Many locksmiths start by mastering the art and science of lockpicking. However, that’s also how a lot of criminals start breaking into people’s homes. While lockpicking is a complex and often difficult process, time, and practice make things go a lot faster. While security pins can help throw off experienced lock pickers but even that can be bypassed. The trick to dampen the efforts of a seasoned lock picker is to stay one step ahead of them.
In this article, we’ll look at a couple of locks that can’t be picked by Most Professional Locksmiths and criminals.
The ‘August’ Smart Lock
The ‘August’ is touted as being one of the safest and lockpicking free locks in the world. One reason for that is if the lock is ever cracked, it won’t be by a set of picks but software hackers. The lock is made to be opened using a smartphone. Though a key can still be used when outside, that’s not compulsory. The battery-powered smart lock will not open if the battery fails and is safe from thieves, even those who are computer whizzes, at least for the time being.
The HYT Chain Key
The design of this lock is downright crazy; it is inaccessible and can be opened with a unique looking key which goes through the keyway—known as the Chain Key because the key is injected into the lock. So, the keyway curves in such a way that standard lockpicking tools can’t get through the path.
Now being familiar with the inner workings of the lock or having a key makes it impossible to deal with the curve. So, that should away most if not all master Locksmiths away.
Now this one is a magnetic lock with a lot more complexity added on top compared to the MIWA lock. The round shape and cuts of the key make picking this lock more difficult. In addition to the magnetic pattern for every EVVA MCS key, the only way to duplicate or decode it is to have an existing key. So, if the picker can’t study your key, then the lock can’t be picked.
Shi-He Chi-Me U-lock
The key for this lock is very similar to the XPUZMAG, but the U-lock has an obstructed keyway and the variations in which it is available to make it impossible to pick. The sharp turns are something most picks can’t get around. Also, if there were some way to get around the turns, the picker would need to keep tension, which would just be near impossible. While the lock is widely made and sold in China, it is also available in the US and other parts of the world.
As you can see, there are quite a few locks that can’t be picked. However, the one common dominator amongst all of them is that they are expensive. The more high-tech and intricate, the more you pay.