British Boffins special – The Lifelock

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And finally from the British Invention Show comes a gadget for wary travellers that might also find a hardcore following among stroppy teenagers. The LifeLock is basically a portable door lock that you attach to the inside of your room thereby ensuring that burglars, hotel maids, would-be drug smugglers looking to plant illegal substances in your baggage and anyone else can’t get in. Of course, it can also moonlight as a lock for those who might want to keep parents, siblings etc out of their room while any trace of the illegal substances they have just puffed on are removed.

The inventor, the very affable John Silver, has also decked the device out with a clock and a pretty reasonable torch and, who knows, maybe one day you’ll find one in your complimentary pack from Virgin Atlantic or BA or whoever. More here.

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