UPDATE: Unfortunately, this product is a concept prototype that is NOT currently in production. However, Stanley developed a very similar portable truck box with a 4-digit electronic lock instead of RFID, model 036800R.
There’s a new Stanley FatMax Xtreme tool box in town, and it means business! At the top of the box is an RFID (radio-frequency identification) sensor that is matched to a specific key. Bring the key into contact with the sensor, and you can lock or unlock the tool box.
Quick and effortless tool box locks? It’s about time!
You can wear the key around your wrist, but there should be any number of other carry options. A traditional key is also included, possibly as a backup in case you lose the RFID key or if the sensor battery is fully drained.
The tool box itself looks nice and spacious and includes side-wall hand tool slots and a small removable tray. There is also a slide-out handle and two heavy duty wheels. A docking mount can be installed in the bed of any pickup truck.
And what happens if an unauthorized user tries to pry into your tool box? An alarm will go off, scaring them away.
We all know that if someone wants to get into your tool box, they’ll get into your tool box. Or they’ll just roll it away. Even so, a nuisance alarm is a nice touch.
The tech behind RFID locks is fairly inexpensive these days. Quite frankly, we expect to see something like this a while ago.