I’ve finally picked this high security Brinks padlock I’ve been working at for a few days now!
I’ve always suspected that there were security pins in this lock, but never could tell exactly how many…until I watched the following video:
4 security pins?? I never would’ve guessed four, but knowing that helped a lot. As well as knowing that the 2nd pin seems to always been the pin stack without the security pin. So now I gotta re-pin some of my other locks…or get some new ones ;-)
Working at a remote branch, waiting for some downloads to finish, I spent the time lockpicking! Lockpicking is something I’ve been interested in for awhile, but just recently started picking more.
I don’t have a lot of locks, just things I’ve collected over the years, and a 15 piece lockpick set I bought from LockPickShop.com (11 picks, 4 tension tools). Off camera, I have a bag with the rest of my locks. All the locks you see there are the ones I’ve opened while waiting for the download. I never did get that Brinks open. One day… haha
I did end up making my first padlock shim though! I’ve bought shims before, but wanted to go the DIY route after re-watching a Deviant Ollam video. I found a can in a recycling bin in the lunch room…
If you want to build your own, here’s some instructions Deviant did for i-hacked.com: Beer Can Padlock Shim