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Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:13 pm

Amazing database of locks

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SURREPTITIOUS ENTRY REFERENCE MANUAL
The Surreptitious Entry Reference Manual (SERM) is a single document containing over 28,000 pages of information on various locking mechanisms. The purpose of the SERM is to prevent the loss of knowledge pertaining to surreptitious entry tradecraft by identifying those tactics, techniques, procedures, and equipment that have been successfully used in an operational environment. Surreptitious entry tradecraft are those tactics, techniques, procedures, and equipment employed to facilitate an entry and escape observation. Below is a screen capture of the manual.

Matthew L. Lease is a Security Specialist with the U.S. Army and graduate of the following physical security vulnerability courses; U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigation’s Advanced Security Vulnerabilities Investigations Course, U.S. Army Technical Counterintelligence Directorate’s Counter-Surreptitious Entry Course, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Lock Course, and International Association of Investigative Locksmiths’ Investigative Locksmithing Introductory and Intermediate Courses. A Criminal Justice graduate of Radford University and Austin Peay State University, Mr. Lease is also a certified Locksmith and author of the Surreptitious Entry Reference Manual.

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Post Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:15 pm

Re: Amazing database of locks

Its unclassified with no visible copyright symbol.

Anyone ever get a copy or have ideas where to access it.
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Post Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:42 pm

Re: Amazing database of locks

What I know is The Surreptitious Entry Reference Manual is a .pdf file with a huge collection of info on locks.

The author or compiler was Matthew L Lease.

It was published by the United Staes of America Department of Defense around August 2007.

In trying to find who to ask about it appears that the DOD has a 1001 departments and I need to know what might be the right department.

I have heard that it is not easy to find but those who have seen it say its a very good resourse.

One locksmith told me that he lost his in a hard disk crash and that it was comprehensive similar to the efforts of Tobias's Locks Safes and Security. He further stated if it was being sold by a locksmith publisher it could command a price of $100 of more.

The author Lease posted about it very publically For some reason those that have it or seen it do not wish to discuss it publically sort of like its contents are on a need to know
basis.

Has anyone here seen it or knows where iy can be found?
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Post Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:31 am

Re: Amazing database of locks

As most of you know Graham Pulford wrote High-Security Mechanical Locks: An Encyclopedic Reference

He knows locks

Any suggestion of how I might email hin?
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Post Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:16 am

Re: Amazing database of locks

Message him on lp101 would be your best bet, I don't want to put his email on an open forum.

The surreptitious entry book is also a good book (better than my government lss imho) but I'm sorry I won't copy it.

Are you wanting specific info for a specific lock?

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