Lockpicking 101

This is a hands-on workshop that includes approximately ninety minutes of instructor-led lecture followed by a ninety minute participant-led workshop, including the history and development of pin-tumbler locks, a full breakdown of how a pin-tumbler lock works, introduction and tutorial regarding what pick tools are used for as well as a slew of videos on how to use bump keys, destructive entry methods, decoders, Medeco picking, the principles of electronic locks, and more.

Host:  Dennis Tsoi
Date:  Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time:  7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location:  Dim Sum Labs (see directions in sidebar)

DSL will not be providing (or selling) any lockpicking tools. In this workship I will be discussing lock theory and my experiences with locks.  Furthermore, DSL does not endorse any criminal activity and anyone in possession of lock picking tools are solely responsible for them.  To limit DSL’s social liability, non-members will not be able to participate in this lesson.
Hong Kong Law Regarding Lockpicking Tools
Please note that among my research, there isn’t any solid legislation regulating the possession of a lockpick set in Hong Kong. Which makes things confusing.  Information on forums and websites are sketchy on the subject, with no solid source saying either way.  However, trying to purchase a lockpick set in Hong Kong requires a “business locksmith license” which makes purchasing difficult.
Chapter 210, Section 27, Title: THEFT ORDINANCE
(1) Any person who, when not at his place of abode, has with him any article for use in the course of or in connection with any burglary, theft or cheat shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction upon indictment to imprisonment for 3 years.
(2) Where a person is charged with an offence under this section, proof that he had with him any article made or adapted for use in committing a burglary, theft or cheat shall be evidence that he had it with him for such use.

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