Friday, August 21, 2015

Sometimes All You Need is a Key

With all the technology that is available today, sometimes it is easy to forget that life wasn't always so connected. Despite all the different ways to connect, I'm locked out of my office for the most basic of reasons: I left my keys in my office.

It's been a busy week of upgrading technology and systems to get ready for September's crush of cases. With all this new technology to assist with our cases, it is something as simple as turning the key in a lock that has thrown it all for a loop. I have friends who have those fancy electronic locks that you can open with your fingerprint or your iphone. If I had one of those, I wouldn't be in this mess.

Just like any other bit of technology, those smart locks just seem like something else to be hacked. Consumer Reports even thinks they might give you a false sense of security. In fact, some nefarious person in your hallway, trying to find a way to gain access to your home with nothing more than a computer and some bad intent could be just around the corner.

Of course, that's not to say that the person in your hallways couldn't also just use a lock pick or some other tactic to pick your physical lock and break into your home. But as I stare at the lock and the keyhole, I wonder if there isn't a better way to solve this problem in the future (besides not being aloof enough to leave my keys in my office). I'm sure there's a lesson in this somewhere...

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