Lock – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Types of lock mechanisms
– Key lock: Uses a key to open it, commonly used in doors and boxes, can be defeated by picking
Combination lock: Uses a dial with numbers to open it, used on safes and bicycles
Electronic lock: Can only be opened with a message from a computer, can be stored in a key card or made by scanning fingerprints or eyes
Time lock: Used in banks to prevent opening until a preset time, defeats burglary attempts when the bank is closed

Types of locks
Padlocks: Most common type, opened with a key or combination, can be broken by snapping the hoop with a bolt cutter
Pin tumbler locks: Commonly called Yale locks, used for doors, invented by Linus Yale Jnr in the 1860s
– Deadbolts: Locks that can only be moved by rotating the cylinder, provide high security
– Spring latch lock: Common door latch that locks when the door is pulled closed, less secure but more convenient than a deadbolt lock

– No lock is completely safe, some are safer than others
– Locks can be defeated by brute force or lock picking
– Brute force tools include crowbars or wrecking bars
– Lock picking tools include pin-tumbler lock picks, skeleton keys, bump keys, pick guns
– Carrying lock picking tools can be an arrestable offense in most countries, unless the owner is a registered locksmith

– Lockpickguide.com (archived from the original on 2012-02-18, retrieved 2012-02-20)
– ‘The Restoration of Antique Lock and Key’ by Abha Vardhan (2019)
– ‘Picking Locks’
– ‘Popular Mechanics’
– Retrieved from https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lock&oldid=9066491

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