Foil impressioning: lock-picking technique that uses the lock to form a new key


12 Responses to “Foil impressioning: lock-picking technique that uses the lock to form a new key”

  1. EH says:

    I have to wonder if anybody is making locks with varied pin intervals yet.

  2. Phikus says:

    What exactly are dimple locks?

  3. Anonymous says:

    The video may be 6:44 long, but that’s 6:44 as a demonstration and with a sales pitch. The lock itself was actually unlocked at the 3:44 mark.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Did you hear him making his escape on the moped? Awesome. haha

  5. Anonymous says:

    “certain keys you cannot copy such as medico keys”

    umm.. medico was broken ages ago. in fact there was a talk at The Last Hope back in ’08 discussing medico and how they’re not as secure as everyone thinks they are. in fact medico have been vulnerable to attack since about 1974.

    “What exactly are dimple locks?”

    dimple locks use impressions in the key as opposed to teeth to open. not sure how to really describe it, but here’s a pic of a key that opens dimple locks.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Having a problem locating a locksmith supplier who sells the auto foil impressioning kits. Think someone out there can help me out.

  7. Anonymous says:

    to FOIL (pun) bumping, picking and this new foil device.. get to a commercial O ring supplier.. pick up a Silicone O ring with a section diameter or 0.104″ have your lock smith replace the last spring with a cut to size chunk of the Silicone Oring.. have them cut it so it is really hard to reload the top pin…

    this will prevent any lock picks from being able to lift the last pin to the shear point so the lock plug will rotate… picking uses skinny tools.. they are not strong enough to compress the top pin back into its hole… this also anybody from getting in and out without the exact key.. it will still work on master keyed locks…

    i have called many lock manufacturers about this.. they hung up on me… what you want to make a cheep lock, pick proof… bam!!!!

    many locks use pins of 0.114… so the silicone chunk to replace a single spring can expand in the hole… this is the trick…

    it won’t stop people from sawing your locks out.. but long hardened steel pins driven into holes drilled into the door sure will …

    one more thing.. how come car manufacturers are not being hauled into court for cars that are too easy to steal.. from loved ones of car theft crash victims..

  8. Anonymous says:

    Fairly legal??? If the lock you are opening is yours anything you use to open it is legal. If it is not yours nothing you use to open it is legal. Charges lodged may vary slightly depending on country/state.

  9. Anonymous says:

    The demonstration video took 6:44. If I had access to a key and needed a copy, a key copy machine can do the job in less time.

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