DAME; An introduction
The Defenses Against Methods of Entry) supplement files LSS 501 and LSS 502 in conjunction with the DAME course taught by Harry Sher, was originally released in July, 2005 and has been updated in three different editions. The 2010 release now contains 79 video segments detailing many forms of bypass and related issues, including opening, repair, and service of safes and GSA containers, use of special optical devices, various mechanical bypass techniques, picking, impressioning, bumping, decoding of locks, and different techniques for opening locks and safes.
The 2013 release added another 20 files to the course, for a total of 100 video segments. An updated version, on a USB storage device, will be released in 2020. DAME is an excellent reference for locksmiths, crime labs, law enforcement agencies, and security professionals.
DAME is part of the LSS+ multimedia supplement to Locks, Safes, and Security: An International Police Reference. LSS+ contains more than one- hundred hours of audio and video, graphics and other reference materials relating to locks, safes, and alarm systems.
Depending upon which version of DAME you purchased, there may be different installation procedures. All versions of DAME will run on Windows 7-10. Also please not that DAME was also issued on a USB drive. The instructions were somewhat similar.
DAME 2010 is compatible with all Windows programs, including Windows 7 and Vista. It will also run on a MAC in Windows mode. Please follow the installation instructions contained in the setup files on the disk, and check the boxes for the files that are to be installed on your hard drive. The program will be installed in the users\public sub-directory. Note this is different than previous versions of DAME and LSS, which were installed under the Program Files sub-directory. Please also note that if you have a previous version of DAME and you have upgraded your operating system to Vista or Windows 7, you must name the path users\public during installation. You cannot install any LSS program under the Program Files sub-directory with Windows 7.
The video files require Windows Media player to be the default media program. The files will not properly run with any other software.
Until the 2020 release, the video files were split into two separate directories and disks: 501 and 502. These have now been combined in 2020, so the procedure to unlock the disks has been simplified.
OBTAINING AN UNLOCK CODE
You must obtain an unlock code for DAME and all other LSS+ programs before you can open the Folio Infobases. This procedure is straightforward. For DAME 2010, you must generate a challenge key for the DAME license. Please see the PDF included on disk for generating a challenge key and unlock code, or you can go to www.security.org/lss-tour.htm for detailed instructions. Please note that if you purchased more than one multimedia title, you can enable all licenses at the same time by selecting the license, either locksmith or government level, that contains each LSS title that you are installing.
Please send the challenge key by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may contact Harry Sher. IMPORTANT: Once you send the challenge key, BE CERTAIN TO LEAVE THE PROGRAM OPEN until you receive an unlock code, otherwise the code will not work and you will need to generate a new challenge key.
DAME 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS
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See the Table of Contents PDF included on disk for a listing of all video files contained in DAME, You must have Adobe Acrobat installed to view the file.
DAME is a supplement to LSS+, the multimedia edition of Locks, Safes, and Security: An International Police Reference. It is available to locksmiths, government agencies, and security professionals.
Originally, DAME was issued in 2004 and produced on CD ROM in two volumes, LSS 501 and LSS 502.
The 2007 and 2010 editions were released on DVD but retained the original file structure. Please note that if you purchased DAME separately from LSS+ prior to 2007, then you will require a separate license and unlock code. Please refer to the tutorial on the DAME disk for detailed instructions.
The 2010 edition contains 79 video segments, with 20 having been added to this release.
DAME TABLE OF CONTENTS: VIDEO FILES
Bypass by rapping
Bypass by retainer attack
Scoping the change key hole
Manipulating Simplex and other push button locks
Bypass using a straight knife
Tryout keys and their use
Axial lock picks
Decoding of master keys
Introduction to covert entry
Drilling the Adams-Rite for wire insertion
Opening the American padlock series 2000
Harry Sher on computers for locksmiths
Discussion regarding pick sets-II
The Peterson Mfg. plug spinner
The Ben-Jim opening tool
Adjustable drill template
Under-door open tool to access door knob
Picking the Mul-t-Lock with the H&M Pick tool
Mul-t-Lock analysis for pick resistance
European profile breaking tool
European profile cylinders
Disassembling profile cylinders
High security car opening tools
Fiber optic light source
Bypass of mortise cylinders
Understanding Ratchet mechanisms
Opening the Schlage F-Line
Thumb-turn tool for opening doors
Garage door bypass
Introduction to Defenses Against Methods of Entry
Interchangeable Core -1
Interchangeable Core -2
Picking the Chrysler eight wafer lock
Determinator for vehicle locks
Discussion regarding pick sets, the Wafer Breaker and tension wrenches
Security for vehicle locks
S&G M6730MP manipulation-proof lock
Bypass of the Adams-Rite lock set
Locksmiths use specialized tools from other professions
Opening the American Padlock
A discussion regarding borescopes
Removing a mortise cylinder by shearing the set screw
Drill and pick technique for opening lever locks
Drill and pick technique for a Milner safe
Bypassing a lock with a magnetic field
Bypassing the Schlage Everest
Decoding a lever lock by measuring lever height
Picking a Diebold 175-70 lever lock
Retainer pin attacks on key-in-knob locks using the lever pull technique
Manipulation aid: Mike Madden electronic sensor
Manipulation aids, general discussion
Theory of manipulation of a combination lock
Mechanical bypass of locks
Opening a lock by nose pulling
Methods of obtaining a key or its code
Bypassing the Presto lock
Opening the “Club” wafer lock
Opening the Weslock
HPC Cylinder Eater 2009
HPC Cylinder Eater 2010 update
HPC hockey puck padlock jig
HPC round-knob puller
HPC adjustable padlock jig
Schlage F-Line opening tool
Bumping of Medeco locks
Adjustable drill templates
Repairing GSA containers, requirements
Drilling of GSA container, demonstration
Impressioning aid, microprocessor-controlled
Keydex emergency dial
Kwikset Smart Key cylinder bypass
Magnetic bypass of mechanical components in locks
Major manufacturing lever pull
Manipulation aid and demonstration
Ophthalmoscope optical viewing aid
LSS 206 Impressioning introduction
LSS 205 Safe servicing
DAME 2013 UPDATE
The following video files were added to the 2013 edition of DAME:
Auto 10 pin tumbler tray
Better Resetter tool
Defeat of Kaba Simplex 1000 with a rare earth magnet
Flexible articulating video scope
Generation Two video scope 12″
Generation two scope with 90 degree camera
HPC lever puller, updated design
KEYDEX scope camera
KEYDEX wafer reader
LED light source
Master keying and access control system considerations
Master keying software by Rabbitsoft
Master keying theory
Rigid articulating scope
Small diameter video scope
Video scope accessories
Video scope 5.5 mm rigid Time Master scope