You often see slick safecracking in the movies, but is it really as easy as it seems? There are several methods, but the starting point with all of them is knowing what safe you are trying to crack and how it works. Take a crack at this quiz and learn more about this fascinating subject.
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The three ingredients of successful safecracking are: the right tools, the right skills and:
Question 2 of 20
What is the basis of successful safecracking?
Question 3 of 20
What do fire safes do?
Question 4 of 20
What characterizes a Group 1 combination lock?
Question 5 of 20
What do wheel fly, fence, drive cam and spindle have in common?
Question 6 of 20
In a wheel pack, what happens when you turn the combination dial?
Question 7 of 20
For how long has the wheel pack been used in safes?
Question 8 of 20
All safes come from the manufacturer with try-out combinations. What are these?
Question 9 of 20
People who buy safes and use the try-out combinations without resetting the combination:
Question 10 of 20
How will searching the room help a safecracker to crack the safe?
Question 11 of 20
Why is it easy to break into a day lock?
Question 12 of 20
According to Harry C. Miller, lock manipulation has three steps: 1)determine contact points, 2)_____ and 3)graph your results.
Question 13 of 20
What will you see when you graph the results of your lock manipulation?
Question 14 of 20
How many variations will a three-number combination have?
Question 15 of 20
If you want to drill through a safe, where on the safe should you do it?
Question 16 of 20
If cobalt plates have been installed inside, what drill bits would you require to penetrate them?
Question 17 of 20
When drilling above the cobalt plate, the safecracker can use a fiber-optic viewer to watch the wheels spin as he turns the dial. What is this viewer called?
Question 18 of 20
Torching is one effective method to crack a safe. What temperature can an oxy-acetylene torch reach?
Question 19 of 20
Using a plasma cutter or thermic lance can create enough heat to drill through a large safe, but it generates a lot of heat and smoke. What other downsides are there?
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