[1181] A TRAP For Pickers! The Clever Hines Key System Picked
The referenced video: [527] Pickproof your Kwikset For Less Than $1 uzload.info/fun/bH2imnypt6qupmA/video

  • Philip Cooper
    Philip Cooper

    I call this one Steven.

  • Patrick Rosner
    Patrick Rosner

    I'm the lock pick lawyer and today I have for you today Fort Knox. Now the most difficult but interesting is getting past the tanks. But once you do its clear sailing from there

  • Bill Hooker
    Bill Hooker

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

  • M S
    M S

    still one the best youtubers on this site.

  • Dad

    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.

  • DeDraconis

    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

      I said cheaper but I meant "resettable."

  • bossman

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

  • aierce

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


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

  • Jeffrey Black
    Jeffrey Black

    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.

  • D K
    D K

    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.

  • ประวิต ตีแสกหน้า
    ประวิต ตีแสกหน้า

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

  • Angelo Wentzler
    Angelo Wentzler

    7 mins, not bad

  • Leafy Grape
    Leafy Grape

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

  • florescent corncob
    florescent corncob

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

  • Leo Angere
    Leo Angere

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

  • Labboy541

    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

  • Guda's World
    Guda's World

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

  • Alien Kitten
    Alien Kitten

    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.

  • Adam West
    Adam West

    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.

  • TapSuccess

    Congrats! "500,568 views"

  • Wayne Warmack
    Wayne Warmack

    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.

  • alitlweird

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

  • Lasivian Leandros
    Lasivian Leandros

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

  • mrk107

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

  • Craig Comisky
    Craig Comisky

    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.

  • Austin Moore
    Austin Moore

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

  • - Slinger -
    - Slinger -

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

  • John Clark
    John Clark

    Can you unlock Victoria?

  • sliccslacc

    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. :/

  • KuJo13

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

  • SeanPat1001

    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. ^_^

  • foogoid

    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.

  • Burning Pronic
    Burning Pronic

    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.

  • StargazeR Weerakkody
    StargazeR Weerakkody

    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?

  • John King
    John King

    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.

  • Michael Theos
    Michael Theos

    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.

  • Matt Kaplan
    Matt Kaplan

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

  • ktm42080

    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.

  • danthelambboy

    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

  • D D
    D D

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

  • ikas k
    ikas k

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

  • Adam

    Really clever system

  • tmastersat

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

  • Achmad Syauqi
    Achmad Syauqi

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

  • Achmad Syauqi
    Achmad Syauqi

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

  • Aoi_Demon

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

  • AdodgerWho

    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.


    Mind blowing

  • illitero

    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?

  • isturma

    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?

  • Thomas Maughan
    Thomas Maughan

    Clever mechanism.

  • Gazza-in-the-usa

    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.

  • Sir Galahad
    Sir Galahad

    LPL for President. Our other choices absolutely suck !

  • bugoobiga

    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

  • MrVipitis

    Would you be able to shim those hallow pins?

  • Rathish Ramachandran
    Rathish Ramachandran

    Well narrated video!

  • BL4K

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

  • Blearky

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

  • Bruce Mcfarland
    Bruce Mcfarland

    My great mother has this lock

  • D Hall
    D Hall

    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

  • BinaTremblay

    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 ?

  • holley edelbrock
    holley edelbrock

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

  • james upshaw
    james upshaw

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

  • Honeybadger2198

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

  • tim wrigley
    tim wrigley

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

  • PrebleStreetRecords

    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!

  • Rogue Myst
    Rogue Myst

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

  • Kristyn Hoffner
    Kristyn Hoffner

    So this is better than more modern technologies? Typical.

    • Regina

      this 9 pin key is amazing and seems more security 03:15 in the video uzload.info/fun/h36IomqdsGqEr3k/video

  • Dingleburry

    Why not randomize the hollow pins?

  • Brennan Holtzclaw
    Brennan Holtzclaw

    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.

  • Meh Whatevs
    Meh Whatevs


  • Richard Stewart
    Richard Stewart

    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

      this 9 pin key is amazing and seems more security 03:15 in the video uzload.info/fun/h36IomqdsGqEr3k/video

  • Maverick Moto
    Maverick Moto

    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.

  • Blessed ByGod
    Blessed ByGod


  • Cody Wallace
    Cody Wallace

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

  • TheTyisAwesome

    Wow now that was a good lock

  • 347Jimmy

    Even the keyway is a little bit gnarly-looking

  • Michael Turner
    Michael Turner

    That is a nice lock.

  • Paul

    Have you beaten the Bowley lock yet?

  • Gacheru Mburu
    Gacheru Mburu


  • Markus Chelios
    Markus Chelios

    PSA for thieves to use the window.

  • jogandsp

    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.

      This is amazing, too !! Forever Lock V.3 - 2020 New released! uzload.info/fun/h36IomqdsGqEr3k/video

  • jon Terry
    jon Terry

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

  • Silent Wolf117
    Silent Wolf117

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

  • MegaManNeoX

    That Was Cool.

  • Chris Lobermeier
    Chris Lobermeier

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

  • Matt Styner
    Matt Styner

    SO COOL that you got one of those!

  • dillonbuford

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

  • Josh B
    Josh B

    That is honestly really cool!

  • Pedro Leandro Paiva
    Pedro Leandro Paiva

    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.

  • Privacy Valued
    Privacy Valued

    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.

  • raynebc

    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.

  • Joshua Biggs
    Joshua Biggs

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

  • Quazmodic

    Doesn't stop anyone just kicking the door in.

  • consubandon

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

  • Kevin O'Neill
    Kevin O'Neill

    You're soooo clever! Amazing video dude!

  • Dilan Hingst
    Dilan Hingst

    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

  • Johnny Deep
    Johnny Deep

    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.

  • Bill Zusner
    Bill Zusner

    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