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  • #16
    I am surprised that lockl picking is actually developing into a sport.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locksport

    I do some editing for DMOZ and we have been discussing a new category as some sites came to our attention, involving lockpicking, whereby contestants pick a range of locks in time trials. There are a considerable number of sites sprouting up.
    Retired Operator
    Security Alarms & Guards

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    • #17
      bumping

      While key bumping is a real problem, I have been involved in security for a number of years now and before that my family owned a group of insurance companies. In all the years I've been around I have yet to encounter a claim where the root of the problem came from key bumping. Just going in through the roof or a window is easier and far more prevalent. For the most part we can only mitigate the problem.
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      • #18
        I totally agree with you Mr. Security. Thanks for helpful updates

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Mr. Security View Post
          That's the bright side to this issue. Most criminals look for easy targets, i.e., unlocked or flimsy doors, windows, etc. Brute force is still the preferred method. Bump-keys are more likely to be employed by individuals with the hacker personality…they enjoy the challenge. Other candidates are professionals who want to avoid the appearance of forced entry.
          I agree with Mr.Security."Most criminals look for easy target!" Having a locked door or security system might prevent 90% crimes taking place. The other 10%?! You do need spent lots money to against.
          >Smart-Guardian<
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          • #20
            In my lmited experience... I've found that Burglers tend to be very professional, and also somewhat specialists. Hotel creepers tend to stick to hotels, window burglers tend to sneak in windows, Home invaders tend to stick to home invasion etc. One of the most interesting is the bubblegum burgler.

            I've also come across a host of unlikely burglers tools. A roll of black tape, Playing cards, store discount cards, A bristle from the brush of a street sweeping vehical, A big channel-lok pliers, and a big screw driver and of course... bubblegum. I am currently involved in an investigation of a series of burglaries. They use the same method that the police use to open doors. The police use a hydraulic jack, and air bag. This crew is using a 2X4, and a automobile jack.

            It's difficult to discuss some methods in an open forum. But I'd be very interested in hearing what other people have found burglars using as tools, and methods.

            Another thing I find interesting is... Burglars are the only criminal (in my experience) that actually plan for the arival or security, or police.


            Spuk

            ( sorry if I took it off topic)

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Secret spuk View Post
              In my lmited experience... I've found that Burglers tend to be very professional, and also somewhat specialists. Hotel creepers tend to stick to hotels, window burglers tend to sneak in windows, Home invaders tend to stick to home invasion etc. One of the most interesting is the bubblegum burgler.

              I've also come across a host of unlikely burglers tools. A roll of black tape, Playing cards, store discount cards, A bristle from the brush of a street sweeping vehical, A big channel-lok pliers, and a big screw driver and of course... bubblegum. I am currently involved in an investigation of a series of burglaries. They use the same method that the police use to open doors. The police use a hydraulic jack, and air bag. This crew is using a 2X4, and a automobile jack.

              It's difficult to discuss some methods in an open forum. But I'd be very interested in hearing what other people have found burglars using as tools, and methods.

              Another thing I find interesting is... Burglars are the only criminal (in my experience) that actually plan for the arival or security, or police.


              Spuk

              ( sorry if I took it off topic)
              I don't know why it is but I haven't heard of any Hotel creepers in about 10 years. We had 1 that I caught so many times we used to say hello to each other when we saw each other on the street.
              I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
              Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Bill Warnock View Post
                Mr. Security:
                That is sound advice. No key or combination locking devices are pick or manipulation proof there are only degrees of pick and manipulation resistance. Should one decide on a padlock device ensure you understand the principles of shimming and rapping. If such a device is deemed necessary would it meet the standards contained in MIL-Spec 17-802 (current series) and insist on cam operated shackle heel and toe. Mortise and rim locks should be chosen for the application intended.
                Enjoy the day,
                Bill
                I agree with you that picking is possible to each lock only some will be picked easily and some will take time and most of the time tricky to be picked.
                Ronny
                Mr Locks - NYC Locksmith

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by pascalwilli
                  Hi Security.As a locksmith this information is very useful for my career.Thanks for sharing this info.

                  Chicago Car Locksmith.
                  Are you going to go through every post concerning locks & make insightful comments like this in everyone? Just to spam us?
                  I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
                  Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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