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time lock

n.
A lock, as for a bank vault, containing a mechanism that prevents its being opened before a fixed time.

time′ lock`


n.
a lock, as for the door of a bank vault, equipped with a mechanism that makes it impossible to operate within certain hours.
Translations

time lock

nZeitschloss nt
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Authentication and time-lock features are built into all current mobile operating systems to help deter unauthorized persons from using "found" smartphones.
But Jim revealed it was controlled by a time-lock device.
1997: Nottingham's main Post Office stayed shut all morning because the time-lock had jammed and workers could not open the safe.
MediaRights uses proprietary encryption technology to protect data during transport; employs both a time-lock feature and a patent-pending secure container that prevent unauthorized reproduction, distribution, and editing during viewing; and embeds a fingerprint to track distribution of unprotected data," said Carlos Pizano, Elisar's chief technology officer.
MediaRights uses proprietary encryption technology to protect data during transport; employs both a time-lock feature and a patent-pending secure container that prevents unauthorized reproduction, distribution and editing during viewing; and embeds a fingerprint to track distribution of unprotected data," explains Elisar's CTO Carlos Pizano.
Owner Kathleen Hickey, who was on the premises at the time, said: "The time-lock was in operation at the time so the raiders just got away with a few coins.
These devices regulated safe access by incorporating time-lock and time-delay features.
In addition, time-lock versions of the applications in the suite can be downloaded from Elektroson's Web site at www.
Beast Fritzl - who kept his daughter Elizabeth captive for 24 years and had seven children by her - claims he put a time-lock on the door of his dungeon to make sure they could escape if he died.
They wanted to check his claims that he had installed a time-lock mechanism on the door so that Elisabeth and the three children he kept imprisoned could escape if he died.
Hospital officials yesterday discussed proposals to introduce time-locks on the main entrances.