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Choosing The Right Lubricant

By tcrown | May 27, 2020

The devil is in the details – like getting the right lubrication for the job. The wrong lubricant can tank your entire mission. That’s why we recommend a PTFE lubricant in a solvent base for physical security assessments. While WD-40 is extremely popular, it is suboptimal for our use case, as it is not a…

Rift Recon Reserve Collection Pocket Pick Kit

The Pocket Pick Kit from the Rift Recon Reserve Collection

By tcrown | May 20, 2020

We’re proud to announce the launch of the first item in the Rift Recon Reserve Collection (R3C) – The Pocket Pick Kit (PPK). Exclusively available from Rift Recon, the PPK is designed in-house and made in the USA. These laser-cut titanium picks are a premium set that marry functionality with aesthetics. Every element of these…

Introducing: The 7&8 Pin Tubular Pick – Now Included With Red Team Kit Toolset

By Info | February 29, 2020

The 7&8 Pin Tubular Pick is a sweet tool: Instead of skipping over tubular locks (which we encounter fairly common in the field) during an audit, picking becomes a simple task. Lighten your loadout. With the 7&8 Pin Tubular Pick you no longer need to carry two devices. Now cabinets, soda machines, arcade cabinets, a…

Introducing: The Rift Recon Under The Door Tool 2.0

By Info | February 27, 2020

The Under The Door Tool has one use, and its execution is swift and faultless: It goes underneath a door and pulls open a door handle from the inside. The Under The Door Tool is a professional industry standard that utilizes the implementation of United States requirements that door hardware be compliant to regulations for user-safety…

Introducing the Red Team Kit Micro

By Info | February 27, 2020

At seven years and counting, Rift Recon has done our best to establish ourselves as an innovative force in what we see as a market in need.  After working from feedback provided by numerous security professionals and performing extensive in-house testing, we decided that now is the time to reveal what we’ve been working on…

Now Buy Emergency Handcuff Keys in Bulk!

By Info | February 27, 2020

Exciting news! We will now be offering our Emergency Handcuff Keys, one of our customer favorites, at larger order volumes! Previously only offered in pairs, you can now purchase 1 unit for 5.95, 2 for 9.95, 4 for 18.95, 10 for 45.95, and 20 for 79.95. The strong universal handcuff key sits in the center of…

Introducing the Rift Recon Shove Knife

By Info | February 27, 2020

This classic bypass tool, previously only sold as part of our exclusive Red Team Kit, is now available separately! Widely used by firefighters to gain entry to indoor residential and office lock key ways, it acts by reaching through to act on elements beyond the pins. It’s excellent for opening commonly used filing cabinets as well. It’s…

Rift Recon’s Art of Escape Featured in Black Belt Magazine

By Info | September 5, 2018

Best-selling American novelist Barry Eisler was an exceedingly precocious student in one of the first Rift Recon Art of Escape courses last year in San Francisco. Unbeknownst to us at the time, Eisler was not just hungry for knowledge – he was ravenous. The Art of Escape was only one in a long series of defense and…

Art of Escape Featured in ILOC

By Info | September 5, 2018

Investigative Locksmith Brian Denyer has been writing and illustrating articles about antique locks, restraints, and methods of escape for Canada’s Institutional Locksmiths Organization of Canada (ILOC) since its inception. ILOC is a national not-for-profit trade organization with members across North America, and was created to help fill a void in the Institutional and In-House Locksmith and…

Rift Recon Shows Executives How to Get Their Hands Dirty

By Info | September 5, 2018

Rift Recon trainers teamed up with an exclusive cache of forward-thinkers in the start-up and financial industries to offer a “micro” version of our renowned Art of Escape training. The unique urban escape and evasion workshop was sponsored by innovative venture capital organization Ribbit Capital and covered basic lockpicking techniques as well as restraint-escape tactics. This intimate…

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