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Oak City Locksport is the original Raleigh area lockpicking group, founded in 2010 by Katie (aka "squ33k"), and led today by Patrick (aka "unregistered436"). We meet once a month to pick locks and share interesting projects. Our meeting schedule can be found at https://www.meetup.com/Oak-City-Locksport. Follow us on Twitter for other updates.

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We're focused on fun and education! We welcome newcomers to this hobby, and are more than willing to teach the basics to get you started. There are no startup costs or membership fees since we have "community" locks and picks, but most people end up buying their own materials once they're hooked! Most people pick up this hobby because locks are like little metal puzzles. It's useful to learn about the relative security (or insecurity) of the locks we use in everyday life. There are many different variations of the saying, but "Locks are for honest people". A real criminal is more likely to break a window, use bolt cutters, or crash through a door.

Besides our Meetups you might also find us running the Lockpick Village at regional security conferences such as CackalackyCon or BSidesRDU.

Lockpicking References

Friends and Family

Lock Library

Articles by Members