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Some videos from the past 2007-2009 when making
tools and trying to come up with ideas for locksmiths.

Please note tools are not available any more

Simple Solutions Lock Tools is part of Local Lock (Bromley) 24hr mobile locksmiths .We produce alternative lock tools for locksmiths.
Simple but effective. The  tools are made from simple ideas that will give value for money, the designs may vary periodically.

Our Aim is to continue to bring new ideas, knowledge, and tools to locksmiths with the view to making the job easier.
We would also be pleased to hear from any locksmiths with ideas for tools, who may wish to discuss them with a view to manufacture.
If you enjoy your time here and are impressed with the tools and ideas send us a message

Disclaimer Notice
Simple Solutions Lock Tools / LocalLock (Bromley) take no responsibility for acts of wrong doing with
the tools supplied.The tools are intended for locksmiths and not for purposes of breaking the law.


The Fortress tool concept from SIMPLE SOLUTIONS.
These are tools to manipulate an ERA fortress lock by alternative methods, they can be quicker and cheaper than current tools accepted
to do the job. If your interested keep an eye on the shop as it will be updated regularly.
Please Note
Some scenes in the following videos are restricted for security


Welcome to Simple Solutions Lock Tools 2007/2009

11/07 Fortress in wood

featuring the fortress pick

12/08 The Fortress Finale
Quite long but proves a point, again featuring the fortress pick

The tools are available made to order from the shop and are tried and tested on many fortress locks prior to dispatch, however we cannot
guarantee opening every fortress in the land, please view the videos and make your own decision.

When you purchase the fortress tool kit you will be sent a password to enter our videosite where you can view the tutorial video that shows
clearly how to use it.

It will take a lot of practice and patience to use this tool to develope a technique, the heavy handed approach will not work.

There's a good chance this type of tool would open many C shape lever type locks based on the priciple of how it works, we also have a
simple solutions type theory to H shaped lever locks so watch this space, check out the Chubb 3K74 video below.
Thanks for taking the time to view them.

22nd Jan 09 The Union Strongbolt Opening
Another video, short and sweet the way it should be ,
watch this space there's more to come.

22nd Jan 09 Chubb 3K74 Opening
Yet another, keep watching who knows what will be next.

Curtain lock key turn

1st Feb 09
Another simple but effective tool. The key Spinner.

4th April 2009 The Simple Solutions 7G Interchanger System

10th April 2009
Another video showing the potential of our original fortress opening concept, this time an ERA viscount 5L 7G non BS curtained lock.

11th April 2009
Short and sweet again, a  video showing a securefast lock opened with one tool.

15th April 2009
Another vid showing the fortress concept on a chubb 3G114E.
Why not buy into the idea by purchasing the fortress tool and getting access to a tutorial
video showing the concept and technique, it's not the same tool for all C shape lever
locks but it is the same technique.Simple Solutions is about simple ideas and
concepts and a tool that works.

30th April 2009
The Simple Solutions 7G Interchanger Adapter System

28th July 2009
The latest video demonstrating simple solutions simple but effective lock tools.
Opening a Chubb 114e, a union strongbolt , and the new era fortress, these tools
should be in the shop soon.

20th August 2009
This is the latest video showing some opening methods for the ERA vectis
some of these tools will be available soon from the shop hand made to order.

29th August 2009
The Simple Solutions 7g straight stem curtain pick with adjustable and
removable wire guides is also available with an idicator for practice purposes to give you some idea where you are in the lock.

This tool made for the ERA vectis (see video above) where a standard stepped
 curtain pick will not pass into the lock due to its design, this tool will serve other
locks also.

17th Sep 2009
Video showing a securefast 5L 7G BS lock with a 360 degree turning
curtain, opened with the simple solutions pre lift curtain pick with