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I Have decided to write on this topic , as it is an essential skill that unfortunately, is all too frequently skipped when diagnosing issues with safes with mechanical locksSafe dialing diagnostics involves the diagnosis and or opening of a safe with a mechanical lock. There are many issues that can arise with mechanical Safe locks.often times performing these simple checks can safe HUNDREDS in locksmith fees!
The most simple problem Occurs when the dial And Dial ring shift. This can happen when the door opens and hits the wall, or something hits the dial or safe dial ring . It causes the dial of the safe to shift to one side or another. why? because the dial ring is usually mounted to the safe door on slots, so that the dial can be aligned properly. unfortunately , it allows the dial and ring to drift.
The easiest way to open up the safe that has this kind of an issue is to simply add 1/2 digit to the combination, Attempt to dial-in as you normally would, then try subtracting A Half digit from each of the numbers on the combination of the safe. If this doesnt work, add a full number to each of the numbers on the combination of the safe, Then Subtract one full number from each Of the numbers of the combination of the safe. It is very likely that this simple process will open the safe without having to call a locksmith.
during each attempt, it is helpful to oscillate the dial back and forth in a 10 point spread around 90
The next problem occurs when a fly is stuck..the fly is the part inside the safe that causes a wheel to rotate when an adjacent wheel moves.
to open a safe with this issue, start with the first number of the combination.add 1 to ONLY the first number, then try combination normally. next, subtract 1 from the first number, then 2,3,4,5 up to 10
example: combo is 10-20-30 dial 9-20-30 ,11-20-30. 8-20–30 etc up to +10 or minus 10 on one number, then try it on the second, then 3rd number of the safes combination
when your safe is open, call a professional Locksmith if we can help with your safe issues in connecticut, we will be happy to serve you! as we are Connecticut’s preferred safe technicians! Regards, Jim
I cannot count the number of times THIS happens:
Customer calls: Hi, I cant get into my safe!
Me: have you been having trouble with it for long?
customer: yes, Its been acting up for for some time, but yesterday, I couldnt lock it, so I slammed the door really hard!, but now it wont open!
more to follow on this post soon! Jm
Safe Hinges Sagging?-Allstate Security Company Can help!
Safe Hinge sagging? its a common problem, especially on older safes. we were called to service this old McGunn high security Safe. the complaint was that they couldnt lock the door on this old burglary safe with 2 stage boltwork. Well, so often, the problem isnt what you might think it is.
Ultimately, the safe door wasnt closing all the way, because the hinges were worn and sagging. this door weighs at least 750 pounds. If you look closely(sorry for the less than perfect picture)You can see the gap all the way across the top of the door…that gap doesnt exist on the bottom. thats where the bottom of the safe door is scraping
Solution: we’ll be returning with a portable crane(cherry picker)to remove the safe door, and install shims..this will jack the door up far enough so that the door will close fully…then the boltwork will line up with the holes so that the retailer can have more years of trouble free operation Buying a New safe? Check out our new safes for sale at our online webstore!
For Expert Safe Service in CT.
Safe hinges sagging? , Broken high security safe key, lost safe key?, damaged lock/key or locked out of the home, Allstate Security Company safe service of Connecticut always has a solution. We provide 24-hour emergency locksmith services to everyone as our mission is to help our customers when they need it most. We are glad to tell you that we provide fast, reliable and efficient locksmith service and safe repairs, and safe opening in ct when you are locked out or have lost your key. We can repair or install locks of all types, can provide re-keying solutions, and even can do lock replacement whenever and wherever you need.
Here at All State Security Company
you will be served by our fully trained and professional technicians who have in-depth knowledge of locksmith services. We strive hard to satisfy our clients and only use the latest and innovative tools and techniques to handle your lock issues. Whenever you experience any of lock issue then make sure you contact locksmith of All State Security Company. We understand how inconvenient and stressful lockout, break in or key breakage situation can be. Therefore, our locksmith in Chesterfield promises to deliver the best standard of locksmith services at the most reasonable price. Whenever you experience lock or key issues whether it is in your home, office or vehicle make sure you contact All State Security Company.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]