Electronic Push Button Safes vs. Mechanical Dial Safes

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Electronic push button and mechanical dial are two of the most popular types of safes. Whether you’re interested in purchasing your first safe or just want to learn more about the safe you already own, there are a few key differences between these two types of safes. By understanding those differences, you can ensure that you get the right safe for your specific needs, as well as get as much use out of it as possible.

Electronic Push Button Safes

While this type of safe can be very secure, it’s important to purchase one that’s made by a reputable manufacturer. The reason you shouldn’t trust a cheap electronic push button safe is it’s often possible to bypass the locks used on those safes and then reset the combination. Although it requires skill and the right tools to do so, it’s something that can definitely be done.

If you want to be confident that whatever you put inside an electronic push button safe is truly secure, doing your research and choosing a safe from a manufacturer with a proven track record will give you peace of mind. Opting for this type of quality safe will ensure that the lock has measures in place which prevent it from being bypassed.

Mechanical Dial Safes

Because this type of safe doesn’t include any digital components, it offers a long lifespan and minimizes the chances of a serious problem. The main thing to keep in mind with safes that feature a mechanical dial lock is the tumblers will require periodic maintenance to realign them. The reliability of mechanical dial safes makes them a popular choice for everything from guns to financial documents.

What to Do If You Can’t Open Your Safe

Safes are used across Omaha for a wide range of purposes. As a result, some are opened quite regularly, while others are only opened on very rare occasions. With either type of use, someone may find themselves in a situation where they’re unable to open their safe.

If this ever happens to you, take a short break before attempting to open the safe again. In the event that you come back and are still unable to open the safe, your best option is to call Big Red Locksmiths for professional help.

Big Red Locksmiths Will Open Your Safe the Right Way

Lock, keypad and battery are the three types of failures that can cause an electronic push button safe to not open. There are also a variety of malfunctions that can occur with mechanical dial safes. With either type, attempting to open the safe with brute force can cause damage to both the safe and what’s inside.

Fortunately, you don’t have to take that risk. Instead, you can get professional help from Big Red Locksmiths. A member of our expert team will assess your problem and then determine the best way to open your safe. So if you ever need help opening your electronic push button or mechanical dial safe in Omaha, call us at (402) 554-0499.


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