Art of Lock Picking
ANSI Lock Grades: What You Need to Know
The ANSI standard is one of the most commonly seen lock security markings. Here's what it means and why it should matter to you.
Does O'reilly Auto Parts Make Keys
If you've lost your car key, house key, or motorcycle key, you might be wondering if O'Reilly Auto Parts can help. Here's what you need to know.
7 Ways To Secure A Sliding Glass Door
In this guide, we will cover some top methods for providing security without detracting from the benefits of a glass sliding door.
What Is The Standard Door Knob Hole Size
Unsure what the standard doorknob hole size is? This guide will tell you all you need to know, including how to measure it!
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 Change the 4 Digit Code on a Schlage Lock
If you've forgotten your Schlage lock's code, don't worry! We'll show you how to easily reset it in just a few simple steps.
What To Do When Locked Out Of Your House
Trying to get back into your house after locking yourself out can be a daunting task. Learn the best way to handle the situation with this comprehensive guide!
How Do Locksmiths Program Car Keys?
Let's look at the evolution of car keys and the protocol that locksmiths have to follow to identify the key cutting code to enable the cutting and programming of a new key.
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 Much Does A Locksmith Cost in 2022?
In this article, we're going to take a look at the average costs of hiring a locksmith for a variety of common tasks including emergency lock-outs, rekeying locks, broken key extractions, and much more!
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!
Does Tractor Supply Make Keys
Tractor Supply is the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the US and offers a variety of services including home care. But do they make or copy keys?
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.