LSS+ CD ROM TUTORIAL
to the on-line tour of the LSS+ Electronic Infobase edition of LOCKS, SAFES, AND
SECURITY (Second Edition). The hardbound treatise is available from Charles C. Thomas
Publishers, Springfield, Illinois. It may be ordered at ccthomas.com
or from security.org. See a description
of this 1400 page treatise and review from the National Locksmith Magazine.
This tour will provide you with comprehensive information regarding
the LSS+ CD ROM series. The Electronic multimedia supplement to the book provides enhanced
graphics, many new and updated sections, and almost forty hours of audio and video that is
integrated into the text. The tour has been organized by topical outline appearing below. There are
also extensive help files within LSS+ that may be accessed by entering [F1] from
within the Infobase. This will provide a Query dialog box for you to enter search terms.
LSS+ is an extremely sophisticated but easy to use search engine that
allows you to find information on any topic instantly. The tutorial will explain the many different
screens and components within the Infobase, what they mean, and how to use them. Many readers are
not experienced computer users. LSS+ will be easy for you to use, and does not require any
extensive knowledge. If you have and suggestions for additional help topics to make your use of LSS+
easier, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a locksmith who is interested in obtaining detailed information
on the very complex and diverse components of the profession, then you will find LSS+ an
interesting and valuable reference. This is especially true if you are pursuing a career in forensic
locksmithing. Some of the best experts in the world provide detailed audio and video information within LSS+.
There are extensive graphics regarding the analysis of locks and safes for evidence of both covert and
forced entry, as well as discussions relating to insurance fraud.
If you are interested in the history of locks and safes since their initial
development, then you will find equally interesting the edited versions of two of the world's most
comprehensive works on the subject. These were written by George
Price and Alfred C. Hobbs more
than one hundred and fifty years ago. They have been rewritten and edited by the author.
Also rewritten is the small handbook entitled The
Art of Manipulation. This classic manual was perhaps the first to describe the method of opening a
combination lock by manipulation, and was written in 1955.
If you work for a government agency, are an investigator, or criminalist,
you will find LSS+ to be a rich source of information regarding locks and safes, and their bypass.
Detailed information, complemented by extensive audio and video, detail many of the tools that are
available for covertly bypassing high security locking mechanisms. Equally comprehensive information is
provided regarding the tools and techniques of forced entry. The government version of LSS+ will
only be sold to government agencies. A network license may be obtained from the author.
Version 4.05 (2002 release)
Version 5.0 (2004 release)
Updates (July 15, 2008)
AND UPDATE POLICY
to LSS+ by the author
of the LSS+ series and availability
Discs: A description of each security level
and where to order LSS+
you have received a Preview Copy of LSS+
to register your copy of LSS+ and obtain an UNLOCK CODE
you have already purchased a copy of Locks, Safes, and Security
INSTALLATION AND UNLOCK CODES
Three versions of LSS+
have been issued since 2002: 4.05, 5.0, 5.1. A 2010 version will
be released in 2010 as well. Beginning in 2008 (Version 5.1) two
different unlock codes were required to open the software. You
must generate a challenge key for BOTH the 2006 and 2008 licenses
for Locksmith, Government, or Dame, and High Security Supplement.
This is due to increase security requirements and updates in 2008.
Please see the detailed tutorial for instructions on how to
generate the license keys and receive an unlock code.
2008 INSTALLATION, which includes information for LSS2008, DAME,
and the HIGH SECURITY SUPPLEMENT
2007 DVD UPDATE NOTES: For
DAME and LSS+ installations from DVD issued 9/15/2007
Version 5.0 Installing
the software (2004 Version only)
There have been four
versions of DAME issued since 2004. The first two versions were
contained on two CDs, identified as LSS501 and LSS502. In 2007,
the files were issued on one DVD, but the file structure was
retained. In the 2010 edition, both LSS501 and LSS502 are present,
as well. The installation files have changed to accommodate Vista
and Windows 7 operating systems. The 2010 edition contains 79
video files. It was issued on July 10, 2010.
NOTE: THE DAME
2010 EDITION IS COMPATIBLE WITH ALL MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEMS. There
is a table of contents pdf included with the disk, and on-line.
OLDER VERSIONS OF
DAME 2007 Tutorial
DAME 5.0 (2-disk CD version): Install
software and obtain and unlock code
EXHIBIT and MULTIMEDIA FILES LISTING for LSS+2008
Master List of Video Files
EXHIBIT and MULTIMEDIA FILES LISTING for Version 5.0 (Pre-2008)
listing of video files
and popup screens
and Exhibits: Designations new and old
coding of hyperlinks
NAVIGATION and SEARCHES
around the Infobase: navigation tools
tools: finding information
and record numbers
listing of video files
about multimedia files
icons and links to other Infobases
files: Windows media player
and external multimedia files