How to Bypass a Lock with a Credit Card

How to Pick a Lock with a Credit Card

We’ve all seen the movies where our savvy hero pulls a Mastercard from his wallet and with a quick push and wiggle the door swings open. But how practical and realistic is this? Is it just movie fiction or can we too acquire these spy-like abilities and learn how to pick a lock with a credit card? In terms of … Read More

The Guide to Picking Handcuffs

How to Pick Handcuffs

A simple fact of life is that you never know what the future holds. You never know what insane circumstances you will one day find yourself in. Furthermore, what crazy and confounding skills could aid you in such a situation. Just about anyone can legally purchase and carry a set of handcuffs, therefore learning how to pick handcuffs is one of … Read More

Security Pins

Security Pins

There is a natural tendency to try to improve things. To make them more efficient and foolproof towards their tasks and functions. In this endeavor the security pin was born. The purpose of security pins are to prevent individuals from compromising locks by means of techniques such as lock picking and key bumping. These special pins are designed to catch … Read More

What Is Binding Order?

Binding Order

Finding the Binding Order is one of the first steps to picking a pin-tumbler lock. When applying rotational tension to the plug within the cylinder of the lock, it will force the pins to “bind” making them seem stuck or hard to move. Manipulating those binding pins first will put you on the path to finding the sheer line of the … Read More

The Guide to Bobby Pin Lock Picking

Bobby Pin Lock Picking

There is a strange satisfaction that comes with using everyday items such as bobby pins to pick locks. A satisfaction that brings with it a level of confidence that screams to the heavens, “I am the master of my destiny, let no door, padlock, nor any such annoyance stand in my way for I am a lock picker, master of … Read More

How to Crack a Master Combination Lock

How To Crack A Master Lock

Within the art of lock picking lies the infamous combination lock, a device immune to our tension wrenches and lock picks. While there are still many other ways to bypass a combination padlock, including the use of a shim, bolt cutters, locksmiths, or even a blowtorch, none are quite as elegant and non-destructive as old school combination cracking. A standard … Read More

Types of Locks – The Complete Guide

Types Of Locks

When it comes to advancing your physical security it can sometimes seem to be a daunting task as there can appear to be an infinite variety of options in terms of the lock. And even more disheartening, trying to determine the degree of security these different types of locks offer. But in truth, locks are very simple creatures in theory … Read More

The Infographical Guides to Lock Picking

The Infographical Guides to Lock Picking

So you want to learn the art of picking locks? Well, look no further than our quick and dirty infographical guides to lock picking! Our goal behind these visual guides was to extract only the fundamental and necessary components involved in successfully picking a lock, no more — no less. If you are looking for more comprehensive guides that cover … Read More