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Be careful about the safes you lock your valuables in ?

Asked by: 26th June 2012

I think people should check out “you tube” if you get one of these digital safes in your room or apartment, this is a real eye opener.


12 Answers

  1. mike on Jun 27, 2012

    hi larrry, we have been going to costa tequise for 7 years and have always locked our valuables in the digital safes and never a single problem lol so must just be unlucky.

  2. larry connell on Jun 27, 2012

    Hi Mike, just bringing to peoples attention how easy it is to open these things.
    check you tube, under the title of safes.
    “How to open a safe with a potato” it is a real eye opener.

  3. larry connell on Jun 27, 2012

    Hi Mike, never had a problem and I don’t have one of these digital things, mine has just a key but my concern is, if someone has access to your apartment or room who is to say that they can’t just have a little dip and you would be none the wiser if you where missing ten or twenty quid.
    You Tube should not show video’s like that because if it gets into the wrong hands you just never know.
    A guy in PDC told me about this and i laughed too until I checked it out.

  4. David myers on Jun 29, 2012

    Watched the youtube video very interesting so i then tried the same things on my digital safe and to my relief it never opened so i am not to worried

  5. larry connell on Jun 29, 2012

    Hi David,
    Tried it on a friends safe, took 6 times but it worked using a small block of wood she used as a door wedge.
    As I said before this is about awareness, it is always better to check where your money and valuables are stored before it hits the fan.

  6. David myers on Jun 29, 2012

    I think it was good advice regards trusting digital safes but being honest with you the only safe i have felt ok with was in an hotel which was key operated and all the safes were next to the 24 hour reception so it was hard to tamper with them unlike if its in a bedroom, if they dont manage to open it they just take it with them if your really unlucky

  7. mike on Jun 29, 2012

    i ahve watched the you tube videos and u have got to be unlucky if that was happen to u. firstly they have to get into ur appartment and secondly if that is what they are planning to do they need the right equipment and time on their hands to do it. we all appreciate the update on this though thanx.

  8. larry connell on Jun 29, 2012

    so many negatives on this site, hope you all stay 100% lucky

  9. David myers on Jun 29, 2012

    The problem is Larry lots of people think you wont get robbed in Lanzarote but its like every other resort you do

  10. larry connell on Jun 29, 2012

    David, if my comments stop one person being fleeced then it is welcomed, some people seem to think that thieves go around with an eye masks and a stripped jumper with a sack on their back with the words “swag” wrote across it.
    Thieves come in all guises,from bankers to cleaners and time and opportunity is not a problem for a thief these days.
    If people think because they are on foreign soil they will not be targeted then they are wrong they are more likely to be a target than a local.
    Ask yourself this question could you honestly say that if £20 went missing from your safe would you know about it, and if you did would you tell the hotel staff that someone stole £20 out of your safe but left the rest, the guy would call you a liar.
    If someone had access to a 100 rooms and took £20 from each who would know?

  11. David myers on Jun 29, 2012

    I am agreeing with you Larry i think you are spot on

  12. Archie Fowler on Jul 23, 2012

    We were robbed in Costa Teguise,from our so called room safe. If they hand you a Key or key is in safe door,and do not charge, or, issue an insurance certificate, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SAFE, it will be massively UNSAFE. The Gardi are not interested, but the did get our passports back.