📍: Bridge 15B, Weir Bridge
ℹ️: towpath bridge
📸: Photo by Andrew Batram on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/10335112@N05/30586690433
“KIK and Mortise Lock Holders for locksport and lockpicking. Designed to make holding cylinders easier while picking.” https://www.printables.com/model/639581-kik-and-mortise-lock-holders #locksport #3Dprinting #locks #lockpicking
New Sparrows blog post: “The Stasi Secret Police and Secret Tools: A Chapter in Cold War Intrigue and Lock Picking” https://www.sparrowslockpicks.com/blogs/news/the-stasi-secret-police-and-secret-tools-a-chapter-in-cold-war-intrigue-and-lock-picking
#lockpicking #locks #history #germany #spies #coldwar #secretpolice
Locks on the Bridge Beautiful Romantic Evening Walk Along The Seine River Paris France
A romanic moment along the Seine. Locks on the Bridge Beautiful Romantic Evening Walk Along The Seine River Paris France
@lfisk I found some UCS padlocks on Amazon and am going to order one along with a UCS pinning kit. Is interesting that it uses the P0 keyway which is compatible with / same as AM7, but UCS only has 6 depths. That was apparently deliberate as PAC_PREZ wrote on https://www.reddit.com/r/lockpicking/comments/kmi8hn/paclock_ucs_pin_specs/
”The big reason behind the change in pin heights vs. standard was to get away from a two-bit changeout to insure non-interchange. With typical Master/American/PACLOCK if you want guaranteed non-interchange, then you need to change out two bits. If you do that, then your 8-pin system turns into a 4-pin system (because if you used a #2 in a chamber, then you can't use a #1 or a #3 for your next key code, it needs to be a #4).
We did the math and engineering to see that if we increased the pin height delta but just a bit, then we could guarantee non-key interchange even on a single bit changeout. BUT, we'd lose 2 pins in the process.
Losing 2 pins, though, is way better than losing 4 pins like in the typical Master/American/PACLOCK scenario! So now with the UCS system, we can use all 6 pins with a single bit changeout. That's A LOT more key codes than what you get from the same number of chambers but only 4 pins.”
(Interchange is apparently when you have a master key system but a key works which was not intended/supposed to work; also called incidental or ghost keys.)
@lfisk also I found a list of common unrestricted Paclock keys (P0 for cylinder locks, Standard Rekeyable, and UCS; PR1 for Pro series; and M for disc locks) here: https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/D6682A4D-D6DC-4E98-BF86-45D536306DBF - I’ll try to update Lockwiki with this info later. #locks #paclock #locksmith #locksport
Trying to understand American lock keys; is this right? AM1=double-sided (wafer?); AM3=standard “American” keyway 5-pin; AM7=6-pin version of AM3; AM4= thinner version of AM3?; AM6=reverse version of AM3?; AM5=doesn’t really exist or is same as AM3?; AM2=doesn’t exist? #locksmith #locks #keys #locksport
@Chirael This older article helps a lot. I'd forgotten about scrounging it last year🙄
📍: Lock 39, Devizes Lock
📸: Photo by interbeat on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/55898913@N04/8373682915
This #locksmith Ledger article explains that the normal Paclock repinning method only involves accessing and replacing the bottom pins, which is why their repinning kit (which has no chart/measurement info 😖) only has six bottom pins. https://www.locksmithledger.com/locks/article/10208780/repinning-with-paclock-its-a-breeze #locks #locksmith #locksport
My attempt to find a Paclock pinning chart led me to better understand why some #locksmith folks don’t carry them; this is the best I could find, still no chart/DSD info. I know why they made the design choices they did but it ends up coming across as very proprietary. #locks #locksport https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GY6K16T/
This is full of buzzwords which make me cringe, but technically it is lock news so… https://csa-iot.org/newsroom/the-connectivity-standards-alliance-announces-aliro-a-new-effort-to-make-mobile-devices-wearables-central-to-a-digital-access-future/ #locks #smartlocks
“Yale commercial products will now be branded Assa Abloy Accentra” Who came up with Accentra? 😂 #locksmith #locks #yale https://www.reddit.com/r/Locksmith/comments/17pvoxf/fyi_yale_commercial_products_will_now_be_branded/
📍: Lock 39, Devizes Lock
📸: Photo by interbeat on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/55898913@N04/6936585783
@mcdanlj I think by chamfered you might mean rounded. That’s common but usually only with Kwikset and Kwikset clones, not Yale… but both brands are owned by Assa Abloy so it’s possible newer ones are using Kwikset bottom pins. The way to really tell would be to check a new one of the same model and see if its key has the usual Kwikset wide flat cuts.
As far as the top pins/all/ spools, that is unusual. I’ve seen newer Kwikset locks coming with 2 out of 5 top pins being spools now but 5 seems excessive, especially since having /all/ top pins as spools leads to the cylinder having “slop” (a little bit of turning each way) when it’s in the resting/locked position. Having them /all/ as spools makes me think maybe someone repinned it at some point 🤷♂️
@lfisk yeah that’s an important one, so much so that I actually printed it out and taped it to the pin chart in some of my pin kits; I got that formula (Effective Plug Diameter - Root Depth = Bottom Pin Length) from this Tyler Thomas article 😊 https://www.lockreference.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Decoding-Keys.pdf #locksmith #locks #keys #locksport
Someone sent him a #lock that was put on his storage unit after he failed to pay.
He spent half the video browbeating about stolen property.
My dude! You teach people #lockpicking, there is basically no moral reason to do that; quit the fucking preaching.
Brooklyn Bridge Love Locks NY ©Debra Martz These locks dangle from a metal cable that crosses over the vehicular lane below.
My photograph I have enhanced with digital brushes.
“3D printed housing to allow someone to turn a Gerda 531z into a cutaway lock” with link to Thingiverse STL:
https://www.reddit.com/r/lockpicking/comments/17g2t3r/3d_printed_cutaway/ #locks #locksport #lockpicking #3DPrinting
From James Hardisty snapperjim on birdsite: “Today’s front page [October 18] of the #YorkshirePost a very rare 17th century ‘detector’ #lock is one of the stars of Tennants Auctioneers’ Autumn Fine Sale, which will be held on 11th Nov On offer with an estimate of £7,000-10,000” (auction site is www.tennants.co.uk but my privacy settings are preventing any content from showing up) #locks #history #locksport
📍: Bridge 21A - Watermain Overhead
ℹ️: pipe bridge
📸: Photo by Andrew Batram on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/10335112@N05/31360702186
"The word "Pad" is a provincial Norfolk word used for "Pannier" (Halliwell and Skeat)"
This was kinda cool, hadn’t seen one of these before and it let me down a little Abloy Classic and Protec rabbit hole 😂 #abloy #locks #locksmith #locksport https://www.reddit.com/r/Locksmith/comments/177donk/abloy_protec_part_or_tool_thing_what_is_it/
Love locks in Venice
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Hey @deviantollam—or anyone else with knowledge on physical security—is there a practical reason to have a lock which can throw three bolts in sequence?
It uses a dimple key and when you turn the key one full rotation the three bolts will throw approximately 1/3rd of the way.
You can take the key out between each turn, so you can leave the bolts in a 1/3 extended state.
There's another thumbturn lock above it which basically does the same thing, meaning you can have 6 bolts all engaged at once.
🥰 So fulfilling! 🥰 A friend just brought their little daughter over to my place, because she had a journal with a 3 wheel combination lock on it, and she'd forgotten the combo.
I showed her how to decode it, and eventually she got it open! We changed the combo and locked it again so she could practice more.
After a bit, she was asking about other kinds of locks, so I happily brought out an assortment of antique and miniature locks from my collection.
A couple hours later they had to leave, and she was beaming! Today she had picked 2 warded locks, a pair of police cuffs, raked open a 4-pin tumbler, and decoded a combination lock!
I sent her off with a smiley yellow binder clip and a minuscule warded lock to practice on.
They asked to come back next week to learn more. 💜
I feel like the Yoda of lock-sport. 🙂
Update: Friend just texted me to say their daughter is thinking of starting a YouTube channel to document her growth in lock-sport, and wanted advice on gear/setup stuff.
My office is ridiculous sometimes.
They just spent a significant amount of money to upgrade security. New maglocks, cameras, card readers, the works.
#LockPickingLawyer talking about why basically all popular #locks are unsafe and thus badly designed. Interesting: producers are well aware of these mistakes but prefer to continue instead of improving:
Special appearance: #MasterLock seems to be particularly bad.
I need a suggestion for a good cable type lock that is actually secure. Most I see could be easily cut with a pair of bolt cutters.
The cable and one end of it must be smaller than 3/8 inch.
I don't care if its a key or combination style as long as I can feel it's secure and can't easily be cut or broken.
@deviantollam @annaliese that did look pretty awesome, and being able to easily take photos or video of the #impressioning process is great too. I really liked how you left the failed attempt to use the Lishi clippers instead of filing, to go down one depth at a time, in the video rather than cutting it. The props to @RubberBanned and @TOOOL were excellent too 👏
#locks #redteam #pentesting #physicalsecurity
#History of #Locks with #ShuylerTowne, #LeighHoneywell and #LeighHayNewman are guests of host #NoraYoung on #CBC #Spark. Leads from history of physical locks and keys into #DigitalSecurity. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/spark/the-history-of-lock-picking-can-teach-us-a-lot-about-better-digital-security-1.6711547 #security #ComputerSecurity #encryption
We're so sorry we keep delaying this episode, @Sidepocket weekend sucked.
TOMORROW (Jan 9th), 10pm EST, join #DCG201 Co-Founder & #TOOOL member Sidepocket for The Master of Unlocking 🔐 celebrating #NewYear2023 playtesting our ruleset for the #Lockpicking Lawyer Drinking Game! 🍻🥴
Day 3 of #ArtAdventCalendar. Photo taken using my #GalaxyS22Ultra this morning while on a walk. Pic is of one of the #ElectricityPylons in a field just outside #Kegworth village, on a farm with a path that goes along the #RiverSoar #Canal and past the deeper of the two #Locks in Kegworth. The church spire in the middle distance is of St Andrew’s in Kegworth. Pic is unaltered apart from a crop to make the pylon dominate the right hand side and call attention to the old trailer in the bottom left.
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People with knowledge of locks, advice needed.
An elderly relative is thinking about getting a key safe in case someone needs to get in to help them.
How safe are keysafes? This would be mounted on the outside wall near their front door.
I know no solution is perfect, but it would be nice to know roughly how reliable these kinds of things are.
(It's also why I prefer #locks that need the key to be inserted to actually lock them...)
Tried cutting a copy out of a tin can, but all I got out of that was a small cut. The metal probably was not thick and sturdy enough, or it might also have needed the raised edge on the side. Guess I could look up #lockpicking instructions for a #MasterLock no.130.
Fortunately I should still have some other locks in a storage box, and am not in urgent need for one. :) Might find a spare key too, if I look for it; else I can always cut or file through the key. :)
1. ich nehme es als Fehlverhalten war, ja.
2. Wenn ich dazu in Interaktion mit den Menschen treten würde (mach ich bisher nicht), sähe ich es als meine Aufgabe, diese aufzuklären (ja, das kann mensch auch "belehren" nenne)
2.1 Ich sehe das insbesondere als weiße Person, die sich mit (ihrem) #Rassismus beschäftigt als meine Aufgabe, um diese "Last der Erklärung" wenigstens ein mal von Schwarzen Menschen zu nehmen. (Dafür haben #NoahSow, #TupokaOgette und andere #SchwarzeFrauen Bücher geschrieben und mir weiteres Bildungsmaterial zur Verfügung gestellt)
3. Ja, die Flyer-Lösung wäre super! (jemensch, die sich wirklich gut auskennt schreibt das einmal - viele können es lesen und davon profitieren (wie bei einem Buch!)).
New photo study (2h20): the previous model was joyful, this one conveys a melancholic mood, despite the perfect makeup and the jewellery, so she is a perfect incarnation for Esther
I don’t know who is the model, if tell me if you know her, I will tag her
#digitalart #photostudy #portraitart #conceptart #digitaldrawing #illustration #painting #drawing #artstyle #conceptartist #mastart #characterart #darkskin #blackskin #blackgirl #locks #perfectmakeup #makeup #melancholia #mastoart #nautilebleu
How to unlock a door chain from the outside using tape and a rubber band https://boingboing.net/2020/02/11/how-to-unlock-a-door-chain-fro.html #boingboing #chains #doors #locks
How to remove a common Amazon-bought car boot http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/RWYbzyc-NwA/how-to-remove-a-common-amazon.html #boingboing #howto #locks #scams