Lock Picking

News : Download MIT's Ultimate Lock Picking Bible (FREE)

Via WonderHowTo World, Zine Fiends: "Looking for a good source of information on how to pick a lock? Someone has anonymously posted the classic text from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) on how to pick any lock in the online Zine Library. (Sort of constitutes as a ...more

How To : Make lock picking tools

Found your calling Mr. Locksmith? Need a fresh set of lock picking tools? Using household items, this conning how-to video will show you how to make lock picking tools from scratch. Follow along and learn how easy it is to create lock picking tools to be a regular old con arti ...more

How To : Make a plug spinner for lock picking

Check out this con tutorial video that demonstrates how to make a plug spinner. The purpose of a plug spinner in lock picking is to reverse the lock picking process should you lock pick in the wrong direction. Learn how to make and use a plug spinner and start picking locks li ...more

How To : Make an auto tension wrench for lock picking

Check out this instructional con video that demonstrates how to make an auto tension wrench that's great for lock picking. Follow the simple instructions outlined in this tutorial video. Make a two sided tension wrench with this video and start lock picking like a pro today!

How To : Make tension wrenches for lock picking

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to make tension wrenches for lock picking. For lockpicking, there's tension wr ...more

How To : Make a tension wrench for lock picking

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to make a tension wrench for lock picking. For lockpicking, there's tension wr ...more

How To : Avoid a false set when lock picking

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to avoid a false set when lock picking. A false set, or fake set, is when the ...more

How To : Make micro picks for lock picking

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to make micro picks for lock picking. To make these micro, credit card-sized l ...more

How To : Bypass security wafers when lock picking

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to bypass security wafers when lock picking. Security wafers on locks prevent ...more

How To : Use tension wrenches when lock picking

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to use tension wrenches when lock picking. There's all kinds of tensions wrenc ...more

How To : Learn some basic tips and tricks on lock picking

Check out this instructional con video that offers some basic tips and tricks on lock picking. This tutorial covers the various types of locks and the different tools that you can use. Learn how to organize your keys to avoid losing them. Put them in a safe place! This video a ...more

How To : Make homemade graphite powder for lock picking

Do you know how to pick a lock? If you do, you know that sometimes a little lubricant can do the trick. This video tutorial will show you how to make homemade graphite powder for lock picking. Graphite powder is the preferred lock lubricant of professional locksmiths, so you ...more

News : Lego Lock Picking Robot

"A major hardware update to the masterlock cracking robot. Upgraded the previously non-working latch opening mechanism to be geared down 1:25, allowing it to open the shackle. I also revamped the motor mount to be sturdier, and the base of the unit to hold the lock better and ...more

How To : Detect security pins when picking locks

Lock picking can be difficult with some security features. This instructional video shows you what happens when you encounter them and what to do. Break into a lock when you've forgotten your keys, but please don't sneak in anywhere you don't belong. Watch this video lock-pick ...more

How To : Pick Basic Tumbler Locks

Professionally and academically speaking, I am a computer scientist, but I also enjoy lock picking as a hobby, so I thought I would share what knowledge I have with this. Before we start doing anything, first we need to understand the fundamentals of how locks work and then ac ...more

How To : Pick a warded lock

In this lock picking tutorial video series, I explain and demonstrate how to pick warded locks. Warded locks can be identified by the unique keyway they have. Warded locks use a very simple design. This allows the lock to be inexpensive and minimizes jamming from dirt and grim ...more

How To : Pick a normal lock

This video tutorial is for educational purposes only. See how to pick a normal lock with a tension allen wrench and a small screwdriver. "Lock picking is the act of unlocking a lock by analyzing and manipulating the components of the lock device, without the original key. Alt ...more

HowTo : Build a Vibrating Lock Pick With a Toothbrush

Unbeknownst to the general public, picking a lock can be a very easy process once you get the hang of it (yes, surprising AND frightening). A vibrating lock pick set takes the general ease of picking even further by speeding up the process. Now, with the help of Invent Geek, y ...more

How To : Pick a lock

This is a lock picking video which demonstrates how to pick a tumbler lock. Of course the only way to really open locks is to practice. But this is the basic info to picking locks. This lock picking tutorial also covers security pins and clear instructional animations to demon ...more

How To : Choose a pick for locking

What are the names of basic picks? How do you use them? Check out this instructional con video that provides an overview of the basic pins used in lock picking. All picks can be put into two basic categories, raking picks and single pin picking picks. Learn the names of the va ...more

How To : Pick a luggage lock with a paperclip

Learn how to pick a luggage lock with this lock picking tutorial. You need a baggage lock and a paperclip. Use needlenose pliers to bend the paperclip into a lock pick or a homemade key. Twist your lock pick around until the lock opens. Simple lockpicking tutorial.

How To : Pick a master lock number 5 and 3

Check out this instructional conning video that demonstrates how to pick a master lock number 5 and a master lock number 3. Follow the simple instructions outlined in the video and learn to pick master locks. First you're going to need a standard tension wrench, and some type ...more

How To : Pick locks

Getting started lock picking? This how-to video gives a simple overview of how to begin picking locks. You will need a tension wrench, a c-rake, and a pick. Watch this video conning tutorial and learn how to pick locks.

How To : Pick a basic door lock using a bobby pin

The locks in most houses are fairly basic, making this lock picking technique fairly easy. If your door lock has a hole in it, and functions similarly to the one in this video, check this video out! All you need is a bobby pin.

How To : Pick a Master Lock

This tutorial video will show you how to pick a Master Lock. This is an excellent video for anyone looking to learn about lock picking. Heck, it's even got a whiteboard.

How To : Pick multi-disk combination locks

We may not all be Macgyver, but we can certainly channel our inner detective by bolstering our lock picking skills. And some of the hardest locks to crack open are combination locks, which have several disks are require advanced lockpicking skills. This con tutorial will guid ...more

How To : Pick the lock on your front door

Use the powers of lock picking for good and get yourself back in the house when you've locked yourself out! No need to climb through windows, this video shows you how to pick the lock on your front door. You need a tension bar and a lock pick. Pick the lock on your front door. ...more

How to Pick Locks : Unlocking Pin and Tumbler Deadbolts

Lock picking is defined by locksmiths as "the art of opening a lock without the key". There's many ways to accomplish this, but I'm specifically interested in using a lock pick set. Since locks vary in shapes and size, it's better to stick with just one kind of lock at first. ...more

How To : Pick single-pin locks

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to pick single-pin locks. Hacking a single pin lock is easier than most locks. ...more

How To : Pick a Brinks high security lock

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to pick a Brink's high security lock. In order to hack the Brinks max security ...more

How To : Crack a master lock (not pick) to get the combo

Just like the title says, learn how to crack a master lock. Not pick the lock (picking a master lock will not get you the combo). You don't need any special tools to crack this master lock- all you need is the right technique. Crack master locks for fun only - don't use this f ...more

How To : Successfully pick a lock, for beginners

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to successfully pick a lock, for beginners. For lockpicking, there's tension w ...more

How To : Pick a lock with a safety pin

In this step by step video, you will learn how to pick a lock with a home made tension wrench and a modified safety pin or bobby pin. This lock picking technique is actually pretty simple but may take a bit of practice before you can pick a lock in 30 seconds or less; so if yo ...more

How To : Pick a small lock on a cabinet or mailbox

Have you accidentally been locked out of your mailbox, or lost the key for a cabinet holding all your important documents? For being such small locks, the ones on mailboxes and cabinets can be deceptively difficult. This tutorial shows you how to pick a four cylinder lock easi ...more

How To : Pick a lock or padlock with household items

By LukeLiu4434 Knowing how to pick a lock can come in handy if you ever lose your key to your house, bike, or anything else secured by a padlock. While it may sound difficult, picking a lock is a very basic skill and very doable. Here's how you can do it. First lets understa ...more

How To : Make lock picks for hacking locks

Do you ever lose your house keys? Well here is one extreme way of dealing with the problem, create your own lock pick! To create your own lock pick, you will need your own dremel, an electric grinder, and some hack saws. Follow along with this instructional how-to video to lea ...more

How To : Open locks with comb picks

Not a great lock picker? Well, get some help figuring out how to break into padlocks and high security locks -- check out this video tutorial on how to open locks with comb picks. Comb picks are one of the best ways to hack into these common everyday padlocks. It's not a foolp ...more

How To : Pick locks with the 2-in-1 pick

This is a straight forward demonstration of how to pick a lock with a 2 in 1 pick. Locksmiths use this tool. This is demonstrated on an old school lock, not a schlage.

How To : MIT's Guide To Picking Locks via Zine Library

Looking for a good source of information on how to pick a lock? Someone has anonymously posted the classic text from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) on how to pick any lock in the online Zine Library. (Sort of constitutes as a zine, right? Pamphlet maybe?) The tex ...more

How To : Pick any lock easily

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to pick a lock. The material required for picking a lock is a tension wrench and pick. Begin by inserting the tension wrench into the bottom left slot of the lock. Put some pressure on the tension wrench as you pick the lock. Now place ...more

How To : Pick a door lock

Sorry to say, but most of us are not that safe in our own houses. We have locks on every door and gates also with locks on them, but the truth is that most of these locks are tumbler locks or pin locks that are picked easily. In fact, you can even pick them once you learn the ...more

How To : Make and use a bump key to pick any lock

A bump key is a method crooks use to pick locks. This idea is not new, professional theives have been using it for years, and now you can make your own. In this tutorial, you will learn exactly what a bump key is and how you can make your own. You will be able to pick virtual ...more

How To : Successfully bypass padlocks with a lock pick

For lockpicking, there's tension wrenches and lock picks. There's all kinds of tensions wrenches (or spanners) out there, you just need to find the right one for you and it's best if it were stainless steel. The lockpick should also be stainless steel. To bypass padlocks, all ...more

How To : Pick & open combination locks

In this video I explain how to open combination locks. All combination locks can be bypassed in one way or another. This lockpicking tutorial goes over different methods. Locks Used In Making This Video: Generic Combo Lock Master Lock 175 Master Lock 630 Places To Buy Warded ...more

How To : Pick a lock easily with 2 paper clips

ZurplusFaction shows viewers how to pick a lock easily using 2 paper clips. First, you need to take your first paper clip and fold one end out. Fold it out again and straighten this out. Next, take the folded out in and fold in again so it forms boomerang shape with the paper ...more

How To : Pick a combination lock using a soda can

In this tutorial, we learn how to pick a combination lock using a soda can. To begin, have your lock next to you and an empty soda can and scissors. When your lock won't open, cut the soda can in the middle so you have a small square. After this, cut off strips, then measure t ...more

How To : Pick a door lock using only a paper clip

In this video, we learn how to pick a door lock with a paper clip. First, make sure you have a door lock that has a pinhole on the outside. Now take your paperclip and open it up so it's straight and flat. Once you've done this, stick your paperclip into the pinhole and wait u ...more

How To : Make a combination lock pick

This is basically how to make a lock pick for a combination lock. Don't go using this to steal things from peoples lockers. These are the steps below... 1.Take a aluminum can and cut a rectangle out of it, not very big. 2.Cut to snips so you have three things dangling. 3.Fold ...more

How To : Pick handcuff locks

Learn how you can open handcuffs using common items such as paper clips and more. This can come in handy for those late nights at bars.

How To : Pick handcuff locks and escape

This guy shows how to easily bust out of handcuffs with one of three household items. Its a cool thing to know but most of the time if someone puts handcuffs on you its best to just leave them on. Uses a dental tool and bobby pins.

How To : Pick a Brinks number lock easily and quickly

If you've forgotten your combination, or for some other reason want to get past a Brinks number lock, this tutorial shows you how to do it. All you need is a bobby pin. Slide the bobby pin down towards the lock wheels. Then spin the wheels slowly, from top to bottom. As you sp ...more

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