Master keys for every elevator in the city, major construction
sites, subways and skyscrapers are being freely sold online,
despite a city law that makes it illegal for unauthorized persons
to possess them.
A New Jersey-based lock company is peddling an unlimited supply
of New York City’s “1620” fire service keys on eBay at $15.50
Access to the Big Apple keys is sharply restricted. It’s
unlawful for anyone other than firefighters, law-enforcement
personnel, elevator contractors or inspectors and building
owners to have them.
But a Post reporter bought two keys to the city with no questions
asked from UltimateSecurityDevices.com, an online arm of Northeast
Lock Corp. in Clifton, NJ.
This is, effectively, what the Department of Justice wants for the iPhone.