Hmm. That’s not supposed to happen like that. And yet this gun safe—a GunVault GVB1000 approved by the California Department of Justice that uses a biometric fingerprint sensor to unlock itself—can be easily opened with just a paperclip. It’s a method that simply involves tricking the bypass lock to open the latch.
Here’s a nice little exploded and dissected visualization of a modern safe. For this particular model, over 500 parts are used to make up the impenetrable box with 26 hardened steel bolts keeping things shut tight. It’s also fireproof to up to 1200 degrees and has a lock with 1.2 million possible combinations.
Safes and locks and other security measures of that nature? They’re all eventually doomed because they’re designed to open. It’s just a matter of how long it takes. With the help of rare earth magnets, it takes just seconds. Here is Mr. Locksmith demonstrating how a rare earth magnet can exploit the nickel piece in…
I just spent two weeks in the Philippines, a place The Department of State deems dangerous and warns that “U.S. citizens should continue to exercise extreme caution if traveling to certain regions and cities.” Here’s why it wasn’t scary, and why you should plan to island-hop as soon as possible!
In a random hallway inside the KFC headquarters, inside their legal department, across from a copy machine, next to a shelf that stores three stacks of paper and possibly the saddest Keurig machine in existence is... a broom closet. Or well, that's what it looks like. It's actually the vault that hides KFC's biggest…
It might not look much, with its plain 3D printed arms and cables hanging free, but this little guy can punch well above its weight. Made up of components worth an estimated $150, this auto-dialler can do the same job as a machine worth tens of thousands: it can crack a safe.
ROSAT, the latest manmade object to fall from the heavens and threaten humanity's safety, has apparently burned up in Earth's atmosphere. The 1 in 2,000 chance of death from above we had all feared never materialized.
Do you remember that mysterious safe hidden behind a wall inside Bill's Casino in Reno? Well, it's been opened. Cool! Not really, since it was opened and filmed by Oprah's people for a TV special. So no one knows what's inside still. TV drama!
Mike Laub recently bought Bill's casino in Lake Tahoe and was in the process of renovating the building. But when he started tearing down walls, Laub found a four foot tall, black locked safe that was hidden underneath a staircase and sealed off behind a wall.
I can't speak for everyone here, but if I could sleep every night atop my 32 rifles or 70 handguns, I'd just worry that the Boogie Man would find a way to arm himself.
Until this moment, I did not know you could fit a whole chicken in a can. The directions on the back use the word "delicious" three times. Let's see what's inside (warning, NSFL):
Somewhere between a sock and an actual bank lies the Executive Safe-T bed. Hollandia International's design incorporates a heavy-duty safe underneath the mattress and a cover in the head joint of the bed base.
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that no one wants your old baseball cards enough to warrant securing them in a safe that delivers electric shocks to people.
By definition, you would think that a Lego safe won't be very safe. But, right now, and looking at the photo and features of this 14-pound Lego Mindstorms NXT Safe, it looks like a much more secure place to guard my savings than any bank out there. All the $34.67 of them. Seriously. Once glued, the 2.7-inch thick…
Floppy disks weren't exactly known for their data security, but as a safe I think it could really handle the job. Unfortunately, the "Safe Save" is only a concept render at this point—which is disappointing because it would definitely be a cool real-world product. [Tebe Interesno via Apartment Therapy]
This Sequiam Biometrics BioVault 2.0 is officially endorsed by the NRA as a biometric gun-safety device, meaning it's safe enough that an organization that specializes in guns believes it can prevent your kids from getting at your guns. And not only is it safe, it's convenient too. How many times have you heard an…
Everyone knows you shouldn't have a safe that looks like a safe. The robbers will know exactly where your valuables are and will focus on cracking it. What you need is a good hiding spot. Sure, you could hide your valuables in some poop-stained tighty-whiteys, but, well, gross.
Now that we've convinced you to spend all your money on thingamajigs and geegaws of every stripe, you'll have to treat the little cash you have left with extreme care. Perhaps you'll want to hide that moo-laa in a lettuce safe that looks exactly like a vegetable residing in your refrigerator, but since we've…
Never leave your home, live by yourself and have zero friends? This safe is great for you! This voice activated safe requires no keys, combinations or numbers to remember. Just say the password phrase and the safe will magically open. If you don't fall into the hermit category, then this safe may not work so well. How…