How To Get Into Your Safe If You’ve Forgotten The Combination
It’s a troubling time if you’ve forgotten the combination to your safe, but it does happen to people. Choosing a combination with no significance can be easily forgotten, or you might have not accessed it in so long you can’t remember what the code is. While you may be panicking and thinking your valuables are locked away forever, there’s no need to worry as there are methods to access your contents still.
So here is how to get into your safe if you’ve forgotten the combination.
Safe Make & Manufacturer
Most safes have key differences between them, so the first step is to find out what the make and manufacturer of yours is. Properly identifying your safe will allow you to figure out your next step, as safes can have different ways inside, such as resetting the code, recovering it or unlocking the safe. You could damage the safe if you use the wrong method. Check for your serial number or purchase information to find out the make and manufacturer.
Your safe may have a key override that you can use to access your safe, sort of like a spare key. Read your owner’s manual to identify whether you have a key override, as it could be hidden away to avoid just anyone finding it. Most safes don’t advertise they have a key override, as a potential thief could then easily access it. Key overrides are a liability, so not all safes will have one.
A change key will enable you to change the combination that grants access to your safe. However some change keys require you to know your old combination first before performing a reset.
If you still haven’t got into your safe, it’s time to call in some professionals. Locksmiths are adept at lock picking, and you can find ones with specialised knowledge of safes that will be able to break into them for you. Inform them of the brand and model so they know exactly what tools and methods to use.
They will then use safe manipulation or forced entry to access your safe. This could be implementing a drill or other equipment to figure out the combination. Note that some methods are invasive and will leave your safe inoperable.
Safe Installation In Liverpool
Whether you’re in the market for a brand new safe, or looking to replace an old one, get in touch with the team at Campbell & McGovern. We stock a great selection of durable, high-quality safes from top manufacturers. There’s also plenty of options, from freestanding and fireproof to underfloor and inwall.
We truly have safes for everyone, so get in touch today on 0151 922 4085 to talk through your requirements with one of our staff. We also offer a range of security system solutions, so visit our website now to find out more about the complete collection.