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Why Lock Picking, or Lock Sport

I want to be clear, I've picked up this hobby as it intrigues me, not because I have criminal intent.

In my day job I work securing computer networks and their attached devices. IT security is a carefully built house of cards, and while there is much you can do to harden a system it doesn't take much for it to crumble. I've also found that often people put more trust in their digital security practices than they should. This isn't to say you can't be secure, you just have to understand what it is securing you, how exactly it works, and how to properly use it.

Physical security is no different. I'm intrigued to understand those intricacies and there is no better way of learning how something works than to understand how to defeat it. This ability to manipulate and non-destructively open many locks and security devices which are in common use is what I like focusing on.

Rules of Ethics

I'm not a TOOOL member as there is no local chapter though I think they have a great Rules of Ethics which anyone looking into the hobby should abide by.

  1. Never pick or manipulate with the aim of opening any lock that does not belong to you, unless you have been granted explicit permission by the lock's rightful owner.
  2. Never disseminate knowledge or tools of lockpicking to individuals whom you know or whom have reason to suspect would seek to employ such skills or equipment in a criminal manner.
  3. Be mindful of the relevant laws concerning lockpicks and related equipment in any country, state, or municipality where you seek to engage in hobbyist lockpicking or recreational locksporting.
lock_picking/about.txt · Last modified: 08/23/2018 by David Remy