Below is the summary of a class I gave for my CERT team on lock picking.
Lock Picking For Emergencies
In an extreme emergency you may have to:
– Rescue people who are unable to get to and unlock their door.
– Get resources from abandoned structures to continue operations.
– Get into a locked place to escape dangerous conditions.
Forced entry (smashing through doors, breaking glass, climbing to get into open windows) involves risk of injury. Lock picking is gentle and can’t result in injury.
Lock Picking Law
Carrying Lock picks In NYS is not Illegal, unless it’s proven that that person intends to commit a crime…then anything can be a burglary tool (brick, screwdriver, pry bar, etc.). And in NYC, just don’t put yourself out there as a Locksmith…stick to picking your own locks or others people’s locks only with consent!
Other states have different laws. A map showing state laws is available from a lock picking organization called toool.
How To Attack Locks For Beginners https://youtu.be/R2r07NN21vM
Picking With Rakes https://youtu.be/4GQbCjo0Zdg
Solomon’s Speed Bump Method Explained https://youtu.be/oh7o0Y3yUhw
Picking With Hooks https://youtu.be/gNKvPS1ac6E
-Making Picks From Found Objects
How To Pick A Lock With Hairpins https://youtu.be/cjuT_63Ioig
Toool, Lock Picking Organisation, Local Chapter, (Meetings, Training)
New York, NY
3rd Thursday of the month … location changes frequently in order to reach
The picks for this class were purchased from ukbumpkeys.com.