posted on Apr, 26 2014 @ 05:51 PM
Once he starts explaining the design and mechanisms it is almost like "why didn't anyone think of this sooner," since it is sort of obvious after
you're told. I don't think any system is totally secure, since there are multiple methods that someone could use if they really wanted to gain
access to whatever the lock is protecting. In this case the lock might not be pickable, but that does not mean someone could not get it off. Obviously
cutting it would be noisy since it would take some type of power tool, but generally people don't pick locks standing out in the open anyway...So I
guess it would depend on where the lock was placed and what it was protecting.
But I also thought of the possibility of "breaking" the end portion, or cutting it, to allow complete access to the mechanism that holds and turns
the key. Would that allow someone to see into the cylinder? Obviously if it were extremely difficult and one had to cut the lock just to gain access
to the pins inside, it would probably be more economical to just cut the thing at the thinnest point, which would be the shackle portion itself.
So while it may not be pickable, and it is extremely well-designed, I don't think it is necessarily secure to someone who really wants to get through
it. Sort of like how a safe is pretty secure, especially if it cannot be moved, and if someone wants inside of it and they know what they're doing,
they can get inside. But there are not many people with the skills necessary. More people can pick locks than are equipped to break into something
like a high end safe, so in that sense this lock is probably a good choice since it eliminates a large portion of thieves who would attempt to remove
it. I guess my point is just that it is extremely difficult to create a system that is so secure that it cannot be broken into, IF all the other
problems associated with the task can be overcome, and the thief is just facing the system itself.