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Lockwiki is the home of all things related to the security and compromise of locks, safes, and keys. This site is a community-driven reference for both beginners and professionals in the security industry. On this site you will find information regarding the installation, maintenance, disassembly, and compromise of locking devices. In addition, information on specific models, brands, and companies in the physical security industry are available.

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Corbin Emhart

The Emhart is a UL 437 rated pin-tumbler lock made by Corbin Russwin. The Emhart is best known for having interlocking pins that provide resistance to lockpicking and make the lock immune to key bumping attacks. The Emhart is one of the few pin-tumbler locks that uses axial rotation as one of its key control and pick-resistance features.


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Fichet 787

The 787 is a lever lock made by Fichet. The 787 uses 8 or 10 levers and a series of gears that interface with a fence at the rear of the lock. In function, the 787 is a mix of lever, combination, and disc-detainer lock designs.


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