Let’s face it, even the most secure locks can be picked by professionals, but is there such a thing as an unpickable lock? Shane from Stuff Made Here just might have built one. Standard pin tumbler locks can be picked by lifting or bumping the pins while placing tension on the cylinder pins. This innovative design prevents the pins from being set in an unlocked position individually, by locking them in the position they are set, thus preventing someone from bumping them. Read more for a video showing the build and additional information.
Many of the parts had to be fabricated many times, and the pin holding mechanism was the biggest issue, as it just did not work consistently. Once completed, Shane hired a local locksmith to see if he could pick it, and using all known techniques, was unable to do so. Unfortunately (or fortunately), this lock is just a concept and will not go into production anytime soon.
- Control and monitor your door from anywhere..Note: Measure your door's backset, cross bore and thickness to ensure you find the right fit
- Always know who is coming and going.
- Keep your existing lock and keys.