[914] The Worst Lock Design Blunder Ever? (Kaba Simplex Series 1000)

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  • The Home & Construction Tool Channel

    The Home & Construction Tool Channel

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    i used to install them in post offices.
    the last place to do anything illegal.
    they have their own Police force.

  • PodX140


    Күн мурун

    Why tack on the unneccessary "I'm sure many were never replaced?" It honestly feels like this channel is nothing but information for immoral individuals, and then you go and tack that on. Plus the entire storefront you've got set up. It's not illegal, but adding on the extra info and selling the tools to get into certain locks is clearly showing your motivations.



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    take that part out easy fix

  • Rosie Tsureai

    Rosie Tsureai

    Күн мурун

    You know watching this video a couple years later? No, no it's not the worst lock design blunder ever. We've seen locks opened with red bull cans, orange juice bottles, lego men, and a twig. Two of those were gun locks! Hell, there's even multiple shotgun police cruiser locks opened with a magnet the same way. With the same magnet!

  • William Diaz

    William Diaz

    Күн мурун

    We used to open these type of locks easily at the VTA station next to Great America in California. Inside the light rail station was a bathroom for use of VTA drivers and if there was no train in the station it meant we could sneak a pee break.

  • Noble Thompson

    Noble Thompson

    2 күн мурун

    Random comment for the YouTube algorithm.

  • DeadlyAnemia


    3 күн мурун

    ill share a story, my first day in the motor pool (fort bragg NC) and we have these on all our doors. i could never remember the code so i always waited for someone to come out to use the door. eventually i learned the code but from a normal standpoint it really wasnt guarding much. if it guarded other places i feel bad cause there was a lot of people who would put stuff in the door to keep it open so they didnt have to punch in the numbers. was a total hassle

  • Jarrod Smith

    Jarrod Smith

    3 күн мурун

    I would love to see you do a Trilogy lock

  • MrAsmith1583


    4 күн мурун

    Yikes, I worked in a US Military installation that had these on every door.

  • Floyd Maxwell

    Floyd Maxwell

    4 күн мурун

    I thought the flaw was how the 2, 3 & 5 were all so worn, lol

  • Roedaif Emes

    Roedaif Emes

    4 күн мурун

    Amazing how poorly designed it is.

  • Rock Fish

    Rock Fish

    4 күн мурун

    Thank You for showing me how to get in a locked door

  • knut riis

    knut riis

    5 күн мурун

    I use the same code on the lock - to prevent unexpected break-ins.

  • Pink Spoon

    Pink Spoon

    5 күн мурун

    Thank you sir Ill be breaking into a place tonight.

  • DJRY


    5 күн мурун

    We had one of these on the boathouse in highschool.. the code was changed weekly and it took me all of about 15 minutes to guess it each time.. that specific lock only allowed each button to be pushed once per combo and the guy who set it always made it a year so it always started with 19xx

  • Randyl Plampin

    Randyl Plampin

    6 күн мурун

    The local Bank of America branch uses this lock in accessing the area of the cashiers. I talked to a supervisor and I was told in no uncertain language that they held my observation in contempt and they did not care if it represented a security issue or not.

  • QuasarIceMage


    6 күн мурун

    So- when did you first start Licking Socks?

  • Eldon Stracke II

    Eldon Stracke II

    6 күн мурун

    We had these where I was stationed. It was an MI facility.

  • Happy Woodgrain

    Happy Woodgrain

    6 күн мурун

    Still safe from juggalos

  • Howard maryon-davis

    Howard maryon-davis

    6 күн мурун

    Probably, when they designed this, there were no rare earth type neodymium magnets around to test it with, just regular soft iron ones.

  • J Ashton

    J Ashton

    6 күн мурун

    I'm a maintenance tech in a hotel which uses Kaba door locks and I absolutely LOATHE their products. They are over-engineered and expensive to purchase and repair. I'll reserve my opinions about their tech support.

  • MrZorg


    6 күн мурун


  • David Plenderleith

    David Plenderleith

    7 күн мурун

    I used this video to get into school office and delete all my data amazing. Thanks

  • Mohammad Ali

    Mohammad Ali

    7 күн мурун

    can you pick same lock with the issue fixed ???

  • Rich Foley

    Rich Foley

    7 күн мурун

    You don't even need an Earth magnet. These things require a 3 digit combination that does not repeat digits so there are only 60 possible combinations for this sort of lock. I figured out how to hack these when I was 11 or 12.

    • M. Kruter

      M. Kruter

      5 күн мурун

      and the black paint that wears down only makes it easier to guess which three numbers leaving you only to figure out which order to push them in.

  • Asfand Rana

    Asfand Rana

    8 күн мурун

    0:12 Michael Scott

  • Braxton Prichard

    Braxton Prichard

    8 күн мурун

    I had one of these in my old neighborhood pool

  • Haravikk


    8 күн мурун

    Had a lock like one of these at a hospital where I used to work; policy was to change the code every month, so nobody every remembered it, so instead just told each other to tap it hard on one side while turning the handle and it would open without the code (and that was only if the porters hadn't just left it in the unlocked position on the other side to save them hassle when they had to make multiple trips). Not sure if it was a similar exploit to this, but it feels like it, probably just a less sturdy spring so hitting it was enough to move it?
    My conclusion from skimming through videos on this channel is that I'm going back to the good old method of a portculis, a sturdy door, a bar and someone on the other side who has to open all of it when I need in.

  • MyKeys Haddock

    MyKeys Haddock

    8 күн мурун

    Why do you have a 1041 brain-box in a 1021 lock body?

  • Unknown Variable

    Unknown Variable

    9 күн мурун

    A year after this video and people where I work still freak out when I demonstrate all our "secure facilities" are a magnet away from being "publicly accessible facilities". The old version of these locks are everywhere.

  • Terry English

    Terry English

    9 күн мурун

    Why wouldn't they use Stainless Steel to start w just for nonrusting reasons ?

  • JD Pace

    JD Pace

    9 күн мурун

    These were all over college campuses. I never knew why they bothered to put them on in the first place, since there's less than 32 combinations. You can't press a number more than once, and you're limited to 3-digit codes. That puts it somewhere around 24 combinations. Teachers would be late to the classroom, and I'd let everyone in and get some really nasty stares.

    • Booth Wodensen

      Booth Wodensen

      7 күн мурун

      Awesome! I used to do same thing at a job in my early 20s, if the boss was late I'd let everyone in so we could get started .

  • Jonathan Ross

    Jonathan Ross

    9 күн мурун


  • DashDrones


    9 күн мурун

    Anyone got a rare earth magnet laying about? 🧲

    Asking for a friend..

  • ShowTimeWithBrandon


    10 күн мурун

    the bathroom at our local walgreens lol

  • Fwacer


    10 күн мурун

    What a cool mechanism!

  • Steve Hiltabidle

    Steve Hiltabidle

    10 күн мурун

    I ran into dozens in use. All were set to either the last 4 digits of the street address or less commonly, the last 4 digits of the phone number. In the case of the phone number almost all numbers were in public phone numbers. A magnet would have been handy but mostly not needed.

  • Toxic9813


    10 күн мурун

    Can confirm these are all over the Navy. lol. I wish I knew this when I was in…

  • Jamie Baier

    Jamie Baier

    11 күн мурун

    No link for the magnet?

  • jamesTBurke


    12 күн мурун

    Now I just need to find one of those magnets, an invisibility cloak and the next truck heading to fort knox

  • Mikko Rantalainen

    Mikko Rantalainen

    13 күн мурун

    A security vulnerability using feature that does exists but is not active? This reminds me of some actual software exploits.

  • socaliguy81


    16 күн мурун

    A design "flaw" like this had to be intentional. The question is, why? All they had to do was make that one piece of metal non-ferrous, and it would've been secure. I wonder how many sensitive areas were breached throughout the years. There should be a deeper dive and possible investigation into this matter.

  • BWGgy


    17 күн мурун

    Should use non ferris metals for that, like stainless, so magnets can’t defeat it.

  • Camerun Chelsia

    Camerun Chelsia

    19 күн мурун

    The impolite kitten inherently skip because business preoperatively complain regarding a berserk hammer. uninterested, soft cub

  • Craig Hearn

    Craig Hearn

    22 күн мурун

    I remember going to a high value location location, exterior door, and putting in the factory code and opening the door ahead of my handler. No one ever changed the factory setting. I am sure it caused problems for someone down the road.

  • DavidFMayerPhD


    23 күн мурун

    Junk-gineering at its worst.

  • Matehiqu


    Ай мурун

    at least they already fixed it

  • Robert


    Ай мурун

    Have you had a chance to look at key card hotel room locks

  • Bovax


    Ай мурун

    Interesting... My company had one not a year ago guarding a bathroom door so that the public couldn't get in.

  • Matt Faraday

    Matt Faraday

    Ай мурун

    The other vulnerability with these locks .. watching the employee press the combination without shielding the buttons from view.

  • Ethie-Poo


    Ай мурун

    Wait a minute, these are used in the hospital I transport patients to

  • Volvo Diag

    Volvo Diag

    Ай мурун

    Had then for room locks at Job Corps buildings, though they may not have been changed since the campus was a mental institution. Forgot about these.

  • Martin Newton

    Martin Newton

    Ай мурун

    This has been known about and kept quiet within the lock community for years, there is no benefit to exposing it. Why does LRL (lock rapping Lawyer) AKA Walter (as in Mitty) think he has the right show the world this information. Unnecessary and irresponsible !

  • Aqua Boss

    Aqua Boss

    Ай мурун

    Man I could of had some fun at work years ago had I known that

  • I Win

    I Win

    Ай мурун

    I grow up with that type of lock all over the place, for me, this isn't about Lock picking it's more like a blast from the past, Thank You for this video Mr. Lawyer

  • Jesus


    Ай мурун

    Hey, that sexy chick down the street has one of these on her door still.

  • Jim Groth

    Jim Groth

    Ай мурун

    How many combinations does a lock with 4 keys and 6 digits long code have?

  • Mac Brown

    Mac Brown

    Ай мурун

    Clearly an intentional design feature, allowing access into top-secret government buildings by swarms of Canadian infiltrators. The Canadian government knows all your secrets now.

  • True Vegas

    True Vegas

    Ай мурун

    "Magnet on one, and we're in"

  • Paul Mandeville

    Paul Mandeville

    Ай мурун

    Okay, the piece of sheetetal attracted by the magnet is only present in models equipped with passage mode which was almost none, so...there's that. Bogus video

    • Paul Mandeville

      Paul Mandeville

      Ай мурун

      Oh, by the way, the lock shown in the video was not equipped with passageode so... there's that also

  • Sky King

    Sky King

    Ай мурун

    That’s some scary shit!

  • Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf

    Ай мурун

    Question remains, can you pick the new version?

  • Mikey D

    Mikey D

    Ай мурун

    More convenience = less security

  • John Vanderbeck

    John Vanderbeck

    Ай мурун

    Wow that looks exactly like the locks we had on the entrance to SECURE (supposedly) buildings when I was in the US Air Force. Hell the shop I worked in required Secret clearance to access and it had one of those on the door.

  • greenspiraldragon


    Ай мурун

    It's a good bet many of them weren't fixed in government buildings.

  • William Jefferson

    William Jefferson

    Ай мурун

    0:16 Somewhere near Pittsburgh? Umm, Steelers fans are everywhere. There are more Steelers fans in Philadelphia than there are EAgles fans.

  • Samoht Sirood

    Samoht Sirood

    Ай мурун

    Or you can literally just use a credit card to pop that latch open

  • Paul Hulbert

    Paul Hulbert

    Ай мурун


  • Kathleen Green

    Kathleen Green

    Ай мурун

    I don’t even care about locks but can’t stop watching

  • Scott Featherstone

    Scott Featherstone

    Ай мурун

    Airports used these locks a lot in the past.

  • Sophia


    Ай мурун

    This is a cheep ripe off of the original Adams Rite design

  • keisreeman


    Ай мурун

    Oh, a magnet opens it!

  • vineheart01


    Ай мурун

    yeah...that lock looks familiar. Either every military building i was in had that lock or one VERY like it.

  • Dale Fleming

    Dale Fleming

    Ай мурун

    Of the several hundred Unican (Kaba) 1000 series locks I have serviced only 2 have had the chamber release installed. This has never been a significant security risk as Kaba addressed this issue well before the general public had access to rare earth magnets of that quality. I don't know where you get your info from but perhaps you should consult a professional prior to spewing this crap!

  • Gabi Koonings

    Gabi Koonings

    Ай мурун

    Looks like a crap build anyway, with the ability to quite easily drill through it as well, sure, more noise, so it depends on what time you wanna get in if that is an option, but all around it looks shit.

  • Ramson Cole

    Ramson Cole

    Ай мурун

    are there any locks at all that are worth a shit??

  • First name Last name

    First name Last name

    Ай мурун

    I work at an airport we have similar ones ALL over the place

  • Alex M

    Alex M

    Ай мурун

    If only I had a rare earth metal magnet and lived in the 1980s or 90s again

  • Taekwondo Time

    Taekwondo Time

    2 ай мурун

    Every McDonalds restaurant in the world.

  • KayakingForTheBirds


    2 ай мурун

    There was one of those on a marina gate where I used to live. I found that rattling the door really hard would cause it to unlock. It was faster than using the combination and it really annoyed me that it was so easy, so that's how I went in and out from then on. One day the marina manager was walking up the ramp when I did it. He was pretty unhappy with me for being so rough with his door, then I showed him why. The entire mechanism was changed that afternoon. I'm not a picker or anything, so I have no idea if the new one was any more secure, but I do know that rattling the door wouldn't open it!

  • Harsh Jain

    Harsh Jain

    2 ай мурун

    Why do all the locks I pick for fun get rendered useless afterwards.

  • acoow


    2 ай мурун

    These locks are used on a lot of doors at a Federal Nuclear Facility I at work.
    Fortunately not on any important doors.

  • Gregory Hamp

    Gregory Hamp

    2 ай мурун

    Through by professional relationship with dormakaba, i can confirm that this was a real issue and all of the customers that were aware of this issue have been taken care of along with other issues similar to this in other locks. However, if the owner ignored all notifications and refused to get it fixed...and many do this...they would still have this problem still. I still replace these locks all of the time with their new e-plex series and when i take the old locks apart, some still have the old mechanism. I have kept a few discarded locks in the garage to show my friends. Nothing is absolutely secure and that goes for any lock manufacturer. You’d be surprised

  • Mind Blown

    Mind Blown

    2 ай мурун

    You can also brute force all the combinations until you get it open. It took me 20 minutes once to get into a room with one of these door locks by going thru list of combinations I found on the internet. The combinations narrow down become most only use two buttons at the same time with other numbers single pushed. (there are NOT 55,555 combinations!)

  • Joe B

    Joe B

    2 ай мурун

    We had these on medium-security doors, such as conference rooms, where I worked as DoD contractor. 7 times out of 10, someone would have written the combination in tiny print on the wall beside the doorframe. These locks were effective in keeping spies under the age of 4 out of such rooms - they weren't tall enough to read the combination.
    I have never seen these 1000 series locks used in high-security applications. Those doors used multiple locking mechanisms, usually badge readers with pin code keypads in conjunction with a Kaba X-10.

  • Robert Schwoch

    Robert Schwoch

    2 ай мурун

    That part has no business being in that lock except for the purpose you described. I would use that slot in the combo chamber when the combination chamber failed to open and there was no outside key bypass system. I would drill a 1/8” whole at the top of the lock and insert a long scrum tool down the lock and put it into the slot in the combo chamber and then turn the outside knob or lever to get in. The repair of the whole was to tap it for a 1/8” security torx head screw with tapered head.

  • Williediesel420


    2 ай мурун

    Can you do one on the trilogy’s style lock we got tons here at work.

  • Matthew Reid

    Matthew Reid

    2 ай мурун

    I have a similar lock to the back door where I work and I’m curious to see if this will work on it too.

  • J H

    J H

    2 ай мурун

    Than part is generally not installed in the chamber if the lock doesn't have a bypass thumb turn on the inside face plate. However considering peoples laziness the combination is generally set to 135 or 531, or any version of a 3 digit combination. Factory default is 2&4 together then 3.

  • THE Brother Holmes

    THE Brother Holmes

    3 ай мурун

    I got into one of these when I was a little kid. I just happened to see what people were pushing when they were getting into the door at the airport. I was maybe 5 at the time.

  • James Rodwell

    James Rodwell

    3 ай мурун

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  • EnjoyCocaColaLight


    3 ай мурун

    Simply replace the steel with brass and the magnet tricks won't work. Why use steel when it's not necessary?

  • hackman


    3 ай мурун

    LPL: ... look at one of the greatest lock design blunders of all time (0:03)
    Every lock maker ever: Please don't let it be one of ours

  • J H

    J H

    3 ай мурун

    Another flaw is you don’t need to enter the code in any sort of order. As long as all the buttons are pressed, it opens.

  • Desert My Eagle

    Desert My Eagle

    3 ай мурун

    My unit’s barracks use these, probably installed when the barracks was made in like 06... I might be about to have some fun

  • 陈庶


    3 ай мурун

    very easy to pick,loo

  • gar


    3 ай мурун

    Thanks for your time

  • Elliot Lee

    Elliot Lee

    3 ай мурун

    I'm a locksmith in the UK, and the number of these that haven't been correctly fitted, so the deadlock section of the latch ISN'T depressed while the door is shut is ridiculous, meaning it can be slipped with a sheet of mica or if the latch is visible a knife blade.

  • nyetloki


    3 ай мурун

    As easy to defeat as the Steelers defense.

  • Joshua Williams

    Joshua Williams

    3 ай мурун

    I personally love using these locks. It super easy to maintain and I've come to lock the simplicity of the design. Kaba makes some good locks, but this one is always been a favorite of mine.