Open in Seconds: Yale Alarmed Safe

[1528] Open in Seconds: Yale Alarmed Safe

Open in Seconds: Yale Alarmed Safe

Today, I’m going to discuss the Yale Security brand alarmed safe, model YLC-200-DB1. The number “200” changes depending on the size you get, and this one is the medium size. What caught my attention about this product was the integrated 130-decibel alarm. I had hoped that the alarm would be triggered by the use of the backup cylinder, multiple incorrect code entries, and excessive jostling. However, from my testing, it seems that only multiple incorrect code entries will set off the alarm. This is unfortunate because picking this safe open is trivial, making it potentially less secure than not having a safe at all.

To demonstrate the ease of opening this safe, I’ll use a covert instruments tubular lock pick. First, remove the cover on the mechanical backup cylinder, then insert the tubular lock pick, press it all the way down, turn it, and give it a wiggle. As you can see, the safe opens almost instantly. Let’s lock it back up and try again to ensure it wasn’t a fluke. Reset the feelers, insert the pick into the keyway, press it down, give it a jiggle, and once again, the safe opens quickly.

It should be clear that I’m not a fan of this product, unless you plan on using it as a diversion for potential thieves. If you have any questions or comments about this Yale alarmed safe, please leave them below. Don’t forget to subscribe for more lock-related content, and as always, have a nice day.


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