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These how-to guides are easy to follow and written in plain english so as to be readable for beginners, and will also supply first grade information to experts in this field.
Some of the most common types of locks found in light to moderate security applications are Electromagnetic Locks, Tumbler Locks, Warded Locks, Combination Locks, Sesame locks, Tubular Locks, Latches, Sesame Locks, Simplex Locks and Lever Locks.
It is possible to pick any lock if one is trained and has correct tools for the job. Here you will gain knowledge on how expert locksmiths open locks in a matter of minutes.
Electromagnetic Locks are also known as magnetic locks. They are a simple locking device where electromagnet is attached to the door frame and an armature plate is fixed on the door. When current passes through the electromagnet, it attracts the armature plate and keeps the door locked. A magnetic door lock is not appropriate for high security applications because it is possible to bypass the lock by disrupting the power supply.
Tumbler Locks can be divided in 3 special categories: Pin tumbler lock, Disc Tumbler lock and Wafer tumbler lock. The pin tumbler lock mechanism uses pins of varying lengths to stop the lock from opening without the correct key.
A wafer tumbler lock uses a set of flat wafers to stop the lock from opening unless the correct key is inserted. Pin tumbler and wafer tumbler locks work on same theory but pin tumbler locks use various pins while the wafer tumbler lock has a single wafer.
A disc tumbler lock is a lock made of slotted rotating detainer discs. Picking a disc tumbler lock involves a lot of time, special tools and expertise, hence it can be said that it is hard to pick, high security lock.
Most tumbler locks are easy to pick by using improvised picking tools made from common household items - They are also the most commonly implemented lock - found on many doors throughout the US and the world.
Locks used in vending machines, ATM's etc are generally tubular pin tumbler locks.
Warded locks may have one simple ward, or many intricate wards with bends and complex projections. Until the slots in the key correspond to the wards in the lock, the key will strike an obstruction and lock won’t open. These locks are generally easy to pick, as the design of these type of locks is relatively simple. Generally any warded lock can be opened by using a special set of skeleton keys.
A Combination Lock is a type of lock that can be opened only by turning dials to a special sequence. The most basic type of combination lock can be found in low-security bicycle locks, briefcases etc which uses several rotating discs with notches cut into them. Master Locks are combination padlocks. Here you will read about Master Lock algorithm and methods that criminals use to decode the combination and open these locks without knowing the combination.
A Card Lock uses a system where one does not require any keys to open a lock, instead these require specially coded swipe cards to unlock the doors. These type of locks are popular in hotels, clubs and other places because one can easily change the code and the old card won’t be functional anymore. The cards are hard to duplicate hence improve security. In this archive you will find methods which these types of locks are cracked or bypassed completely.
Some people enjoy picking locks recreationally, which is called Locksport. The most invaluable tools for a locksmith is his experience, practice and his lock picks. Different types of tools are required to pick locks. Torsion wrenchs, Half-diamond picks, Hook picks, Rake picks, Slagel picks, Warded picks, and pick guns are some common tools that are generally used to pick locks.
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Here you will learn five different styles which vending machines are cracked. Information is also provided on the requirements, procedures, results, tips and other information for all the methods. This is an ideal tutorial book for anyone interested in defending their vending machines.
Have you ever tried to impress your friends by picking one of those Master combination locks and failed? Well then read on because here you are going to learn method to crack the masterlock. An excellent guide for a novice in this field.
Electromagnetic locks on the doors to keep them locked while the clerk is occupied cleaning the store at night so robbers can't ambush him while he's out from behind the bulletproof glass. These locks have around a 1,500 pound hold strength so it's impossible to force them open manually. This page will help you and [...]
Defeating The Marlock System will guide you through the workings of the Marlock System and show you the ways to beat it. Learn how to defeat the Marlock System with this easy to follow manual.
Electronic Hotel Card Locks is packed full of information related to the subject. This report will teach you about the workings of the Electronic Hotel Card Locks and will further discuss if Hotel Card Locks can be used in houses. This is definitely a good read!
This interesting document provides the reader with information on various simple methods for getting through locked doors. You will also gain knowledge on slipping a lock. An excellent guide for anyone interested in this subject.
How the Pin Tumbler Lock Works is a finely illustrated handbook which will enable the reader to be savvy with the pin tumbler lock. Working and a range of methods to crack open this lock are also revealed here. Anyone with a level of inquisitiveness with the Pin Tumbler Locks will take pleasure in reading this book.
This document details every thing that would help you to crack this hard to pick lock. An admirable guide on the subject of lever tumbler locks.
How to Defeat a Warded Lock will provide you the basic understanding, circumvention, of the warded locks and how to keep other people who read this file from using these techniques against you. An amazing guide for beginners.
This guidebook deals with the Simplex or Unican 5-button all-mechanical combination locks. Herein will be described the mechanical workings and a method of defeating the lock that falls out by logical inference and observations from playing with it. Learn how to crack Simplex 5-Button Combination Locks with this easy to follow guide.
If you are looking for information on ways to drill the pin tumbler lock without much destruction, then How to Drill a Pin Tumbler Lock guide is the one you need to refer. You will learn on the subject of drilling pin tumbler locks here.
How to Hack the Simplex Locks is a brief concerning simplex locks and ways to hack the same. You are also going to gain wisdom on changing combination no 900 series locks and all possible simplex combinations. What more can you wish for?
This paper discusses properties of magnetic locks and further shows ways to pick these locks . By means of this easy and straightforward paper, you are going to learn to open the one of the recent innovation to the security world.
This is a short account on the Sesame locks. This file will teach you one of the three or four wheel mechanisms, cross section, and workings of sesame locks which will ultimately help you to open these locks.
How to Pick "Lock-in-Knob" Type Locks covers all that you would want to know to defeat the "Lock-in-Knob" type locks. The instructions are simple and easy to understand. These locks are the easiest to pick, so if you are a novice and you’re eager to pick a lock, this short treatise will prove to be of great help.
This manual will help you to device a simple tool that allows you to quickly and silently open, with no injury to yourself or the target, virtually any briefcase that uses a combination lock as its sole security measure. You will find the complete plans for making Your Briefcase-Opening Pal here.
This file will give you all the information on undoing a chain lock. Accompanied with simple diagrams, explanations, creation and usage. This method is incredibly easy!
How to pick a Lever Lock is a brief paper on different ways to pick the Lever lock which are generally used in hospitals, suitcases, cabinets, fine furniture, and attache cases. A little history and introduction about the lever lock is also cited here along with ways to pick this lock. A person who wants to become a locksmith or a hobbyist will find this as a good read.
Would you like to learn how to pick outward opening doors? This complete guide takes the reader from start to finish. Plus this only takes 30 seconds! Learn how to pick an outward opening door with this easy to follow guide.
This digital document reviews the wafer tumbler locks and offers an insight on the different ways to open this lock by means of like raking, picking, vibration picking. Figures are also supplied for better understanding of the workings of this lock. If you have a keen interest in various locks, then this document is worth a read.
How to Unhinge the Door is a very simple and common trick to open the door. This trick works on old doors with the hinges on the outside. Images are provided on each step for you to understand this trick well.
This document focuses on ways to unlock the master combination padlocks. You will learn on ways to find combinations by use of some special tricks, charts, and try out combination tables. You will also get to know about the derived formula for padlocks.
Master Combination Locks is a paper on different methods to open the combination locks. By reading this paper you are going to expand your familiarity with the master combination locks. There are four methods commonly used to open combination locks, this paper will briefly discuss all four methods.
Mastering the Masterlock will instruct you on how to build a master key for the type of locks that are found in many school systems. What's more? Easy to follow instructions, does not require any special skills, nor hard to find objects and you will be able to make your own Master Lock key!
Do you want to learn the method to pick combination locks? If yes, then this file will give you all the information on picking combination locks. Learn how to make a pick so you can open a lock without having to waste all that time turning the combination.
This paper will provide the reader with concise and illustrated summary on Picking Tubular Cylinder locks. Learn how to pick tubular cylinder locks with this straightforward brief.
The Art of Shimming Doors is a finely written document on the fast way to open most of the 'lock in knob' type of doors without even looking at the lock. You do not need any experience with shimming doors before, as this document will teach you everything you need to know.
The Lock Busters is a report on the Dutch open lock-picking championship. This brief report details that methods used by various participants furthermore ways to open a lock are also mentioned in this report. An interesting read for a lock-picking enthusiast.
This document incorporates the particulars about the Warded Lock and the methods to pick this lock. You will read about different mechanisms and ways to pick one of the most popular locks.
Tips for Success in Cracking Locks outlines info that will help you become more adept at manipulating locks. Solutions to common problems and general miscellaneous information that could prove useful are also included in this paper.
Using a Lock Pick Gun is a brief report with honest information regarding merits, detriments, capabilities, and usefulness of Lock pick guns. You are going to learn all the necessary information about lock pick guns in this report.