Methods of Copying High Security Keys

Presented at The Last HOPE (2008), July 19, 2008, 2 p.m. (120 minutes)

In this two hour workshop you will learn some new and advanced opening techniques for high security locks from two key members of the locksport group Toool in the Netherlands. Special attention will be given to duplicating high security keys and detailed analysis of modern locking systems. After the presentation, some of the tools and techniques can be seen up close at the Lockpicking Village. You are invited to bring your complex locks or "impossible to copy" keys....


  • Han Fey
    Han Fey is a mechanical engineer and passionate lock collector from Europe. He is one of the driving forces behind the locksport organization Toool and is well known for his in-depth articles on high security locks (from his collection). His articles can be found at Lock companies worldwide nowadays invite him to their factory and ask him to write articles about their locks or advise them about lock improvements.
  • Barry Wels / The Key as Barry Wels
    Barry Wels is founder and president of the Dutch locksport organization Toool. He was one of the pioneers to bring the locksport concept to the United States. Barry is well known for his presentations on physical security as well as creating awareness for lock vulnerabilities and other lock related problems. His weblog �blackbag� ( is well read by hobby lockpickers and the lock industry.



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