This is the third in a series of articles on the ability to rapidly compromise the security of mechanical locks, using electro-pick guns and the Sputnik  tool developed by a burglar in Germany about thirty years ago (and that is still one of the most effective in opening pin tumbler cylinders). The tools were demonstrated at a recent meeting of locksmiths and security experts in the Czech Republic and graphically illustrate the need for multiple layers of security so that locks are not the only protection that is relied upon against entry. Motor vehicles have always been a target for many reasons and by many diverse groups. The most obvious are thieves who want your valuables that you leave inside, as well as accessories, airbags, radios, stereos, and other items. Auto theft is also a significant problem in many parts of the world and sophisticated gangs are quite adept at stealing cars, trucks, SUVs and just about anything that moves on highways. But thieves are not the only ones that want to get into vehicles. Law enforcement, anti-terrorism units, repossessors, tow-truck companies and locksmiths also have different motives for accessing your vehicle. Government agencies emplo...