Just one month: LockCon 2012 (Nicholasville, Kentucky)

LockCon 2012, home of the world championships lockpicking, impressioning and safe combo manipulation

If heaven exists, LockCon is it for us mortal lockpickers. And in one month from now it will be held (July 17/18/19)!

LockCon 2012 in the US

After a number of very successful LockCon conferences organized in Europe, this time the circus will travel to the US.

It is never easy to find a good spot for this kind of event but this year we found the best possible location: the headquarters of LSI (Lockmasters Security Institute) in Nicholasville, Kentucky.

The LSI facility is just perfect for LockCon because of the many areas where the LSI instructors normally train their customers on how to open various kind of locks. These rooms will offer the right atmosphere for our hands-on sessions and championships. And of course there is the in-house Harry Miller lock-museum (that offers napkins so you do not drool over their rare locks)

One thing that I would like to point out is that we have the same agreement with LSI as with Peter Field. Both LSI and Mr. Field will not talk to us about how to open locks. LSI only lets us use the facility on certain hours of the day and Peter Field will only talk about locks in general (in a very nice and detailed way I might add). As he said before: “I am here to talk about locks. How to open them is up to you ….”.

The US Championships in lockpicking, Impressioning and combo-manipulation


Besides many presentations (by Peter Field and others) and hands on sessions (spectacular!) LockCon will also host the US championships of lockpicking, safe combination-lock manipulation and impressioning! There will be people coming from all over the place (to name a few: Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, UK and of course the US) to see who will be the fastest lockpicker in the world. And there are very nice prices to win as our sponsors are known to be very generous. I am curious how people like Julian Hardt and Jos Weyers will do against the people in the US.

Want to join or compete?

There are still a few seat available although getting in may not be as easy as it sounds. We do have a rather strict policy of having to know you before letting you in. Having said that, we can always be persuaded if you have a kick-ass presentation to give on lock-related topics. Memebers of Aloa and/or Savta are also welcome to (try to) register.

You can always try to register or visit our CFP page and see how far you get.

Hope to see you all in one month from now in Kentucky!

7 Responses to “Just one month: LockCon 2012 (Nicholasville, Kentucky)”

  1. jos says:

    Can’t wait!

  2. Squelchtone says:

    see you there! =)

  3. INCOMING! 😀 First time in the US, so beware US, I’m from Finland 😛

  4. datagram says:

    Looking forward to another great year!

  5. Hi all,

    Don’t know if anyone has seen the old pages about safe manipulation, but Chris Belcher (chrisbelcher.com) seems to be in a family squabble with his son over safe cracking software and manipulation tools.

    (title should be Dynasty for Locksmiths LOL)



  6. Hi Don
    You seem to be very intersted in manipulation aids. These can be rather expensive, so I may be able to put you in touch with someone who can supply you with a D.I.Y kit for far less. This includes a circuit diagram, the V3x program incuding activation codes plus detail on how to program the dongle and the relevant source code for the SX chip. Total outlay £450 at most, including the parts you have to buy in, such as the Paralax SX key. Dongle spindle and magnet holder. The V3x has been avery successful. Failing that, you could always get a very accurate manipulation aid called the E3 safe manipulation tool for a mere £200 plus vat http://www.duffels.com/products/E3-Combination-Safe-Manipulation-Tool-Safe-Tool-28817.aspx.