How a Locksmith Breaks a $250 Safe

Locksmith uses a sock and a magnet to break safe – then video clip goes viral

“…So, anything you buy in Home Depot… any safe, in Walmart, Costco… Staples, Canadian Tire, it’s all crap! We can open them in less than ten seconds [some of them]…”

Meet Terry Whin-Yates, the President of Mr. Locksmith. He is a professional locksmith like our fellows in Dublin. Only in Canada instead of Tallaght or the centre of Dublin. He has a popular YouTube channel under the alias of Mr. Locksmith, his company’s name. His channel has 38,120 subscribers, with an average of 8,000 viewers per clip.

Some of which have gone viral, with over 100,000 viewers for some clips. A clip posted on the 02 February 2016 passed the one million mark over the space of a fortnight. It is the YouTube clip at the top of this post.

How safe is your safe?

In junk mail or betwixt the colour sections of your favourite newspaper, you sometimes see mail order booklets for home and garden products. Alongside the usual merchandise you sometimes see a miniature safe within its pages. The blurb extols its fireproofing qualities and security. Then you find it’s under £50.00. At that price, you think it’s a steal. So you order it, wait for it, then screw it to the back of the wall and place your valuables inside, in good faith that nobody could enter your safe.

Mr. Whin-Yates’ demonstration proved one point: anything less than £175 may be vulnerable to thieves. With the demonstration, he found how the safe’s security could be compromised with two very basic items.

Instead of trying to memorise the combination code, a rare earth magnet and a sock scuppered the electronic sentry safe’s security. How did that happen? The rare earth magnet and sock triggered the nickel solenoid locking system.

The moral of the story is…

We at JR Security Devices, our locksmiths in Dublin suggest you shouldn’t skimp on your safes. As a supplier of security devices offering locksmith services, we can tell a stinker of a safe from a mile off. We know, having fitted, repaired and opened a few safes in our time.

If you’re looking for a decent safe for the home or the office, why not talk to us first? Call us on 086 025 5953 (our 24 hour number) or 01 661 1489 (during shop opening hours). We’ll be delighted to be of service.

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JR Security Devices, 06 October 2016.