An auto dialer is a safe-opening tool used in the safe and vault industry to automatically cycle through combinations of numbers in order to open a safe without knowing the actual combination. It works by dialing in combinations and checking whether the safe has opened or not after each combination. The time it takes for an auto dialer to crack a safe depends on a variety of factors, such as the type of lock, the number of wheels in the lock, and the number of possible combinations.
In the case of a three-wheel, 100-number safe lock, there are a total of 1 million possible combinations. To open this type of safe, an auto dialer would have to cycle through each combination until it finds the correct one. The time it would take to do so would depend on several factors.
Firstly, the speed of the auto dialer would be a crucial factor in determining how quickly it could find the combination. Auto dialers can vary in speed, with some capable of cycling through numerous combinations per minute. Assuming an auto dialer could cycle through all combinations, it would take approximately 27.8+ hours to cycle through all 1 million possible combinations.
However, the speed of the auto dialer is not the only factor that determines how long it would take to find the combination. The lock itself could have features that make it more or less difficult to open. For example, some locks have anti-manipulation features that make it more difficult for an auto dialer to work. Additionally, some locks have a re-locking mechanism that engages if an incorrect combination is entered too many times, making it even more difficult to open the safe.
The experience of the operator using the auto dialer is another important factor in how quickly the safe can be opened. An experienced operator may be able to work more quickly and efficiently, identifying patterns or shortcuts that could speed up the process.
Overall, while an auto dialer may be able to crack a three-wheel, 100-number safe lock, the time it would take to do so would depend on a variety of factors. These factors include the speed of the auto dialer, the features of the lock itself, and the experience of the operator. While an auto dialer can be an effective tool for opening safes, it is not always a guarantee of success and should be used with caution and expertise. This device is only available to licensed and bonded locksmiths or safe technicians.