Talk:Bank vault

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Electronic Devices[edit]

why is it that most bank vault are mechanical? have anyone ever thought of using a microcontroller based bank vault? i would like to hear a word about this.............or is it that idid not search that well? <unsigned>

By "microcontroller based" I assume you mean the lock e.g. combination dial. Electronic versions have been in use for perhaps 20 years and are widely accepted as secure and reliable. In my opinion, the real innovation in vaults is the construction materials used, shifting from steel alloys to concrete composites. Brookfield53045 (talk) 13:23, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Photo Request[edit]

A general photo of a bank vault is required. Robinjam (talk) 14:39, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

Removed photo request tag, there is a photo now. Nave.notnilc (talk) 13:58, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

Split Article[edit]

The History of Bank Robbers should be split into a new article or merged with Bank Robber. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Robinjam (talk) 09:39, August 7, 2008

  • Oppose split; it is not unwieldy long and content is relevant here. -- P199 (talk) 19:15, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

"Split section" tag removed: no support since 2008-08-07. -- P199 (talk) 14:11, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Atomic Blasts[edit]

Removed a comment about vaults being able to withstand atomic blasts. With the exception of Japan, there haven't been any atomic blasts to say that they've been tested against. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:14, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

  • I'd say that most atomic bunker have not been tested with an atomic blast. Do that mean those bunker are not atomic blast proof? I don't think so YayaY (talk) 23:23, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Restored comment on vaults withstanding atomic bombs in two well known cases. Oddly, I couldn't find a "mainstream" online photo of the Hiroshima vault. Brookfield53045 (talk) 04:56, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Thermal Lance[edit]

Needs factual corrections. For one, it does not burn "liquid oxygen." It uses an oxy-acetylene, or similar, pilot torch to ignite a bar of iron (or iron and magnesium, etc.), and burns it in an oxygen-rich environment (using pressurized oxygen cylinders). Second, punching a safe with a thermal lance will most likely destroy a good portion (if not all) of the contents. Just a bit too destructive to be practical, especially for thievery. It doesn't help that the concrete used has proven very resilient to"method." Third, and hopefully someone can shed more information on this, thermal lances are not new to the 21st century. I've witnessed at least four used between 1997 and 2000. (talk) 03:07, 4 June 2009 (UTC)


This is about vaults not safes. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:30, 5 December 2009 (UTC)