In a new statement released this evening, following soon after the release of a blander, more non-committal statement yesterday, Kryptonite appears to want to tackle the ‘Bic problem’ head on.
This is sensible. An Associated Press article on the topic is currently being syndicated across US newspapers and one of the video posters is to be featured in the New York Times tomorrow.
Owners of locks at risk – see link to story from earlier today, a story which reveals the Bic method was first publicised in 1992 – will be able to apply for upgrades to the new. more secure locks, currently being rushed to distributors around the world.
Here’s the company’s latest statement:
In light of recent demonstrations on the Internet that explain how to
criminally defeat tubular cylinder lock technology, which has performed
successfully for more than three decades, Kryptonite intends to expedite
the introduction of its upgraded Evolution and KryptoLok lines. These
products will have the disc-style cylinder that has the same technology as
the company’s famous New York Lock.
Specifically, Kryptonite will provide the owners of Evolution and KryptoLok
series products the ability to upgrade their crossbars to the new
disc-style cylinder, where possible. This cylinder provides greatly
enhanced security and performance.
Kryptonite is finalizing the details of this upgrade process and will
publicly communicate these details as soon as possible.