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Lockpicking Summer School 06-08 / 2018

2019-10-29T20:25:39+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Lockpicking, News and events, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

We invite you to our new project called "Summer School of Lockpicking", this project was created in cooperation with Locksmith CZ company and is focused not only on lockpickers or beginning lockpickers, but also the general public in the form of educational video presentations. The project contains 12 basic modules (topics) that are launched via the ACL facebook pages (@czechlockpickers) and are in bilingual versions (English and Czech). Each lesson is followed by a short quiz in the form of 10 questions (A-D). At the end of the summer, a final quiz will be launched that will blend all lockpicking modules. [...]

Ethical Hacking at FIT CTU in Prague 2018

2019-10-29T20:09:53+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Lockpicking, News and events, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year we again had the opportunity to raise awareness of lockpicking and personal security for students of the Faculty of Information Technology at CTU in Prague as part of the course Ethical Hacking. The guarantor of this lecture was Locksmith CZ company as an authorized training center in the Czech Republic. We divided the April lecture into three parts. The first part was about EVVA company, where the representative of EVVA, Mr. Martin Beinl, informed the audience about their product portfolio, about the protection and safety of homes, offices and other buildings. He showed to all practically all mechanical and [...]

Security Session conference 2018 FIT Brno University of Technology

2019-11-02T13:42:47+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Lockpicking, News and events, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Saturday 7th April 2018 there was a non-commercial conference in Brno called Security Session conference 2018 and we had the opportunity to become a partner of this event. This conference focuses mainly on news and current issues in the field of mobile and information technology security.  In the morning there was a lecture on the topic of lockpicking, when ACL member took the floor during the almost full auditorium of the students. Before beginning to familiarize everyone with lockpicking terminology, used methods and tools, etc., he emphasized our code of ethics to all listeners. And that we open only our [...]

The Open Day at Wendt GmbH 2018

2019-10-29T19:14:08+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, News and events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Open House is held every two years at Wendt GmbH company in Germany. Also this year we were among the invited people and we went for the visit on 2nd - 4th March 2018. We are always interested in what we will see and how this trip will enrich us. We are always looking forward to seeing our colleagues from the German Lockpicker Association (Sportsfreunde der Sperrtechnik). German Lockpickers are very proficient in the impressioning method, which is to create the correct key according to the cylinder with a magnifying glass and a nail file. A small race was held [...]

Christmas party 2017

2019-10-29T19:08:22+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Christmas time is magical, bringing together all families and friends, so we thought we were going to have that little family gathering. Before Christmas, we organized a small Christmas party, including a potato salad with a selection of cutlets, homemade cake, Oreo-chocolate muffins, Christmas cookies and homemade plum brandy from Moravia. Then we had fun. We not only opened locks, tried new techniques and new types of locks, but we also enjoyed a great tombola! PHOTOGALERY

VIII. Czech Lockpicking Championship 2017

2019-07-13T08:06:06+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship|Tags: , , , , , |

The fastest opening record was achieved in the VIII Czech Lockpicking Championship! The record time was achieved by Petr Wittner (Czech Republic) who opened a cylinder in 0.47 second. Congratulations! The eighth  Czech Lockpicking Championship, the Evžen Ivanov Memorial, was held on September 8-10 in Marina Orlík. There were 27 contestants from several countries (Česká republika, Německo, Maďarsko a Rakousko). The competition included four traditional disciplines: lockpicking of padlocks (time limit of 5 min), lockpicking of cylinders (time limit of 15 min), freestyle (time limit of 5 min) and blitz (time limit 1 minute). The title of "Czech Lockpicker 2017" was announced. The [...]

We attended ELF 2017 Convention

2019-10-29T19:01:48+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Lockpicking, News and events, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We had the opportunity to present our skills and knowledge at the European Locksmith Federation Convention 2017. This event took place at the weekend of May 19th – 21st 2017 in Prague. We have prepared a mini-competition in lockpicking with several locations. ELF participants could try to open the cylinders and padlocks with the help of picks, then they could try to open the cylinders directly in the door. Even some of the participants managed to open the door. PHOTOGALERY […]

Lockpicking Summer Course vol. 1

2019-10-29T19:03:22+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , |

In August 2017, ACL arranged a summer weekend course in the Czech Switzerland, where we rented a beautiful and immense cottage. We not only enjoyed the countryside and the view, but we also climbed the hill to the lookout tower at Vlčí Hora. Of course, we also opened a few locks, but we also tried to solder or engrave. PHOTOGALERY

Ethical Hacking at the Faculty of Information Technology, CTU 2017

2019-10-30T07:54:38+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, News and events, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In April 2017 FIT students had the opportunity to attend a seminar prepared by Locksmith CZ company in cooperation with the Czech Lockpicker Association as part of the Ethical Hacking course. The exclusive aim of the event was to illustrate the students of IT the field of physical security. PHOTOGALERY

Impressioning training

2019-10-30T07:54:26+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Lockpicking, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In early 2017, ACL members attended a weekend seminar on Impressioning at Locksmith Service in Sokolov. Each member has learned or repeated the technique of assigning a key to a cylinder using a file and the skill. We were also visited by representatives of the German Lockpickers Association. PHOTOGALERY

VII. Czech Lockpicking Championship 2016

2019-07-13T08:06:27+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship|Tags: , , , , , |

On October 28 - 30 2016, the seventh Czech Lockpicking Championship took place. The competition included four traditional disciplines: lockpicking of padlocks (time limit of 5 min), lockpicking of cylinders (time limit of 15 min), freestyle (time limit of 5 min) and blitz (time limit 1 minute). RESULTS PADLOCKS FINAL A FINAL B 1 Till 1 Filip 2 Torsten 2 Sönke 3 Jascha 3 Petr W. 4 Jaroslav H. 4 Akos 5 Roman C. 5 Tamas 6 David K. 6 Sven CYLINDERS FINAL A FINAL B 1 Torsten 1 Till 2 Tamas 2 Sönke 3 Filip 3 Sven 4 Jascha 4 Bence [...]

VI. Czech Lockpicking Championship 2015

2019-07-13T08:08:47+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship|Tags: , , , , , |

On September 19-20 2015, the sixth Czech Lockpicking Championship took place and Vranov Ranch. The contestants arrived on Friday afternoon and spent a pleasent evening chatting with their international colleagues, picking locks and eating grilled meat. The championship started on Sunday morning with lockpicking of padlocks. This discipline was conquered by Tamas Varadi (Hungary), followed by Manfred Bölker (Germany) and Torsten Quast (Germany). In freestyle, 3 winners were awarded: a lucky lockpicking beginner Viktor Kučava (Czech Republic), Evžen Ivanov (Czech Republic) and Akos Subecz (Hungary). Several skilled lockpickers failed to pass the elimination rounds of lockpicking of cylinders, including the last years champion [...]

V. Czech Lockpicking Championship 2014 and LOCKFEST 2014

2019-07-13T08:06:53+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship|Tags: , , , , , , |

On September 20. - 21. 2014, the fifth Czech Lockpicking Championship took place. I was part of Lockfest, an international exhibition for locksmiths. The exhibition was very successful and highly praised by experts and visitors from the general public. The exhibition also included popular workshops and seminars, some open to public, some restricted workshops for certified locksmiths or government. The lockpicking championship included traditional disciplines: Lockpicking of padlocks (time limit of 5 min) Lockpicking of cylinders (time limit of 15 min) Freestyle (time limit of 5 min), won by Akos Subecz (Hungary) Blitz (time limit of 1 minute), won by Evžen Ivanov [...]

IV. Czech Lockpicking Championship 2013

2019-07-13T08:06:57+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship|Tags: , , , , , |

Already fourth Czech Lockpicking Championship took place in the Nectiny Castle on November 16-17 2013.  We had 130 visitors and contestants, including  Ken Peterson, the famous American pick manufacturer, lockpickers from Germany and Hungary. PHOTO GALERY

III. Czech Lockpicking Championship 2012

2019-07-13T08:08:15+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship|Tags: , , , , , |

On November 17 - 18 2012, the third Czech Lockpicking Championship took place in Prague. The competition included four traditional disciplines: lockpicking of padlocks (time limit of 5 min), lockpicking of cylinders (time limit of 15 min), freestyle (time limit of 5 min) and blitz (time limit 1 minute). PHOTO GALERY

II. Czech Lockpicking Championship 2011

2019-07-11T10:07:33+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship|Tags: , , , , , |

On November 12-13 2011, the second Czech Lockpicking Championship took place. Compered to previous year, the rules were updated. Since Evžen Ivanov was the only one that truly mastered impressioning, this discipline was cancelled. Raking was merged with single pin picking and padlocks and cylinders were separated. From now on, all the championships contained 4 basic disciplines: opening of padlocks with time limit of 5 minutes, opening of euro profile cylinders with the time limit of 15 minutes, freestyle with the time limit of 5 minutes and blitz with 1 minute elimination rounds. ACL supplied new padlocks for the first discipline and new [...]

I. Czech Lockpicking Championship 2010

2019-07-11T10:07:26+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship|Tags: , , , , , |

The very first Czech Lockpicking Championship took place on September 18th 2010 in Prague. There were four disciplines: racking, single pin picking, blitz and impressioning. Locksmith CZ was the first official sponsor of Czech Lockpicking Championships. PHOTO GALERY

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