SAFECRACKER AT LARGE
Selected articles from SAFECRACKER AT LARGE Ken Dunckel's safecracking writings in Blogger
Kenneth (Ken) Dunckel was my Advanced Manipulation safecracker instructor during the Safe & Vault Technicians Association (SAVTA) conventions from 1995 to 1999. In Blogger he has a collection of interesting articles with plenty of excellent advice that can save you lots of time and money.
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December 29, 2008
Read this before you call for service
Better safe than sorry...
January 02, 2009
Read this before calling for service
Is the technician you call really qualified?
January 25, 2009
Troubleshooting procedures for mechanical combination locks.
January 28, 2009
Troubleshooting procedures for electronic combination locks.
January 29, 2009
More troubleshooting tips
Simple solutions for common safe related problems.
January 30, 2009
Its easier than you think!
Getting rid of unnecessary rituals in the dialing process.
February 03, 2009
Read this before you ever move a safe!
Important things you should know before trying to move a safe on your own.
February 05, 2009
Beware the scammers!
Beware those locksmiths who dont deliver
March 21, 2009
How valuable is your antique safe?
Knowing the real value of old safes.
August 03, 2009
Interested in this crazy business?
Serious trade education from accredited institutions.
November 20, 2011
When shopping for an opening...
Helpful tips when obtaining quotes.
April 18, 2012
Advice that minimizes problems
Valuable advice to prevent problems in the future.
September 17, 2012
Thinking on buying a locked safe?
Things you should know before buying a locked safe.
October 01, 2012
Never expect much from these safes
Understanding the limitations of gun safes.
November 06, 2012
Read this before buying anything!
Things to consider before making the purchase
January 13, 2013
Opening the safe of the deceased...
Safe opening in front of lawyers and relatives of the deceased.
June 24, 2013
Should you pay for an unopened safe?
Beware of those technicians who charge without delivering results.
October 16, 2013
Is there tear gas inside your safe?
Know the dangers that lurk inside many safes of antique manufacture.
December 26, 2013
An important question asked by many...
Not if its done by a professional.
July 29, 2014
Understanding why gun safes fail
Gun safe construction deficiencies.
May 18, 2017
Confused by the different labels?
Understand the meaning of the different labels and markings on safes.
July 26, 2017
What to look for when taking photos
How to correctly identify a safe for opening purposes.
Mar 25, 19 04:19 PM
Beware the internet ghost locksmiths that impersonate legitimate professionals.
Feb 20, 19 02:37 PM
Understanding the differences between human manipulation and robotic progression of safe combination locks.
Feb 14, 19 07:31 PM
Information on the Safe Dialer ITL-2000, robotic tool that opens automatically combination locks used on safes.
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