We’ve all heard the story of the thief who gets a keycard that unlocks the door, but what if the thief gets a lock that’s just a door lock?
Well, it’s possible.
According to researchers from Georgia Tech, researchers from the University of New Mexico and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a simple system that can make the theft of an unlocked door relatively easy.
To do this, researchers used the open source CIDRAP algorithm, a way to measure how fast an object can be moved.
The researchers used a set of 32 different keys that could be randomly chosen from the open-source CIDRAAP library.
They then used a small tool to calculate the time it would take for the key to be placed inside the door.
The team then used this information to calculate how long it would be to unlock the door and see how long the thieves would need to remain in the room before they could be stopped.
“It’s actually very simple,” said Matthew McKean, a Georgia Tech computer science professor who led the research.
“You just have a set number of keys that you’re going to be using to unlock a door, and you can use those as you can with other kinds of keys.
We were able to calculate these times using the open CIDRSAP library, and that’s really what we wanted to do.”
To unlock the front door, a thief must find a door key that’s at least 1,000 times smaller than the other 32 keys. “
The thief is able to walk around the room and look at the door for an amount of time that’s proportional to the amount of keys they have, and if they are able to get those more keys, then they’re able to do this sort of a pattern recognition, or they can just sort of ‘snap’ the key and get the lock.”
To unlock the front door, a thief must find a door key that’s at least 1,000 times smaller than the other 32 keys.
For example, a door with 32 keys would have a time of about 5.5 seconds.
That means that the thief would need about 3,000 keys in total to get into the door with their keycard.
Once the thief has all the keys, the only way to break into the room is to take a photo with the camera, which takes about 10 seconds.
Once that’s taken, the thief will need about 6,000 keycards to break through.
However, McKeany says the thieves are unlikely to be able to take advantage of the door security feature because it requires a combination of physical proximity and mental skill.
“They are probably not going to get the keys they need to break the door because the doors are relatively small and the keycard will have enough volume and density that the door can be broken easily,” Mckeany said.
“So it’s probably not a very effective way to gain entry.”