About LockJudge

About LockJudge

LockJudge is a website run by lockpickers, the website uses the information from the lockpicking community to help consumers make a good choice when purchasing security products.

We put a lot of time and effort into researching all our locks and security products so that noting we recommend is of low security.

Our Mission

The mission of LockJudge is to help people find good quality security devices at a reasonable price. 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.

The 3 goals of Lock Judge

  • Help people buy the best locks they can for their money.
  • Educate customers on what a good, and bad lock is so they can buy the best lock to 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.


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.


We are only human, and while we have a mission to provide the best information possible we are only human and mistakes can be made. We do not guarantee the effectiveness of any locks on this site and any issues with any products you find on this site should be raised directly with the manufacturer. Please let us know if you do find any issues though so we can update this website.

How We Choose the Best Locks

We use information from trusted organizations like Sold Secure, StichtingART, and the European CEN 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, BosnianBill, and others.

Lockpick ratings are used from the r/Lockpicking SubReddit as they have a large number of locks rated by their difficulty to pick and this is a perfect measurement for use to rate locks with also.

Finally we also test and review, locks ourselves to make sure that the test and claims by all the people and organizations 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 simply 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.