Feature to help forget combinations.

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Feature to help forget combinations.
« on: May 26, 2020, 04:12:59 PM »
When self-locking, I really like the feature that reads and displays random codes on the screen to help you try to forget the correct code.   I propose to take that one step further:

Add a keypad and require the user to type out the codes as they are displayed and read.   So for example, maybe make them key in 20 random sequences.  For an extra twist, you could even gamify it a bit by offering a x% reduction on time if the sequences are all keyed in correctly with in y seconds and for each incorrect keyed sequence, a x% penalty.  To make it even more difficult, make the numbers on the keypad appear out of order and change with each sequence.

All of this forces the user to concentrate on the bogus number sequences being put in front of them rather than the original sequence. 

I also suggest this because I'm using ChastiKey for storing pin numbers that are being entered on a keypad.  And in my case, I often find myself remembering the pattern that I typed on the keypad even if I don't remember the actual numbers.  Having to simulate typing other bogus numbers on a keypad will help to erase that pattern from my mind.

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Re: Feature to help forget combinations.
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 08:44:03 PM »
I have an even nicer idea but I don't think it will be validated. 
Each time the timer scrolls you must drink a wisky shot, if at the end of the timer you have not forgotten the code, you must drink a wisky shot again...

And so on, until you forget the code... 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪

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Re: Feature to help forget combinations.
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 07:51:01 PM »
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Cool idea. I myself think that the random numbers showing during a countdown is running to fast, especially when using a safe that lets you have up to 8 digits. But by letting the app make you see a number and then punch in, then again and for an X og XX number of times will make you use your brain and more easy to forget the original code.

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Re: Feature to help forget combinations.
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2020, 12:17:42 AM »
I ended up writing a Python script that would take an eight digit code and spit out a four digit number.  The four digit number would be the  actual combo to my lock.  The eight digit code would be what ChastiKey would give me.  That helped me forget.

On top of that I had the script ask me to remember two number that were close but not quite the original combo, then had me type in several other numbers.  By the end of it all I was totally confused!

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Re: Feature to help forget combinations.
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2020, 03:37:02 AM »

You may want to try using a lock-out hasp and spreading a 12 digit combination across multiple locks.

Personally, I use a Master Lock Word lock and I use a chart to convert the numbers from the app to the letters my lock uses.

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Re: Feature to help forget combinations.
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2020, 01:46:39 PM »
I think typing in random combos is a really good idea to help forget the actual combination. If you repeated a couple of the wrong combinations that might make it more effective.

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Re: Feature to help forget combinations.
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2020, 10:25:33 PM »
when you get to my age you cant remember anything anyway.just forgotten where i'm writing this oh well never mind