Back in 2003, Dave McOmie debuted the Database of Safes, a 3000-page compilation of photos and opening information mostly on foreign-made high security safes imported into the United States.
In 2008 he added another 3000 pages of mostly American-made safes, doubling the size of the database.
Dave recently doubled its size again, adding step-by-step photo essays of hundreds of safe openings he has performed in the five years since the previous version was released.
He has even included burglary-resistive ATMs in this final update to the database.
There is a massive section on High-Security Keylocks, nicely complemented by a section on Keylock Identification which allows you to identify keylocks based on a look down the keyway. Because many competent safe technicians are not wizards on identifying safes by manufacturer, Dave also included a section on Safe Identification, as well as a nice introduction where basic tip and tricks and abbreviations are covered adding step-by-step photo essays of hundreds of safe openings he has performed in the five years since the previous version was released.
The main body of this 12,098 paged monster is the section on Safes.
Nearly 200 manufacturers are covered in this section, most in great detail.
The Diebold section, for example, is more than 1000 pages; AMSEC, ISM and Tann 600+ pages; Mosler and Fichet more than 400+ pages;
There are even sections on Traum and Stockinger, two manufacturers at the extreme high-end.
And much, much more!