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Locked Toilets in Finland Unlocked with TXT Messages

Text to Open Finish Toilets
Fed up with vandals and people who don't light a match after dropping the kids off at the pool, the Finish government has started locking the country's public, roadside toilets. Signs posted outside inform the user that in order to unlock the lavatory, one must text the word "open" (in Finish) to a short code and the door will be unlocked remotely.

The system will allow police to track down criminals, vandals, and those who leave the seat up.

From Boing Boing

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