A Creative Mechanism Needs Creative Picking

[1466] A Creative Mechanism Needs Creative Picking (Card Lock)

A Creative Mechanism Needs Creative Picking

This is the lockpicking lawyer, and what I have for you today is a fun little novelty sent to me by Scott in Fort Worth Texas. It’s a padlock that uses this perforated card as a key and based on the colorful decorations. It seems pretty clear that it’s meant to be as much a fashion statement as a security device.

Now I have picked similar locks to this on the channel before, but I still get a surprising number of questions from people who think these are unpickable. So I’m going to show you two different ways to open this up.

The first is picking. I’m going to use this bent piece of metal to tension the mechanism, and then I can push down on the dimples that protrude into the key slot with this flat piece of metal. Okay, there’s the first dimple just give it a little push, and I think that one feels loose the same on the second there we go.

Nice click out of the third one and there we go played with the fourth one and it popped right open. Let’s close it back up and I’ll show you another method to open this, probably one a little easier and that’s just using a traditional padlock shim. I can push that all the way down and pull on the shackle and, as you can see, it opens right up.

So, despite the unusual and pretty cool mechanism, these shouldn’t be relied on as anything more than a novelty or perhaps a visual deterrent. In any case, that’s all I have for you today. If you do have any questions or comments about this, please put them below. If you like this video and would like to see more like it, please subscribe and, as always, have a nice day. Thank you.


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