Lockpick Village!

Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? You can! With Max Power from The Open Organization of Lockpickers (TOOOL), you can learn how locks work and how to use the tools to open a lock without a key. We will have an area dedicated to learning how to pick a lock, along with demos, samples, and you can even go home with your own lock picking tools!

The Lockpick Village is a physical security demonstration and participation area. Visitors can learn about the vulnerabilities of various locking devices, techniques used to exploit these vulnerabilities, and practice on locks of various levels of difficultly to try it themselves.

Experts will be on hand to demonstrate and plenty of trial locks, pick tools, and other devices will be available for you to handle. By exploring the faults and flaws in many popular lock designs, you can not only learn about the fun hobby of sportpicking, but also gain a much stronger knowledge about the best methods and practices for protecting your own property.

TOOOL sponsors and organizes a number of public education initiatives. In addition to our group meetings, TOOOL participates in lectures and talks at many conferences and conventions around the country and around the world… and often conducts hands-on workshops.

At many such events we organize “Lockpick Villages” where attendees are free to learn, play, and socialize while enjoying mini-lectures and shared lockpicking advice. We also facilitate sportpicking competitions at such conferences and other public forums.

Please be sure to stop by the Lockpick Village and try your hand at some locks! (it’s free!!)