About LockJudge

I created this site to help people find good locks that are effective at security. There are so many locks today that really are not effective at all and this website is here to help anyone find a lock that they need for any situation.

So many locks out there these days have terrible flaws, some with the physical security of the lock and others that have good physical security but are comically easy to pick.


While LockJudge does make money from the sale of locks, lockpicking tools and other products through the links on this website we do not accept money for the promotion of any specific product. We simply review and provide you with what we believe are the best products on the market.

The 3 goals of Lock Judge

  • Help people to buy the best locks they can for their money.
  • Educate customers on what a good and back lock is so they can buy something that will suit their needs.
  • Push the lock industry forward to produce better locks as there are too many out there today that are marketed well as being strong but really aren’t.

How We Choose the Best Locks

We use information from trusted organisations like Sold Secure and StichtingART as one of the metrics that we use to choose the locks we recommend.

We also use the advice of people in the Lockpicking Community like the LockPickingLawyer, Bosnian Bill and others.

Finally we also test and review, locks ourselves to make sure that the test and claims by all the people and organisations above actually stack up for each lock.

How is this different?

Most other lock rating and ranking websites merely look at the best selling locks and suggest those as the best ones to buy. We Prefer to go with the evidence of what is actually the best. What has been tested and what will give the most security.

This is why you may find that some of the options we recommend are not the cheapest. This is purely because they are chosen for their quality not how many of them have been sold.


I hope this has given you all the information about LockJudge that you need.

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If you have any questions or suggestions please head over to our contact page and send us an email.