[1181] A TRAP For Pickers! The Clever Hines Key System Picked

The referenced video: [527] Pickproof your Kwikset For Less Than $1 mnmore.info/bin/video/aILRza57i6jedJM


  1. Bill Hooker

    Bill Hooker

    5 цагийн өмнө

    It's a really nice old lock...........I'm buying it!

  2. M S

    M S

    8 цагийн өмнө

    still one the best youtubers on this site.

  3. Dad


    9 цагийн өмнө

    You could do some downright diabolical modifications to that lock. I'd think if you changed the standard pins with security pins and made some undercuts/serrations, that thing would be a BASTARD.

  4. DeDraconis


    15 цагийн өмнө

    My immediate question is that, if you said in the beginning that there are no non-destructive ways to get it open once the trap is sprung, how did you try the spinner 10 times, and what would a locksmith do if they were called by an owner who found the trap activated? Replacing the whole lock every time some jackal screwed it up seems in of itself a flaw. They can just keep doing it until you get tired of replacing it and buy something cheaper.

    • DeDraconis


      15 цагийн өмнө

      I said cheaper but I meant "resettable."

  5. bossman


    17 цагийн өмнө

    u should invent a lock that u cant pick ull be richhhhhh

  6. aierce


    22 цагийн өмнө

    This makes no sense, there is no spring to keep the hollow pin in the groove. I doubt it actually works.



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    The key is, " Work the lock, don't look at the dogs."

  8. Jeffrey Black

    Jeffrey Black

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    Try repinning it so instead of a small wafer you have a small pin that is small enough to fall into the trap but big enough to jam the top when it does so. That way you need to pick one slot to the 1st shear line instead of the 2nd. With a system that does that with unknown pins it would be basically impossible to pick.

  9. D K

    D K

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    What is the benefit/reason for the system to always have 234 as the pins as the trap? Just manufacturing? Seems like randomly placing the trap(s) would make it more secure.

  10. ประวิต ตีแสกหน้า

    ประวิต ตีแสกหน้า

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    In real world, would you be able to pick this fast depends on how the lock sits on different positions?

  11. Angelo Wentzler

    Angelo Wentzler

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    7 mins, not bad

  12. Leafy Grape

    Leafy Grape

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    Imagine chilling at your house in there's just some guy watching one of these videos right outside your door to unlock your lock

  13. florescent corncob

    florescent corncob

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    This is the man Raymond Redington calls whenever he needs a locksmith.

  14. Leo Angere

    Leo Angere

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    Noob question: Would not extremely tight manufacturing tolerances prevent picking by traditional means?

  15. Labboy541


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    Ok if the lock jams on a fail pick to the point even the key wont open it then how to you get it unlocked at that point

  16. Guda's World

    Guda's World

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    Only reason we need locks is because we have lawyers.....

  17. Alien Kitten

    Alien Kitten

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    This lock would just be abused by burglars. Whenever they'd spot it, they'd intentionally lock it so you couldn't get in either, if they couldn't. I don't see a real use for such lock, unless it's on a safe or restricted access door in a facility where only authorized personnel can reach.

  18. Adam West

    Adam West

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    I don’t understand trap pins. They can destroy a lock and all it achieves is telling you someone has tampered with it. Just install cctv and have a good lock. You’ll achieve just as much and not have to drill out the lock to get back in.

  19. TapSuccess


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    Congrats! "500,568 views"

  20. Wayne Warmack

    Wayne Warmack

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    During my locksmithing career I had several sets of exotic lock picks, including ball picks and riffles, but I never found anything quite as useful as the simple hook pick. (I see you know how to use one!) I could have just as well thrown the rest of them away.

  21. alitlweird


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    My Grandma & Grandpa had this on their door in Chicago.

  22. Lasivian Leandros

    Lasivian Leandros

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Pretty confident to pick a lock that you destroy if you pick wrong.

  23. mrk107


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    2.22M Subscribers? That's a lot of crooks!

  24. Craig Comisky

    Craig Comisky

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    If your lawyering skills are anything like your picking skills your services in defense must be phenomenal. Thank you kindly for so much free education.

  25. Austin Moore

    Austin Moore

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I have one of these in my collection!!!!!

  26. - Slinger -

    - Slinger -

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    If this system existed in 2 or 3 different variations these locks would be almost pick proof 😲

  27. John Clark

    John Clark

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Can you unlock Victoria?

  28. sliccslacc


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    so... this means someone could just troll-pick this lock and screw it up so you yourself aren't even able to get into your house again. not even with the key. :/

  29. KuJo13


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    That is a very clever design. Nice work making short business of this lock.

  30. SeanPat1001


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    I bought several of there locks over a period of about ten years because of their “no jimmy” feature. I didn’t pay much attention to the pick resistance. Looks like I got a better deal than I thought. ^_^

  31. foogoid


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    This doesn’t qualify as picking, but if you’re to the point that the 3 hollow pins have engaged, how much torque would it take to just force the lock open? I’d imagine it’s a lot less than a regular lock with 6 solid pins.

  32. Burning Pronic

    Burning Pronic

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    That is cleaver. Shame they don’t do stuff like that now! The only disadvantage is that the lock breaks and even the key can’t get it back. Suppose that is a major issue with it thinking about it. Shame.

  33. StargazeR Weerakkody

    StargazeR Weerakkody

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    So did you had more pieces of same lock to try and pick or did you disassembled it and reassemble the same lock 10 times?

  34. John King

    John King

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    The trap is a bad idea. You have to destroy the lock to gain legitimate entry? But the lock has anti drill features! This is going to be messy.

  35. Michael Theos

    Michael Theos

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Would be cool to see a lock like this with multiple hollow pin shear lines and not always having the lowest shear line being correct.

  36. Matt Kaplan

    Matt Kaplan

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    When he breaks out the vids and takes his time you know it’s serious

  37. ktm42080


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Very interesting!! The owner would have some difficulty accessing his property if the lock picking was botched, I guess smashing a window or blowing a wall out becomes necessary. I learned a tiny bit of picking when I was younger, just playing with a simple padlock, and 30 some odd years later it came in handy for something at work. A very basic key switch that my boss did not have the key for, I told him to give me a couple minutes and I defeated it. Got some eyebrows raised at me, but the satisfaction was worth it.

  38. danthelambboy


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    How about using a comb lifting pick to lift all the pins as high as they will go then drill the chambers out in the cylinder then use a screwdriver to force the plug around

  39. D D

    D D

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Id like to see LPL actually pick some of these locks in a door instead of a vice

  40. ikas k

    ikas k

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    “There is a simple solution to unlocking this lock” the solution:

  41. Adam


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Really clever system

  42. tmastersat


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    The metal plate on your vice sounds like its anplifien the click

  43. Achmad Syauqi

    Achmad Syauqi

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    did he just suggested we going back to 60 locking mechanism ?

  44. Achmad Syauqi

    Achmad Syauqi

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    did he just suggested we going back to 60 locking mechanism ?

  45. Aoi_Demon


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    you have one chance to get this right, proceeds to just pick it open like it is no big deal

  46. AdodgerWho


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Ok, so, what about using this locks notoriety to trap experienced lockpickers intentionally. For instance, switching up the arrangement so that it alternated between the wafer being hollow and the upper pin being hollow? Seems like it would add a lot more difficulty, especially with only one chance to pick it. it could be any combination of first sheerline/second sheerline and you would only know after testing it whether you got it right.



    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Mind blowing

  48. illitero


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    I never understood the mindset behind this kind of destructive security. What kind of hell does the owner have to go through if the now permanently jammed door is the only point of entry?

  49. isturma


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Besides the obvious "if someone picks it and fails, it destroys the lock" flaw, why wouldn't more modern keysets use this or something akin to it? Cost? Ignorant public?

  50. Thomas Maughan

    Thomas Maughan

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Clever mechanism.

  51. Gazza-in-the-usa


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Surely you could put a strong twisting moment on the hollow pins and shear them. The surface area isn't very large. Put the key in and jut wrench it hard.

  52. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    LPL for President. Our other choices absolutely suck !

  53. bugoobiga


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    why don't they locate keyways in a very inconvenient location so that you don't have room to even try to pick locks? Like a long tube that your arm goes through

  54. MrVipitis


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Would you be able to shim those hallow pins?

  55. Rathish Ramachandran

    Rathish Ramachandran

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Well narrated video!

  56. BL4K


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    7 minutes for lpl? Who ever designed this....... you have completed security

  57. Blearky


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Skyrim Legendary Locks in the beginning be like : 1:02

  58. Bruce Mcfarland

    Bruce Mcfarland

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    My great mother has this lock

  59. D Hall

    D Hall

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    1st shear line detonates explosives. Half your house blown up and a free car in the driveway will be the clear indication of a pick attempt

  60. BinaTremblay


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    pure noob here, wouldn't that system be really more effective the grooves on all 6 pin holes and a random assortment of hollow pin, meaning you would have no way to know in advance which pin to keep an eye (a finger? ) for ?

  61. holley edelbrock

    holley edelbrock

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Do criminals even pick locks? Why wouldn't they just kick in the door or bust glass somewhere, quicker in quicker out

  62. james upshaw

    james upshaw

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    why not just make every pin a tricky one? why just 3 of them?

  63. Honeybadger2198


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    People in this comment section has never seen a house with more than one door on it.

  64. tim wrigley

    tim wrigley

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Huh, I had that lock on an old apartment. I thought it seemed solid.

  65. PrebleStreetRecords


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I had two of these on the doors to my childhood home. One of them seized up for no apparent reason, halfway unlocked, and we had to have it repaired. Now I know why!

  66. Rogue Myst

    Rogue Myst

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    "My more savvy viewers"... A greater compliment has not been bestowed upon mankind by a legend such as LPL in all of history.

  67. Kristyn Hoffner

    Kristyn Hoffner

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    So this is better than more modern technologies? Typical.

    • Regina


      5 өдрийн өмнө

      this 9 pin key is amazing and seems more security 03:15 in the video mnmore.info/bin/video/g4O31ZxvhGi0faw

  68. Dingleburry


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Why not randomize the hollow pins?

  69. Brennan Holtzclaw

    Brennan Holtzclaw

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Do you have a video example of a "plug spinner" referenced at the end? I don't recall seeing/hearing about that on this channel.

  70. Meh Whatevs

    Meh Whatevs

    5 өдрийн өмнө


  71. Richard Stewart

    Richard Stewart

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I would consider this sort of lock on a room with high value items. Although you would have to drill out the locking mechanism and possibly ruin the lock and be forced to replace or repair it, there is the added benefit that you will know instantly that someone attempted to pick their way in.

    • Regina


      5 өдрийн өмнө

      this 9 pin key is amazing and seems more security 03:15 in the video mnmore.info/bin/video/g4O31ZxvhGi0faw

  72. Maverick Moto

    Maverick Moto

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    When LpL says that if you’ve been here long enough to remember his “pick-proofing” video. I feel like I’m part of the club now.

  73. Blessed ByGod

    Blessed ByGod

    6 өдрийн өмнө


  74. Cody Wallace

    Cody Wallace

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Could a high power magnet and a light electric current allow the lock to unseize

  75. TheTyisAwesome


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Wow now that was a good lock

  76. 347Jimmy


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Even the keyway is a little bit gnarly-looking

  77. Michael Turner

    Michael Turner

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    That is a nice lock.

  78. Paul


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Have you beaten the Bowley lock yet?

  79. Gacheru Mburu

    Gacheru Mburu

    6 өдрийн өмнө


  80. Markus Chelios

    Markus Chelios

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    PSA for thieves to use the window.

  81. jogandsp


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    That's amazingly clever. Much respect for the inventor

    • 鈦金驅動科技有限公司Titanium Drive Technology Co., Ltd.

      鈦金驅動科技有限公司Titanium Drive Technology Co., Ltd.

      6 өдрийн өмнө

      This is amazing, too !! Forever Lock V.3 - 2020 New released! mnmore.info/bin/video/g4O31ZxvhGi0faw

  82. jon Terry

    jon Terry

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Serious question. are you the best lock smith/picker around? Love the channel!

  83. Silent Wolf117

    Silent Wolf117

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Fallout 3 players watching this and remembering when they forced a lock and broke it

  84. MegaManNeoX


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    That Was Cool.

  85. Chris Lobermeier

    Chris Lobermeier

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    That is honestly so easy and cheap for a company to do. Why are we going backwards with everything.

  86. Matt Styner

    Matt Styner

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    SO COOL that you got one of those!

  87. dillonbuford


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Those hollow pins and dimples are not very big. I wonder if you hit the trap you could force the lock open.

  88. Josh B

    Josh B

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    That is honestly really cool!

  89. Pedro Leandro Paiva

    Pedro Leandro Paiva

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    So, if they built this lock with the traps randomly built through the pins, and making some "fake traps" throughout the pins it would be unpickable? Cause LPL manage to pick it cause he knew that the traps were on pins 3, 4 and 5.

  90. Privacy Valued

    Privacy Valued

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    All the best engineering was done in the 1960's. Then the U.S. decided that everything had to be made "safe" and engineering jobs were outsourced to other countries.

  91. raynebc


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Imagine if they randomized which pins were the trap ones. And had some pins whose traps would spring at the second shear line instead of the first. Savvy lock pickers would probably just say screw it and find a different house to break into.

  92. Joshua Biggs

    Joshua Biggs

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I can drill it in a few minutes aim for the set screws.

  93. Quazmodic


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Doesn't stop anyone just kicking the door in.

  94. consubandon


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    It's SEE-gul, not seh-GAHL. Man, that idiot with the ponytail has everybody mispronouncing the name. Ugh!

  95. Kevin O'Neill

    Kevin O'Neill

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    You're soooo clever! Amazing video dude!

  96. Dilan Hingst

    Dilan Hingst

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Where I have lived all my life, a small town of 900 people 3/4 of all the house I’ve been in have these locks on the front and back doors

  97. Johnny Deep

    Johnny Deep

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    That was a pretty ingenious cylinder mechanism. My improvement: use 10 pins, and pick three, four, or five at random to get the second shear line "trap" treatment shown here. That way, for any given lock, even LPL wouldn't be able to tell which pins to push into the second position to avoid the trap. How many different possible cylinders would there be? My combinatorics is rusty... EDIT: hmm, I'm probably showing my ignorance of key locks, but why not ditch the trap mechanism (to avoid DOS attacks), and instead have each pin be able to "click" into several different positions only one of which is the right one. The result would be a key lock that had a bunch of different "combinations" of pin positions to have try during picking, only one of which would open the lock.

  98. Bill Zusner

    Bill Zusner

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I dont understand this. Dont houses have windows? I'm 215. I can kick most doors in with a couple tries. I could break the handle off with a sledge hammer....idk

  99. Tine Tannies

    Tine Tannies

    7 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm always surprised when I watch these videos that there are so many relatively simple ways to make locks better at what they're supposed to do, yet so many locks lack these improvements. Even more surprising since locks have been around forever.

  100. Sam54


    7 өдрийн өмнө

    Why not make all the pins like 2, 3, & 4? Cost? Annnnd, was really hopin' it would freeze up on LPL.