Lock Picking

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Anyone ever tried it?

I bough a 30 piece lock pick set the other day just for shits and giggles. However i can already unlock 90% of the doors in my house, usually within about 30 seconds. Bit of a worry really seeing just how easy it is...

Heres a picture of the set i got.

 

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Got a similar set. Alot of older locks are alot easier as they are worn. New locks are alot tighter. The thing with.locks you know are that you know the way it turns etc. it's practice practice practice.
 

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Isn't it nice to see Australians picking up wholesome hobbies as an alternative to the violent video games they can't get. :)
 

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Well I'm not naming any names but we do have a professional locksmith amongst the massed ranks of FG.
 

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They open with one of these:
Even the most complicated traditional lock (mechanical), is done in seconds with the right tool ...



... but without an "E-pick" it?s going to be tough to get that one open. Especially when the lock itself is not visible from the outside. Lock-picker know their way around locks ... if they can see it, that will save them a lot of time.
 
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I've always been interested in lockpicking after playing all those Splinter Cell games, but can't really be bothered to practice.
 

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I think I am pretty insulated from the threat of a lock picker... My loft has a key pad and my office has a fingerprint scanner, keys are for suckers. :p
 

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Fun thing about fingerprint scanners is that in the most environments it's easy to get prints from whoever-has-acess. The most obvious case is laptops with fingerprint scanners instead of passwords. Dust the keyboards, and there you go.
 

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Isn't it nice to see Australians picking up wholesome hobbies as an alternative to the violent video games they can't get. :)
Well Australia was founded by thieves and other criminals. :p
 

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I think I am pretty insulated from the threat of a lock picker... My loft has a key pad and my office has a fingerprint scanner, keys are for suckers. :p
Key pads can easily be defeated by using dust to narrow the possible combinations, and Dr_Grip already mentioned the fingerprint scan problem.
 

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"Bumping" videos were all the rage few years ago, did it not make lockpicking obsolete? :)
 

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This is something I'd like to learn, it's practical and fun! I don't know if I'd be able to buy a nice big lock pick set over here though. :lol:

I think I saw the bumping videos but a successful pick is so much more satisfying.
 

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Even the most complicated traditional lock (mechanical), is done in seconds with the right tool ...



... but without an "E-pick" it?s going to be tough to get that one open. Especially when the lock itself is not visible from the outside. Lock-picker know their way around locks ... if they can see it, that will save them a lot of time.
No, no it isn't. That's an Abloy Exec which has a completely different mechanism for which there are no widely known methods of picking.

Abloy Range
- Classic: Pickable with a specialist tool.
- High Profile: Also pickable (just).
- Exec: If anyone has picked it they're keeping it quiet.
- Protec: Crowbar time.
 

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I have a lock pic set too. And most locks are pretty easy, and that is part of the reason I have changed to a finger print and keypad locks(needs both).
 

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Anyone ever tried it?

I bough a 30 piece lock pick set the other day just for shits and giggles. However i can already unlock 90% of the doors in my house, usually within about 30 seconds. Bit of a worry really seeing just how easy it is...

Heres a picture of the set i got.

I had no idea you could buy this! Where do they sell them?
 
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