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
Pick a Lock
Even though I am not the best locksmith in the world, the four-digit #175 model Master Lock is so easy to pick that all the hardened steel in the world isn't going to protect your belongings.
In this tutorial, we learn how to pick a door lock with a homemade tool. This tool is made with a hacksaw blade. First, take a locked door knob and try to open it. If you can't stick a pin in the bottom of the knob, then push the saw into the middle of the lock as you are turn ...more
In case of emergency, learn how to open a combination lock using a bobby pin by following the steps in this tutorial. Take the bobby pin and shave it down so that it is flat. This can be used on any combination lock. What you will do, is take the bobby pin and insert it throug ...more
Check out this video to see how to pick a deadbolt lock with a tension wrench and lockpick. Now, in order to pick a deadbolt, you'll be using the "lifter picking" method to do so. Just make sure you have a lockpicing set and a tension wrench and you're set. These are the lock ...more
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
Practicing your lockpicking skills without ruining the doors around your home might seem impossible. With a little DIY knowhow, not so. Watch this video to learn how to easily make a lock picking practice set that will allow you to work on different types of locks easily witho ...more
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
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 make and use a bump key to quickly unlock most residential grade locks.
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.
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
Opening doors with keys is boring and for the lockpicking illiterate. Inject some mischief into your life by watching this video on how to open a lock and break into a house using everyday objects you have lying around. The turning mechanism of bump keys, which fit most doork ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Check out this conning tutorial video that shows you how to make lock picks from hacksaw blades. Follow the simple instructions outlined in this video and learn how to make your own pick locks from hacksaw blades. Soon you can start picking locks like a pro.
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!
A lockpicking tutorial by DevonLocks.Com - How to pick tubular 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
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
See how to pick a Master Lock #5 and #3 with a tension wrench and picking tool.
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
Grab a thin tension wrench and a thicker tension wrench, combine them with your favorite pick, and you'll be ready to unlock that 700 series American Lock that you, or someone you know has lost the key to. Remember that lockpicking should only be used for legal activities.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to pick a cylinder door lock with a wire. These types of locks are very easy to get open because they have an easy turn inside to push them. First, take your wire and fashion a loop at the end of it. After you do this, stick it into the door lock ...more
If you've been playing Fallout 3, you may have discovered that picking the locks in Fort Constantine is fairly difficult. Thankfully, this video clarifies how you can pick these locks without going through a bunch of bobby pins. Lockpicking is really only about one thing: Tap ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to pick a locked door with a paperclip. First, open up your paperclip and then twist the end of it so it's a spiral shape. Then, scrub over the pins and create a spiral shape with these as well. Try your best to make the shape of the paperclip to ...more
Whether you locked yourself out of your house, or just into experimenting with locks, check out this video to learn how to open a deadbolt door lock. No skill, no experience, and no professional pick tools needed -- just 2 bobby pins. Using very light torque to the tension wre ...more
By DevonLocks.Com - Security pins can be a pain. This video shows you how to bypass them. See our other video on how to spot them.
How to make a Two Sided Tension wrench or aut tension wrench for lockpicking.
In this video we explain how to make and use Padlock Shims. Padlock Shims are used to unlock spring latch Padlocks.
"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
My kids found an old Spoke-Hedz three digit lock, and wanted my help to crack it open. One of the first things I noticed was that it doesn't function like a normal code lock, where one half of the lock will open, or the lock itself separates. In this lock, the locking bail ext ...more
This video conning tutorial shows how to pick a dead bolt lock. You will need a tension wrench and a lock pick, in this case, one made from a hacksaw. Watch this video demonstration and see how easy it is to break into even the most secure seeming of locks, the dead bolt.
See how to pick a Master Lock No. 40 with a folding lockpick set.
It used to be that you only had to worry about maids rummaging through your belongings in your locked hotel room. But now anyone with 50 bucks of hardware and some programming skills can hack their way in—as long as it's locked by keycard. At the Black Hat security conference ...more
If anybody knows how to pick a lock, it's Schuyler Towne. Towne is a competitive lockpicker, professional security researcher, founder of Non-Destructive Entry Magazine, and the genius behind Open Locksport. He's also a frequent presenter at DEFCON, talking in the past about ...more
Here is tutorial lock picking video on how to open a lock without key. The lock opened in this video is a Master lock nr 130, The tools used to pick this lock are a tension wrench and a finger.
This video conning tutorial from someone who has seen too many episodes of MacGyver shows how to break into a Masterlock with the help of a handy Swiss Army knife. Watch this video demonstration and learn how to pick a padlock with a Swiss Army knife. You may not be MacGyver, ...more
There are a lot of different kinds of locks, and you need different easily accessible household material to pick different kinds. This video focuses on teaching you to pick a padlock, familiar to any who have ever had a locker, with a soda can, something you probably have too ...more
When picking a padlock, the only part you need to worry about is the part where the key goes into the lock. The locking mechanism has pins attached to springs. The key pins are on the bottom and the driver pins are on the top. The key turns when the pins of different heights a ...more
I'm going to show you how to pick a 5 pin padlock with a normal paperclip in this lock picking tutorial. Use a homemade tension wrench and homemade pick using a paperclip. First, take your tension wrench and put it in the bottom of the lock. You will need to keep pressure on i ...more
This tutorial video will teach you to pick Master locks number 01 and number 03. This is great for anyone looking to loot some toilet paper or sneak into the sewers. Just remember, it's illegal to steal. (Even though lock picking is fun.)
In this tutorial, we learn how to pick a padlock with a single paperclip. First, check your lock to make sure it isn't broken, busted, or damaged. After this, take your paperclip and bend it out. Next, use pliers to bend the paper clip into a loop shape. Once you've done this, ...more
Practice locks are used by locksmiths and hobbyists to practice the art of lock picking. This one is worth a thousand others because it is user rekeyale without tools. You can set it up any way you wish.
Check out this video to learn how to pick a padlock. No skill, experience, or professional pick tools required -- just 2 bobby pins. Use one bobby pin as a tension wrench,another as a pick. Apply medium force to the tension wrench, insert the feelerpick into the keyway, scrub ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to open almost any door with an easy lock picking trick. Begin by prying open the door top. To do this, users will need to use a knife, the end of a hammer, crowbar or any other kind of tool that can pry. Slide the tool through the doo ...more
Man, it's laundry day and once again you have NO quarters. Well, check out this video and you'll never need quarters again. This how-to shows how to pick the lock on a coin operated laundry machine and then rig it up so you'll never need to pay again. Sweeeet.
It's a trick that never fails to amaze. You're placed in handcuffs, but with a flick of the wrist, you're free! Kick off your career as a daring escape artist with these simple tips. You Will Need *A pair of handcuffs *A handcuff key *A bobby pin or paper clip *An assistant ...more
Have a lock on your bike or shed but you have lost the key? Watch this hacking how-to video and learn the art of picking a lock using a common kitchen utensil. Yes all you need to crack open a lock is a fork for your kitchen drawer. Follow along and see how easy it is to pick ...more
Tinkernut demonstrates how to crack a wifi connection, as well as how to better secure your own personal connection. Also included in the video gallery is Tinkernut's previous tutorial on the same subject. LifeHacker posted a great detailed text guide to accompany the second ...more
You know those tubes that siphon money in banks? It's called the pneumatic tube system, and thanks to some clever con artists, it's now a rather large flaw in the banking system. A gang of robbers called "the vacuum burglars" sucked rolls of cash totaling £60,000 from a super ...more
Here is the final part in Null Byte's series on mastering the skills in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. We have already covered the slick and brutal methods to raise our Spellcasting and Combative skills. Skyrim's intelligent new leveling system has trumped the former methods of ...more
Hacking Elevators : How to Bypass Access Control Systems to Visit Locked Floors & Restricted Levels in Any Building
Many operators use elevators to control access to particular floors, whether it be the penthouse at a hotel or a server room in an office building. However, the law requires them all to have a fire service mode, which gives emergency access to restricted floors, and a hacker c ...more
Chain locks are hardly highly secure to begin with, but a fun MacGyver-style trick nonetheless. Add it to the lock picking vault. Crack a Master Lock - Mathematically, No Shim. Open a Locked Door With a Credit Card. Wooden Combination Lock Demonstrates Inner Workings. DIY Digi ...more