What types of items you should store in a safe:

It is easy to see why people purchase safes. Safes are a great way to secure your personal documents or prize possessions.

• Money – if you need to keep cash around the house you can sleep peacefully if you know you are storing it safely.

• Personal documents – you may want to store documents that prove your homeownership, loan contracts, or any other information you don’t want to lose.

• Business documents – some business information may be confidential, which is why it is best if you keep it in a safe. Not only no one can steal it, but no one can even access it.

• Other valuables – most people store jewelry, but you can store virtually anything you consider valuable in a safe.

But what happens when you can’t get to those treasured and important items because of a malefactor with the safes. If your safe is locked and you can’t get into it, you’re probably going to need to call a locksmith who knows how to deal with safes.

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why people will need a locksmith for safes:

You’ve Lost Keys or the Combination

Oops! Where are those pesky keys to the safe? People lose keys. It’s a fact of life. We highly recommend that if your safe is opened with a combination, you should put that information somewhere that you can find it. If you lose the keys or forget the combination, no worries. A locksmith can help but you will need a locksmith that is trained in opening safes. If you’re in the Bellevue, Washington area, Bellevue Locksmith can do the job!

A safe lockout is not unlike a car or house lockout but it can be much more complicated. This is due to the fact that safes are meant to hold your most valuable and often most expensive possessions. Many safes have backup measures in place to prevent theft. Properly trained locksmiths know how to bypass auxiliary measures that may be in place without damaging the items inside. Contact your local locksmith before trying to “break-in” to your own safe. It is also possible that you inherited a safe and the keys were lost or stolen, or the combination was never given to you. A reputable locksmith will need to verify that the safe is yours before they try to open it for you.

The Safe’s Bolt Gets Jammed

Sometimes, even when you have your key or know the combination code, your safe still will not open. This could mean that something isn’t right with the safe bolts or they might be jammed.

This can happen for several different reasons. Lack of proper maintenance, misaligned bolts, or use of excessive force can cause issues. If a safe is battered with excessive force, the locking mechanism might get damaged. In that case, you may not be able to unlock your safe.

Maintenance is extremely important for the mechanical components of a safe and often people do not think to maintain their safes. Proper maintenance means regular lubrication of the safe’s components and is highly recommended.

There may be Internal Damage to the Wiring of your Safe

Trained locksmiths know exactly how to deal with electronic safes if the internal wiring has been damaged they can generally fix the issue. This damage is usually found in the wires that relay a signal from your keypad to your locking bolts making it nearly impossible to open your safe. Check the easy stuff like batteries or a loose wire if you are able and if that’s not the issue, call a qualified locksmith.

Your Lockout Mode Might be Engaged

The lockout mode is a safety feature on most safes that automatically engages after the wrong combination code has been entered several times. All safes are different, and this could be set to lock you out anywhere from one to several tries. Generally, you will have three to five attempts before the safe locks you out.

Your safe may also have a time delay feature which is similar to lockout mode. It will restrict access to the safe. A time delay may be put in place to allow the safe to be opened only at certain times, and/or only for a certain number of times. If someone who is not authorized to open your safe attempts to do so, it may cause a lockout. You’ll need a locksmith to gain access for you in that case. Sometimes, police or authorities need access to a safe and will call upon a reliable locksmith to assist them.

You Need Help Choosing and Installing the Right Safe

Bellevue Locksmithing offers expertise in installing different types of safes and safe locks. Our experienced team can help you to choose the right safe and lock combination for your needs. Once we settle on the best solution, we will handle the installation in the shortest possible timeframe. You will receive the keys to the safe or set up the code to access it.

If you lose your keys or get locked out of your safe, call us right away. We are experts at safecracking, and there is no safe we can’t open. Once you call us, our expert team will gather information about your safe type so that we can bring the right equipment for opening it. After analyzing the situation on the spot, we will try to open the safe without damaging it.

In most cases, that will be possible. However, if it is necessary, we can also change the lock, and get you the new key. 

You never know when you might need a locksmith issue will strike. That’s why Bellevue Locksmith is open seven days a week from 7 AM to 11 PM, including Sundays and holidays. You can reach us 365 days per year, and we are ready to come to any location throughout the East Side. We strive to arrive at the destination in no more than 30 minutes. 

Our top priority is outstanding service and complete satisfaction. Give us a call today to discover why we are the favorite locksmith service in Bellevue, Washington.

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