Art of Lock Picking
What Is a Transponder Key and Why They’re Used as Car Keys
What is a transponder key? Learn what chipped keys are, the difference between transponder and non-transponder, and why we use them for our cars.
5 Ways to Unlock a Deadbolt Without a Key
In this guide, we will discuss five popular techniques for unlocking pin tumbler deadbolts including lock picking, lock bumping, and drilling the lock.
7 Types of Deadbolts and How to Choose the Right One for You
When it comes time to replace your deadbolt, knowing the different types and how they work is key. This article breaks down the seven most common types so you can make an informed decision.
What Is a Deadbolt Lock and Why You Should Use One
Deadbolts are a cheap and effective way to improve the resilience of your doors. But what is a deadbolt, how do they work, and why exactly should we use them?
7 Easy Ways to Break a Lock
In this guide, you will learn seven simple ways to break a lock—including methods that work on padlocks, door locks, or both. You can accomplish many of these methods using things you may have sitting around your home or are easily accessible at a local hardware store.
How to Open a Locker Lock
Whether you've never opened a combination lock before or need a little reminder of the technique, this short and sweet guide will teach you how to unlock your locker step-by-step!
The Warded Lock: A Detailed Introduction
In this guide, we will look into the history and development of warded locks, how they work, and the insane vulnerabilities that eventually led to their downfall.
How to Copy a Key (6 Methods)
This guide will cover a variety of ways to copy your key. We’ll start by looking at some cheap and easy services that you'll likely find nearby. Then we’ll dive into some crafty techniques to copy your key by hand using materials you might have at home.
How to Rekey a Door Lock
In this step-by-step guide, we’ll learn how to rekey a door lock and deadbolt yourself. Quickly rekey any basic pin tumbler lock including Kwikset and Schlage!
What Is a Do Not Duplicate Key?
In this guide, we'll look a what a "Do Not Duplicate" key is, what its benefits are, and discuss some better options for protecting the security of your keys!
How to Lubricate a Lock (Doors and Padlocks)
A rough operating lock can cause many issues, such as a higher probability of breaking your key off in the keyway. In this guide, we'll look at how to lubricate a door lock and padlock. We'll also cover the types of lubricants you should use in your locks and what to avoid.
What Are the Best Lock Lubricants
Not all lubricants are equal. When it comes to locks, some work much better than others. In this guide, we'll cover some of the best lock lubricants on the market, as well as what types of lubricants you should be putting in your keyway.
11 Ways to Get a Broken Key Out of a Lock
Breaking your key off into a lock can be a panic-inducing moment, but it doesn't need to be. In this guide, we’ll cover 11 ways to remove a broken key from a lock using items you likely have at home!
How to Open a Locked Door With a Screwdriver
In this guide, we’re going to look at six unique and fairly simple methods to unlock a door with a screwdriver, including non-destructive techniques such as lock picking and loiding.
How to Bump a Lock: The Beginner's Guide
In this lock bumping guide, we are going to learn how to bump a lock using a bump key. With this lock picking technique we can quickly open the majority of pin tumbler locks within seconds.
What is Lock Bumping: A Detailed Introduction
Lock bumping, also known as key bumping, is a lock picking technique that uses a modified key called a “bump key” to quickly and easily unlock a pin tumbler lock. In this guide, we’re going to tear it all down to the nitty-gritties and look at how bump keys work and how they open locks.
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