How to make lock picks out of common household items the blog of author tim ferriss. Locks are extremely simple and senseless creatures that have but one fixed path of operation.
On your key ring you might have several keys for the house one or two more for the car and a few for the office or a friend s house.
Household safety lock picking3. I ve entered this into the spy contest. There are however some states that have laws that make owning lock picking tools prima facie evidence of criminal intent. 4 pick gun pick gun is a manual tool that looks like a small gun with a long tip.
Most people carry five to 10 keys with them whenever they go out. And in those situations it s important to have emergency access. Now let s look at the steps step 1.
The kwikset 991 juno is a no nonsense lock with the highest grade of residential lock security ansi grade 1 and a simple way to rekey the locks for security reasons or convenience. If the lock has a twisting mechanism insert the tool and sweep. To pick a privacy lock using only household items you will need a long thin object like a hairpin heavy duty paperclip or a small screwdriver.
If the lock is a push button just push the tool straight in and push. Hose clamp dremel sugru pliers vice safety gear don t have a dremel. As a result of that thought we have a hole in the outside knob.
Lock makers know that people might lock themselves up. Now that i m not locked out of my home i was able to use these things to make a simple lock pick and tension wrench. This is another tool used very commonly by locksmiths to pick locks.
See pictures of hidden home dangers. Using household items like paper clips or toothbrushes you can easily defeat 70 80 of the padlocks out in the world. In this step you will learn how to pick a lock with a hairpin.
If you re caught with picks in these states and you want to avoid criminal charges you have to prove that you didn t plan on committing a crime. A door lock should keep your home safe and secure while providing easy access for you and your invited guests. As you can see in the diagram below this creates a slight ledge in the pin shafts.
Lock picking is the art of tricking a lock into believing that you are using that lock s correct key. This turns the plug so that it is slightly offset from the housing around it. Once you insert the tip of the gun into the cylinder in the right way all you need to do is pull the trigger repeatedly and the lock will unlock in seconds.
Find something to pick the lock. Like i said i made picks using rusty garden shears so i m sure you can be resourceful too. Insert the object into the hole on the outside of the doorknob.
The first step in picking a lock is to insert the tension wrench into the keyhole and turn it in the same direction that you would turn the key. The reality is that in most states as long as you re not trying to illegally enter someone s home with your lock pick set you can legally own carry and use lock picking tools. Lock picking allows people to open locks with only a few tools.
The teacher is kevin reeve of onpoint tactical.