Wordlock® was one of the top 100 new inventions in the Invent Now America competition hosted by the PTO and QVC.

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Words are our most natural form of communication and easier to remember than a series of numbers. The patented Wordlock algorithm allows you to use thousands of words for your own security on luggage, bikes, lockers, job sites and anywhere else you need it. That breakthrough innovation changed an industry that had remained virtually stagnant for over 150 years.


Todd Basche invented the first Wordlock because no one in his family could remember number combinations. When he couldn’t find a Wordlock to buy, he just made one himself. Now, Wordlock products are sold in countries all around the globe. For Todd's business development, he won the Staples Invention Quest in 2005 and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Wordlock the “Top 100 New Inventions” distinction at the Invent Now America competition.