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Here at LockJudge, we believe that all locks should be high-security and our mission is to make that a reality.

We do our best to find you the best locks as rated by the lock picking community. This means that all the locks have been tested and rated to require a high level of skill to pick open but also have a high level of strength and physical security.

This all means that the locks featured here are the best you can get, not just the ones that are sold the most.

LockJudge is also a place to help new lock pickers get into lock sport and foster a genuine interest in the hobby.

LockPickingLawyer Recommended Locks

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.

LockPickingLawyer Best Lock

LockPickingLawyer Best Locks

LockPickingLawyer Best bike Locks

LockPickingLawyer Best Bike Locks

The LockPickingLawyer

The LockPickingLawyer is one of those public figures on the internet that amazing manages to remain anonymous while still being quite famous. While we would love to reveal his true identity, we honestly don’t know it. So if you are asking Who is the Lockpickinglawyer? You can find all the information about him we have here.

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Who is the LockPickingLawyer?

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Lock Picking

If you are looking at getting into lock picking or you are already doing the hobby but need some more gear or some advice then we can probably help. We have a number of articles about choosing the best tools and some articles that will help you get started with lock picking or improve your skills.

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Lock Picking Tools

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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 New York Standard

Altor SAF

Altor saf bike lock

Kryptonite Evolution 1090

kryptonite evolution 1090

Best Padlocks

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 list of the best padlocks here for others if you can’t find what you are looking for here.

Abus Discus 20/70

ABUS diskus 20/70

Abloy 340

abloy 340

ABUS 37RK/80

ABUS 37RK/80

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.

Here is our complete list.

EASILOK Keyless Twist Deadbolt

easilok Deadbolt Lock

ASSA 7000 Series deadbolt

ASSA 7000 Series deadbolt

Kwikset 980 Deadbolt

ABUS 37RK/80

Kwikset 980 Deadbolt

Smart locks

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

yale August Wi-Fi

Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt

Schlage Encode Smart WiFi Deadbolt

Kwikset Halo Wi-Fi Smart Lock

Kwikset Halo Wi-Fi Smart Lock

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.

Attack Vectors

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.