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Where to Find Locks for Lockpicking

Once you’ve been introduced to the idea of lockpicking, hopefully, you’ve also learned about the Golden Rules of Lockpicking. (If you’re not familiar with them, check out our post on them! Also, check out our other blog post, “Is Lockpicking Legal?”) If you do recall the two Golden Rules of […]

Are Your Doors Safe? Deadlatches

We’ve all seen it in movies… The moment a credit card is taken and used to bypass a door. While it’s a lot of people’s gut response┬áto say that it’s just movie magic and assume that sort of thing doesn’t work in real life, the reality is that it can. […]

Keys are Not a Baby Toy

One of the founding principals of Locksport is educating the public about security. Usually this is physical security, but today I want to discuss public health. I saw a post Friday from a California Health care company that displayed a profound ignorance of the risks of lead exposure in keys. […]

Handcuff Shimming: Escape Handcuffs with a Shim, Bobby Pin, & More

This video describes the inner workings of modern-day handcuffs. It also shows several ways to open them without a key including, shimming with a handcuff shim, shimming with a bobby pin, and shimming with Lockpick Extreme’s hidden handcuff shim earrings.