When you buy a safe, padlock, or any kind of security device, you want that device to keep your stuff safe. Sadly, a lot of these devices aren’t up to snuff and do a poor job of keeping your valuables away from prying hands.

So how do you tell the good security devices from the bad? Well, let the YouTuber known as the LockPickingLawyer handle it.

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Armed with a vast array of lock picking and power tools, LockPickingLawyer does everything in his power to break into (or break apart) every security device imaginable. If a device doesn’t give, it’s foolproof; but if it does, you might want to consider buying a different brand.

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The LockPickingLawyer has broken into a lot of security devices over the course of his 5-year YouTube career. He’s slashed supposedly slash-resistant bags, cut entire safes with a hacksaw, and picked hundreds, if not thousands of locks, just to name a few.

What would drive a man to such lengths, you ask?

As his YouTube moniker implies, LockPickingLawyer is a lawyer: a real lawyer. Apart from his day job, he works with lock manufacturers to improve the security of their products. His YouTube channel also helps those who are looking to purchase a security device to make better decisions. Of course, you don’t want to buy a thousand-dollar safe that can just be easily broken into, do you?

With just a quick glance at his channel, you’ll see a lot of security devices that have had their quality put into question. But is there any lock this man hasn’t been able to break into?

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And the answer is yes. There are quite a few locks the LockPickingLawyer has had trouble with, but the most notable one has to be the single and double variants of the Bowley lock. Due to the strong materials and build of the locks, it took hours for the LockPickingLawyer to break into them before throwing in the towel.

If you’re in the market for a new security device, or if you just want to see some very detailed videos on lock picking, check out the LockPickingLawyer. You might just learn a thing or two about breaking into places you shouldn’t.


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