[1467] Something Isn’t Always Better Than Nothing (Honeywell’s Horrible 6110)

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  1. It is an interesting point that putting all of your stuff in a “security device” is a great way to help a thief narrow down their search. Having one out in the open, let’s them find and take everything you find valuable without much effort!

  2. "lets do it again to show it's not a fluke"
    the ancient mayan god of fortune who's been rigging these videos the whole time: * laughs maniacally *

  3. I picked up a similar Honeywell box like this years ago and opened it by turning the unlocking knob kinda hard, not even hard enough to require tools or even make my hand uncomfortable. Utter rubbish.

  4. I fully agree. This device cons the user in thinking there is some security, while there is none. That screws up their risk management and hence makes them less secure.

  5. I would have a big safe in my house and put all the valuables somewhere else . I might even put a bag of dog sh-t in a sealed bag inside so the thief could have something for there trouble.

  6. I'd say that it's not worse than nothing.
    It would serve as a good decoy, if you make sure to put your valuables under your mattress or something.

  7. Cheap, outdated laptop. Half a pound of thermite. One hour time delay from when it's removed from the safe. Doubt that'll happen too often afterwards. Maybe a couple Tile and Airtag thingies in there too for good measure, though I suspect the small mushroom cloud will be enough to track it down.

  8. If you're truly worried about someone accessing your valuables you should get what is call and "inner compartment safe." These little safes range in size can be bolted or welded down and have a variety of locks ranging from safe deposit style locks to proper group 2 safe locks, to medeco cam locks. It's literally a cheap little steel box with a lock. Some are as small as 8"x8"x8" and have a group 2m safe lock. If you're worried about someone knowing safe lock manipulation get a 4 wheel group 1 safe lock installed. The kind with the snap action drop lever, while not impossible to manipulate open it's significantly higher skill.

    Some take SFIC cores so pick your flavor of pick resistant cores. If you get it from a good safe company they can adapt it to fit just about anything you want to secure it with.
    How do I know all this you ask, safe technician.

  9. When a wafer jiggle works that quickly, my experience shows that most keys that fit the slot will work the same as the wafer juggler. This applies for most office cabinets and desk drawers. I learned this when my desk drawer was compromised at work Lucky for me, all they found was work stuff..

  10. "A thief doesn't need to spend time looking for your valuables, you conveniently put them all in one place for them."

    True about every "secure" container… ever .

    For the people that say, "that's why 'hiding' stuff is your first defense against theft", sorry, but you're being naive. That's security-by-obscurity, and it only works when your host criminal element is an unmotivated imbecile. It may stop a moronic meth head going through withdrawal, but it won't stop a professional thief whatsoever. They will know where to look, and what is vs. is-not worth their time to steal.

    "If I take a letter, lock it in a safe, hide the safe somewhere in New York, and then tell you to read the letter, that’s not security. That’s obscurity. On the other hand, if I take a letter and lock it in a safe, and then give you the safe along with the design specifications of the safe and a hundred identical safes with their combinations so that you and the world’s best safecrackers can study the locking mechanism—and you still can’t open the safe and read the letter, that’s security." – Bruce Schneier,

    If you keep your valuables on-premise, you have to assume whomever wants your stuff is going to find it . And when they do, you had better have something better than the piece of crap LPL showed in this video to protect it.

  11. "Honeywell has made fantastic job proving that when it comes to security something isn't always better than nothing."

    I think you should include a recommendation what to get instead. For example, instead of this product you could get a transparent zip bag. When you put any valuables inside such a bag, you absolutely know that you should hide that bag well.

  12. pro tipp: buy one of these, fill it with a few rocks. Thief will likely not open it while in the house, but instead take the entire thing, thinking its super valuable. Genius.

  13. I have a teacher that's always bragging about how they work at Honeywell and how it's a great job, very creative team, etc, etc. I showed her this video and she went awfully quiet afterwards.

  14. That one could almost be used to a April fools video. Since except from LPL's wife, he also have his honey (Honeywell safe), and his honey (again, the safe) is extremely easy, and have many ways to get into. And whatever you do, always open her up.

  15. Not the shortest video LPL has ever made, but it's pretty close.
    On the bright side, Honeywell stock went up today after they were mention on this channel. Coincidence?

  16. I will admit before watching this video I was under the same impression of "something is better than nothing." However when you pointed out the fact that "now you have put all your valuables in one place, I can totally see what you mean! Thanks for giving a new perspective on this type of situation!

  17. No surprise something this lame is labeled as security when you consider the world we live in . Supreme court judges don't know what a woman is . A cross dressing freak man becomes a woman heading up a government agency . Also wears a 4 stripe uniform of a Navy Admiral without ever being in the military . Joe Biden got 81 million votes . Yeah that lock box security is right on cue .

  18. I'd like to see some methods of opening these cheap devices that don't include the covert companion. It's not likely that the thief who robs me will have a CC on hand, so how do these boxes fare against your Average Joe who spots the box and tries to get in with whatever he can find nearby, (paper clip, hairpin, screwdriver…)?

  19. So… the best way to use this is put in some cheap glass jewelery (something nice enough to make it tempting to steal, but not really valuable), older laptop and something to take a picture when this box opens? This way, potentional burglar will see this box, open it, take "valuables" and leave you with a nice picture for police.

  20. I'm curious, if the school signed a personal security "sales" contract with the vendor to receive payback on all devices sold, including maybe bike locks, backpack systems, dorm intruder alerts, etc…. Is this a False protection gimmick (scheme) of the company to provide low cost "inferior" products and charge high market retail in a specific environment?

  21. Now the question is what other flaws are there with this?
    I wouldn't expect an Abloy core, but at least I'd expect a decent 5-pin core with at least one security pin.

  22. Again, an example of what happens in a third world country like the United States, as it does not have any real and functional body for consumer protection, as we have in Argentina.


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