Electronic Key Impressioner makes key copies from the lock itself

by Mark R

lockduplicator-thumb-550x454-33282One of the problems with having a car is when you lose the key and you can’t find the spare. If only you could find a friend who has the Electronic Key Impressioner.

All you need to do is stick that key-shaped end into a lock, and it can scan a lock from the inside and record what it sees.

From there, it is as easy as taking it back to the computer and plugging it into the computer via USB port. This gives a code that can be used in a key making machine.

Right now, the machine works with only the Ford models. Just so you know, there are only a few models of keys, and these models are unique to the maker of the car. The inventor of the Electronic Key Impressioner, Steve Randall, wants to make the device work on more models.

Now, I’m sure you can see the downside for this device. Yes, a lot of car thieves probably want this so they could make their “jobs” easier. However, this device would only be given to the professionals and people licensed for it. In fact, the device would be web connected to a central site that would let the powers-that-be see who is copying what key. In fact, if you are an unauthorized user of the Electric Key Impressioner, then you will be on lockdown!

We’ll see if this device gets made. If so, then it could be make the locksmith business easier.

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6 reviews or comments

mike Says: February 6, 2010 at 10:11 am

This tool already exists and is made and distributed from a guy in colorado. It is not an impressioner but should be called a decoder. This is just a different version of a tool that already exists. Nothing new here.

Zaak Says: February 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Kinda scary.

Lievre Says: February 24, 2010 at 3:16 am

I know some car thiefs that would love this to happen

me Says: March 13, 2010 at 6:44 pm

And how will that keep someone from stealing your car?

Nick Says: April 2, 2010 at 8:45 am

I can steal your car with out this peace of crap.

someguy Says: July 2, 2010 at 9:57 am

“However, this device would only be given to the professionals and people licensed for it. In fact, the device would be web connected to a central site that would let the powers-that-be see who is copying what key. In fact, if you are an unauthorized user of the Electric Key Impressioner, then you will be on lockdown!”
The Romanian and Russian hackers will be SO scared!!!

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