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Who Is Dark Arts Lock Picking!

Dark art’s is Australia’s largest lock sport YouTube channel that was created back in 2017.

Dark arts is an ever growing lock and security explorer of sorts. In the beginning we started out as a simple lock sport channel focused mainly on lock picking and a few basic bypassing methods. This was just the beginning of what would become a whole new level of Dark arts. As my picking evolved so did my thirst to learn as much as I could about all the security devices around me.

I went from basic picking of locks to exploring any and all weaknesses I could find and exploit and sharing this with subscribers. This was to help people have a better understanding of the devices they buy and use to secure their belongings. Helping them make informed decisions as to if they should buy them or not. And driven by my obsession to learn everything I could relating to this amazing world of lock sport this once hobby now has grown into what you see today.

All this started after stumbling across a YouTube video of a guy picking a lock for fun. Then a light lit up in my head and I knew I wanted to give this a go. So I ordered a cheap nasty pick set and waited for it to arrive. Binge watching YouTube videos until my set arrived and my farther brought a padlock around. It was a federal super A520C 6 pin padlock he shut the shackle handed to me and said pick it. After 5 minutes I had that first rush of adrenaline when the shackle popped open. From that moment I was hooked on locks and security devices.

But keep watching and looking around as we are always doing something new and you will learn more about us and what we do.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone can get into lock sport. The Lock sport community is made up of people from all walks of life from locksmiths to home makers. All you need is a set of Lock picks and some training locks and your set.

Just watch our videos or try our course to learn as much as you can. But never give up keep trying and learning about all the aspects of this sport from myself and other great information platforms out there.

If you’re interested in getting into Lock sport but not sure exactly if you’ll stick with it. I wouldn’t recommend going and buying a expensive set just in case you lose interest in the hobby. When I first started out I bought a cheap set off eBay. And this was great as I didn’t spend a lot if I didn’t enjoy it. And with the amount of abuse you out on them as a beginner you’ll more then likely break them.

After you have Decided this is the sport for you. Then you can look at getting a good quality set from any of the well known lock pick sellers.

The laws in relation to Lock picks and lock picking equipment varies depending on where you live. You should always check with your local laws. And always remember to follow the Lock sport codes.

  1. Don’t pick a lock that’s in use (the one on your front door)
  2. Don’t pick a lock you don’t own or have permission to pick.
  3. And my personal one Keep It Bloody Legal.

Again like the legalities of Lock Picking becoming a locksmith will differ from place to place. The best way is to get an apprenticeship as a locksmith then you can learn everything as you go through your apprenticeship. Some places all you have to do is pass a test or do a course and get a security licence. But as I said before it is different in every country, state or location. Best to do your research.

Just send us a message and we can give you our postal information.