Client called early on a Saturday morning as the key to this Brattonsound Gun Safe in Great Harwood was stuck in the lock and he was understandably worried about leaving the house with the key left in the lock. We attended site within the hour and was able to remove the key allowing us to identify with the use of a scope that the lock was ‘half cocked’. These are double throw locks which means that the key needs to be rotated twice to fully lock or unlock it, in this instance the lock had only been thrown once and in this state it is not possible to insert the key. With the use of a specialist tool we were able to reset the lock to the fully locked position and thus enabled the key to be inserted to unlock the gun cabinet.
I received an emergency call from a local post office last week, they had accidentally locked three sets of safe keys inside one of the safes and were unable to open the shop until they could access the money. I was in attendance at another job at the time the call came in but luckily I was just about wrapping it up and was able to be with them within half an hour and had the safes open within another 30 minutes.
This Elsafe 252-1501 Hotel Safe in Blackpool was failing to open and displaying a 5ER or SER error. We opened the safe up so that the customer could retrieve his passport and other valuables. I have also seen the 252-1511 version of this safe which is hinged on the opposite side.
The owner of this old antique safe in Manchester had broken the handle off trying to force his safe open with a hammer. We were able to open the safe without any further damage.
This Chubb wall safe had failed to be opened by another locksmith. We got it open for the customer thus maintaining our 100% success rate.
This Secure Safes (Coventry) Ltd under floor safe had been found by the new owner of a property in Southport who wanted it opened out of curiosity prior to tiling over where it was. We picked it open but unfortunately it was empty. As an added bonus the locking lid in the picture was given to us and makes a fitting trophy and a useful practice aid.
The keys to this Milners safe in a bar in Southport had been lost and urgent access was required to the contents late on a Sunday evening. We were able to attend site within the hour and open the safe for the owners.
The keys to this German Burg Wachter safe in a house in Leigh, Greater Manchester had been lost and the important documents and medication inside were needed quickly. It was decided to drill this one open due to the urgency and the customer did not require the safe returning to service.
The key to this Dudley deposit safe in a mini supermarket in St. Helens had been lost. We picked open the lock and found the key had been accidentally deposited inside.
The keys to this safe in Skelmersdale had been lost. We picked open the 9 lever safe lock to ensure no damage to the delicate contents. In this instance the customer was disposing of the safe so there was no requirement to return it to service.