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Marc Tobias Interview with Terry Whin-Yates in Canada | Video

Marc Tobias Interview with Terry Whin-Yates in Canada | Video. For further info to to www.mrlocksmith.com

Marc Tobias is an American investigative attorney, author and a great lock picker since he was 15 years old. Tobias has conducted or reviewed investigations involving locks, safes, security and locking products and technologies for both public and private clients. Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith, Criminologist, President and CEO of Mr. Locksmith and teaches locksmithing.

Marc Tobias and the Mr. Locksmith guys at Hoys in Vancouver.
Marc Tobias and the Mr. Locksmith guys at Hoys in Vancouver.

Marc and Terry sit down to talk about their first locks, Locksmithing, and what is was like to grow up as a locksmith. Watch the video to find out what kind of shenanigans these two locksmiths got up to when they were young and picking locks.

Marc Tobias http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Tobias and Terry Whin-Yates share personal stories about growing up as locksmiths.

Marc Tobias is an American investigative attorney, author of 5 textbooks on police and security, and a top lock expert. Marc lectures around the world, and has come from America to visit the crime capital of BC – Surrey. In the video, Marc reveals some of the pranks he pulled as a teen. Terry offers safe advice – “just because you can, doesn’t mean you do.”

Terry Whin-Yates http://mrlocksmith.com/about-terry-whin-yates/ is the president and CEO of British Columbia, Canada’s largest locksmith company – Mr. Locksmith. Terry is a 3rd generation locksmith with a BA (honours) in criminology, and over 40 years locksmith experience. Mr. Locksmith has over 15 service trucks on the road, and has recently expanded to Whistler, Calgary, and Victoria. Terry’s goal is to bring Mr. Locksmith to the entire west coast of North America.

Terry started Locksmithing when he was 15. His dad didn’t want him to get into Locksmithing, but was still willing to pay Terry $.50 per lock he master keyed. Since  then, Terry runs the most successful locksmith company in British Columbia. His company, Mr. Locksmith, has been operating for over 15 years and is rapidly expanding. Terry has a passion for locks, but when he is on the job he has to separate his hobby from career. A hobby locksmith will spend hours tinkering with a lock to figure out how it works and how to defeat it. Terry states, when you’re on the job, that’s just not cost effective. When the customer needs in, we have to be able to get them in as fast as possible.

Locks and Locksmithing are his hobby, career, and passion. Recently Terry invented a new tool. The “Smart Key/Dumb Key Force Tool” http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/mr-prolock-kw1-smart-key-lock-force-tool-dumb-key-force-tool/ can defeat Weiser Smart Key locks  http://www.weiserlock.com/en/Products/SmartSeries/SmartKey.aspx in seconds. 

For more information on Marc Tobias, check out this article on him by Wired Magazine http://archive.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/17-06/ff_keymaster?currentPage=all

Hobbyist vs. Professional Locksmith

Terry has a passion for locks, but when he is on the job he has to separate his hobby from his career. A hobby locksmith will spend hours tinkering with a lock to figure out how it works and how to defeat it. Terry states, when you’re on the job, that’s just not cost effective. When the customer needs in, we have to be able to get them in as fast as possible.

A New Smart/Dumb Locksmithing Tool:

Not only are locks and locksmithing Terry’s hobby, career, and passion but recently, Terry invented a new tool – the Smart Key/Dumb Key Force Tool [link to http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/mr-prolock-kw1-smart-key-lock-force-tool-dumb-key-force-tool/]

What is the claim to fame for this new tool, you ask?

This new tool can defeat all Weiser Smart Key locks [link to http://www.weiserlock.com/en/Products/SmartSeries/SmartKey.aspx] in seconds. 

Learn more about Marc Tobias from this article in Wired Magazine. [link to http://archive.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/17-06/ff_keymaster?currentPage=all ]

Furthermore, read the article “Millions of Kwikset Smartkey Locks Vulnerable to Hacking, Say Researchers” in Wired Magazine.

Check out more awesome Mr. Locksmith videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/24hrMrLocksmith

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