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Locked out? Forget about calling the 24-hour locksmith. KeyMe kiosks, located in some 7-Eleven stores, will print you a new copy in seconds.

For the last 21 years, Alan Reisner has cut keys and provided a 24-hour lockout service from his Upper East Side shop.

"Every day is different," he says. "Some days I don't make any. Some days I make dozens."

Now for the first time in 21 years the rise of a machine across the street threatens to terminate some of his business.

"From the consumer's perspective, unfortunately I think it's a pretty decent idea," Alan says.

Greg Marsh, 28, who went to Columbia b-school, gave birth to the KeyMe kiosks, which store a digital blueprint of your key. For $20 the kiosk will print a copy of your key after scanning your thumbprint.

But he says he couldn't have done it without the forgetful habits of the woman he loves. He says his now-fiancé gets locked out constantly, always paying $150 for locksmith. He says he wanted to come up with something better."

Marsh is gambling Manhattan's stacked with key-holders like the woman he plans to marry.

Investors seem to think that's a safe bet. They've pitched in $2.3 million to Marsh's cause.

Absentminded tenants and homeowners can find KeyMe in three 7-Eleven stores in Manhattan for now.

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