Red Team Kit Pro and RFidler Now Available At DerbyCon!

Posted on September 25, 2014 by Rift Recon


Rift Recon is thrilled to announce that the Red Team Kit Pro and RFidler will be available for purchase at DerbyCon 4.0: “Family Rootz” today through Sunday September 28th! Attendees can get hooked up via Hacker Warehouse, our very first authorized reseller. Don’t delay!

Posted in derbycon, gear, hacker news, redteam, RFIDler

Review Rift Recon Gear From Near or Far!

Posted on September 09, 2014 by Rift Recon

We’ve rolled out a brand new feature in our store, and we can’t wait for you to utilize it! Introducing: The Customer Review Form!


Not only will you be able to review your favorite products, but you also will be able to see what other customers are saying about them before you purchase! We want to continue to facilitate a supportive, synergetic community and offer you the highest-quality products available, and we know you can help us do that.

Additionally, should you be interested in publishing more thorough print or video reviews of our gear, simply email [email protected] and we’ll send you our review guidelines! We’re particularly interested in hearing from fellow researchers, former military and private security detail contractors, and computer and hardware hackers who have a significant social media impact. We can’t wait to hear from you!

- Arianna Travaglini

Executive Assistant at Rift Recon

Posted in community, customer satisfaction, gear, product review

Pick Set ZIEH-FIX Pick Needle Set “Novum" Review

Posted on July 16, 2013 by Shopify API


For a mere 96 pounds you could be the proud owner of what looks like a compact pickset - the German made Pick Set ZIEH-FIX Pick Needle Set “Novum” But upon further examination it turns out this pickset is not what it appears to be at all. This is a manual Electronic Pick Gun (EPG).

That is to say, it has 13 different interchangeable tips (3 of each) and one common handle, and ALL of these tips are designed for raking, strong up and down motions. NONE of these tips are designed for the slower techniques used with most manual lockpicks. Also, these 39 tips will likely fit into your EPG that you may currently own.

So what makes this different than your EPG, no batteries… It’s man powered, if you will. Other than the 39 pick tips (13 different types) you will receive 1 tension wrench, 1 allen wrench and 1 brass handle.

To use this tool, you loosen the knurled nut on the brass handle and insert one of the pick tips, then you must tighten the knurled nut as tight as you can and insert the tip into any lock you wish to open. And rapidly shake this tool, up and down until the lock succumbs to your tireless efforts. You should use quite a bit for force when shaking the tool, the tips may seem weak but they are made of Hardened stainless steel, so they can take a beating… Plus you have 3 of each so it’s ok to break one.

If you were to ask my personal opinion of this tool I would have to rate it a solid 3.5 out of 5. I don’t rake much so I would love to have a few normal hooks with the set, but when raking this tool does work great. It is quieter than an EPG or manual pick gun, also smaller and overall more covert but of course requires more effort from the user.

The picks are strong for what they are and you have the largest variety of rakes in any one set that I have ever seen. But my biggest complaint is that there is only ONE tension wrench. I always say the tensor is as important (if not more) than the pick, not every lock fits 1 tensor… So add yourself a couple more tensors and you have yourself a nice, quick, covert rake set.

These tools can be found at Amazon and a few other locksmith tool retailers.

-James Butler

Posted in gear, lockpicking, review, riftrecon, tools