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!
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.
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.
How to Pick a Diary Lock [3 Easy Ways]
Okay, so you've lost the key to your... I mean your daughter's diary and you need to pick the lock. You've come to the right place! We are going to cover three different tools that can be used to pick a diary lock without a key.
Burglary Statistics for Homeowners + [Infographic]
Lock picking, however, can come into play in one's home security, but often not in a way that many think. One of the great benefits of learning the skill of lock picking is the unique insight into security that it grants you. We bring you our top five actionable steps to prevent becoming one of these statistics.
7 Mistakes Keeping You From Getting Better at Lock Picking
I’ve made what seems like a million mistakes on my own lock picking journey — luckily I have lived to tell the tale. Here is my collection of the 7 most common mistakes that I often see many pickers make that also plagued me in my early days.
Lock Picking Animations & Graphics
In a world full of ambiguous text and obscure explanations it is often very easy to lost in the walls of words that we gander at every day. This is where the use of photos, diagrams, and animations come into play to help further bridge the gap between the desire for knowledge and accurately acquiring that knowledge – helping us make clarity of chaos. Below is our growing collection of lock picking visuals that we use to help every picker – from novice to master – in their search for lock picking knowledge. The goal behind this page is to provide […]
You never know what strange trinkets of knowledge you will find on the boundaries of lock picking. This section is dedicated to those oddball things that don't fall under any other category---yet lock pickers may still find useful.