Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
15th January 2020 Issue no. 490
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Simple tools that can open locks on the most expensive vehicles in seconds
By Marc Weber Tobias
This is the third in a series of articles on the ability to rapidly compromise the security of mechanical locks, using electro-pick guns and the Sputnik tool developed by a burglar in Germany about thirty years ago (and that is still one of the most effective in opening pin tumbler cylinders). The tools were demonstrated at a recent meeting of locksmiths and security experts in the Czech Republic and graphically illustrate the need for multiple layers of security so that locks are not the only protection that is relied upon against entry.
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