Best Bike Locks
Choosing a good bike lock is very important, especially if your bike is expensive but even if it’s not. If you use your bike for commuting then it’s especially important to have a decent bike lock so that you can still get to work in the morning when you need to.
Here is a list of some of the best bike locks on the market right now. If you want to keep your bike safe then these are the best choices for the job.
Here is our full article on the best bike locks.
Kryptonite New York Lock Std
Kryptonite Evolution 1090
Padlocks come in many shapes and sizes for many different applications. Here are a couple of the ones we think are the best. See the full page here for others if you can’t find what you are looking for here.
Abus Discus 20/70
Best Door Locks
If you are looking around for some high-security door locks for your home or other building then we have a few here that will do the job perfectly.
When it comes to door locks it’s important to know what kind of security flaws cause most of the issues with these kinds of locks.
EASILOK Keyless Twist Deadbolt
ASSA 7000 Series deadbolt
Kwikset 980 Deadbolt
Smart locks are locks that have been enhanced or have had parts of the lock replaced with electronics to allow it to be integrated with a smart home or smart security system of a home or other building. This can provide some benefits of usability including the ability to remotely open or lock doors in a home.
Unfortunately, it also adds another vector that attackers can use to access these types of locks, as the locks are routinely connected to the internet via wifi, it opens the lock-up to hackers that can exploit security weaknesses in the code to open the door.
Despite some of these risks, they are a very popular option due to the fact that they are very convenient and potentially high security in comparison to their simple mechanical counterparts.
For example, the military and other high-security installations have used “smart locks” for decades due to the high-security nature of having a central control point where access can be monitored and controlled in real-time.
Best Smart Locks
Here are our suggestions for the best smart locks available right now.
Yale August Wi-Fi Smart Door lock
Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt
Kwikset Halo Wi-Fi Smart Lock
We have compiled a few lists of what we believe are the best recommendations from the LocPickingLawyer. While he doesn’t directly endorse locks or make any direct recommendations there are locks that he speaks about very highly. Here are some lists of the locks he has said, don’t have a lot of flaws and would be difficult for even someone advanced to pick.
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What is a high-security lock?
A high-security lock is a lock that has had all aspects of its design improved so that its overall security is higher to harden its security from any attack vector. Meaning that it can be used as part of a higher-level security system without compromising the system’s overall level of security.
An attack vector when referring to locks or physical security is a method of attack an intruder might use to gain access to whatever it is you are trying to secure.
An example of an attack vector is lock picking, this is where an intruder will use special tools and skills to attempt to pick open a lock in order to open it.
Another attack vector is simple brute force attacks on locks, and an example of that would be someone using a large pole to twist a bike lock until the chain or the bolt of the bike lock simply breaks. This is a somewhat common type of attack especially for u shape bike locks that suffer badly from this type of attack.
Pick Proof Locks
There is no such thing as a pick-proof lock, it’s only the difficulty that varies. That being said there is such a thing as locks that could be considered a pick-proof lock for a normal thief or novice lockpicker. This is because they are either just too difficult to pick or they require special skills and tools to pick as they are not a common type of lock.
Some examples of ones that are “effectively pick proof” are locks like the locks from the Bowley lock company. While they can technically be picked the tools, skills, and time required to do so means that they have only been picked by a few people ever. So in the real world where there are normal thieves that have normal tools, yes they are in fact pick proof.