Ring shaped magnet opens electronically locked doors


7 Responses to “Ring shaped magnet opens electronically locked doors”

  1. danegeld says:

    @4 : faraday cage does electric fields – for screening these kind of magnetic fields the lock needs a layer of mu metal or the like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mu-metal

  2. easy2panic says:

    No locked door or wall can stop any one who is determined enough.

  3. w000t says:

    Someone should try using an EasAlign driver to achieve the same. I saw it on This Old House some time ago and it came to mind at the mention of spinning magnets on a drill, which is essentially what the driver bit is.

  4. Evil Jim says:

    There’s also an effective way to defeat an electronic keypad-locked door.

  5. claud9999 says:

    Might you also be able to fry the electronic lock by causing a large electrical surge off the solenoid? Would a Faraday cage block the magnetic field?

  6. anthropomorphictoast says:

    One ring to RULE THEM ALL

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