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New technology could give crooks your spare key without your permission

In the past, when wanting to make a spare key, you would go to a local hardware store to have it made. Now, anyone has the ability, without your permission, to make a copy of the key with just the snap of a picture.

The new website is called keysduplicated.com. It's simple: snap a clear picture of the key with a smartphone and upload it to the website. Advanced technology scans the picture and targets the grooves from the image to create the key. The machine then creates the key from the picture given.

Without checking an ID, the keys are mailed to you for a low price of six dollars a key. This is convenient for people wanting to make a key for themselves, but police are worried thieves will use this technology to break in homes.

Police are urging people to keep their keys out of site so no one will be able to snap a picture and get access to your home.

 

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