$329 Smart Lock Opened in Seconds (Level Lock)
This is the Lock Picking Lawyer and today, I’m looking at a lock that dozens of you have asked me about via email. A lot of those emails refer to an Apple lock, which had me a bit confused, but I quickly realized that confusion probably stems from the fact that this is sold on the Apple Store and integrates seamlessly with apple homekit. It’S the level lock and it sells on the Apple Store for an astounding 329 dollars. Now this sets itself, apart from other smart locks in the fact that it looks nothing like a Smart Lock. All the electronics in the battery are hidden inside the door.
In fact, the battery is hidden inside of the bolt just unscrew the end. It’S a clever place to put it, but I’m a little concerned about what that Hollow bolt does for kick resistance. I may test that in the future. As for the fit and finish, it’s everything, I’d expect from a product sold on the Apple Store. That is quite good.
In fact, the thumb turn has a quality that reminds me of a high-end fidget device. But what I’m most interested in is the lock cylinder and unfortunately, on that front the lock disappoints badly. It can be opened quickly with two of the lowest skill attacks out there. Let’S start with raking, I’m going to use this 40 000 thick Turner and wave rate they’re. Both part of the Genesis set that I sell over on covertinstruments.
om. You can see. We got that open fairly quickly. Let’S do it one more time, so you can see it was not a fluke and once again we got it open quite fast. We’Re also going to try bumping this open.
This is an SC1 bump key with a rebound ring on it, going to use a turning tool just to keep my finger away from the hammer and my covert instruments bump hammer very quickly. We got that open though I forgot to extend the bolt. So, let’s do it again: okay, folks, I have to admit that this design concept is really clean. I love the way all the electronics are hidden away. That said, first and foremost, this is a lock and a really expensive one at that, so the failure to mitigate the vulnerability to these low-skill attacks is really disappointing at a minimum they could have thrown some security pins inside, but they didn’t even do that.
I suppose one redeeming quality is the use of a standard key and knob cylinder, so you can swap in something a little more robust, but at the 329 dollar price point it shouldn’t be necessary. 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.