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(712) Kaba Simplex Defeated w/Sparrows “Magneto”


Sparrows "Magneto"


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  1. Thanks for showing me how to work what are now my favorite puzzles. It’s almost therapeutic to pick even a master lock, and the thrill you get when that cylinder let’s go is truly something else.

  2. I work at a govt facility that had these installed prior to 2010 and just bought the magneto to test my locks. When I put it next to the simplex body, it binds (can’t turn the knob) instead of opens. Have you seen this? Does that mean my locks are magnet proofed already or just that I have the wrong magnet position?

  3. Watch out for metal doors! That thing will stick like you will not believe, sock or glove may not help. Many current locks are protected and this magnet is sort a little late into the field.

  4. The part that the magnet is moving is called the chamber release. It is used to put the lock in bypass mode. He either added that part to the lock later or removed parts from the back cover that would prevent the chamber release from moving under magnetic force.

  5. This will not work on models made after 2010. Non-ferrous materials are used in the newer locks. Also, this will only work on the 1041 locks. Not 1011s or 1021s.

  6. My local sheriff's dept uses these on doors in and out of the complex. Someone that works there told me the code when I was there in the building once as a child so I could get back into the building. Just for shits and giggles, I entered the same code almost 10 years later and they haven't changed it. I guess they thought I would forget b/c I was a kid, but for some reason I thought it was cool to know the codes for the doors.

    I know about the magnet defeat method, but nothing can guard against sloppy security measures. They haven't changed the codes in over 10 years. Keep in mind, this place houses the county jail and a state prison all on one campus.

  7. So they need to swap out that flag with stainless steel and the magnet trick will no longer work.

    In any case, I'd love to see how it manages the combinations you describe. I assume it's completely mechanical.

  8. I've never picked a lock before, yet I found myself watching atleast 5 hours of your videos the past few days. Definitely getting a set of Sparrows kick starter and I've got a few masterlocks lying around. Definitely will not buy those for security from now on or kwikset. I'm anxious to feel the tensioning.

  9. I have a few videos on these, there are only 1081 combos used, as you can't use a number more than once on this model. You can figure out a combo by looking for fingerprints on the buttons used, or listening to how many are used. I have cracked one in under 5 minutes by brute forcing it. Unlike the magnet trick, which as stated, only works on older locks, this technique works on all of this style. To see the article I based my attack on, google "Simplex locks, an illusion of security".

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