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The Honest Truth About Locks: Why All Locks Can Be Picked


One of our fantastic twitter followers, Kate Brew, seems a little upset that everyone doesn’t know that all locks can be picked. Due to the fact that Kate (@securitybrew) is both wise and powerful, her decree for the people to know had to be carried out post haste. And so it is, Hear Ye! Hear Ye! We have talked about this before in our well-known post, “4 Locks That Cannot Be Picked“, which was strategically titled. Locks that cannot be picked are only unpicked for the time being. As the locksport and security communities investigate each device, there is sure to be a weakness discovered for every single one. But why is this the case? Why is it that there is no such thing as an unpickable lock? What makes these inventions so prone to failure? We will go on a journey through what makes a lock a lock. There we will find out what it is about the nature of a lock that keeps them vulnerable to picking.

Lock Mechanics