We are an independent organization that connects people interested in nondestructive opening of locks as a hobby or sport.
Our association was founded in 2010 as a first of its kind in the Czech Republic and as third in Europe after German SSDeV and TOOOL from the Netherlands. Our member base is very diverse, there are both men and women, coming from various parts of the Czech Republic. Most of our members are professionals: locksmiths, safe technicians and other security experts but we also have people from various other backgrounds ranging from art to science.
We complement each other and form a strong team. One person’s weakness may is other persons strong suit and as a whole, we can often tackle problems that are beyond the reach of individual experts. We are connected by our interest in locks, we are interested in intricate details of their mechanisms. Locks for us are like puzzles solving. We like learning new things and constantly getting better at what we do. Our association is are engaged in various projects and activities. We organize locksport championships for lockpickers from all over the world and various events for the general public and also conference talks and lectures about locks and security.
We are a non-profit organization. Our organization is mostly financed by member fees and donations of our members and other supporters. If you like what we do, please consider donating locks, tools or money to our association. Every little bit helps us to organize better events, award better prices for winners of the competitions and do more meaningful research. If you would like to support our association, you can become our patron on patreon here. We do not accept international members right now.
We want to use our expertise to help others. Recently, we have started offering professional services to general public, companies and organizations. We can organize workshops and classes about security of locks and locking systems and evaluation of level of security.