The Art of Lockpicking: A Complete Guide
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The Art of Lockpicking: A Complete Guide

The secrets of lockpicking revealed in a comprehensive course made by 2 professional lockpickers.
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4.3 (116 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
876 students enrolled
Created by David La
Last updated 5/2015
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $80 Discount: 88% off
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Includes:
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how pin-tumbler locks work
  • Pick almost any lock in seconds
  • Create your own set of bump keys
  • Unlock just about any car in minutes
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Requirements
  • No prior knowledge requierd.
  • To be able to practice the skills taught in the course you will need some simple lock picking tools that cost about $10.
Description

Do you want to learn how to pick locks? If you've seen someone pick a lock before, it almost seems like magic. Our promise to you is that at the end of this course you will be able to replicate this "magic", and have the people around you astonished by your skills.

Pick Almost Any Lock in Minutes

The course concentrates on the most common type of locks that you encounter on a daily basis. The locks on your apartment or house, master keys, mailboxes etc. The principles and methods you learn in the course allow you pick all of these locks in a matter of minutes, and even seconds after you become a more seasoned lockpicker.

Powerful Skill At Your Hands

Lock picking is a handy skill at the end of the day. In addition to helping your friends and neighbors when they get locked out, and lock picking for fun, you'l have a much better understanding at how locks work, and be able to make sure your home will be more secure. By trying out your newly acquired skills on your own property, you'l be able to determine how secure your lock is, and consider changing it if you find it very easy to pick.

What You Will Learn

The Ultimate Guide To Lockpicking is the most comprehensive lock picking course on the market, showing the art of lock picking in an easy to learn step by step system.

The course covers the theory of how locks work, and then shows you a few different methods of lock picking:

  • Using standard pick tools (the ones you see in the movies)
  • Using a pick-gun
  • Using a bump key - a type of master key (and also how to create one from scratch)

Who This Course is For

Literally anyone who is interested to learn how to pick locks. The course requires zero prior knowledge about locks and lock picking, and it is our guarantee to you that you'll be successful at lock picking, or you get your money back.

Who is the target audience?
  • This Lock Picking course is for you if you are interested in learning the art of Lock Picking. Without any prior knowledge, you will be able to pick about 90% of the locks around you in daily life including door knobs, deadbolts and padlocks.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Course Overview
3 Lectures 04:53

Lockpicking is a powerful skill. Before you start learning how to become a master lockpicker, it's important to stress some of the do's and don'ts with your new skill. This lecture goes over the things your allowed to do and the things you should never do, as a lockpicker.

Lock Picking Ethics
02:07

Lock Picking Ethics
6 questions

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Theory Behind Lock Picking
2 Lectures 05:14

Pin-tumbler locks are the most commonly used locks in the world. This lecture goes over the different parts of a pin-tumbler cylinder and explains how they interact with each other to create the security feature of the lock. You will also see what happens inside the lock when you insert the right key and when you insert the wrong key.

Preview 02:36

Pin-Tumbler Locks
5 questions

This lecture explains the vulnerabilities in pin-tumbler locks as well as the basic principles we use to exploit them. Using the basic lockpicking tools - the pick and the tension wrench, we demonstrate what it means to set a pin, unset a pin and overset a pin, which are basic terms in lockpicking.

Preview 02:38

Lock Picking Concepts
7 questions
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Practical Lock Picking
4 Lectures 16:14

This lecture is an introduction to the tool of the trade:

  • Tension wrench
  • Pick tool
  • Rake tool
  • Pick gun
  • Bump key

Throughout the course you will be learning how to use them to open any standard lock.

Preview 01:51

Picking a lock with a pick tool is considered the most classic method of lockpicking. Althought there are many different type of pick tools, their function is always the same: interacting with one pin at a time. In this lecture we show you step by step how to pick a lock with a pick tool. You will learn how to find the binding pin every time and how to know which pins you set as you go.

Preview 07:38

Rake tools is a name for a group of tools which are used to interact with many pins at once. This lecture shows you how the rake tool operates inside of the cylinder and how easy it can be to pick a lock in seconds with a rake tool. Raking is the best way to start when learning how to pick locks.

Lock Picking Using Rake Tools
02:45

Lock Picking using pick and rake tools
6 questions

In this lecture we discuss the pick gun, which is another great, easy way to pick locks. The pick gun takes a different approach of lockpicking, somewhat combining raking and bumping at the same time. This lecture will teach you everything you need to know about the pick gun, including its different parts, and most importantly - how to use it effectively to pick any lock.

Lock Picking Using a Pick-Gun
04:00

Pick Gun
5 questions
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The Bump Key Method
2 Lectures 13:16

Bumping a lock is another extremely popular way of compromising a pin tumbler based lock, perhaps the easiest. Bumping requires hardly any skill and it very useful when you need to unlock a cylinder fast. This lecture gives you a thorough explanation of what is a bump key and how to use it as well as what actually happens inside of the cylinder when we bump it.

All you need for a successful bumping is:

  • a bump key that will fit the cylinder
  • a screwdriver (or any other tool you can hit the key with)
How to Use a Bump Key
05:58

Sometimes, getting the right bump key can be a challenging task. Since you usually can't just walk into a store and buy one - we prepared this lecture. This lecture teaches you exactly how to create your own bump key from scratch, using an old key you don't need. The making of the key is shown in this video in real-time, so you can see it can take literally 5-6 minutes to create a functional bump key.

Making a Bump Key
07:18

Bump key
4 questions
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Course Conclusion & Bonus Lessons
2 Lectures 05:43
Congratulations - You have finished the course
01:27

As a bonus lesson - we are also going to teach you how to unlock cars. We hope you enjoyed the course! Please drop us a note with any questions or just to let us know what you thought about it.

Thanks,

Itay & David

Bonus Lesson - How to Unlock Cars
04:16
About the Instructor
David La
4.3 Average rating
115 Reviews
876 Students
1 Course
Professional Locksmith, Locksmith Trainer at The Locksmith Academy.

Hi! I'm David. I am a professional locksmith and run a locksmith company in Denver, CO.

I'm also a co-founder and instructor at The Locksmith Academy, an online locksmith certification. Throughout the years, I've got to use my skills on a daily basis to help other people gain entry to their houses, business, cars and safes. I've also trained many lock pickers and locksmiths who are now using those skills to support themselves and their families. Together with my locksmithing partner Itay, we bring 10+ years of experience in lock picking to this course

I still remember how amazed I was when I first learned how to pick locks many years ago - It feels almost like magic to the bystanders, but the reality is that there is an exact science behind how it works. I'm passionate about helping people learn about lock picking, and taking the knowledge to the next level via video and the internet. We teach the methods in an easy to follow step by step formula that guarantees your success.

Lock picking is a skill anyone can learn.

You too will be amazed at how simple lock picking is once you are exposed to the step by step method waiting inside. I genuinely believe this is the best lock picking course on the market, and if you disagree I will happily refund your money.

Sign up to The Complete Guide to Lock Picking and join me for the amazing journey waiting inside.