Mon, 1 Oct 12 at 15:22 | No Comments Yet
Cheap at the price
Police officers and firefighters often carry master keys to control elevators, open locked subway and building entrances, access construction site lockboxes and so forth. In well-organized municipalities like New York City, the keys are standardized, so only a very small number are necessary. A set of five keys will get you into just about any utility in NYC. If you’re a burglar or a terrorist, those keys could be really useful … so the city must keep tight control of them, right?
Um, maybe not.
The New York Post reports:
Retired New Jersey locksmith Daniel Ferraris, 69, is hawking what he calls a “firemen’s key ring” — and what a terrorist might call a dream come true.
The set consists of five keys that would allow control of virtually any elevator in the city, could knock out power to municipal buildings and skyscrapers, darken city streets, open subway gates and some firehouse doors and provide full access to 1 World Trade Center and other construction sites …
“I get them from different places. I was a locksmith for many years, and I go to shows and get some from collectors,” Ferraris said.
And he’s only asking $150 on eBay. That seems really cheap.