The next procedure was to transfer the safe to the second floor. This required going up a stairway and involved a right angle turn. The stair dolly simplified the job, but it also took some muscle power to rotate the safe into position on the narrow stairway without marring either the walls or flooring. Sheets of cardboard were spread on the floor to prevent any scratches. The Escalera dolly again proved its worth by lifting the safe stair-by-stair to the second floor.
A final obstacle was at the doorway of the second floor closet where the safe was to be installed. The safe cabinet and the doorway were both approximately 24 inches wide. Somebody forgot to take into consideration that the dial, handle and hinges made the safe unit wider than 24 inches. As a result there was a delay while a local carpenter was called. The carpenter removed the closet door frame and the safe finally fit through the opening and into the closet. Short lengths of ½-inch iron pipe were put under the safe as temporary rollers and the safe was pushed into final position in a corner of the closet.
One might argue the merits of showing the public how to break into a building on TV, but it is hard to find fault with the outcome. In the final analysis “It Takes A Thief” attempts to show people how vulnerable their property may be and then finishes the job by demonstrating which type of products can make their property and lives more safe and secure. Positive publicity concerning security and security products is always helpful to anyone connected with the security industry.
Our thanks to Ed Baroody, Frank Santamorena, PCP, and everyone connected with “It Takes A Thief” for their generosity in allowing us to visit this event.
For More Information
For more information on products mentioned in this article, contact your local locksmith distributor or:
Gardall Safe Corporation, phone: 800-722-7233, web site: www.gardall.com.
Medeco High Security Locks, phone: 800-727-5477, web site: www.medeco.com.
Aiphone Corporation, phone: 800-692-0200, web site: www.aiphone.com.