Non-destructive entry refers to a variety of methods of entry used to gain access to a container (building, room, safe, etc.) without causing damage to the container or affecting its normal operation. It is the opposite of destructive entry and can be further categorized as covert entry or surreptitious entry depending on the forensic evidence left behind.
Non-destructive methods of entry
- Key bumping
- Unauthorized key duplication
- Use of an existing key or combination