“Locks, Safes, and Security” DAME, LSS+, “Open in Thirty Seconds” Overview

See a detailed description for all books and multimedia by Marc Tobias and Tobias Bluzmanis.

Marc Tobias has authored the First and Second Edition of LOCKS, SAFES, AND SECURITY: An International Police Reference, published by Charles Thomas Publishers, Springfield, Illinois, United States.  The first edition of this book was originally published in 1970, and was one of the original references about locks utilized by forensic laboratories and law enforcement agencies throughout the world.

The revised textbook contains CHAPTER CC THOMAS, with  over 1400 pages of detailed information about locks and safes: their construction, design, and bypass, as well as an in-depth analysis of physical security.. There are over  550 illustrations, photographs, and diagrams to supplement the text, in extraordinary detail. The book may be ordered directly from the publisher, or from Amazon.

LOCKS, SAFES, and SECURITY provides the first in-depth work on the subject since 1856 when George Price wrote his famous treatise in England. This book has been written specifically for criminalists, investigators, security specialists, and government agencies involved in covert operations. The theory of each locking mechanism is presented, as well as the latest bypass tools and techniques for locks and safes.

An electronic infobase edition, LSS+ was  first released in July, 2002 and has been updated three times. It provides expanded text, graphics, images, audio and video and updates to the hardbound edition. The author has also re-written two famous treatises on locks and safes, originally published by Alfred C. Hobbs, and George Price during the 1850’s. In addition, the famous manual “The Art of Manipulation” has been edited and included within LSS+. Version 5.1 of LSS+ was released in May, 2004, and contains five new volumes, for a total of up to seventeen disks (for Government edition).  The latest  release was in 2013.

LSS+ is the multimedia supplement to LOCKS, SAFES, AND SECURITY.  Depending upon security level, information is provided that details sophisticated methods for covert bypass of most locking systems. Forced entry, forensics, burglary investigation, physical security, and alarm systems are also presented in far greater detail than within the bound edition of the book.

Extensive audio and video, as well as expanded graphics are contained within the electronic Infobase edition. Up to one-hundred hours (depending upon security level) of media provides expert insight into lock picking, decoding, forced entry techniques, investigation involving locks and safes, and many other topics. Some of the recognized world experts appear on your desktop to aid in your understanding of this complex and diverse subject.

LSS+ is available in two security levels:  LOCKSMITH, and GOVERNMENT. and integrates two books that were written over one hundred and fifty years ago about locks and safes. All information contained within the Infobase is instantly accessible through the sophisticated search engine.

The electronic supplement required almost three years to produce, and contains more than 4000 new graphics and images, 300 full-text patents, along with significant additions to the original text in the bound edition. You may order your copy from Wendt in Germany, LockPicks.com, or from this site (Products) for Sale).

Defenses Against Methods of Entry (DAME) is a supplement to LSS+ and contains 100 video segments that detail the analysis and bypass of locks and safes by Harry Sher and Marc Tobias.

Medeco High Security Supplement (Locksmith and Government) is the multimedia edition of Open in Thirty Seconds, which details the analysis and defeat of Medeco high security locks.

Open in Thirty Seconds: Cracking one of the most secure locks in America” examines new techniques to compromise Medeco BiAxial and M3 cylinders by methods of forced and covert entry. it was published in 2008. It is available from this site, or from Amazon. Read the forewords by Harry Sher (Master Locksmith and ALOA instructor), Professor Ross Anderson at University of Cambridge, and Barry Wels, one of the founders of TOOL (The Open Organization of Lock Pickers).

See the reviews  in The National Locksmith magazine, ASIS, The Daily Beast, and Amazon for a detailed review of  “Locks, Safes, and Security,” “LSS+ Multimedia Edition,” and “Open in Thirty Seconds.”

THE AUTHOR has been involved in the analysis and bypass of locks for the past forty-five years, and has consulted with many lock manufacturers, government agencies and private corporations regarding the design, bypass, and security of locks. He is an investigative attorney who conducts security analysis,  technical fraud investigations and related cases.

Marc Weber Tobias received his Bachelor’s Degree with a major in law enforcement, and a Juris Doctor Degree in law.  He has written seven police textbooks and has been granted thirteen U.S. and foreign patents involving the design and bypass of locks. During his career, he has worked both in the government and private sectors, involved in conducting and directing civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions. Marc Tobias is also a licensed polygraph examiner.

Marc Tobias and Tobias Bluzmanis direct the operations of Security Laboratories, which work for many of the largest lock manufacturers in the world. Their mission is to analyze security hardware for bypass capabilities and then work with design engineers to assess and fix such problems. Marc has testified as an expert witness in civil and criminal trials involving the design and bypass of locks.

Marc Weber Tobias is the principal attorney of Investigative Law Offices, and is a  member of the following professional organizations: FBI InfraGard; American Bar Association (ABA); American Polygraph Association (APA); American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP); American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS); Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA); Safe and Vault Technicians Association (SAVTA);  and Association of Firearms and Tool marks Examiners (AFTE).

For additional information regarding this book, you may contact the author at mwtobias@securitylaboratories.org.

Locks, Safes, and Security (First Edition) 1970

Open in Thirty Seconds: Cracking one of the most secure locks in America, 2008

Police Communications, 1974

Pre-Trial Criminal Procedure, 1972

A Field Manual of Criminal Law and Police Procedure, 1975

TECHNO-SECURITY GUIDE TO SECURING SCADA, 1st Edition (Contributor, chapter on physical security)