Many think that the only jobs locksmiths can do is to change the locks of cars and doors. Unknown to them, locksmiths are professionals who can also work on safes. They can install and uninstall safes, fix broken safe locks, help those who by mistake lose their safe keys gain access to their safes. However, it is compulsory to always enquire about the experiences of the locksmith with safes before seeking for their help and service. However, ever been in a situation that you lost your safe keys and then assume you have shut yourself out? This is the situation most people find themselves on a daily basis. However, the truth is you haven’t shut yourself out because options available to help gain access to your safe.
The first option to consider is to get in touch with the manufacturer of the safe who will provide a replacement of the keys at a cost. However, certain requirements are to be met before the manufacturer will issue the keys. Most times, they require that the safe model and its serial number be provided. This information can be found on the safes’ door hinge. However, certain manufacturers will require prove of safe ownership in the form of a notarized letter before releasing the replacement keys. Note that this option should only be considered if it is there is no need to enter the safe for up to a week.
The second option is opening the safe through the process of lock picking. This option is considered if entry to the safe is urgent. This can be done by speaking to a locksmith with established knowledge gained through working with safes. These locksmiths have the necessary and required tools coupled with the right knowledge to pick the lock and open the safe without causing any damage either to the safe or items in the safe. However, note that safes have been designed in such a way to withstand abuses and forced entry, so items could be damaged or injuries can be sustained in trying to force open the safe without a locksmith. Therefore, always avoid the temptation of trying to break into the safe if the keys are lost to avoid damages to self and the safe.
The third option entails drilling the locks of the safe. This option applies to safes considered as been high-end models. Safes under this category usually have locks with high level security, thus cannot be easily opened by picking the lock. They consume lots of time and effort of the locksmiths and therefore are very expensive if they are to be opened by picking their locks. Therefore, the best option used to gaining access and opening high-end safes with high level of security is lock drilling only done by locksmiths.
The last option is to totally replace the lock of the safe with a new one. Although there is the possibility that the lock of a safe whose keys are missing can be changed, it is not always a feasible option due to the ways safes are designed. However, this can be successfully done by a professional locksmith service especially for safes whose lock can easily be drilled to regain access.
So, the truth is one can regain access to any safe if the keys are lost through the help of locksmiths, even if the opening of such safe is dependent on either mechanical dial or an electronic push button or a combination of both. Therefore, do not panic for whatsoever reasons because access to your safe is possible and guaranteed even when the keys are lost but with monetary cost.