Cracking safes on demand … (part 1)

The media … if you let them they will always try to use our
knowledge to make spectacular items. I was contacted a couple of days
ago by one of the most popular consumer television programs in the
Netherlands. They wanted to know if Toool could help them test safes.
Of course we are willing to do that, but only if it is done in a
decent, professional way.

I can not say too much about the test since it is not aired yet, but
you can imagine what happened. They wanted to shoot video in a big
house in witch every room had a (hidden) safe. To make an interesting
item, the ‘Toool safecrack brigade’ had to go from room to room,
cracking the safes and collecting the ‘valuables’. Needless to say I was
very against being portrait as safecracking burglars. That is not what
we are and this is not the image I think we should willingly help build.

safe test

After some negotiating we agreed to do the test in a ‘normal’ studio.
The only request they had was if we could dress in black. When we
arrived at the studio it was an empty hall that was really really dark.
The only light came from some little spot lights that where aimed on a
table with one of the safes on it. This safe had some ‘valuables’ in it.

To be continued tomorrow ….

4 Responses to “Cracking safes on demand … (part 1)”

  1. rukwind says:

    I’ll try to digitally record tomorrow.
    I have no idea how to convince my dreambox to store the file in a portable format, but I’ll give it a shot.

  2. Josh Nekrep says:

    Other than sensationalism, is there any reason they wanted you guys to dress in black Barry?

  3. Barry says:

    Josh: more about that tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‰ But you are right of course, we could have and should have known better. But it is not always easy to tell these people ‘no’ ….

  4. A friend of mine was asked to give an interview for Netwerk while he was one of the Chief Sys-ops for Freeler, they wanted to see a new hack. BEcause it was so boring they projected top over his face to make it look interesting…