Rosengren RS3 Safe Opening

Rosengren RS3 Safe opening

The combination lock on this Rosengrens RS3 safe could not be dialled open by the owner. We had worked on this safe in the past so knew that the four wheel Sargent and Greenleaf lock had seen better days and it was previously advised to get this replaced. Fortunately with a bit of luck and a lot of experience we diagnosed the problem and were able to correct it to get the door open one final time without having to drill it. The owner agreed to a replacement lock which we fitted and put the safe back into service.

Chatwood Milner Duplextra Mk2 Lost Combination

Chatwood Milner Duplextra Mk2 Lost Combination

The combination had been lost to this Chatwood-Milner Duplextra Mk2 safe at a residence in Market Harborough, Leicestershire. The combination lock had been left in the open position for many years and the safe operated with just the key so when somebody accidentally knocked the combination dial they were unable to open the safe. We attended site and manipulated the combination lock to discover the combination and opened the safe without any damage.

Chubb Bank Vault Door Lost Combination

Chubb Bank Vault Door Lost Combination

The new tenants of an ex-bank building in Liverpool had been using this Chubb vault for several weeks with just the key locks as they did not know the combination. As often happens in these circumstances somebody moved the combination dial which locked them out of the vault. We attended the site and determined the combination through the process of manipulation to open the door without damage. We then reset the combination to one of their choosing to enable them to open it themselves in the future.

Chubb Bank Vault Door Chubb Vault Door

SLS 1000 Safe Opening

SLS 1000 Safe Opening Lancashire

The door of this SLS 1000 safe at a pub in Skelmersdale, Lancashire would not open when the correct combination had been dialled. Unfortunately a lot of brute force had been attempted prior to calling us out causing much more damage by breaking the handle and damaging the combination lock dial. Once the door was open we repaired the handle and lock and put the safe back in to service.

Fort Knox Chancellor Lost Combination

Fort Knox Chancellor Lost Combination

The combination had been lost to this Fort Knox Chancellor under floor safe at a private residence in Maghull, Merseyside. We attended the customers home and identified the lock as a La Gard Group two, three wheel combination lock, initial diagnostics suggested that the lock was working correctly so we began the process of manipulating it open.

Manipulation is a process of discovering the combination of the lock and is often depicted in movies with the safe cracker using a stethoscope or an upturned glass tumbler to listen to the lock. Whilst we carry high tech listening devices they are not always necessary and with this lock we didn’t need anything but our un-sanded fingers to identify what the lock was ‘saying’ to us. Within a short space of time the lock had given up its first number of the combination shortly followed by the second and the third at which point the lid could be removed to reveal the safes contents. We then reset the combination to one of the owners choosing and gave instructions on how to dial the lock and how to insert and remove the lid.

Fort Knox safes are unfortunately no longer trading but they were based in Maghull so this one didn’t have to travel far from the factory where it was made.