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Mayday 2015 Lock Giveaway Contest! -CLOSED-

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Riyame

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Post Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:59 pm

Mayday 2015 Lock Giveaway Contest! -CLOSED-

Have you ever seen a lock that made you stop and look in amazement at just how badly installed it was?
Now is your time to get some recognition! And win some FREE locks. Everybody likes free locks, right?

To enter all you need to do is submit a photograph of the most funny/botched/futzed/messed up lock application in the wild.
Some examples would be things like a gate locked with a chain and the chain is held together with zipties, a deadbolt or padlock hasp with the mounting screws accessible from the outside, or some other mistake where even a child could get past it without much trouble.

You will need to have a note with Keypicking.com and your forum user name in the photo next to the lock to prove that you took the picture.
This is a photograph contest, not a google contest. :lol:
The photograph must be uploaded directly to the thread, not hosted outside the forum, because good pictures like the kind we're hoping to get, we'd like to have available for members to view on the forum for years to come, without the problem so common to forums, of broken hotlinks to pictures hosted offsite which are later taken down for some reason.
If you don't know how to upload a picture directly to your forum post, here is a tutorial that was kindly written by forum member Aedalas:
https://ssl.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=6755
Forum members may each submit up to 5 entries in this contest, if you're diligent and manage to find lots of examples of terribly installed or applied locks.

The winner will be decided by a vote among the mods and admins. And maybe MBI's cat.

The contest will run for 30 days, starting at 12:01am on May 1, 2015 and ending at midnight on May 30, 2015 (EDT GMT-5).
The winner will be announced as soon as possible, hopefully within one week after the contest ends.
This contest is open worldwide and we will pay shipping costs, anywhere around the globe where the winner ends up being. Except maybe like Antarctica or something. Or the ISS. Shipping costs to those places must be insane.
It will be sent as a gift to try to help you avoid duty fees, however if Customs in your country decides to charge you fees, that is beyond our control and would be your responsibility in that eventuality.

The prize is one BEST padlock with Safety First logo and three progressively pinned cores.
Pinning and key cuts will be decided by the contest winner.
The cores will be pinned with 4, 5 and 6 pin stacks or any combination the winner would like.
Included will be a control and an operating key. If the winner would like it master pinned a master key will also be included.

This is the actual lock and cores you will be receiving. Click the picture to see a bigger version.
best 1.jpg


For now, the only prize is this SFIC Progressive Picking Challenge Lock Kit for the winner.
However, if there is good participation we may add other prizes as the month goes on, perhaps for 2nd or 3rd place, or whatever seems appropriate.

Let's try to keep the thread clean to make it easier to scroll through and view submitted pictures.
Try to limit posts in this thread to submitted pictures, or questions about the rules if there is something we didn't properly cover here.
If you wish to comment on any pictures, or give your unofficial vote for winner that you'd like us to consider, please do so in this thread at the end, AFTER the contest concludes on May 30th. We'll probably wait 3 or 4 days to vote to allow time for people to post comments in the thread.
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Post Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:11 pm

Re: Mayday 2015 Lock Giveaway Contest!

I'd like to thank Riyame for generously donating the customized SFIC Progressive Picking Challenge Kit for the winner.

Elbowmacaroni and I will cover shipping charges.
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Post Fri May 01, 2015 6:52 am

Re: Mayday 2015 Lock Giveaway Contest!

And the contest is open! Feel free to post your submissions now :D

Submissions so far:

pmaxey83
http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375#p95306
Pic 1: The lock in the knoxbox can turn without the key
Pic 2: The long shackle lock allows the slider lock to move and the door to open
Pic 3: Storage unit door is locked open

DroppedTensionWrench
http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375#p95451
Cannot be entered due to no note with name and forum.

http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375#p95487
Lock gate can be pulled open.

http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375#p95490
Roof access gate is "secured" but a padlock with cut shackle

http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375#p95494
Main breaker control switch has hasp cut so the padlock is useless.

http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375#p95496
Padlock on trailer is unlocked

http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375&start=30#p95939
Main breaker handle and hasp both turn rendering the lock useless.


Papa Gleb
http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375&start=15#p95499
Phone or Electric Box/Breaker responsible for a 2-3 City block radius full of residential buildings and commercial stores is "secured" by a broken open padlock.

http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375&start=30#p95999
Padlock has cement over the body and part of the shackle.

http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10375&start=45#p96096
Corroded lock

http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10375&start=45#p96097
American padlock beated and bent shackle hanging from chain

http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10375&start=45#p96098
Rusty painted lock hanging from a chain


Robotnik
http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375&start=15#p95527
Maison keyed lock with only checkpin can have keys removed while turned leaving it unlocked.

http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375&start=30#p95924
Door handle has no lock cylinder.

http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375&start=15#p95689
Padlock is locked to a single loop and can pass through the other thus unlocking the cable.


SpuTniC
http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375&start=15#p95610
Pic 1: Screws to the hasp are on the outside and fully visible.
Pic 2: Somebody used their bikeock on their wheel instead of the frame



Anarchy_won
http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375&start=30#p95846
The picture is of a gas line valve protection box. Lock is locked to both doors but nothing locks doors to the case so they can just be lifted open.


Pariah Zero
http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10375&start=30#p95952
Self explained in the post.


Fred B
http://www.keypicking.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=10375&start=30#p96019
Electrical box is secured by an aluminum padlock type seal.
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Post Fri May 01, 2015 7:11 pm

Re: Mayday 2015 Lock Giveaway Contest!

Ah great idea Riy, thanks for doing this, should be pretty funny to see some of these entries :D Been a long time since we've had a contest. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled, hope everyone gets in on this!
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Post Fri May 01, 2015 7:40 pm

Re: Mayday 2015 Lock Giveaway Contest!

"Everything which is not forbidden is allowed"

Riyame wrote:To enter all you need to do is submit a photograph of the most funny/botched/futzed/messed up lock application in the wild.
Check! It is a photograph and the lock is in the wild, so...legal loophole!
Riyame wrote:You will need to have a note with Keypicking.com and your forum user name in the photo next to the lock to prove that you took the picture.
Check!
Riyame wrote:The photograph must be uploaded directly to the thread
Check!


2015-05-01 12.21.14.jpg


Relax, it's a joke.
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Post Sun May 03, 2015 11:28 pm

Re: Mayday 2015 Lock Giveaway Contest!

Security exploits abound!!

20150501_092756.jpg

SUPER secure "Knox" box.

20150501_092543.jpg

Keyless entry system.

20150501_092114.jpg

I really question if people know what locks are for.
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Post Mon May 04, 2015 2:48 pm

Re: Mayday 2015 Lock Giveaway Contest!

I actually have a horrible picture of a cable lock protecting a pool gate. One where a child could slip right through. I had to get the heath dept involved and they came and fined said property. Ill have to sift through my pics.
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Post Tue May 05, 2015 7:34 pm

Re: Mayday 2015 Lock Giveaway Contest!

Gotta secure that RV gate better lol
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Post Tue May 05, 2015 7:45 pm

Re: Mayday 2015 Lock Giveaway Contest!

DroppedTensionWrench wrote:Gotta secure that RV gate better lol


Cannot use that as an entry since there is no tag with your name and Keypicking.com in the picture.
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Post Wed May 06, 2015 8:56 am

Re: Mayday 2015 Lock Giveaway Contest!

Riyame wrote:
DroppedTensionWrench wrote:Gotta secure that RV gate better lol


Cannot use that as an entry since there is no tag with your name and Keypicking.com in the picture.


That will keep hbk's picture out as well.
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Post Wed May 06, 2015 1:58 pm

Re: Mayday 2015 Lock Giveaway Contest!

Nice lock on the gate but you can still pull it open..
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Post Wed May 06, 2015 2:15 pm

Re: Mayday 2015 Lock Giveaway Contest!

the contest is really shaping up, great idea Riy. If i can make it up to the casinos this weekend ill have this thing locked in a week! keep em comin' fellas (and gals) :boxing:
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Post Wed May 06, 2015 2:47 pm

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Roof access? Secure!
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Post Wed May 06, 2015 3:54 pm

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Storage facility. Access to the main breaker..
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Post Wed May 06, 2015 5:38 pm

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Sweet found my pontoon fishing boat to pull up to and take to trash at the lake! ...
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