The LSS+ Government edition contains the following files: LSS 101-102 201-205, 301-305, 401, 402, 403. The difference between the Government and Locksmith edition are the Government files 301-305 and 401-403. These files provide detailed information on government-only covert entry tools, and alarms. You must be an employee of a law enforcement agency, government facility, or have responsibilities with regard to covert entry of locks and safes.
Welcome to the on-line tour of the LSS+ Electronic Infobase edition of LOCKS, SAFES, AND SECURITY (Second Edition). The hardbound treatise is available from Charles C. Thomas Publishers, Springfield, Illinois. It may be ordered at ccthomas.com or from this site. See a description of this 1400 page treatise and review from the National Locksmith Magazine.
This tour will provide you with comprehensive information regarding the LSS+ CD ROM series. The Electronic multimedia supplement to the book provides enhanced graphics, many new and updated sections, and almost forty hours of audio and video that is integrated into the text. The tour has been organized by topical outline appearing below. There are also extensive help files within LSS+ that may be accessed by entering [F1] from within the Infobase. This will provide a Query dialog box for you to enter search terms.
LSS+ is an extremely sophisticated but easy to use search engine that allows you to find information on any topic instantly. The tutorial will explain the many different screens and components within the Infobase, what they mean, and how to use them. Many readers are not experienced computer users. LSS+ will be easy for you to use, and does not require any extensive knowledge. If you have and suggestions for additional help topics to make your use of LSS+ easier, please send them to us.
If you are a locksmith who is interested in obtaining detailed information on the very complex and diverse components of the profession, then you will find LSS+ an interesting and valuable reference. This is especially true if you are pursuing a career in forensic locksmithing. Some of the best experts in the world provide detailed audio and video information within LSS+. There are extensive graphics regarding the analysis of locks and safes for evidence of both covert and forced entry, as well as discussions relating to insurance fraud.If you are interested in the history of locks and safes since their initial development, then you will find equally interesting the edited versions of two of the world’s most comprehensive works on the subject. These were written by George Price and Alfred C. Hobbs more than one hundred and fifty years ago. They have been rewritten and edited by the author.
Also rewritten is the small handbook entitled The Art of Manipulation. This classic manual was perhaps the first to describe the method of opening a combination lock by manipulation, and was written in 1955.
If you work for a government agency, are an investigator, or criminalist, you will find LSS+ to be a rich source of information regarding locks and safes, and their bypass. Detailed information, complemented by extensive audio and video, detail many of the tools that are available for covertly bypassing high security locking mechanisms. Equally comprehensive information is provided regarding the tools and techniques of forced entry. The government version of LSS+ will only be sold to government agencies. A network license may be obtained from the author.