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 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!
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.
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.
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.