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Keep your luggage safe with this Bluetooth lock and app

This encrypted Bluetooth luggage lock keeps your stuff safe - too bad if your phone goes flat and the charger is inside
By: Chris Smith | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jan 7, 2016 4:35 am

CES 2016 - If you're worried about someone whipping out a bobby pin and Fallout 4-style breaking into your luggage, Dog & Bone are now offering its LockSmart Travel product, a TSA approved, keyless, Bluetooth connected luggage padlock and app.




The app is compatible with Apple iOS and Google Android operated phones, functioning as a keyless and trackable way to keep your belongings safe. Access can be granted to additional smartphones by the owner, hopefully removing a flat battery issue. There isn't any override system as far as we know right now, so what's worrying is that you could be stuck in a foreign country with a flat phone, locked bag and the charger nestled safely within your locked baggage - unable to be taken out and used.


Set for availability in early 2016, the lock contains 128-bit encryption and will cost artound $100.

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