All you need to know about locks and picking them


Medeco is one of the best locks in the world for its price and let me tell you, that picking this lock is a great challenge and a very rewarding one.

I’m not a world leading expert with Medeco’s locks but I do have re pinning kits and a cutting machine.

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Medeco locks usually come with 5 or 6 pins. The lock has a side bar that is operated with the end of the pins.

On the key itself you would find 3 different angles Right, Centre and Left

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When cutting a key or picking the lock you must find what angle the pin is.
Here are few photos of the side bar and how the pins are set in:

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Jon King (  made a tool that can measure the angles and set them in place and after you set the side bar you can pick Medeco like any other pin tumblers lock.

However, you can build you own tool to do that and if you are patient enough you can pick the lock.

That’s an example of a wire (I used a different one) which can rotate the pins

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The side bar has a lane in the lock’s body:

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Marc Tobias is one of Medeco’s worst nightmares…. When bumping hit the news in America, Medeco quickly jumped on the train and showed how to bump locks just to sell more of their locks. Tobias made videos of him and his partner bumping and picking locks and even wrote a book about it

Anyway I will write more about this lock soon as there are many more sides to those lovely locks

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Here is Marc and myself in a meeting we had earlier this year

3 responses

  1. Miss Johnson

    My home has been burglarized, and I have changed the front door lock a trillion times. How will I know the locksmith won’t give out my key if someone calls asking for it? I tried a anti-pick lock called “Multi-lock” I found online, looked up one of the dealers in another state. The dealer showed me and my neighbor how to take out the internal lock and walked us though the new lock until we had it in place. Within 3 days my place was burglarized again. How did that happen? I am going on vacation end of April 2012 and am again trying to find an anti-pick lock. I don’t want any cameras or alarms…they don’t work. I am on the 20th floor, live alone and the only way in is via the front door.

    March 23, 2012 at 5:21 am

    • raf

      Hello there Miss Johnson

      I’m sorry to hear that your house has been burgled it’s a nasty feeling and sadly it had also happened to me.

      How was your door opened? I doubt it that Mul-t-lock was picked in your door ,regardless of what you see in YouTube or even in my vidoes it is not that easy to pick them and I’m not too sure that the common burglar even knows what picking means

      Some locks that are very good and key protected (which is an important element in locks safety) are Medeco ,Mul-T-lock (MT5 is a great lock)
      Kaba and Evve.

      You might wanna consider adding another lock for your safety

      Have a nice vacation


      March 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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