Trust the experts in safe locks by coming to Locks & Keys with any safe & vault issues. From our base, in Gloucester, our safe locksmiths travel up and down the country to work with banks, high street shops, and safe manufacturers, providing their professional and knowledgeable advice when it comes to problems and faults.
Jon Drake is our main safe engineer, and he is a member of SAVTA and the MLA. He is not a standard locksmith working with household locks; he only works with safes and vaults.
When you call our team for a quote, it’s handy for us if you have a photo ready to be emailed or text, so that we can see what grade your safe is.
For diagnosing faults, we have a vast array of rigid and flexi scopes to look down into keyholes or drilled holes. This helps us to take a look around and get started on your initial diagnosis. What’s more, we also carry every major brand of safe lock with varying lengths of keys and stems with detachable key sections. On top of that, we also carry various electronic locks that can be programmed in place of a key or mechanical combination lock.
Contact us, in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, to discuss your safe with our safe locksmiths.
Electronic combination locks can be programmed in a variety of ways, depending on the lock. You could have 2 people required to be present to open the safe, a time delay upon entering the combination, or there could be specific times of the day where the safe will open. These electronic locks provide an audit trail of who opened the safe, the time, and the date. A lot of these features need to be connected to a laptop with specific software in order to be programmed, and we’re able to provide those services to you.
Within safes, there are often additional locking devices that keep your safe secure without your knowledge. These protect against someone putting an incorrect key in and hammering it to try and remove the lock, as this would cause a live AED to fire, blocking the bolt work. As well as live AEDs, there are dead AEDs, and these never move until someone tries to attack the safe with force. This can be heat-related, such as using a welding torch to melt a weak point, which, in turn, fires extra blocking pins into the bolt work around the inside of your safe. These pins can also fire if sprung with a drill, which would break a protective glass plate protecting the lock and set the pins off.