Bluetooth padlock helps save farmers’ hands from the cold

No one enjoys the faff of getting a padlock unlocked in subzero temperatures, usually you’ll have to take your gloves off to find the keys in your pocket and then give the padlock a cuddle to thaw the key slot.

An addition to your security armour is a Bluetooth padlock, from Masterlock, which claims to solve these issues by using a simple app to unlock the padlock.

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The key-free lock can be opened from the comfort of your car by a simple swipe up on the touchscreen device, meaning you can send someone else out in the cold to push the gate open.

There’s also the option to grant others access with a one-time code that expires after four hours, with each padlock costing £89.99.