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Not only that, but seeing as the locks don't communicate in any way besides the maintenance port, there's no way to know if they've been tripped without reading them at some regular interval.

The replacement board, in the hypothesized special 'tripwire' assembly, would have added radio-reporting. You only need a few of these super-locks, randomly added to the population of vulnerable locks, to catch any exploitation at scale. That'd both curtail the losses and deter future copycats. ("While you're rifling through the guest's belongings looking for valuables, security is already on its way.")

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