5 Times You Will Need a Locksmith to Open a Safe

Safes are useful for many different reasons. The added security they provide, keeping valuables safe, is a must in this day and age. However, there are times when they do not open. Once locked, it will be almost impossible to get back in, unless you employ the services of a locksmith. At Pro Locksmiths, we offer commercial lock services should you find yourself in this situation.

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No one wants to be locked out of their safe. We briefly explore the top five reasons why you will need a locksmith for a safe.

1. Time Delays and Automatic Lock Out Features

Entering the incorrect combination code multiple times will automatically engage a time delay or locking out feature. All safes are different, which means that some may engage after one incorrect try, whereas others may have a threshold of five. Either way, once engaged, this security feature will require the help of a locksmith to regain access to the valuables inside the safe.

2. Internal Wiring Damage

Electronic safes have internal wiring inside, which may become damaged over time. The damage can occur within the wires, which means the signals from the keypad cannot reach the locking bolts within the safe. When this happens, it will be almost impossible to open the safe. Before calling a locksmith, if your safe has any batteries within it, double check that any batteries are not dead and replace them accordingly. If this does not solve the issue, then there may be damage to the wiring and this will need to be investigated further. Pro Locksmiths can provide commercial lock services should you need assistance.

3. Slipping of Combination Numbers

Older style combination safes can suffer from slipping combination numbers. This occurs if the safe has not been properly maintained, or through many years of wear and tear. If you have entered the number multiple times, and are absolutely certain that this is the correct combination, before calling a locksmith, try shifting the dials slightly so the numbers aren't truly aligned. If this still doesn't open the safe, commercial lock services will be required to open it.

4. Poor Maintenance

Rigorous maintenance is extremely important to avoid damage to the safe's internal mechanical components and electronics. Maintenance is often neglected, and when combined with general wear and tear, safe owners only realise this when it is too late, causing the safe to malfunction and locking its owner out. Poor safe maintenance is one of the leading causes for calling a locksmith, and is easily avoidable by getting the safe regularly serviced.

5. Damage from Forced Entry

A safe is designed to protect your valuables from unauthorized access. However, in the case of a raid, or attempted forced entry, the locking mechanism on the safe may have been damaged due to excessive force. It is always best to have the safe serviced to ensure that it has not been damaged and it is still able to protect your valuables.

Safes can fail for a variety of reasons. If you require assistance because you are locked out of your safe, Pro Locksmiths can help.

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