Rift Recon

INTRODUCING: THE RIFT RECON SHOVE KNIFE

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 durable, lightweight, discreet, and made of high quality materials. It allows the handler to gain fast, damage-free access, and works from either side of the door it’s applied to.

This should be the last shove knife you’ll ever need!

Only $14.95 – 10% off if you’re a Rift Recon newsletter subscriber!

  • 300 Full Hard Stainless metal body
  • Never Rusts
  • Black PVC handle non-slip handle
  • 1 inch wide by 10 inches long
  • No rough edges (no need to re-sheath)
  • Made in the USAWant to review the Shove Knife? Email Arianna Travaglini at [email protected]

NOW BUY EMERGENCY HANDCUFF KEYS IN BULK!

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 a black plastic nylon ring, where it can be easily snapped out and put to use. The key’s material is filled with 40% glass fiber fill to strengthen the key and prevent breakage, so you can rest assured the only parts that break are the ones you want to. Its tiny, lightweight disc is easily sewn into coats, dresses, bras, trousers, and skirts, socks (yes, it’s that light), and it can also be woven into shoelaces, onto purse straps, and more.

As always, if you need more than 20 Emergency Handcuff Keys, you can contact [email protected] for special pricing.


RIFT RECON’S ART OF ESCAPE FEATURED IN BLACK BELT MAGAZINE

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 survival trainings that Eisler embarked on, and he recently published a comprehensive piece in Black Belt Magazine detailing his experiences. For the entire story, be sure to pick up a print copy of Black Belt or subscribe today!

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ART OF ESCAPE FEATURED IN ILOC

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 Security communities. The group shares resources, facilitates professional communication and support, conducts trainings and seminars, and publishes a quarterly magazine available for free to the general public.

 

In the Summer 2015 issue, Denyer wrote a comprehensive investigative article on Urban Kidnapping and Hostage Escape. He covers specialized personal safety training for potential targets, gathering counter intelligence for escape from the hostage team, how to stay free through security awareness, and much more. Denyer conferred with Rift Recon during the research phase of his article preparation, and we’re honored to be listed among valued sources and resources. Specifically cited are Rift’s Urban Escape and Evasion (UEE) classes, including the renowned Art of Escape course.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue of ILOC’s magazine as much as we did! Scroll forward to Page 9 for the beginning of Brian’s article!

– Arianna Travaglini

Executive Assistant at Rift Recon


INTRODUCING THE RED TEAM KIT MICRO

At almost three 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 getting notes from countless security auditors, testing numerous products ourselves and excising inefficiencies, we decided that now is the time to reveal what we’ve been working on for so long:

Introducing the Red Team Kit Micro, in partnership with Hard Case Survival.

What makes the Red Team Kit Micro so special is a number of significant, intentional choices in design. It’s exceptionally versatile, and is both our smallest and most accessible kit yet. We know you’ll fall in love with it!

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The RTK Micro Includes:

  • Custom Cordura bag that blends in with all your normal gear, and even most formal wear!
  • Removable velcro retention loops and pockets for a variety of tools: Which means if you don’t need a tool or need more space, TAKE IT OUT!
  • New tools like the American Padlock 700/2000 series bypass, Brockhage Pick Gun,  Bump Hammer w/ Rift Recon Basic Bump Keys, and many more!
  • Padded carry handles for all day and night use!

Enjoy fast, flexible shipping and packaging options:

  • Ships in a FedEx Flat Rate box!
  • Upgradeable!
  • Unlike our other more complex RTKs, the Micro ships within a few days. Often an order can be processed overnight!

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Our philosophy at Rift Recon is “Everything you need, nothing you don’t”, which goes to say that if we don’t use it, why should we press you to? You’ll never be coerced into purchasing anything excessive or arbitrary; you’ll always see actionable use for the tools and kits we provide. We do hope you enjoy our new kit as much as we already do, and we welcome your reviews and feedback at [email protected]

The Red Team Kit Micro is available to buy here, and ship today.


RIFT RECON SHOWS EXECUTIVES HOW TO GET THEIR HANDS DIRTY

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 gathering was one of a few private functions Rift has been offering on a limited basis to corporations and organizations interested in buffing up their security competency as necessitated by their individual professional demands. Lucky for the attendees, it’s just as much work as it is play, and fun was had by all!

To book Rift trainers for your next team-building workshop, employee security consultation, or custom group skill acquisition, email [email protected]


A little spring cleaning at Rift

Hi Everyone,

Eric here! We’ve silently been getting ready for some exciting projects but today I wanted to share some updates.

Spring Cleaning!

Overhaul: The main site will be undergoing some big changes. The blog and content will move to a different page but will still go out over Twitter and other social media platforms so don’t worry about staying up to date!

Flow: We’ll be reviewing and clearing up our online sites for cohesiveness and continuity.

Design: Our store at http://shop.riftrecon.com is going to get a sprucing up. We’ve gotten a lot of great customers give us feedback over the years and we want to make sure everyone has a great experience. So when you go to the site today you’ll see the front page organized and re-formatted.

New Products and Branding

New Products: We’re designing and reviewing new products! They will be hitting the store soon and we’ll keep you updated with newsletter emails so don’t forget to sign up! We’re also working up a special restricted product selection for verified customers to wow your clients with. So stay tuned…

Branding: Art of Escape as it’s a bit of a wild card in regards to our branding with Rift. Rift being about entry and AoE being about escape so we’ll be moving AoE to it’s own domain. It will have it’s own focus on services and products giving you, what we believe, a better customer experience in both realms.

Civilian Classes and Training:….and lastly we’re extremely excited to announce we will be listing new trainings and services! We’ve been talking with a lot of our peers in the security industry and consistently hear requests for courses. So we’ve listened! We’ve been putting our heads together so expect a variety of classes and trainings. Dates to be announced!

Stay tuned,

-Eric.

P.S. We have shot a lot of product video in the past that haven’t been released. Here’s one of them! Aaron, a colleague of ours, shot this humorous test video for our Escape Ring check it out here: Aaron’s Escape Ring Test Footage.


Art of Escape – Hack In the Box – Amsterdam

For those of you of following us, you will know that we haven’t had a international edition of Art of Escape yet. Well now I’m here to tell you is the first time we’re going to do it, and we’re quite excited.

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We’ll be hosting this Art of Escape in Amsterdam at Hack in the Box a well regarded information security conference which has asked us to host the Art of Escape at their upcoming event in May on May 23rd for 3 days. This will be a interesting event for us as we’re now going to be doing this in a new city and with a specific focus on travel security.

Tickets are now available at the URL below:

https://conference.hitb.org/hitbsecconf2016ams/sessions/3day-training-artofescape/


The Next Art of Escape – Coming Soon

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Hi Everyone,

It’s been a loooong while since we’ve hosted a public Art of Escape training. It’s getting on to be a year. We have been inundated with requests to run another public AoE for some time but we’ve been pulled in different directions as Rift Recon is a growing company, and putting on private Art of Escapes for companies. 

Another direction that we’ve been pulled is my other new venture Dark Sum a Darknet indexing company that was born out of research here at Rift Recon and tested in DARPA MEMEX. So it just hasn’t left much time in the day for us. 

So why am I writing this post exactly? The title does say “The Next Art of Escape – Coming Soon”. Well I’ll tell you, we are curious to hear from you, our customers, fans, and colleagues when would the next AoE suit you?!

As Art of Escape takes time to roll out and setup because of the resource intensive nature (this doesn’t go into cost (which is going up), a future post will explain why and how it’s needed to keep exceeding your expectations), we are curious when you want to do it.`

So to help us figure this out (or we’ll just pick a random date), go to this link here: Art of Escape – Coming Soon and fill in the Out of Stock window when it pops up. As requests come in we’ll send out a questionnaire to ask when you are available to attend the next Art of Escape in San Francisco.

We’re targeting the public class to be Q1 2016.

We look forward to hearing from you so don’t hesitate to click this link: Art of Escape – Coming Soon

Just remember this: You come in a target, you leave a harder target.

Warm Regards,

Eric Michaud

CEO/Founder

P.S. As people have noted many times to us Rift Recon and Art of Escape are slightly different animals so we have purchased Art of Escape . com (www.artofescape.com).

It’s not determined yet when we’ll be pushing a separation of branding between Rift Recon/Art of Escape related goods, services, and branding but it will happen in the future.


Rift Recon Shows Executives How to Get Their Hands Dirty

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Last week 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 gathering was one of a few private functions Rift has been offering on a limited basis to corporations and organizations interested in buffing up their security competency as necessitated by their individual professional demands. Lucky for the attendees, it’s just as much work as it is play, and fun was had by all!

To book Rift trainers for your next team-building workshop, employee security consultation, or custom group skill acquisition, email [email protected]

About Ribbit Capital

Ribbit Capital is a new venture capital organization with one single, relentless mission: to change the world of finance. They have raised a bunch of money to invest in entrepreneurs who see
finance with the same hungry eye for change with which others have
looked at commerce, networking and gaming. Their goal isn’t just to write checks. It’s to deposit and grow ideas. They are deeply knowledgeable about the complexities of building financial
businesses, and will share their experience with ambitious entrepreneurs. For more information, visit their website.

– Arianna Travaglini

Executive Assistant at Rift Recon

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