Mr. Locksmith New Westminster Opens a New Sentry Safe XXL with a Rare Earth Magnet | Mr. Locksmith Video

Mr. Locksmith New Westminster Opens a New Sentry Safe XXL with a Rare Earth Magnet | Mr. Locksmith Video


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I purchased from Costco a new XXL Sentry Safe the XX Large Digital Safe. The older version is approximately the same size but only has two bolts. This newer version has six bolts.

I used my Hockey Puck Rare Earth magnet to attempt to open the Electronic Sentry Safe.


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You have to be careful using any Rare Earth Magnet. Don’t put it near anything important. Watch your fingers. I was reading one of the recall letters from Sentry and it said a “Canadian locksmith using a Rare Earth Hockey Puck Magnet” opens up their safes, which is extremely unusual. I and many locksmiths have been using magnets to open safes for years.

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The new XXL can be opened with a magnet but I think we’re going to need slightly stronger magnet and placement is really, really important. But, we were successful. We opened it.

So, some final thoughts on this safe. It is harder to open with the old style magnets we were using. I’m going to double up and get some more heavy duty magnets but on first attempt it can be opened. The solenoid may have been redesigned. It just requires a little bit jiggling of the handle to open it and I’ll see if I can put a bigger magnet on this or double up the magnets and it should just open the safe right away.


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Listen for the solenoid. You hear it click. That, you hear a little click when it comes in and when you release it, you’ll hear a big click so go till you hear the little click. Jiggle the handle. Sometimes it’s right away, sometimes you’ve got to open it up, but they can still be opened with the Rare Earth Magnet. It’s just going to require a big, new, bigger magnet or more fiddling around than it did before.

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‘Your children could have died’: Vancouver officer scolds woman for leaving kids in hot car

Always call 911 if you see a pet or person in a locked hot car alone, even if you don’t think it’s hot.


A mother scolded by a police sergeant for leaving her two young children in a sweltering SUV while she shopped for groceries in Vancouver won’t face charges, but the case has been turned over to children’s services.

A video of the visibly upset officer yelling at the woman as she stood beside her Lexus in a parking lot surfaced online Thursday.

“You don’t seem to understand the danger you put your children in,” he said to the woman as she stood with her arms crossed. “The windows were up – it’s hot out. Your children could have died.”

The cop can be heard telling the woman that a fire truck, an ambulance, and two police cars were called to the scene as a result of her actions. The officer also threatened to have the woman’s kids taken into protective custody after she appeared to argue with him.

“You don’t seem to understand what you’ve done,” he said before adding later, “What kind of parent are you?”

Vancouver police Chief Adam Palmer told reporters Friday that the woman will not face charges but that the children’s ministry has been contacted. The children, a girl, 6, and a three-and-a-half-year-old boy, were left unattended for about 20 minutes while the mother shopped for groceries Monday afternoon, Palmer said.

Palmer said police received multiple 911 calls from citizens concerned about two children in distress left in a hot car. They arrived to find the car alarm going off.

The chief said the sergeant in the video is highly respected and has children of his own.

“He was trying to convey to that woman the seriousness of what she’d done with her children.”

In Edmonton, police announced a mother was charged after her baby had to be rescued from a hot car.

Police managed to get the eight-month-old girl out of the vehicle and she was sent to the hospital for treatment.

It was believed the infant was in the car for about 45 minutes on Thursday night. Her mother, 22, who told police she forgot the baby in the vehicle while meeting a friend for coffee, is charged with causing a child to be in need of intervention.

The inside of a previously air conditioned vehicle can reach up to 50 degrees Celsius in as little as 20 minutes of sitting in the summer sun, according to the Canada Safety Council. That’s well above the temperature for heat stroke.

Although there are no national statistics available in Canada, the U.S. reports that an average of 37 children die every year in hot cars, with the majority of them being under the age of three.

Vancouver police also cautioned pet owners against leaving their furry friends unattended inside parked vehicles after they were forced to break into a car to rescue a dog at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Park earlier this week.

“Our message is don’t leave your pets or your kids in your vehicle when the weather is so hot,” Const. Anne-Marie Clark told CTV Vancouver. “Children should go without saying. Please take your children with you. Don’t leave them in the car. It’s too hot for everyone, pets or people.”

From CTV News

Top 10 Locksmith Tools for the Beginner Locksmith

Top 10 Locksmith tools for the beginner locksmith by Mr. Locksmith.

  1. Locksmith Tweezers: Special Tweezer with the ends rounded to hold pins.
  2. Follower: HPC 4 pc follower set to remove plug from cylinder.
  3. End Cap Removal Tool: You can use an awl, ice pick or pick but the end cap tool makes the job easy.
  4. Kwikset Cylinder Removal Tool: This inexpensive tool makes removing Kwikset cylinders and rekey locks easy.
  5. Key Gauge: Several manufactures make Key gauges, I like the ProLock 4 in 1 Key Gauge (Kwikset, Weiser, Schlage, Westlock). I just found the new 5 in 1 that has added Master Padlock.
  6. Shims: See the new upcoming video on “How to Shim a Lock with No Key” Subscribe to my Youtube Channel for updates.
  7. Pick Set & Tension Wrenches: Hook, Rake and Diamond Pick. The best lock pickers mostly use the Hook pick. You decide which is best for you.
    * Note: I use a hook with a diamond (Peterson Hooked Diamond or Deforest pick Pick).
  8. Pin Kit: Just get a Lab Universal Pin Kit (.005 or .003)
  9. Pinning / Work Mat: Lab Workbench Pinning Mat is the best I have used.

Coming soon: Key Machines, more “How To” and More List on Locksmith Tools.



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Seventy Percent (70%) Electronic Safe Lockouts Can be Avoided

Seventy percent (70%) of Electronic Safe Lockouts and Electronic Safe Problems can be avoided by just having good quality batteries.

Terry Whin-Yates opening locked Sentry Electronic Data Safe

Mr. Locksmith has some of the newest and modern safe tools to open most  Electronic Lock Fire and Data Safes without or with minimal damage to  the safe door and no damage to the safe contents.

Most Electronic Safe lockouts and problems are a result of dead, failed or cheap batteries.  Replace AA or 9 volt batteries with new Duracell Batteries.  Many of the Electronic safe lockouts I attend, I just replace the batteries.  Sometimes the old batteries have corroded the contacts and I use a special Electronic Jump Box as a power boost to safely open the electronic safe. However, seventy percent (70%) of the lockouts I just replace the batteries.

Save yourself from an electronic safe lockout.  To get the newest and freshest batteries buy from a high volume shop like WalMart.  You can buy other batteries and take your chances but we use only Duracell batteries.

Terry Whin-Yates