about us



Lock  Defeat Technology LLC is owned and operated by Phil Shearer of Hanover,  MA USA, who has been a safe technician for 45 years.  Mr Shearer  was  recognized at an early age as an industry trend-setter by his designs  and methods.  He began teaching regional safe classes in the 1970s and  1980s for the Massachusetts Locksmiths Association and Yankee Security  Convention.  His expertise was recognized on a national level by  Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) and the Safe & Vault  Technicians Association (SAVTA).  He taught over 50 days of classes for  15 years for the Savta convention.
In 1989 and 1990,  Mr. Shearer won the expert division of the Lockmaster's International  manipulation contest, which is the ability to determine a safe  combination by just turning the dial without any additional tools. Mr  Shearer was a technical writer for the Savta magazine for many years.   In 1996, Mr. Shearer was inducted into the prestigious Safe & Vault  Hall of Fame for his contributions to the industry. Since then he has  continued to teach  classes at an international level on various  subjects.
Lock Defeat Technology continues to provide  consulting for many different organizations and companies for all phases  of lock & safe performance and vulnerabilities. Mr. Shearer has  continued to be an in-the-field safe technician which allows him to find  solutions to the problems facing other technicians. His innovative tool  designs allow other technicians to perform an opening more  professionally and more cost effectively.