What really gets me is that so many of his videos are so .... short. I often spend more time laughing than it takes to watch the videos.
It takes about thirty seconds to mar the socket on those screws. So let's see it shimmed
Seriously, who the fuck thinks that holding a lock body together with screws is a good idea? Just... wow. 🙄
Spanner screws with Red/permanent thread-locker would have been a better choice, assuming screws were mandatory. Otherwise a couple spot weld ground flush would have been better as would a dead locking latch, something like the second lock on hand cuffs, which would still allow an easy to use universal fit. Frankly at the pro ice point I would expect better security.
If you strip the screw heads, now how good is it?
Now that is absolutely scandless... if you own one of these ... fix screws with locktight and drill away screws heads to give yourself half a chance.... can always get them out with an easyout afterwards if need be.
LOL, that's a joke!
They didn't even have the courtesy to use loctite on those screws.... They will loosen themselves over time too.
Wow, I just can't get over how these companies produce things like this. I hope people do their homework before they buy things things.
LOL $115 lock and it can be opened with a standard size 1$ Allen wrench with a little dip in center that you could make yourself or have done at home depot. The company should just quit the business.
just install with red loctite and drill out driver hole so it's rounded out before it leaves the factory. Fixed!.... Except for all the other weaknesses he mentioned 😂
O, I've found a lock that is pickeble with my skill and tools.
The best part about this is, even if they changed literally nothing about the lock itself, this breach becomes impossible with two drops of red loc-tite.
I was installing a security door and it has a solenoid that is powered to keep the door locked. I thought that was a mistake when I saw the wiring diagram so I called the dealership to make sure and it was indeed true. The purpose of this is that in case of a fire or loss of power the doors won't keep people in harms way. However, all you really need to do is cut one wire to unlock the door so it's mostly just a visual deterrent. SMH
Lock makers sure are incompetent, huh.
that's it if i ever get a trailer ill just weld some plates to keep it locked
Just red locktite them lol
couldn't you just weld the screws
Why on earth would they put screws there?
Seems like a simple allen wrench with a hole drilled into the tip would defeat the "security" screws.
Wonder how embarrassed these companies are after watching these videos.
A few seconds with a welder.... fixed.
What are your thoughts on something designed with this flaw as a "fake flaw", E.G. the plate being screwed down only holds a normally closed switch open, and taking the plate off, instead of providing access, sets off a LOUD alarm?
they literally could have made that taller and you wouldnt be able to fit tools under it.
bit of loctite on the screws will prevent srew removal
that is what ya call a design flaw
How about a tack weld in the screw holes or JB weld?
Tack weld the edge of the screw and tack the center of the screw to stop a tool from being even an option.
So the solution is red loctite
Well you can improve that anti tamper screw with a piece steel and a hammer. Seriously though, how is the rest of the product? Because fixing that weakness wouldn't be very hard at all but would it be a decent product if you did or are there other weaknesses?
Those screws should be some booby trap. Once unscrewed, it would blow your head or hands off. Booby traps = problem with thieves solved. lol
That looks like a ring-hitch lock that marketing decided to extend to ball hitches without warning the engineering team, to me. Ring-hitches are thinner in the vertical dimension, so on a ring-hitch, the upper plate would be pressed against those screwheads when closed, wouldn't it?
If you weld the screw, it should be okay ;)
Jeez, you might as well leave the keys in the lock.
Weld the top plate on, throw the "tamper Proofs" in the trash. still not perfect by anymeans.
So just weld the screw to be permanent.
So basically weld those screws in and you have a great lock lol
Good video, however, the several thousand pounds that are generally attached to the hitch may, on it's own, serve as a deterrent. Thief picks the lock, now thief has to figure out a way to lift the hitch off the ball and drag the hitch away.
$.05 worth of thread locker on those two screws would have made a world of difference.
Between this and the fact that most marine diesels are keyed alike I stand by my previous assessment that boats are basically free.
That is supposed to have anti tamper screws. If they were screws with screw heads designed and made in house and designed in a way that no common type of screw driver bit head could be used on it even if it didn't snugly fit then it would be far superior. Watching LPL videos has made me realise that 99% of locks in the wild have bad flaws or are easy to pick and i could EASILY carry almost every tool required for defeating almost all of these locks in a really small fannypack/bumbag (what they are known as in the UK)
its as stupid as aluminium windows with glass only held in by rubber and a easy to remove external aluminium glazing bead, with in only seconds you can have that glass out without making hardly a sound.
YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO DO THAT. I"M CALLNG THE POLICE
insert DOUBLEFACEPALM gif here
Okay I think a welder can fix the problem. But I can’t imagine how they over looked that issue.
and all they needed was to weld some metal to cover the screws when locked... pretty easy to diy it still.
Any lock that can be disassembled while locked is immediately disqualified from any serious use, and I can't believe lock manufacturers get away with it.
I suspect the color is supposed to be the deterrent. Red is scary.
"You think they can unscrew that?" "Nah, no one makes screwdrivers that small"
😂 did the developers dont‘t test their own products???
One single guy taking apart a multi billion dollar industry 🤣
I find "anti tamper" screws laughable. They always have to make tools to remove them because there will be genuine reasons to remove them. So if the tools are freely available they're no longer "anti tamper". It just means our toolkits get bigger.
These days when an engineering degree doesn't mean much :)
Just put it back together with red Loctite on the threads.
Thanks for the laugh!
Couldn't it be fixed by drilling away the security screw head pattern?
You can also usually either just use a sharp, flathead bit to turn them if they aren't very tight, or knock out those security pins in the middle of the screw head then use a hex/torx
Dudes got skills like Sam and Dean Winchester
Well at least they did paint it nice and red.
It seems all they had to do was extend the top cover so that the screws were taller and add a hollow square tube to the top piece that slides down over the cover and screws leaving the key way open of course.
This is a f*&ing joke, right?
That's like putting a double key dead bolt on door with the screws on the outside.
I’ve got those screw bits in my tool bag.
a little JBWeld will fix that right up.
"A few regrettable decisions." Yeah, like deciding to make it !
not only steal the trailer, but get a free core for the deal! great!
I can't believe how hard he roasted this lock
More American ingenuity. LOL.
Anyone can always weld it together. And then it´s turn for shimming :)
Wow that's terrible
A few dabs of JB weld and red locktite should take care of that issue.
Why all container locks maker are so dumb.😂 The buyers must be frustrated after seeing this video.
Why not simply rivet the cover on?
This lock should come with a pack of permanent loctite and a small welder to weld a bead on the screw heads to stop the insertion of the screwdriver. Wait scratch that it should start a company that offers that service.
This is extremely funny. This is not a design flaw this is a lack of design
Easy solutiosn to the flaw pointed out in the video: 1: make the screws less obvious they are there. A simple snap over cover or padded sticker on that section of the lock, with say a branding badge, would make if far less obvious that the flaw is there. Thus deterring the casual Trailer thieves. 2: Weld the sucker together and hope you never need to remove the locking lug for any reason in the future. 3: Thicker top half to meet closer to the top half of the lock so that Ratchets can't reach. That way it can still be serviced as opposed to suggestion 2.
so simply weld it shut, thats only way
If you buy this lock, you would need to weld a piece of metal over the screws.
and on this lock will it be harder if you weld the sides so you cant just pop it off.
why dont you make a design a lock and manufacture it or be a consultant for lock company's?
the strange part is they already had a welder going on the line , but to do this they also now need to tap screw holes and buy screws
One way bolts or filling the hex heads with hard solder would fix this issue well enough imho.
just weld the suckers in
It's just so regrettable. Literally they would have been better off with for aluminum pop rivets then with two easy find security screws.
Just cover the screws with some body filler and paint lol
after this i would weld two peaces together (if i would own one)
It’ll keep meth heads away.
So if you already have one, put super glue on the screw heads to make it harder?
For you SpongeBob fans out there (let's see if you get the reference) (Engineer in Plankton voice) - "Easily-accessible screw protected lock... not one of my better ideas"
I would be interested in what locks LPL uses and/or recommends.
Aren't all locks just 'visual deterrents'?
I guess you could always weld the screws in place.
Not even loctite in the threads!