AO Specific Foreign Locks : 10 Days

This course provides comprehensive principles and techniques to effectively defeat foreign locks. AO Specific Foreign Locks provides the student with the ability to go against locks from their Area of Operations. Focus is on lock bypass and opening techniques that are directed specifically towards foreign lock design and manufacture. Entry principles can be used to further refine target information and exploit target vulnerabilities in the operational environment. Focus is on mitigating the potential risk to a tactical operation. Proprietary Security and Surveillance Group equipment is utilized in this course and will become the property of the student.


Topics to be covered in this class include:
  • Situational Awareness
  • Covert Entry Operations
  • Basic Technical Surveillance Countermeasures
  • Surveillance and Surveillance Detection Refresher
  • Close Target Recce Principles
  • Lock Identification
  • Lever Locks
  • Mechanical Locks
  • High-security Locks
  • Access Control Devices
  • Key and Lock Decoding
  • Key Machine Operation
  • Lock Decoding
  • Lock Defeat
  • Basic Electricity and Electronics
  • Basic Telephony
  • Foreign Alarm System Design
  • Digital Image Capture
  • Foreign Alarm System Installation
  • Foreign Alarm System Programming
  • Foreign Alarm System Troubleshooting
  • Target Analysis
  • Site Access Control
  • Foreign Alarm System Vulnerabilities
  • Foreign Alarm Defeat
  • Foreign Alarm Bypass
  • Computer Exploitation Techniques



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Course Length: 10 Days

Course Materials: Text Books • The Security and Surveillance Group classroom book • Situational Awareness, tactical decision/judgment theory and research • Third Party Awareness literature • Various Tool Set options -Coordinate during course request.

Most courses and their content are provided to selective government agencies whose personnel have a "need to know" and whose personnel practice the disciplines taught by the TOSS group in an operational environment.

For more information on any of these courses, please contact David J. Kline or Joel D. Davis at (970)798-7776, fax (970)798-7773, or e-mail to




Course Benefits and Description:

This course is designed to train qualified military operators, intelligence operators, and law enforcement personnel in advanced techniques of AO Specific Foreign Locks. This course has classroom and extensive street practical exercises to ensure that covert entry skills are clearly understood, properly applied, and tested. The class will be required to conduct three covert entry operations while simulating operational conditions from their AO. The course will culminate with a long-term Full Mission Profile that tests the class in all of the course skill-sets.

Also Available:
Entry Refresher Exercises—5 Days

The Security and Surveillance Group Entry courses are a pre-requisite. Entry Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) are perishable skills. Additionally, technological innovations continue to outpace the ability of most operational units to stay current. The Security and Surveillance Group offers refresher exercises so previous graduates of our Entry Courses can conduct covert entry operations while they are coached by Security and Surveillance Group professionals. Field Training Exercises (FTX) are conducted under operational conditions in order to allow units to address operational shortfalls in a forgiving environment.