Safes are designed to protect a variety of valuables and sentimental items. They are also meant to be extremely difficult to break into. Over time, as with any piece of machinery, safes are subject to wear and tear that can affect their function. It’s important to have a reliable safe locksmith to call when your safe starts to show signs of trouble. Our team can repair, rebuild and service safes to restore their condition to their original state.
When a safe’s locking mechanism becomes jammed, it’s likely that the bolts inside are misaligned. This can happen due to a lack of maintenance, excessive force being applied during delivery or even the use of incorrect bolts. Our trained safe locksmiths can work with all types of safes to get them back up and running.
Typically, the first thing a safe locksmith will do is to attempt to manipulate the lock. This is a popular method that has been made famous in Hollywood films. It involves listening to the sound that a dial makes as it’s moved along its track, and attempting to find the combination that opens it. This technique is less invasive than cutting or prying and doesn’t damage the contents of the safe.
If a locksmith can’t open the safe using this method, they may have to resort to drilling. This can be a quicker solution than manipulating the lock, but it can cause some cosmetic damage to the safe. It is also a dangerous option that should only be used as a last resort. The process of drilling a safe includes using a drill to create a small hole in the surface of the safe. Then, a scoping device is inserted into the hole to help a locksmith see how to unlock the safe.
Many people call a safe locksmith because they forgot their combination code or someone else tried to enter it wrong and activated the lockout mode. This feature can be a lifesaver in certain situations, but it’s essential to have the proper access code or key to get into the safe again. A safe locksmith can help you regain entry to your treasures and heirlooms.
Some safes are built with extra reinforcements to make it more difficult to pry them open. These reinforcements are often located around the bolts and can be up to a 1/4 inch thick. In addition, some safes are built with thick steel rings that surround the bolts to further protect the contents. These extra features can be hard to detect, but a skilled safe locksmith will be able to spot them. If all of this fails, a locksmith can use a torch or saw to cut through the bolts and thereby gain access to the safe. Depending on the material the safe was constructed from, this can be quite messy and time-consuming. Our experts are trained to quickly and efficiently open a safe without damaging the contents or causing other complications.