Locks are technology

Why is the lock industry so lazy about making more secure locks? I don't expect things to be pickproof but wave raking and comb picking should be unacceptable. LPL just demonstrates way too many ways to render a lock useless with no skill in a majority of cases.

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Because locks are only about clearly and unambiguously communicating, "you do not have consent to access this."
    Build a better lock, and taking a sledge to the wooden door frame becomes more appealing.
    You should be asking why they aren't investing more in tamper-evident locks that just snap entirely if forced.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This. Or simply cut the lock with bolt cutters or a sawzall

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Because locks are only about clearly and unambiguously communicating, "you do not have consent to access this."
        Build a better lock, and taking a sledge to the wooden door frame becomes more appealing.
        You should be asking why they aren't investing more in tamper-evident locks that just snap entirely if forced.

        Locks are also about making it clear forced entry was made. If lock is too weak, no evidence will be left behind.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    For 99.9% of people, the only time their locks are going to be picked is when they hire a locksmith after locking themselves out of their home and half the time that locksmith will still not be able to rake their shitty Yale keyway because why bother learning? If you enter destructively you can charge them for a new lock.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    that youtuber is the only one autistic enough to break these locks
    he genuinely makes these lockbuilders seethe though so it's funny

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      He's far from the only one, but the community around doing this is called lockSPORT for a reason. Criminals and cops are just going to pry the door open and if you're involved in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse espionage where covert entry-and-exit actually has any viable uses case, chances are they'd go through the effort to profile the lock and make their own key. Like at worse you're opening yourself up to bored 13 year old hood rats with way too much time on their hands.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        There are non-unlocking exploits he's demonstrated before (and worryingly he's most often demonstrated that kind of exploit on gun safes).

        Like recently he showed a gun box that can be exploited by prying off the plastic handle and just pulling the gun through the hole.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          to be fair, gun related shit is just pure malicious compliance because moronic "think of the chilluns" gun storage laws.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          The only one that should scare are the legal representatives of the makers of those gun cabinet preparing for the lawsuits after some family's 12 year old breaks into it and shoots their parents. For any non-residential use of gun boxes, access to the gun box already constitutes (a) complete failure of the site's security and (b) extremely serious laws being broken for which there will be no leniency.

          What you should really be worried about is the electronic lock systems that are often used in corporate buildings and municipal utility locations.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >electronic lock systems
            based solenoids. I don't know how anyone could design an electric lock and not realize how stupid it is.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Solenoids and motors are mostly on residential electronic locks, corporate uses magnetic logs.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Are magnetic logs the future of technology?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah but you better hope your keypad system isn't one of those shitty things that puts all the unlocking logic inside the device outside the door.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >prying off the plastic handle and just pulling the gun through the hole.
          I gotta see that video lol

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous
    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous
  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why not have an optical lock? Hear me out:
    >have each chamber tied to tiny optical fiber
    >end of fiber measures distance, is behind wall
    >turning key powers circuit
    >unknown value locks validation for second or two

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You type like a homosexual.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >be abloy. pride of finland
    >be abloy now
    >electric lock
    >never opens first try
    >allowed only ABLOY OIL ALL OTHER OIL VOID WARRANTY
    gg

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    In threat modeling, you can't have perfect solutions, therefore you need to accept something thats secure enough for your use case. You can technically open the vast majority of locks out there, either by single pin picking or raking but the former requires a lot of patience, practice and is absolutely not suitable for anything from red teaming to burglary, the latter is somewhat more practical but not everyone has the nerves for that. This is why read teamers and people alike either bypass the lock, rake it or find another way in to the place they want to be. Some burglars might be smart enough to carry a small set of bypass tools for certain locks but the vast majority of them will let themself in the traditional way (with a crowbar,bolt cutter, brick etc). For the vast majority of cases, if your lock cannot be easily bypassed or jiggled open, it should be considered safe enough. Always keep in mind that picking locks in real life situations is far different than hooking a lock on your wise and comfortably picking it while sitting on a chair in your house. If you are at the very least capable of using jigglers and maybe few basic bypass tools in practical situation, you are already pretty good with that. If you can actually rake locks on the run, you are even better.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The average criminal does not have lockpicking skills and are defeated by more than the bare minimum lock. The average criminal is also easily defeated by security cameras. Most valuables can be insured and replaced. Locks have massive diminishing returns over cost to make them more difficult to pick, at a certain point it's just cheaper and more reliable to put people with guns in a building guarding it. The average person will never experience someone actually busting open their lock in their lifetime.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Because I live in a dystopia where it's illegal for my lock to have arbitrary needles tipped with deadly venom poke out from unexpected places, because my broken lock cannot judt release mustard gas, and because I cannot just replace a lock with anti-personnel mine

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This actually has potential.

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