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    Pistol safe opened with a paper clip.





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    Quote Originally Posted by G3G26 View Post
    Pistol safe opened with a paper clip.
    Reminds me when I was in college ...
    A bunch of us young married couples got sitters for the kids and all went out for a little time off from kids and school. When we got back, my ex-brother-in-law's son (about 5 or 6 YO), had found whatever he could to completely take apart one of the old mechanical alarm clocks. And I mean COMPLETELY! LOL His Dad kind of wanted to whup is little hind-end ... but was also proud that he figured out how to do it - and then put all the pieces very neatly all over their bed.

    He probably wouldn't take but a second to get in this safe.
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    Is a Sentry really considered a safe?

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    It's not just Sentry......the magnet is used to moved the pin inside the lock. These pins are on electronic and dial locks. Most new safes today have electronic locks.

    If you move upscale a tid bit, you can get EMP protected electronic locks. There are also EMP protected locks and there are combo EMP protected electronic locks with built in dial locks. Those are moving upscale as well.

    This time last year, I was heavily involved in the "study" phase of selecting my new safe features, so I was educating myself on safe features including locks. I was amazed at how far some companies go to make their wares 'seem' safe, but are really not any better than a cheap brand.

    It's all in the steel, how much, what kind and the lock mechanism, along with the lock, not just the lock itself. Then fire proofing and seals that keep smoke/water out if the fire is contained or your house ends up flooded for some reason.

    In the end, I learned how fast a 'good' safe can add up. The best way to save money on the front end is paint and lock and interior materials. Those things can be changed later. Quality steel, thickness of it and strategic locations to add thickness are paramount.

    Add: it's amazing how easy it is to change locks as well providing it's done right on the front end (when you have it built).
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    Although it's highly likely that Thomas Crown could break into my safe, I'll accept the odds that ol' Thomas won't show up in my condo.

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    You gotta love videos like this. They also teach thieves how to steal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyrtwuck View Post
    You gotta love videos like this. They also teach thieves how to steal.
    That they do!
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    Both my safes have Lagard 3330 tumbler locks. They are also completely framed around (glued and screwed with Torx) and located inside closets with dead bolts with steel exterior doors. Makes it extremely difficult to pry on, because you can't get leverage, or ripping them out. The alarm system is wifi and located inside the attack. Short of a $16,000, plus $1,500 installation, weighing in at 5,400 lb, Grauffunder, anything can be defeated given enough time. Here is an excellent article, Friend of mine had a safe core bolted to the slab against an exterior wall. The thugs used a concrete saw to cut thru from the outside, and drug it out with a wrecker on chains. Found it way out in the desert with the top cut off with a plasma torch.

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