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Lock Picking

Key Retaining Padlocks

Right. Key retaining. What does key retaining mean? Key retaining, usually it’s a padlock that does this. It means that you can’t get the key out until the lock has been shut. Here’s our lock locked. We unlock it, and just now, we cannot get that key out no matter what we do, but once we lock the lock back up again, key comes back out. It is a mechanism that’s used to stop the loss of a key, obviously. Key retaining padlocks. It doesn’t make any difference to the way that they pick. It does make a little bit of difference to how the inside of the lock works.

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