Tactical Entry Level One



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Tactical Entry

Course Description

This 5-day course provides the student with the tools and knowledge necessary to Surreptitious, Covertly and with some Forced Entry Techniques defeat most locking systems. Through lecture and laboratory participation, this course examines a variety of pin tumbler, wafer and combination locks.
Students will learn picking skills, lock impressioning skills, combination lock manipulation skills, key clamming skills, bypass skills and more.

-- Lecture/Classroom 8:00
-- Laboratory 16:00
-- Practical Excercise 16:00

Who Should Attend

The ideal students for this training are those that may need to gain entry quietly and without being noticed such as:
- Law Enforcement - Military Police - Special Ops
Or those organizations wanting to train their Security Staff to inspect their own security for unauthorized entry or egress. These individuals may be:
- Facility Security Officers - Security Managers - Security Consultants

Due to the nature of certain LSI courses, some applicants may not be permitted enrollment.


Identify pin tumbler locks and wafer locks both foreign and domestic.
Identify a multitude of defeat/bypass tools and related equipment.
Determine the Handing and Function of Doors and Locks.
Understand and apply the correct procedures to defeat these locks.
Identify various aids and tools used to make key blanks and key replication.
Be more than competent in the use of these various aids and tools.

The student will be able to identify the Target lock (s), the doors or hardware that these locks are on and determine the best method of defeat or bypass. Enter the target facility, take control of the asset and exit the target facility without leaving evidence of the entry.

Subjects Covered

Basic Locksmithing Skills
Lock Picking
Lock Impressioning
Pin Tumbler Bumping
Decoding Pin Tumblers
Decoding Wafers
Clamming Keys and Decoding
Photography of Keys and Decoding
Duplicating Keys with Files
Duplicating Keys with Key Duplicating Machines
Code Cutting Keys with Files
Code Cutting Keys with Key Code Machines
Defeating Padlocks
Hydraulic Cutters
Safe and Padlock Manipulation
Pushbutton Lock Manipulation
Lever Lock Picking
Offensive Surveys and Casing

Course Includes
Tactical Entry Level One Manual
Extensive Tool Kit


Course Benefits
Covers KSA Requirements for: OPM Grade 9 Locksmith  
  NEC 9583 Locksmith    
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA)
• Did you know that many of LSI's classes cover the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) requirements in accordance with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Federal Wage System Job Grading Standard for Locksmithing, 4804.
• Many classes also cover the Knowledge, Skills & Ability requirements for Navy Enlistment Classification (NEC) 9583, Locksmith.
Recommended Courses for Rapid Advancement
-- Access Control 10 Day Course 4 Credit Hours  
-- Hotel Locks 5 Day Course    
-- Comprehensive Security Specialist 10 Day Course 4 Credit Hours  

Course Details

Length: 5 Days
Course #: LSI 165
Prerequisite: None
Credits: NA


Tuition: $2,500.
Optional College Credit Fee: Call
Initial (1 Time) Enrollment Fee: $100.

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