This I'ble will show you how to prevent a shim ala Open Any Padlock Tetranitrate style being used to open your padlocks.
With all those shims out there spawned by that I'ble, we need some means of preventing people from using them to gain access to our valuables.
These only take a second or two each to make and won't cost you anything...
Just like the shims...
You better be quick those shims are easy to make and the criminals are coming to violate your padlocks..
What are you waiting for??
Step 1: Materials
~ Aluminium can (Preferably of the alcoholic type and better still, full to begin with.)
Quick that's what you need to make the shims!!
Don't let the thieves beat you to a can!
Note: It would be a good idea, to throw some gloves on also. Those cans bite!!
Step 2: Constructing the device
Cut a vertical line up the side.
Flatten your sheet out by placing it down on a table and smoothing it out.
Now cut out as many little pieces as you need... you should be able to make 1000's from one can.
Once you have your strips, move onto the next step.
Step 3: Adjusting for size
This is a simple process which involves taking the strip and wrapping it tightly around the shaft of the padlock.
This is done as to allow it to be inserted inside the padlock, to restrict the shim from being inserted.
It needs to be only one layer thick the entire way around. No over-lapping or it will be too thick for the shaft to be inserted.
You will notice in the picture that you will need to ascertain where in the tab lies which engages to notch on the shaft. We need to modify the strip to accommodate the tab and not impede its movement.