Nothing is forever is the saying and after 40 years in the security industry, it still rings true. Lock technology has evolved over the last 4 decades and there is a good reason why. Had anyone said 40 years ago, in the future anyone can get access on how to crack locks instantly. You would say I was crackers, well the internet delivers instant info on any subject. And so if you type lock picking into Youtube you will get thousands of results. Some videos are helpful to the would be lock cracker some are useless. Hence we have seen a huge demand for high security pickproof lock.
I have seen ingenious lock designs defeated by the surging number of “lock sport” lock pickers. There are locksport clubs that can be found easily by the click of the mouse. In the past it took many years for a lock’s weakness to be discovered and then the info disseminated. As a professional locksmith I am amazed how quickly the internet renders many quality locks useless in mere months. Locks that I thought were unpickable are now displayed on Youtube with titles such as “picked and gutted”. “Cracked in seconds” is the catchphrase the is shouted from the screen.
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How does this affect me? I get asked regularly. In some cases it will have no impact and in other it will have a huge impact. If this info makes its way into the wrong hands such as the inmates of prison. They could open the locks that keep them locked in. Criminals generally DONT use lock picks to open locks in suburbia. Its the high end institutions that must change their locks as soon as their weaknesses become apparent. Airports, Banks, jewellers, Govt departments all need to stay ahead of the curve. And it doesn’t stop there as each target needs to assess their exposure to covert entry by motivated perpetrators.
Of course lock picking is only one part of the problem with “keyed locking systems”. The 3D printer also makes it possible to generate working keys. Now if you cant think why someone might want to copy a key your a nice person who doesn’t think like an opportunistic criminal. What about swipe card locks ? I hear you say. Because most swipe card locks or systems have a backup mechanical key this becomes a weak point. Each security risk has particular differences yet the themes are similar. We can come out and inspect your property and offer realistic solutions to the weakness we discover.
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Because our latest high security restricted pick proof lock is patent protected until the year 2035. You can relax knowing it’s extremely difficult to forge a key. The patent also makes it unviable for those wanting to cash in on making key blanks for the key cutting industry. Evva 4KS will lead the battle against surreptitious entry and unauthorized key duplication. This highly engineered system has the highest security rating available in Australia. With 133 Billion theoretical different key combinations. Its hardened components resist drilling and the key cannot be reverse engineered.
Bilock lock systems has been the leader in the high security sector. However Bilock keys can easily be “read” which makes unauthorized key duplication simpler than other systems. Bilock keys are also susceptible to being snapped if care is not taken to correctly insert the key. In comparison EVVA 4KS keys are virtually impossible to snap with bare hands. I could ramble on and on but I have respect for my readers of this blog. If you have any doubts about the keys or locks installed at your premises give a call. We are keen to assist and motivated to find a solution to your concerns.