This Dreadnought Dauntless under floor safe would not open despite them having the key. We correctly identified a boltwork failure over the telephone and gave our quote to open and repair the safe. Once on site we were able to confirm our suspicions, get it open and back into action.
Here is a perfect example of a quality safe doing what it is supposed to do. Thieves had pounded on this Churchill safe lid with sledges, tried to dig it out and even attempted to cut through it with a disc cutter with no luck. All they had managed to do was make it more difficult for us to open when we were called to this job at a petrol station in Ormskirk.
The owners keys would no longer open the lock and the bashed lid without a handle was going to be a bit more difficult to open than a simple lost key job. Despite the extra work, we were able to get the lid off to find the contents still safely inside.
Given the extent of the damage we advised a replacement safe was required in this instance but it had more than paid for itself keeping the bad guys out.
This rusty, seized Fort Knox safe was found at a B&B in Morecambe. It gave a good fight but we still managed to free the lid to find the remnants of the water from a previous flood.
Safecracking in Beeston, Cheshire. We were called to open this Dreadnought Dauntless under floor safe with missing keys after the owner had passed away. We picked the lock open to retrieve the belongings left as part of the estate.
This Fort Knox Standard underfloor safe was discovered by a homeowner in Preston during renovations. We were called in to open it after the builder had made attempts to dig it out of the ground. The safe was in remarkably good condition and despite a few small stones in the lock we had no problems picking it open to reveal the contents. If you need a safecracker in Preston then give us a call.
We were called to Sandbach in Cheshire to open this Radway Floorboard safe with lost keys. The lock was picked open and replaced to provide the owner with a new set of keys.
The writing on the safe reads:
The Radway Safe Co. Ltd.
CHURCH WORKS, FURLONG ROAD
TUNSTALL, STOKE ON TRENT ST6 5UB
TEL: 0782 819910
Lost keys to this Churchill Treasurechest floorboard safe meant that the customer could not retrieve the contents locked within almost 10 years ago. We attended the job in Walsall in the West Midlands and picked open the lock. The client was very pleased at the contents which more than covered our charges. After replacing the lock and supplying a new set of keys we left them with a fully functioning safe once again.
A nice local job for us at a hotel in Lancashire. New owners had found this Fort Knox safe whilst re-carpeting and didn’t have any keys for it. We got to site, picked it open and were on our way home within an hour of the call. Being so local we decided to service and re-key it back in the workshop.
For our first safe opening of 2019 we were called to unlock this Super Dreadnought under floor safe as the key had allegedly been put down the deposit chute. A sneak peak at the contents with our scopes couldn’t see the key so we picked the lock open for them to retrieve it. Turns out that the key wasn’t in there so we will be servicing it and making new keys.
When we received the picture of this Fort Knox safe in Liverpool we could tell from the lack of handle and the amount of rust that it would probably not be an easy opening. Looking into the lock with scopes showed a large amount of rust and crud, so much so in fact that we could not determine if the lock was open or not. The lid was rusted solid so before we started hammering away trying to free the lid it was important to ensure that it was unlocked. After some time cleaning out the lock we could finally see that it was indeed unlocked and we could use the ‘Big hammer’ to free the lid. Being in a cellar and given the level of rust we weren’t surprised to see that the safe was full of murky water once opened.