LOCKS, SAFES, AND SECURITY: An International Police Reference (Second
site administrator has authored the Second Edition of LOCKS, SAFES, AND
SECURITY: An International Police Reference, published by Charles
Thomas Publishers, Springfield, Illinois, United States. This first edition of this book was
originally published in 1970, and was one of the original references about locks utilized by forensic
laboratories and law enforcement agencies throughout the world.
The revised textbook contains forty chapters,
with over 1400 pages of detailed information about locks and safes: their construction, design, and
bypass, as well as an in-depth analysis of physical security.. There are over 550 illustrations,
photographs, and diagrams to supplement the text, in extraordinary detail. The book may be ordered
directly from the publisher.
You may preview the text on-line by key word search, or through its
comprehensive index. An electronic infobase edition, LSS+ CD/ROM
was released in July, 2002, and provides expanded text and graphics, and updates to the hardbound
edition. The author has also re-written two famous treatises on locks and safes, originally published by
Alfred C. Hobbs, and George Price during the 1850s. In addition, the famous manual "The Art of
Manipulation" has been edited and included within LSS+.
Version 5.0 of LSS+ will be released in May, 2004, and five new
LOCKS, SAFES, and SECURITY provides the first in-depth treatise on
the subject since 1856 when George Price wrote his famous treatise in England. This book has been written
specifically for criminalists, investigators, security specialists, and government agencies involved in
covert operations. The book contains forty chapters that examine the subjects of locks, safes, and
security in detail. The theory of each locking mechanism is presented, as well as the latest bypass tools
and techniques for locks and safes.
Foreword by Dr. Ilya Zeldes, Director, South Dakota
Forensic Laboratory (retired)
Foreword by Special Agent Brockman C. Self, FBI
THE AUTHOR has been involved in the analysis and bypass of
locks for the past thirty years, and has consulted with many government agencies and private corporations
regarding bypass and security of locks. He is an investigative attorney who conducts technical fraud
investigations and related cases. Marc Weber Tobias received his Bachelor's Degree with a major in law
enforcement, and a Juris Doctor Degree in law. He has written five police textbooks and has been
granted several U.S. and foreign patents involving the bypass of locks. During his career, he has worked
both in the government and private sectors, involved in conducting and directing civil and criminal
investigations. Marc Tobias is also a licensed polygraph examiner.
Marc Weber Tobias is the principal attorney of
Investigative Law Offices, and is a member of the following professional organizations: American
Bar Association (ABA); American Polygraph Association (APA); American Association of Police Polygraphists
(AAPP); American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS); Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA); Safe and
Vault Technicians Association (SAVTA); International Association for Identification (IAI); American
Academy of Forensic Scientists (AAFS); and Association of Firearms and Toolmarks Examiners (AFTE).
For additional information regarding this book, you may contact the author
at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you may utilize the free Voice/IP
link on this site to contact the author directly by telephone.
||LSS+ is the multimedia supplement to
LOCKS, SAFES, AND SECURITY. It will be available in July,
2002 . Depending upon security level, information is provided that details sophisticated methods for
covert bypass of most locking systems. Forced entry, forensics, burglary investigation, physical
security, and alarm systems are also presented in far greater detail than within the bound edition.
Extensive audio and video, as well as expanded graphics are contained
within the electronic Infobase edition. Up to forty hours (depending upon security level) of media
provides expert insight into lock picking, decoding, forced entry techniques, investigation
involving locks and safes, and many other topics. Some of the recognized world experts appear on
your desktop to aid in your understanding of this complex and diverse subject.
LSS+ is available in three different security levels: PUBLIC,
LOCKSMITH, and GOVERNMENT. and integrates two books that were written over one hundred
and fifty years ago about locks and safes. All information contained within the Infobase is
instantly accessible through the sophisticated search engine.
The electronic supplement required almost three years to produce, and
contains more than 4000 new graphics and images, 300 full-text patents, along with significant
additions to the original text in the bound edition. You may order your copy
from ALOA, MBA or LOCKMASTERS, or
obtain a free preview copy.
See the reviews in The National Locksmith magazine for a
detailed review of LSS+ by Richard Dickey.
to LSS+ by the author
See the National Locksmith magazine review of Locks, Safes, and Security, July, 2004.
See the National Locksmith magazine review of Locks, Safes, and Security, September, 2001.
See the National Locksmith magazine review of LSS+ in the July, 2002 edition
See the National Locksmith magazine Test Drive of Locks, Safes, and Security, October, 2002.
October 2005, ASIS Security Management Online
|| See the review at Amazon.com.
Other books by the author:
Locks, Safes, and Security (First Edition)
Pre-Trial Criminal Procedure;
A Field Manual of Criminal Law and Police
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