How secure is your hotel safe?


Comments • 57

  • paul hoskin
    paul hoskin  3 months back

    No way am I leaving my used comdoms in there anymore. Someone may steal them

    • dantae666
      dantae666  5 months back

      Replace the screws with security torx

      • Frits van Schuttingen
        Frits van Schuttingen  9 months back

        Just put a note in the safe "You just wasted some time opening a empty safe and reading this note. Don't forget to smile at the camera's when you leave."

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          • LifelessHawk
            LifelessHawk  2 years back

            Put a safe inside a safe so your safe from being safe

            • Ria Reneé
              Ria Reneé  2 years back

              So who else locked themselves out of the hotel safe and is here to try and get back in

              • Jason Scharton
                Jason Scharton  4 years back

                I always figured there was some sort of bypass built into these safes. There's no way the hotel staff would not have access for a number of reasons - people forgetting their PIN, being a jackass and locking it when you check out, forgetting your stuff in the safe after you check out, etc. I never thought they were totally secure, just a bit of a deterrent, and better than leaving the valuable(s) in a drawer or having to cart it around with you everywhere.

                • John Cochran
                  John Cochran  4 years back

                  Anyone who's surprised at the safe being that easy to open is a fool. Since the safe is owned by the hotel and since to be honest, there's a lot of assholes in the world who would think that locking the safe just before checking out of the hotel would be a great joke on the hotel, the hotel has to have an easy method to open the safe so it could be used by the next guest. And hence the simple and fast bypass. I seriously doubt you'll find ANY hotel safe that can't be bypassed in such a quick and fast fashion. The only difference would be in how they hide it.

                  • Jonathan DPG
                    Jonathan DPG  2 years back

                    the problem is it's not just a mastercode or anything no it's a easy to pick lock. Some systems have mastercodes and subcodes which a) allow you to see WHO unlocked the safe B) allow you to unlock it but not provide a huge hole.

                • CS77 Smith
                  CS77 Smith  4 years back

                  So what the Solution when we visit a hotel?

                  • A-Town Funk
                    A-Town Funk  4 years back

                    orrrrrrr you can just put the little do not disturb sign outside of the door....


                    • Jonathan DPG
                      Jonathan DPG  2 years back

                      the idea is not to hide it from staff staff always has access it's about hiding it from malicious people.

                  • Salient Eye
                    Salient Eye  4 years back

                    Wanna protect the safe and other stuff in your room? Bring a spare phone with you and use Salient Eye app to turn it into a burglar alarm camera

                    • GoodDay
                      GoodDay  4 years back

                      They are featuring your vide in yahoo news

                      • 182Burritos
                        182Burritos  4 years back

                        Awesome video. I will use this video for criminal purposes and when I get caught I will tell the police that Jim Stickley taught me and told me to use these tactics in order to steal from safes.

                        • rajeevpandrangi
                          rajeevpandrangi  4 years back

                          Did you record this on a HTC one m7

                          • john doew
                            john doew  4 years back

                            Ok first this man is a lock smith, I know this because I went to school for this, he should know better, he could do this to any home with a key lock set , that means your car key door, your front / back door and yes any safe you buy  in store, its a fact but it not a easy as he posting and showing.

                            • Jonathan DPG
                              Jonathan DPG  2 years back

                              it is easy. Even picking basic locks are easy..point we should use more secure methods

                            • john doew
                              john doew  4 years back

                              @Jim Stickley Jim you have experience in locks please don't say you don't. What you should  do is just get some random people off the street don't show then what you know and let then try and see if they could do what your doing.   That would show most how its not as easy as this . You work as a security adviser Jim your a expert on the subject

                            • Jim Stickley
                              Jim Stickley   4 years back

                              +john doew Hey John, I'm not a locksmith and as crazy as it seems, this really was as easy as it shows. I assume if someone has never picked a locked before, then it would probably take a few minutes for them to figure it out but the lock was basic enough that it did not require any real skill to pick.

                          • sam fran
                            sam fran  4 years back

                            it use tobe all you need to do is hit the top of those safe with a rubber hammer and the shock would disengage the locks and allow the bolts to turned.

                            • shades2
                              shades2  4 years back

                              Clearly there is a special key for this purpose to open the safe, when the resident no doubt forgets their pin-code or the safe loses power for some reason. Still, it's way to easy to defeat.

                              • wangbungal
                                wangbungal  4 years back

                                Newer hotels don't use hard keys anymore for their safe, they use a handheld to open safes for guest who forgot their code, and if they fail In opening one, you have to drill the 1/4" thick metal door to get it open, and discard the door, or get it re-welded.. maintenance guy five years...

                                • Allen Myers
                                  Allen Myers  4 years back

                                  The locking mechanism on these safes are operated by a battery. If it dies, it can be tough to get into the safe as I found out on a ship when this happened to the safe in our stateroom. I suspect that is why the mechanical as a back-up to battery failure. But I think the video shows that the back-up lock needs improvement.

                                  • Jonathan DPG
                                    Jonathan DPG  2 years back

                                    yes that's what he meant and actually the backup is electronic when you open it it electronically unlocks

                                • QuadFlyer (now QuadMonkey)

                                  Great video!

                                  • John Costanzo
                                    John Costanzo  4 years back

                                    why show criminals how to DO this" idiot GRRRRR

                                    • John Costanzo
                                      John Costanzo  4 years back

                                      why show criminals how to DO this" idiot GRRRRR

                                      • Richz Zhou
                                        Richz Zhou  4 years back

                                        a hotel safe is safer than carrying it your bag

                                        • Kev Gray
                                          Kev Gray  4 years back

                                          If they're not bolted to the ground, if you drop the safe from a height no higher than halfway up your shin it will pop the locks straight away.

                                          I did this when I couldn't remember the password to my safe in my hotel one evening when I needed my passport.

                                          • chris james
                                            chris james  4 years back

                                            all hotel safes have a master code that the hotel uses to open any safe someone has changed the code and checked out without telling them the code .always stash your drugs in the smoke detector , no thief checks there.

                                            • Mac Mac
                                              Mac Mac  4 years back

                                              point is its safer than in your bag.

                                              • Desiree Jean
                                                Desiree Jean  4 years back


                                                The description at the end tho ahahahahaha

                                                • Sound Media
                                                  Sound Media  4 years back

                                                  There is a gadget called 'MILOCKIE' that can prevent them being opened. Nothing is 100% safe but this gadget would certainly put them off.

                                                  • Sound Media
                                                    Sound Media  4 years back

                                                    Those hotel safes are notoriously insecure. Some can even be opened using the '0000' default pin number! The digital age is easier for theft than a good old heavy key! Good video for naive travelers!

                                                    • Samuel I
                                                      Samuel I  10 months back

                                                      Had one front desk tell me that when the pin I always use.. and used.. didn't open it.

                                                      Use 0000. Popped right open.

                                                      Never again.
                                                      I'd been keeping my gun in there.

                                                    • Jonathan DPG
                                                      Jonathan DPG  2 years back

                                                      no keys are quite unsafe as well. That 2nd way was a key.....PLus keys require you to change frequently so you don't copy it.

                                                  • AoRxStealth
                                                    AoRxStealth  4 years back

                                                    Nice grammar

                                                    • Blue Carbon
                                                      Blue Carbon  4 years back

                                                      Why would a company build a so called safe like this? Oh, because Idiocracy is real.

                                                      • Jonathan DPG
                                                        Jonathan DPG  2 years back

                                                        the problem is the backdoor was too easy.

                                                      • Dumorimasoddaa
                                                        Dumorimasoddaa  4 years back

                                                        +John Eckart Security though obscurity they key hole is decently hidden but the ability to easy crack the safe lets hotel owner empty them after use and or law enforcement access. Simple fact is though any back door is still a backdoor.

                                                    • John Necholas
                                                      John Necholas  4 years back

                                                      Your warning is completely useless, childish even. Anyone disposed to being dishonest would not heed your warning. Why show the damn thing in the first place. Simply warn people that hotel safes are not as secured as you think and that those with the knowhow will be able to get in would have been sufficient. Thanks to your film, NOW it is more dangerous than ever. You are morons. Anyone ever told you that too much knowledge is bad for your health?

                                                      • Jonathan DPG
                                                        Jonathan DPG  2 years back

                                                        by showing it it places pressure for change as it's not safe and now everyone knows. Security through obscurity is the worst

                                                    • Julie J
                                                      Julie J  4 years back

                                                      This is y I never use the safes

                                                      • chipmano
                                                        chipmano  4 years back

                                                        That is scary, especially when they will cast doubt on your story of not leaving it open? So sir, its locked so how did they get in it?

                                                        • striker1211
                                                          striker1211  4 years back

                                                          I was at the *edit* Hyatt Regency in New Orleans and the safe wasn't even bolted down. I left it in the bathroom to make a point.

                                                          • Michael Hraba
                                                            Michael Hraba  4 years back

                                                            Thanks for showing this so hotels don't a) buy this safe, and b) have an explanation if this ever happens.

                                                            • john doew
                                                              john doew  4 years back

                                                              +Michael “Fishbits” Hraba       he's lock smith he could do this to any of your locks in your own home of any with a key lock set hole.. Its not as easy as he posting.

                                                            • Michael Hraba
                                                              Michael Hraba  4 years back

                                                              Even the nicer ones have these keyhole bypass.... I think all of them. Loved the vid and thanks for helping create safety. I would tell you, in a million years I wouldn't have figured out how something went missing, and would have likely blamed a guest for scamming us. ugh!

                                                            • Jim Stickley
                                                              Jim Stickley   4 years back

                                                              Many hotel room safes are very similar in design and the reality is that most key locks can be picked. I am not suggesting that this particular safe is worse than others, it just happened to be the one I filmed. My hope is that people will understand that a hotel room safe in general does not guarantee security and that they may be more secure either keeping valuables on them or else checking if the hotel has a safe deposit box they can use at the front desk.

                                                          • Michael Cook
                                                            Michael Cook  4 years back

                                                            Great breaking the law music. so light and friendly

                                                          • T H
                                                            T H  4 years back

                                                            I know your code now! MOahHAHAHAhA!

                                                            • albret hes
                                                              albret hes  2 years back

                                                              Ziern Gnutt pls shere with me

                                                          • CesNwk10
                                                            CesNwk10  4 years back

                                                            Every hotel safe I have ever used could be reset with 0000 or 1111 so why bother with all this?

                                                            • DJ ITZ BOLADAO
                                                              DJ ITZ BOLADAO  4 years back

                                                              quem veio aki por causa do tecmundo