Art of Lock Picking
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.
How to Break a Lock (13 Effective Methods)
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.
7 Ways to Unlock a Door Without a Key
There are various ways to unlock a door without a key such as lock picking, lock bumping, loiding, and even using paperclips and bobby pines. In this guide, we’ll look at a few effective ways to bypass a lock.
The Pin Tumbler Lock: How it Works
In this guide, we will completely dismantle the pin tumbler lock into its simplest form and introduce a true understanding of how each component works, why it’s there, and how it all works together.
9 Parts of a Key and How They Work
The key is used to move internal components to the correct positions within a lock. In this guide, we'll cover in-depth the 9 parts of a key and how they work.
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