.

 It will be cheaper to buy this technology than the available digital locks in the market today.

 A pin-tumbler model lock can be easily opened by using a jump key. But this combination even if a person can jump open the pin-tumbler lock with tools it would be expecting the barcode in the barcode reading slot which will not be available and hence the lock won't open.

 With a regular digital lock you will have to remember the secret unlock password or key combination. But in this model you don't have to worry about anything as such.


 More compact than many other digital locks.


 Would be tamper proof as this will need both physical and digital unlocking.


 With this model, lock & key combination can be made...