Sacramento – Safe Autodialers and Combination Guessing

Autodialers - Autodialers are machines that can run through upwards thousands of combinations until they find a match. These machines are usually for specific lock types. There are also lock manipulation devices that are aided by computers. These are similar to autodialers, but they are able to listen to the lock and make logical decisions. Guessing the Combination - A surprising amount of safes can be opened by guessing the...

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Sacramento – Scoping a Safe
Nov25

Sacramento – Scoping a Safe

If a locksmith technician cannot manipulate a safe, or a safe contains glass re-lockers, scoping a safe is a practical solution. When scoping a safe, a borescope is needed. A borescope is a tube (either flexible or rigid) equipped with optical fibers and a magnified eye-piece. Once a hole is drilled into a safe, the locksmith technician will insert the borescope into the hole, which enables them to observe a specific component of the...

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Sacramento Safe Combination Manipulation
Nov11

Sacramento Safe Combination Manipulation

One of the most tightly kept secrets of professional locksmithing is the art of lock manipulation. With this technique, Locksmiths attempt to figure out the combination of the safe, so they can open it without damaging it. Certain rotary lock combinations can be discovered by sound or feel. More complex safes add security by using lightweight wheels. False tumbler notches, or serrated wheels, make safe lock combinations tougher to...

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Sacramento Safe Drilling
Nov07

Sacramento Safe Drilling

Sacramento Safe Drilling When skilled locksmiths are unable to crack a safe, sometimes drilling is required to either bypass or observe the lock mechanism. Because of this, drill-point diagrams are published by manufacturers for specific safe models. Locksmiths and safe manufacturers ensure these diagrams do not end up in the wrong hands, as drilling locks is commonly used in burglary attempts. With observational safe openings, a hole...

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