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November 07, 2020

How to Open a Safe

You may want to open a safe without the key or code for several reasons. First, you could be a shrewd consumer who loves using the weaknesses of a product to determine its strengths. Another scenario is when you forgot the codes or key. Regardless of the circumstance, you’ll learn about 3 ways safes are opened without using keys or codes.
But because we understand there could be someone out there looking to use this information to harm innocent safe owners, we’re merely going to consider the safe opening methods used by burglars and safe technicians without going into details.
Do contact us if you want an in-depth information about opening the safe without the keys.

Cutting and Prying Open a Safe 

Cutting a safe is what it said it is. This safecracking method requires the use of a hand-held cutting saw to rip apart a safe in half. However, it takes time, can be very messy, and it’s the most destructive method. Professional safe technicians use this approach when other ways of getting a safe to open failed. On the other hand, prying open a safe    requires pulling apart the bolts and the door out of the doorframe. It also takes time and extreme amount of force to get this done, and the method won’t work on a high-security and modern safe.

Opening a Combination Dial Safe

Two common methods used to regain access to electronic safes are the use of the reset feature or the dial manipulation technique if the safe has a dial. The former requires locating and pressing a reset button often found at the back panel of a safe. The latter is done by turning the dial of a safe in the wrong direction, hitting the safe with a tool, and then turning the dial the correct way. While both methods might seem an easy task in theory, it is actually a tall order and even impossible for someone without the experience and knowledge to pull off the task.

Scoping and Drilling the Safe

This needs to be done by a professional locksmith or safe technician because making a mistake could cause the safe to become ten times harder to crack. Usually, the safecracker will drill a hole into the side of the safe and then slide in a long punch rod to push the bolt out of the way.
The safe technician or locksmith needs to be familiar with this method and the type of safe. This will help the service professional to know the position of the bolt, things to do, when to do those, and what not to do so they can manipulate the locking mechanism from the outside.
Do you have an electronic, a standard key, or combination safe you want cracked because you’ve lost the key or code to it? All you have to do is contact our safe experts at Lock Around The Clock without any delay. Our experts have years of experience unlocking different types of safes and will be glad to have yours opened.