When opening safes our engineers would look to use picking or manipulation methods if possible to minimise damage and allow the continual use of the safe. If it is necessary to drill the safe, our engineers would adhere to the industry’s Code of Practice (BS7582), as you would expect, for the reconditioning and repair of used safes.
In our experience the most common problems experienced with safes resulting in our call out, include:
- Integral fault within the safes door or lock.
- Lost or misplaced keys.
- A snapped key or part of the key has broken off in the safes lock.
- The detachable part of the safe key is missing or has come off in the safe.
- The key will not go into the safe.
- The key goes into the safe but does not turn or only turns so far.
- The safe key is difficult to turn.
- Lost safe codes or combinations.
- The safes electronic lock has locked the user out.
- The safe batteries are flat.
- Something inside the safe is jamming the operation.
- The door closes but the bolts will not throw.
- The door will not close or is binding.
- An under floor safe and lock has seized.