The simple answer is yes, a locksmith can crack the code for your electronic or combination safe.
However, not all locksmiths have the necessary skills or equipment to provide this service so you may need to do a little research to find a local locksmith who can crack your safe for you.
Remember to inform the locksmith whether it is an electronic safe or traditional combination safe that you need the code or combination for.
In some cases, you may have to call an expert safe and vault technician who is trained specifically in the field of cracking safe codes and combinations.
There are a number of factors that will need to be taken into consideration to determine whether a specific locksmith will be able to unlock your safe for you.
It is always advisable to check and double check these factors when choosing a locksmith for this reason.
1. The Type Of Locking Mechanism
Different locks require different skills to unlock.
The more complex a lock, the more specialised the locksmith will need to be in order to solve the code or combination.
Combination locks are categorised into different groups depending on the complexity.
For example Group 2 combination locks are simpler to unlock than group 1 locks.
However, there are a variety of different locks in each group that can also offer challenges.
Electronic locks are categorised into types with Type II also being the easiest to unlock.
Find out what group or type of combination or electronic lock the locksmith is experienced, trained or qualified to unlock.
2. The Necessary Tools
Different tools are used to unlock different safe locks.
A traditional stethoscope may be sufficient for a combination safe.
If not, the locksmith may require a more advanced electronic device to assist them in detecting the fall of the pins and therefore what the correct combination may be.
The process for an electronic lock may require a magnetic device or just some knowledge on how to reset the lock or code even if the original code is not entered.
Once again, the type of tools necessary for the job depends largely upon the type of lock, the complexity of the locking mechanism and any additional security measures in place to prevent the lock from being bypassed easily.
3. The Technique
There are a wide variety of techniques that can be used to unlock a safe.
The traditional method of using a stethoscope to crack a combination lock is one of the oldest and still most effective means for combination safes.
A rare-earth magnet can also be used to bypass an electronic lock.
The bounce technique is popular for cheaper safes where the safe is basically dropped causing the locking mechanism to unlock for a moment – turning the knob at precisely that moment should unlock the safe.
It is important to ask your locksmith which technique they are likely to use to crack the safe.
Keep in mind that using the magnet or bounce technique can damage the safe or digital locking mechanism.
Safe manufacturers design locks that are not easy to bypass or overcome.
A locksmith will generally not offer any guarantee that they will be able to open safes with more complicated locks or that they will not damage the safe or locking mechanism in the process.
A certified locksmith will require some type of verification that you are the owner of the safe before attempting to crack it.
If your safe is bolted to the wall or secured to your home, then ownership is implied.
If not, then you may need to provide identification and/or a receipt to verify ownership.
Choosing the best locksmith for your house, safe or car should be done with caution.
There are many locksmith services in Melbourne, however, not all of them are the same. You need to make sure they are licensed and qualified before hiring them.
Solid Lock Locksmith is one such locksmith service.
They have decades of experience operating in Melbourne and have a well-earned reputation for getting the job done properly and swiftly.
For a fast, reliable locksmith in your area, please call us today on 0401 073 756 or contact us through our website https://www.solidlocklocksmith.com.au/contact-us/