While the basic themes of lockpicking and uninvited entry have not changed much in the last few years, some modern devices and techniques have appeared on the scene. Many older automobiles can still be opened with a Slim Jim type of opener.
However, many car manufacturers have built cases over the lock mechanism, or have moved the lock mechanism so the Slim Jim will not work.
For years, there have been a number of pick attack procedures for most pin and tumbler lock systems.
The lock aid gun is a gun shaped device which was invented a number of years ago and has found application with many locksmiths and security personnel.
The vibrator is a needle pick into an electric toothbrush power unit. This vibrating effect will sometimes open pin tumbler locks—instantly
The racking method includes picks that are constructed with a series of bumps, or diamond shape notches.
This paper will educate you starting from information on lock picks plus the location from where one can obtain these devices with the costs and a lot of pertinent information.
This paper on Cars and Assorted Other Locks provides info on following:
- Improved Slim Jim
- Kwickset locks
- Tryout keys
- Normal Picking
- Lock Aid Gun
- Cobra pick
- Magic Thermal Lance