There is nothing wrong with reaching out to a locksmith for safe opening services if you run into trouble and can provide documentation that you are authorized to access the safe in question. There are a few things you can check first, however, that could save you from needing to pay a locksmith. Of course, if none of these tips are successful or you’d rather not attempt them, you can rest assured that your local locksmith will be happy to help.
- Battery issue- Some safes utilize batteries to operate the keypad and to retract the lock mechanism. If the batteries are failing, you might have a display, but you can’t get the safe open. If the display isn’t working, it could be the batteries. If you know how to replace them, then that will save you a call, but if not, reach out to a locksmith for safe opening services.
- Security feature engaged- If you have used the wrong code several times, it might enter a penalty lockout mode. Wait a few minutes before trying again. It might also have a time delay security feature.
- Your code was deactivated- This occurs at businesses when the person in charge deactivates someone else’s code. They might do so on purpose if an employee leaves the company, or they may have done it by accident. If someone else can get into the safe with their code, this is likely the issue, and you should talk to the person in charge to give you a new code.
- Wiring issues- As is the case with anything electrical, occasionally the wiring to a safe can go bad or become damaged. If this is the case, you’ll need to call a safe opening company that can fix the problem.
If you need safe opening services in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, reach out to us at Eastway Lock & Key, Inc. We assist both residential and commercial clients who need help with their safe or would like to learn about purchasing one. Contact us today with any questions you might have.