Safes are essential security tools to keep valuables protected and important belongings secure. We tuck way the things we consider priceless, use a secure combination and emerge with the peace of mind that we don’t need to worry about those items anymore. They are, well. . . safe.
The problem often comes when several months later, when we might like to visit those priceless belongings, maybe take them out and look at them again or add something more to our valuable collection. There is a brief moment of concern, followed closely by panic.
Now, what was that combination?
At Big Red Locksmiths, we realize this happens to the best of us. Even though safes are designed to keep people without a combination out, there are some things you can do to solve your problem and access those priceless belongings.
Did You Have a Key that Came With Your Safe?
Many Omaha residential safes (and a few commercial ones) come with a key override. That means, if you can’t remember the combination (or the battery inside the safe that powers the combination keypad is dead), you can use the key that came with your safe to bypass the combination mechanisms and gain entry. If you have one of these types of safes, trust us when we tell you, the key is your new best friend!
If you are organized, you might even have the original owner’s manual handy that could provide additional useful information for dealing with a safe lockout scenario.
Identify the Type of Safe You Have
If you don’t have a key that you can use to bypass the combination and open the safe, it’s time to start looking at some other alternatives. For an Omaha Professional Locksmith to know what to do next, you really need to be able to identify exactly what kind of safe you have. We know it has a combination, but there are a wide variety of security safes used to protect your valuables. See below for a few questions to help gather info;
- Is it a standing gun safe?
- A small portable safe?
- Can you identify a brand name or product/serial number?
Each of these details can be important when you call a Professional Omaha Locksmith to reset or recover your combination. What you shouldn’t do is try repeated combination varieties hoping to land on the right one, or worse yet, employing prying or hammering techniques to try to gain entry. That typically doesn’t end well.
Call Big Red Locksmiths
If you’ve exhausted all of your options to regain access to your safe, your next call should be Big Red Locksmiths in Omaha. Safes are precision devices, and you want to be sure to use a professional with experience in safe maintenance and safe lockout situations. Not just any handyman is skilled enough to open a locked safe without doing more harm than good.
Forgot your safe combination? It’s time to call Big Red Locksmiths at 402-554-0499! We have years of experience in safe maintenance, repair, and response to safe lockout situations.