The Most Secure Lock Ever? (Hint: Nope)

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Dec 03, 2014

High security locks are big business, but even the most advanced examples are vulnerable to simple exploits.

Now, a new lock from a small Taiwanese company claims to be 'incapable of exploitation". And sure enough, the design is so exotic, it does not resemble other locks:

But does this lock really have what it takes to be a commercial success? We examine in this note.

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Comments (4)

A few mins with a slide hammer and that face plate will be off and you will have access to the inner circle. Not convinced, it's essentialy the the same as the tumbler locks which use similar principle and now easily bypassed.

Also, look like approx. 3x heavier.

This is a cool and novel lock, but it has already been picked.

I will stick with the (totally unnecessary) Abloy Protec2 deadbolts I have on my house.

Wow! Awesome find!

Another one bites the dust.

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