Samy encourages anyone to build a Combo Breaker for themselves, and has posted detailed instructions, as well a step-by-step video, on how to assemble the $100 worth of parts that went into its creation. You’ll need access to a 3D printer to create the frame, but the stepper motor, Arduino Nano that serves as this contraption’s brains, and other necessary components are all readily available online.
When left to its own devices the Combo Breaker can take upwards of five minutes to crack a Master combination lock. But if you’re willing to help it out by finding the first number on the dial that gives some resistance (as outlined in Samy’s tutorial from last month) the cracking process can take as little as 30 seconds. So if this little machine doesn’t encourage Master to fix the design flaw that makes its combination locks so easy to crack, nothing will. [Applied Hacking via Wired]
The aesthetic and architectural design of a school building can affect productivity, learning and even security. Karen Trigg, business development manager at Allegion UK, discusses ways to overcome security challenges caused by design. When you walk into any building, its aesthetic design will impact you almost immediately. A physical design can rouse inspiration just as […]
Whilst securing the home is a priority, and safes are used to hide rarely used items, it is the valuable items that are used every day that most need to be protected from theft – whether they are keys for the car, motorbike, home, garage, bike shed or office or cash, currency and jewellery.
The recently introduced grade 5 standards provide the most stringent level of security and access control for mechanical push button locks to date. Providing an extremely strong level of attack resistance, grade 5 was introduced because of the need for a high-security push button lock, and UNION is the first manufacturer to answer this need.
The globally recognised declaration provides environmental information on the Yale Revolution Window Hinge and the materials used to make it. It also details the manufacturing processes involved, including the environmental implications of the raw material used, energy efficiency, transportation impact, and waste generation.
A new home is always exciting for the buyer, but for locksmiths and security specialists, moving day means a window of opportunity to sell, sell, sell. Here ‘We Buy Any House’ explains why there is more to be made than a simple lock change when a house gets a new owner… Lock replacement The […]
The new TS621:2018 standard, created by the Door and Hardware Federation, has been adopted as the recognised standard for smart locks by the British Standard Institute (BSI), and has received the coveted Kitemark status.
Want to prevent burglary? Here is few useful tips. It’s estimated that in the UK, there’s a burglary every 40 seconds. It’s traumatic to lose valuable and personally important items from your home – and the emotional shock of having your property invaded can also be deeply upsetting. So, how can you protect your property […]
The decision by Vanderbilt to integrate products from ASSA ABLOY Access Control’s leading Aperio® portfolio with ACT Enterprise will enable customers to easily add mechanical locks to their access control system.