Buy Used
$354.34
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Vault Media
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Item in GOOD condition. With average wear to cover, pages and binding. May have underlining, highlighting, or writing inside. May or may not include supplemental data.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $15.66
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

OPEN IN THIRTY SECONDS: Cracking One of the Most Secure Locks in America Hardcover – 2008

8 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$39.95 $52.90
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Pine Hill Press (2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0975947923
  • ISBN-13: 978-0975947920
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #794,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

71 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Benjamin J. Vail on April 17, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book was well researched and had relevant pictures. But it is not really a "how to" book. As a locksmith I thought this book might help me open Medeco locks on the few times that all keys are lost or the customer needs in immediately - and that I might even be able to do it without damaging the lock... in 30 seconds no less! After reading it I'll still approach that problem the same way I always have: drill and slice with a grinder to remove the anti-drill pins and then drill the shear line. In other words, there is almost no practical information presented to show that Medeco is not secure. In fact, the length of the book suggests that it is VERY complicated to open one of these locks. The book may be a three star but I gave it two because the author(s) repeatedly suggest that all of the good secrets are contained on their government issue DVD, not allowed for the public. But really that's the stuff we all bought this book for.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
19 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Paul D on October 22, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have been a locksmith and a safe & vault technician for almost 40 years and currently managing that division of a 35 year old business with 8 service vehicles. Although this author is very intelligent and is adept at mechanical forensics I have something to say about this publication.
1) In reality he should mention that their are few people with the ware with all to pull off by-passing high security cylinders much less willing to spend the time to acquire the knowledge,experience and time to pull it off. Highly secured facilites usually have access control systems including cameras at critical door openings. 2) UL437 Listed cylinders meet only requirements that are stated "resistant" to attack never allowing the word "proof".
3) In the real world of crime most of security violations are committed by people who are not sophisticated, making high security cylinders a wise move. 4) Wish this book was only offered to security protection professionals who although need, want and thankfull for the informaion strongly believe this book belongs in the hands of those seeking the successful protection of people and assets.
4) Look forward to the author's considerable insights to developing a patent that is not vunerable to aforementioned flaws.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Open in Thirty Seconds is extremely informative and is full of helpful information about Medeco, and other "higher-security," locks. The diagrams are clear and provide excellent information concerning the functioning and operation of various locks. The only complaint I have about the book is the author's tendency to repeat some non-pertinent information several times throughout the book. Overall I would recommend this book to anybody interested in locks or lockpicking.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 25 people found the following review helpful By W. T. Wilkinson on September 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book was excellent. It explained in laymans terms on how to crack Medeco locks. If you are in a position where you have to know how to pick open this lock, don't hesitate, this is the handbook for you. Whether you are a master, journeyman or apprentice locksmith, this guide will definitely steer you though the steps required to get the job done. My first attempt was about an hour, but I quickly learned the feel, as described in the book. My adjectives for the book go from enjoyable, educational and rewarding.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again