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]
When you buy a property, you may wonder how many people might have key duplicates which will give them access to your abode. Of course it should never happen, but how can you be sure? In order to have a peace of mind, get in touch with a professional local locksmith who will change your locks and check the security standards in your new home.
Being locked out, losing your keys or incorrect use of the lock are most frequent reasons the emergency locksmiths are called in. If you want to get the service to run smoothly and have the job done properly, you need to consider several issues first.
British Standard is a specification of recommended procedure related to delivering a service or supplying products. High security locks also bear a British Standard Kitemark (BSI). If you want to find out how to check if a lock meets the BS36 standard, where to look for a Kitemark or what kind of locks are best on the market, read the following!
Would you like to stay safe and get a discount on your property insurance premiums? First and foremost, you need to get Police and insurance companies approved locks installed. The more secure your locks are, the cheaper your insurance might get.
To protect your property from a burglary it is best to invest in burglary resistant, anti-snapping locks approved by the Police and by the insurers. Choosing the right one is not however that simple. An anti-snap lock must fit to your existing locks and doors. It is best to search for a good local locksmith who will help you choose the right anti-snap lock for your doors and windows.
In 2019/20 there were over 402 thousand burglaries in England and Wales alone, a significant part of which took place in London.Having the locks or your doors forced by a burglar is certainly not a pleasant perspective, especially when you end up losing valuables and having your personal safety threatened.
Being locked out tends to be a traumatic experience, especially when you are in a hurry. If you get your door locks replaced or repaired in advance, you can avoid such problems as a snapped key or a flimsy door lock which will eventually break and leave you locked out. However, emergencies can happen to anyone, anytime. What to do if you get locked out of your property?