What we're about

We teach people the many facets of physical security and access control in a friendly, hands-on environment. Founded in May 2010, this is one of the longest running American lock meetups. Each month we are home to some of the best and brightest lockpickers on the west coast! Our membership is primarily locksmiths, hobbyists, security researchers, physical penetration testers, and hackers. Beginners are always welcome!

There are two common sense rules that all members must follow:
+ Do not pick locks you do not own or have the owner's explicit permission to pick.
+ Do not pick locks that are in use, including those that you depend on.

Each month we have a different topic with a presentation or hands-on workshop where attendees learn about and work with a wide variety of locks and keys. Examples of topics we cover are: lockpicking, key bumping, impressioning, decoding, safe cracking, master keying, making your own tools, making your own locks, high security lock research, rare and exotic lock showcases, tamper-evident seals, and much more!

This group meets at Null Space Labs ( http://www.032.la ) on the third Friday of every month. The meeting is open to the public and beginners are welcome! Null Space Labs itself is home to many other technology, electronics, hacking, and social meetings. ( https://www.meetup.com/NullSpaceLabs )

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming events (4+)

NSL Lockpicking - Topic TBA!

Needs a location

Learn about physical security, locks, and locking mechanisms. This month's topic is BEGINNER NIGHT! Learn the basics of how locks and keys work, and how they can be manipulated open. We will have locks and loaner picks to practice, along with experienced pickers and training aids to help beginners learn.

Doors open at 7:00 PM! Talk starts at 8:00 PM.

Hope to see you all there!

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Where do I park? / How do I get inside?

Parking: There is free street parking on N Ontario St. It is usually easy to find a spot after business hours or on weekends.

Getting inside: Once you park, head down the walkway, we are the long building in the back (see link for overhead directions)

Parking and entry images: https://www.meetup.com/NullSpaceLabs/pages/19226891/How_do_I_get_inside_NSL/

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What does this cost?

This class is FREE! We supply equipment for this class from donations and are happy to accept donations in cash or online. You can become a NSL member or make a donation online at https://032.la/membership-info/

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NSL Lockpicking - Topic TBA!

Needs a location

Learn about physical security, locks, and locking mechanisms. This month's topic is BEGINNER NIGHT! Learn the basics of how locks and keys work, and how they can be manipulated open. We will have locks and loaner picks to practice, along with experienced pickers and training aids to help beginners learn.

Doors open at 7:00 PM! Talk starts at 8:00 PM.

Hope to see you all there!

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Where do I park? / How do I get inside?

Parking: There is free street parking on N Ontario St. It is usually easy to find a spot after business hours or on weekends.

Getting inside: Once you park, head down the walkway, we are the long building in the back (see link for overhead directions)

Parking and entry images: https://www.meetup.com/NullSpaceLabs/pages/19226891/How_do_I_get_inside_NSL/

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What does this cost?

This class is FREE! We supply equipment for this class from donations and are happy to accept donations in cash or online. You can become a NSL member or make a donation online at https://032.la/membership-info/

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NSL Lockpicking - Topic TBA!

Needs a location

Learn about physical security, locks, and locking mechanisms. This month's topic is BEGINNER NIGHT! Learn the basics of how locks and keys work, and how they can be manipulated open. We will have locks and loaner picks to practice, along with experienced pickers and training aids to help beginners learn.

Doors open at 7:00 PM! Talk starts at 8:00 PM.

Hope to see you all there!

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Where do I park? / How do I get inside?

Parking: There is free street parking on N Ontario St. It is usually easy to find a spot after business hours or on weekends.

Getting inside: Once you park, head down the walkway, we are the long building in the back (see link for overhead directions)

Parking and entry images: https://www.meetup.com/NullSpaceLabs/pages/19226891/How_do_I_get_inside_NSL/

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What does this cost?

This class is FREE! We supply equipment for this class from donations and are happy to accept donations in cash or online. You can become a NSL member or make a donation online at https://032.la/membership-info/

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NSL Lockpicking - Topic TBA!

Needs a location

Learn about physical security, locks, and locking mechanisms. This month's topic is BEGINNER NIGHT! Learn the basics of how locks and keys work, and how they can be manipulated open. We will have locks and loaner picks to practice, along with experienced pickers and training aids to help beginners learn.

Doors open at 7:00 PM! Talk starts at 8:00 PM.

Hope to see you all there!

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Where do I park? / How do I get inside?

Parking: There is free street parking on N Ontario St. It is usually easy to find a spot after business hours or on weekends.

Getting inside: Once you park, head down the walkway, we are the long building in the back (see link for overhead directions)

Parking and entry images: https://www.meetup.com/NullSpaceLabs/pages/19226891/How_do_I_get_inside_NSL/

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What does this cost?

This class is FREE! We supply equipment for this class from donations and are happy to accept donations in cash or online. You can become a NSL member or make a donation online at https://032.la/membership-info/

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Past events (110)

NSL Lockpicking - Speedpicking Workshop

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