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Is it posseble to crack a safe by ear?

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Is it posseble to crack a safe by ear?

Postby NewBee :) » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:51 am

Is it really posseble to crack safes by listening to the lock? Not asking how to, but if it is posseble. it would just be fun to know if the hollywood movies actually where true :D :D

Sorry if my english is bad.... im Norwegian :wink:
Sorry if my english is bad.... i am norwegian :P that should explain it :P
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Postby Shrub » Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:56 am


Its a process of manipulation, hearing and touch are both important factors.
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Re: Is it posseble to crack a safe by ear?

Postby p1ckf1sh » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:37 am

NewBee \":)\" wrote:Is it really posseble to crack safes by listening to the lock? Not asking how to, but if it is posseble. it would just be fun to know if the hollywood movies actually where true

There is a bit of truth behind it, but the entire process is pretty condensed in the movies. Listening out is just the first step of it.

And although safecracking and info regarding it is limited to the advanced forums, i'll be brave and post some highly secretive but informative link.


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Postby illusion » Fri Apr 28, 2006 1:47 am

It's not specialy secret, since it would be very easy to find it.

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Postby devildog » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:51 am

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Postby raimundo » Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:53 am

its altogether easier to turn the dial with your fingers. :lol: and if the safe is in a noisy environment, you may want a special amplifier that has a mic that sticks right on the door. don't forget to feel the wheel drag on the fence, if its a top drop gate. :wink:
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Postby mrhappy » Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:47 pm

I dont know, it seems to me using your fingers to turn the dail would be much easier , less chance of an ear infection too.

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Postby Mr. Lock Pick » Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:22 am

ive tried with a master lock it was too hard i gave up
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