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2022-09-22 9:08:20 PM  
"unwilling access"

Access is always up for it.
 
2022-09-22 9:11:12 PM  
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2022-09-22 9:11:19 PM  
Anyone thinking a deadbolt makes them safe obviously hasn't seen the lock picking lawyer and his YouTube videos.

Now if you'll excuse me it's back to rocking myself to comfort knowing nothing is safe, nothing is secure.
 
2022-09-22 9:12:11 PM  
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2022-09-22 9:13:23 PM  
Magnets are bad for babies. Keep a baby around and they can't break in. It's against the rules.
 
2022-09-22 9:15:57 PM  

keldaria: Anyone thinking a deadbolt makes them safe obviously hasn't seen the lock picking lawyer and his YouTube videos.

Now if you'll excuse me it's back to rocking myself to comfort knowing nothing is safe, nothing is secure.


The description of the attack makes it sound like it's not a deadbolt, but self-locking locks.

In any case

[1055] PrestoLock Bypassed With A Magnet (Model 2620)
Youtube 7L8XvasJzdQ
 
2022-09-22 9:19:31 PM  

keldaria: Anyone thinking a deadbolt makes them safe obviously hasn't seen the lock picking lawyer and his YouTube videos.

Now if you'll excuse me it's back to rocking myself to comfort knowing nothing is safe, nothing is secure.


Who needs a lock pick.
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2022-09-22 9:20:06 PM  

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Breaking Bad Season 5: Episode 1: Yeah, b*tch! Magnets! HD CLIP
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2022-09-22 9:20:44 PM  
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2022-09-22 9:24:14 PM  
This is kinda stupid. If my dead bolt didn't work I would open the door to investigate, see the magnet, and remove the magnet. Then I would be on heightened alert.
 
2022-09-22 9:25:45 PM  

andrewagill: keldaria: Anyone thinking a deadbolt makes them safe obviously hasn't seen the lock picking lawyer and his YouTube videos.

Now if you'll excuse me it's back to rocking myself to comfort knowing nothing is safe, nothing is secure.

The description of the attack makes it sound like it's not a deadbolt, but self-locking locks.

In any case

[YouTube video: [1055] PrestoLock Bypassed With A Magnet (Model 2620)]


[1071] Getting In My Ex-Girlfriend's Back Door (April Fools Video)
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2022-09-22 9:26:43 PM  
For a minute I thought it said magat burglary and was a new term for Jan 6th
 
2022-09-22 9:27:29 PM  
Oblig:

Feynman: Magnets (and Why?) FUN TO IMAGINE 4/ higher quality version!
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2022-09-22 9:28:03 PM  

Intrepid00: keldaria: Anyone thinking a deadbolt makes them safe obviously hasn't seen the lock picking lawyer and his YouTube videos.

Now if you'll excuse me it's back to rocking myself to comfort knowing nothing is safe, nothing is secure.

Who needs a lock pick.
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You'd be surprised.

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2022-09-22 9:28:49 PM  

Claude Ballse: Intrepid00: keldaria: Anyone thinking a deadbolt makes them safe obviously hasn't seen the lock picking lawyer and his YouTube videos.

Now if you'll excuse me it's back to rocking myself to comfort knowing nothing is safe, nothing is secure.

Who needs a lock pick.
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You'd be surprised.

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Hurricane Windows are a problem in hurricane prone areas.
 
2022-09-22 9:30:13 PM  
All it requires is that the door is left unlocked or ajar by the homeowners for a moment.

And the burglar happens to be present to place the magnet in that moment.

And the homeowner doesn't try to close the deadbolt immediately after that moment.

And the deadbolt isn't brass or some other nonmagnetic material.
 
2022-09-22 9:46:29 PM  
You're obviously not using enough locks if only one magnet is a problem.

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2022-09-22 9:48:17 PM  

Claude Ballse: Intrepid00: keldaria: Anyone thinking a deadbolt makes them safe obviously hasn't seen the lock picking lawyer and his YouTube videos.

Now if you'll excuse me it's back to rocking myself to comfort knowing nothing is safe, nothing is secure.

Who needs a lock pick.
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You'd be surprised.

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The first thing that popped in my head.

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2022-09-22 10:03:31 PM  
This would stop your deadbolt from turning. You would notice that. This sounds dumb.
 
2022-09-22 10:06:39 PM  
I'd be concerned if there was some easy way to rig it so that the magnet flips into the jamb after the door was opened, but this is pretty meh as far as B&E goes. The technique is just a little more refined than using tape over the bolt hole, which also requires an open/unlocked door as well as a complete idiot for a mark.
 
2022-09-22 10:46:12 PM  

MBooda: All it requires is that the door is left unlocked or ajar by the homeowners for a moment.

And the burglar happens to be present to place the magnet in that moment.

And the homeowner doesn't try to close the deadbolt immediately after that moment.

And the deadbolt isn't brass or some other nonmagnetic material.


Eh the idea is just to jam something in the deadbolt so it can't close and hope the homeowner is too dumb to notice or can't figure out how to remove it.

Eh in my case all my doors have a Texas security bolt, so if someone somehow screwed up my deadbolt it'd just latch that and have to enter/exit through a different door (having them installed up high is a good way to make sure toddlers can't escape).

However this is all really silly. If you have windows without security bars people can get in your house. Have insurance. Don't keep anything too valuable in your house (don't deal drugs, don't have a lot of guns lying around) and hope for the best. If you want those up some Internet connected cameras.
 
2022-09-22 10:49:56 PM  

andrewagill: keldaria: Anyone thinking a deadbolt makes them safe obviously hasn't seen the lock picking lawyer and his YouTube videos.

Now if you'll excuse me it's back to rocking myself to comfort knowing nothing is safe, nothing is secure.

The description of the attack makes it sound like it's not a deadbolt, but self-locking locks.

In any case

[YouTube video: [1055] PrestoLock Bypassed With A Magnet (Model 2620)]


Doesn't everyone give the door a tug after the closed it to make sure it locked? Doesn't seem like this would work except in a commercial setting (could see it working well on an office with keycarded automatically closing doors).
 
2022-09-22 10:50:33 PM  

MBooda: And the deadbolt isn't brass or some other nonmagnetic material.


The magnet will hold to the screws in most cases.  The brass and stainless steel looking screws for locks are just coated cheap steel screws.

Old hard drives have suitable magnets but most aren't the right shape or are too small.
 
2022-09-22 11:41:55 PM  
Stupidity.
How does it work?
If you can't tell your dead bolt hasn't engaged you have no business with keys in the first place.
 
2022-09-22 11:44:52 PM  
I've got an alarm system. It gets set at night. If anyone manages to open a door they shouldn't, the alarm goes off.

Once that happens, most crooks won't stick around. I might have a mean dog. I might have guns (I live in America). The cops might get dispatched. I might be a crazy SOB with a machete. All of the above might be true; burglars generally aren't looking to be heros, very few would hand around.

Side note: get a dog. When I was kid we had a 40lb mutt with a bad attitude (loved the family, hated everyone else). Pretty much all of our neighbors got broken into but not us. Somebody approached a door or window and the dog went nuts. My dad once got a free hammer and crowbar that way.
 
2022-09-23 12:08:13 AM  

Intrepid00: keldaria: Anyone thinking a deadbolt makes them safe obviously hasn't seen the lock picking lawyer and his YouTube videos.

Now if you'll excuse me it's back to rocking myself to comfort knowing nothing is safe, nothing is secure.

Who needs a lock pick.
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Fire works too.  Anything valuable is inflammable.
 
2022-09-23 1:14:25 AM  
In the last few episodes of Better Call Saul they used a piece of tape to prevent the door from latching. Same result.

There's no perfect security. A guy broke into my house (while I wasn't home) and ripped out my thermostat to make the alarm stop. This was after he stared at the security camera... While not wearing a mask... During the height of the pandemic.

There are smart burglars that go in and out undetected. Then there are stupid, desperate guys like the one I encountered.
 
2022-09-23 3:51:17 AM  
[669] TERRIBLE Police Car Rifle Lock Opened 4 Ways (Santa Cruz Gunlocks SC-5)
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The police are familiar with using magnets to foil locks.
 
2022-09-23 4:54:34 PM  

Intrepid00: keldaria: Anyone thinking a deadbolt makes them safe obviously hasn't seen the lock picking lawyer and his YouTube videos.

Now if you'll excuse me it's back to rocking myself to comfort knowing nothing is safe, nothing is secure.

Who needs a lock pick.
[i.etsystatic.com image 850x1133]


Yeah, that's a "peck"; totally different.
 
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