Locksmith Opened The $250 Safe Using a Magnet in a Sock
The YouTube channel Mr. Locksmith is run by Terry Whin-Yates and focuses on locksmith training, including lockpicking and different opening methods. Terry is in the business of improving locksmithing and ensuring people’s valuables are kept safe. But he’s also keen to point out just how poor the security products we rely on can be.
A case in point is the electronic sentry safes you can buy at most retailers for around $250. Terry manages to open one in just a few seconds using a rare earth magnet in a sock. The fault? The manufacturers used a nickel solenoid in the locking mechanism.