From regular law enforcement to security guards - from gun shop owners to alarm installers - all are
expected to know the answers to the general public's questions about physical security.
With all that has been published in the last few security conscious years most everyone knows the virtues
of a dead- bolt latch versus a spring bolt latch; the vulnerability of a sliding arcadia door, casement
windows, and exposed hinge pins; the need for security chains & peep holes on front doors, etc.
Most all people concerned are well advised and knowledgeable in most of these "standard" areas of
physical security. However, the subject of "lockpicking", "lockpicks", and pickproof locks" affords a large
grey area of confusion and misinformation.
Misled by TV detective & spy shows, where the hero or villain as the case may be is able to pick his way,
usually with only one hand, through about any "locked in" or "locked out" situation and also by
manufacturers seeking to promote their latest "pickproof cylinder", the average person is prone to.
consider "lockpicking" as a standard modus operandi for any would be burglar.
The purpose of this book is to shed light on the subject of lockpicking and better equip the reader to
make the proper decisions concerning physical security. There will be those who will consider publishing
this book as a contribution to the training of potential criminals. Those so naive may rest assured that any
among us possessing larcenous intent already know this subject well, if lockpicking happens to be a