Sparrows Euro Drivers Cam Turners

I bought these Sparrows Euro Drivers Cam Turners a few months back and honestly, wasn’t expecting them to work on most locks but was pleasantly surprised. Where I work a lot of the locked doors are also fire exits so they tend to have thumb turns on a lot of the doors and for me, 90% of them are vulnerable to this little tool.

Generally, the ones that I’ve failed to use this tool on are a very high grade and tend to have anti-drill and snap features too so its to be expected at that level I’d like to think. That said all of the locks in the video are 6 pins with security pins inside so it’s not like they are low grade.

It did take me a few attempts to get the hang of this tool, as I show in the video placement of the tool and adding a bit of downward tension whilst turning is key to getting it to work. Once you get the hang of it it’s extremely quick and easy to use!

Getting started with OpenWrt

We’ve created a lot of videos on installing OpenWrt and never really touched the subject of what to do after. OpenWrt can be a bit of a beast when you first get to grips with it because it’s so “Open” (Excuse the pun!) it has so many setting it can seem very overwhelming so we wanted to start to tackle some of the first steps to make it a bit easier for newcomers.

Before I start the video is assuming you have Luci installed which is the name for the OpenWrt’s web interface. If you haven’t when you go to you won’t you will get an error. To fix this use these commands on any OS:

ssh [email protected]

(When asked type yes)

opkg update

opkg install luci


After that, you should be able to log in, also as I mentioned in the video you may need to clear your cache if you have problems logging in.

We hope to make this into a bit of a series to try to cover all the basics of setting up your OpenWrt router so if you have suggestions of things you want us to cover in the next videos leave us a comment and we will try to make for you!