Art of Lock Picking
Does AutoZone Make Keys
AutoZone, with over 6000 locations, is renowned for its automotive parts, accessories, and advice. But do they make 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.
Lock Bumping and Bump Keys
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.
How to Program a Key Fob to a Car
Key fobs, or electronic keys, are small remote devices that allow us to control components of our vehicles such as locks, alarms, or remote start. In this guide, we'll look at how to program a key fob for each major vehicle manufacturer.
How to Unlock a Door With a Hole (Privacy Locks)
Great news! That lock a hole on the doorknob is very easy to unlock. As a matter of fact, they are designed that way. In this guide, we'll look at how to unlock privacy locks using household items!
11 Ways to Lock a Door Without a Lock
Whether you have a broken lock or are suspicious that your roommate is a serial killer, having the ability to lock a door is critical to anyone's wellbeing. In this guide, we'll look at 11 unique ways that you can lock a door without a lock.
Parts of a Door Knob and Lock
In this guide, I'll break down and discuss the purpose of each part of a doorknob and how it all functions together to make the lock work.
An Introduction to Paracentric Keyways
In this guide, we'll define exactly what a paracentric keyway is, study some examples to drive the concept home, and then look at two lock picking techniques that will help you defeat your next paracentric keyway!
How to Pick a Master Lock
In this guide, you'll learn the basics of lock picking and how to pick a Master Lock, as well as a few other methods that don't require lock picking tools!
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