Under The Door Tool - Briefcase Coiled

The Under the Door Tool 2.0 is designed to open lever handle doors, commonly found in commercial buildings (hotels, office buildings, etc.), from the outside by reaching under the door. It works via the following 3-step process:   Step 1. Insert tool under the door. Step 2. Work tool over the latch.  Step 3. Pull…

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Medeco Lubricant One

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…

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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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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. We’ll be hosting this Art of Escape in Amsterdam at Hack in the…

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Tomorrow kicks off the seventh annual Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) hosted by the Human Rights Foundation (HRF), a non-profit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. At last year’s revolutionary conference Rift Recon traveled across the world to present a comprehensive security workshop to the crowds of rights…

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Rift Recon is to offer their first large-scale urban escape and evasion training of the New Year to those attending InfoSec Southwest in Austin, TX on April 8th-10th. “We’re talking about an entirely new terrain with entirely new challenges. The Austin playing field will be unparalleled to what any Art of Escape participant has experienced…

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….and you should too! For those of you not in the know, the #31c3 conference known as the 31st Chaos Communication Congress is hosted by the oldest hacking group in Germany the CCC (Chaos Computer Club). I myself have almost attended every winter for the last 10 years but had to skip this year because…

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It seems like just yesterday that Rift Recon ran its first Art of Escape training in San Francisco, and yet last weekend marked the fourth Bay Area urban escape and evasion course. An entirely new group of enthusiastic, determined students embarked on three days of growth and development, with a healthy dose of apprehension mixed…

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Back in May of this year, Rift Recon CEO Eric Michaud and Lead Trainer Brian O’Shea were poised to present a comprehensive security workshop geared toward protecting high-risk individuals in possession of sensitive information at the 2014 Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF). When a hotel union labor strike unexpectedly occurred, the conference was postponed until October…

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Over the past few months Rift Recon has been steadily working to expand and improve upon our Art of Escape trainings. We did extensive market research, brought fresh team members on board, trademarked The Art of Escape as a brand, secured its very own domain name at “www.artofescape.com”, and have been structuring an extensive soon-to-be-released…

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