Championship disciplines under the microscope: Impressioning

2019-07-11T15:21:09+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Czech Lockpicking Championship, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , |

CHAMPIONSHIP DISCIPLINES UNDER THE MICROSCOPE IMPRESSIONING: “A CONTEST IN FILING THE KEYS” While preparing the anniversary Czech lockpicking championship, it occurred to us that we could write for our readers, lockpicker, partners and sponsors a closer look at the individual competition disciplines and perhaps also mention some interesting things from the past championships. THE DAY OUR HISTORY BEGAN The first official Czech Lockpicking Championship took place on Saturday, September 18, 2010, in a sports club Sokol in Prague Vršovice. It was an important day for lockpicking in our region. Many lockpickers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia entered the competition, [...]

Lockpicking – Competition in the ethical unlocking of TV Seznam

2019-10-29T21:03:56+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, News and events|Tags: , , , , , |

ONE MONDAY MORNING WE SPEND IN THE TELEVISION PROGRAM MORNING ON GAUCHA On one Monday morning in May, we accepted an invitation to the TV show Morning on the Couch by TV Seznam. The moderator of this session is Petr Zajíček, who conceived lockpicking as much as we do, it is fun as well as puzzles. Of course, lockpicking has its own rules and code of ethics. You can see what we talked about in the following video.  

Welcoming Spring on Charles Bridge

2019-12-16T08:05:34+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , |

WHAT ARE THE LOCKS OF LOVE ?! AND WHAT DO WE DO? Why do people put padlocks (often referred to as love locks) on bridges, railings, and other public spaces? They probably believe the fairy tale to affirm their love that they will lock the lock and throw the key into the river. Even in Prague, so many foreigners and Czech tourists visit the center itself and close to Charles Bridge or click on their padlock of love. Every Tuesday, administrators and members of the Association of Artists of the Charles Bridge come to remove the locks of love using grinders [...]

We were surprised by Radio Wave in Prague

2019-12-16T07:56:51+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , |

LOCKPICKING TRAINING EVENTS ARE EVERY MONTH In March at one of our lockpicking training, which was also open to the public (after pre-registration and application), we were surprised by Miss Eva Svobodová, reporter for Radio Wave.The report is in the audio interview only in Czech, so it is unnecessary to give a link, but you can read the text from the report below.And you'll learn not only what lockpicking is or how a lock works. Less than a dozen future lockpicker or curious people visited us from this public training, all of them men.We divided into two groups, complete beginners and [...]

Lockpicking & Breakfast with Nova TV show appearance

2019-12-16T07:39:10+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , |

LOCKPICKING & BREAKFAST WITH NOVA TV SHOW APPEARANCE We had the opportunity to be part of a live morning broadcast on NOVA TV in the “Breakfast with New” show, where in two entries our members spoke not only about lockpicking, but also about locksmiths, locks, unlocking, security and much more. First, of course, we explained the basic concept of lockpicking, who we are, and what lockpickers unite us. We explained how lockpicking in the locksmith occupation actually works, whether locksmiths use lockpicking or choose another method of opening in the Czech Republic. We also tried to describe and recommend what to [...]

Padlocks and freestyle (an interview for Respect magazine)

2019-07-13T08:03:39+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , |

Padlocks and freestyle (an interview for Respect magazine) "On average, I practice three times a week" (Marek Pederzoli) People often connect opening locks with picks, skeleton keys or hooks with criminals. Only a few people know that lockpicking is also a sport, in which international competitions are held. Marek Pederzoli (32), has fallen in love with this hobby and compares opening locks without keys to solving brain teasers and puzzles. You are a Ph.D. student of theoretical chemistry at the Czech Academy of sciences, however, you practice picking locks in your free time. Theoretical chemistry and lockpicking are quite [...]

LockFest 2018 – International Lock Exhibition

2019-12-18T08:31:16+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking, News and events, Trainings and seminars|Tags: , , , , , |

LockFest 2018 The third year of international lock exhibition was placed in days from 22nd till 23rd September 2018 and we had the opportunity to be a part of it. International exhibition LockFest is dedicated not only to professional locksmiths, but also to public and to the managers of apartment buildings to achieve the overview regarding the new trends in development of securitity technologies and so on. There were many of talks and presentations how to secure the property which were accessible to public, and also there were professional presentations and workshops to locksmiths only and special education and trainings [...]

From history to a modern look at lockpicking and the code of ethics

2021-03-24T08:24:43+00:00By |Categories: All posts, Interesting, Lockpicking|Tags: , , , , , , , |

LOCKPICKING AND ETHICAL LOCKPICKER'S CODEX Lockpicking is non-destructive openning method of locks and locking systems without original key. Lockpicking isn't only manipulation by lockpick tools, but it is impressioning method as well or openning by decoders and others special tools. Lockpicking is not only for locksmiths, it's hobby and sport discipline called locksport. Lockpickers could be students, doctors, bank officers or scientists. For many of them it's relax from job or rest after hardwork. Lockpicking is like puzzle solving, increasing manual skills and helping train brain. Amount of lockpickers is still increasing and curently counting a few hundred of thousands. There [...]

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 [...]

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