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Preventing Lockpicking?

(Please forgive me if I'm in the wrong category.. Fairly new on the forums) Hi, I'm quite a lockpicker in my life time but word spreads through out my "Friend Network" And most of them attempted on my door. I never do it to anyone without a damn good reason, but they do it for fun and pleasure.. So i always wondered cause i have a Keypad lock with a key hole. How do prevent them from picking my door to my valuable stuff while I can still use my key? Please help me out! (And i know ill get some replies saying to jam the key hole and use the number pad to open the door, what happens when the batteries dye out? I'll be stuck outside my room!)

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NachoMahma8 years ago
. If you can open it with a key, someone can open it with a pick. Ie, there ain't no such thing as a pick-proof key lock.
How about one that requires a key shaped like L-channel? By having tumbler pins going multiple directions, it would be a pain in the butt to pick. Anyone who wants in enough to get past that lock would break a window, anyway.
Arano CameronSS7 years ago
some time ago i had a lock with a keyhole shaped like a +
it hat 4 different sets of 7 or 8 pins
i wonder how someone would attempt to pick that kind of lock
True there is no pick proof key lock, but there is some hard to pick locks out there Scorpion, Best, Medco and Schlage, all make very ignorant to pick locks with two sets of typically seven or eight pins, and the keys have groves cut down the sides for the second set of pins... (( Not cheap either most are well over $100 )) While I won't argue the fact they can't be picked, I can say this... It is easier to just go through the wall, or knock down the door..... (( opening most doors with a chainsaw only takes a minute or a few seconds with a sledge hammer )) Some thing the little boys looking at my daughter had better keep in mind )) <> And with security you don't need to make you place harder then Fort Knox to get into, just harder then the person living next to you....
Jasekillingspree (author)  NachoMahma8 years ago
well a safe lock, (those round locks that require a round key) sounds splendid but i dont think they make those for doors... I've been looking.
 Why won't you just get a combination lock with LOTS of numbers on it? If not then multiple combination locks with different codes on each one. Why waste on keypads and RFID's?
 Better yet, a hidden keyhole! When you come up to the door you'll see a keypad. It does function only as a deterrent. You just keep punching numbers in and hit enter it would keep beeping and beeping, but underneath the keypad is a normal lock. If you unlock it, it'll be still locked, because there's another lock which is camouflaged somewhere around the door!  
=SMART=8 years ago
You could open the lock up and change the power supply to a 9V battery and have the connectors on the outside of the lock so you carry a battery around or just hide it near your door and then clip it in and use the door.
Jasekillingspree (author)  =SMART=8 years ago
then wont the intruders find a 9V battery and use that instead? it will make it easier for them to break in
they dont know the keypad code
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