Locks are deemed un-pickable based on sheer rarity, innovation and originality. Any lock can come under fire once they’ve been hailed in the public’s view – even the four mentioned above. Going around saying that a lock is un-pickable is a surefire way to wind up eating your words. However, the rarity of these locks alone may preserve their titles for a time. Even if a gutsy upstart wanted to prove the un-pickable label improper, they’d first need to get their hands on the lock to begin with. And that’s no small feat, especially the Shi-He-Chi-Me U-lock. Who knows? You yourself may possess a lock that no one knows anything about. In that case, your lock may be the most ‘unpickable’ of them all.
Now, don’t get so starry-eyed with locks that you forget their purpose. Locks are intended to provide security, and there are more ways for a criminal to compromise yours than through the front door. The end goal is to be safe from attacks, so make sure to do your due diligence, across the board, and you’ll be fine.
Having a lock that cannot be picked means that the method to pick your lock is not readily available. The lock can still be forced open with destructive entry, or simply picked sometime in the future. Your locks are one of the many ways to deter crime, but homes still have windows and doors. A laser focus on control will only remind you of the things you have no power in stopping. That being said, it is better to be prepared than it is to rely on the goodwill of others. Do what you can to secure your property, but do so with the knowledge that security changes with the advancement of knowledge.