Stanley, STFPKP200

This Chinese-made safe is in wide circulation. The bypass lock installed on it is a form of cross lock, easily opened with rakes designed for opening this type of lock. Though a few Chinese manufacturers I’ve communicated with won’t sell safes with this lock installed on them, plenty of manufacturers still use the lock for a bypass.

Ultimately, this safe and its bypass typify the breakdown in communication between Chinese exporters and American importers. Somehow, the lock and the tools made for opening it—all of which are available online—got into circulation with the relationship between the lock and the tools being entirely lost in translation. This safe was examined April 3, 2018.