SafeZone Locksmiths provide a complete service for all safes, ranging from a low cost safe from a hardware shop to a high security safe.
Low cost safes are usually easy to open, therefore, the labour costs are relatively low. These safes usually have a key override which makes them easy to open. Due to their low cost, sometimes it's better to replace the safe depending on the initial problem. Low cost safe are usually digital and once the key pad or the electronic board becomes faulty, it becomes cheaper to just buy a replacement safe.
High security safes can be rather complex to open as they often incorporate extra security features to prevent access. These may include anti-drilling, hardened steel plates and/or toughened glass which when broken sets off a relocker that can be hard to unlock. Extra care is needed with these safes and opening can often take some hours. Once opened we often repair the safe back to a good working order and in many cases we improve the security as we often use anti-drilling parts to complete the job.
Safe installation is available but depends on the size of the safe. Safes over 100kg are too heavy for us to handle especially if it is going up stairs. We are not selling any safes at this point in time but we are very happy to help you with your purchase as we do offer good advice free of charge. Just give us a call.
If you decide to install a safe yourself then it's best to position it over concrete and use 12mm dynabolts. If the dynabolts are going through carpet, make sure you use a hole punch first to prevent the drill grabbing the carpet and creating a runner.
If you are changing the combination of your digital safe, make sure you do it with the door open and don't shut the door until you have checked the new combination three times.
Use high quality Duracell alkaline batteries and make sure you change the batteries as soon as the safe starts making any different sounds or starts playing up. Flat batteries is the number one cause of safe malfunctions.
We encourage you not to buy a cheap safe from a large hardware shop, nor from the large office supply shops. We don't consider them to be a secure option.
Are you are wondering if you should go for a key or combination safe? Good quality digital keypad safes are reliable but you need to change the batteries every 1 to 2 years. Mechanical combination dials are also very reliable but can be a little tricky to use. You need to stop exactly on the number and if you go over, you need to start the whole process again. Safe key locks are great but you need to keep the key in a safe place. How ironic!