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Locksmith overcomes hurdles to commercialize invention
The Star Online
The peace of mind that comes from knowing that your belongings, from personal items and valuables to important documents, are in a safe place gives the key and lock system a special place in modern society, says PJ Locksmith Sdn Bhd founder and Managing Director Patrick Lok Kam Lam. After completing what was then known as the Lower Certificate of Education in Form 3, Lok started a locksmithing and ironmongery business in 1977, operating from a push cart in Paramount Garden, Petaling Jaya.
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Key keep getting stuck in the lock? Japan's Miwa Lock has a fix
Rocket News 24
Lifehacking, which sadly is not the act of hacking real life, is more like nifty little tips and tricks that can make life just a bit easier, giving you more free time to read awesome stuff on the Internet. Sometimes, though, lifehack tips aren't quite as useful as they purport to be — but that's not the case here. Today's lifehackery is about keys and it comes straight from the mouth of Miwa Lock, Japan's largest locks/key/security company. If you have trouble sliding your key into the lock, it turns out that there's a quick, simple way to deal with it. And you won't even need any oil.
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  The Lock. Loaded.
With Schlage’s new Touchscreen Deadbolt, we’ve created a door lock that combines all of our best security features into one lock- redefining what it means to be secure. Our innovative touchscreen feature, gives you the convenience of going keyless and no-longer having keys to lose, hid, carry or forget.

Ulock jumps into the wireless bike lock marketplace
Over the past couple of years, we've heard about two different bicycle U-locks — the Skylock and the BitLock — that can be unlocked via the user's smartphone. Both were the subject of successful crowd-funding campaigns, and both are now available for pre-order. When it comes to a product that's actually being shipped to buyers now, however, the imaginatively-named Ulock has just beaten them both to it.
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4 ways to make your home a connected home
According to author Tara Settembre: Moving into a new home recently felt like the perfect chance to upgrade with some of the myriad home automation systems and devices adding convenience, safety monitoring, energy efficiency and fun into our everyday lives. In the process of geeking out my house with cool gadgets and apps, I learned you don't have to be a tech wizard to make your home run more smoothly. Your smartphone is all you need to control your thermostats, lights, home entertainment system, appliances, cameras, door locks and more.
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Burglar caught on Florida victim's security camera
A crook who targeted a South Florida home was unaware that the home's surveillance camera caught a clear picture of him just as he was breaking into the home. The Pompano Beach's home security camera caught the burglar just before he left the scene in a silver sport utility vehicle with the victim's jewelry box.
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Manything cloud based security camera iOS app review
The Gadgeteer
Manything is an iOS app that will let you to turn your unused iPod touch, iPhone or iPad into a security camera that can be controlled and viewed remotely. You can even view captured video from as old as 30 days. But the most exciting thing about Manything is that it's free. Well at least for now. I consider myself pretty knowledgeable when it comes to cloud based security cameras, so I was very interested to try Manything with some of my unused iOS devices.
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Is your business prepared for virtual currency?
By Jessica Taylor
We've seen such innovation and creation from the virtual currency revolution that started back in 2009 with bitcoin, but we didn't think it would actually affect us in today's world. Many consumers thought bitcoin was a scam, just pretend money — until it began to be accepted as actual currency. A new report from Technology Strategies International, Inc., states that virtual currencies are expected to disrupt major markets in the next five years. If your business doesn't know how to handle virtual currency, it may be time to learn.
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Selling your business? What tenants need to know about their lease
By Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield
Tens of thousands of businesses are bought and sold each year. And they almost all require a lease assignment or negotiation with the landlord. A landlord can deliberately or creatively sabotage lease assignments. They may do this out of fear that the new tenant who is buying your business may default on rental payments, or they may simply want a higher rental rate. Here are just a few considerations pertaining to commercial lease assignments.
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