We open, move, service, and repair all brands of safes & vault doors, and occasionally have used safes for sale. We can upgrade mechanical locks to electronic or vice-versa. Combination changes are no problem.
• Safe manufacturers seeking warranty repair or delivery & bolt down for a customer?
Yes, we offer delivery, bolt-down, and setup service within a reasonable radius of our shop (basically as far as you’re willing to pay us to drive at $2.50/mi). Our previous (and current) customers include Cannon, Mesa, Amsec, Stratton, Fireking, and probably a few others I’ve forgotten. I’m an NSO member with the proper equipment and training to open & repair most anything even if it has glass relockers, and we have a vast array of moving equipment including appliance dollies, stair climbing trucks, pallet jacks, and 8k roll & lift dollies. We do have a 2k liftgate van for delivery and can contract trucks for heavier units. Drill points are always appreciated but simply knowing the lock brand, model, handing, and expected barrier material are helpful. Any information you give me that saves me time will save you money.
• I’ve lost the combo to my safe. Can you open it? How much does this cost?
Yes. Cost varies wildly but an open, repair, and lock replacement on a typical gun safe with a commercial style lock (the most common request we get) is around $400, within 10 miles and during regular business hours. Price includes a new digital lock (Lagard Basic II if you’re curious). Mechanical locks are available but are similar in price.
Antique safes (i.e. anything more than about 40 years old): we typically do not replace the locks on these with electronic (very labor intensive and mounting pads may need to fabricated), nor do we recommend spending any serious money on one as the cost/benefit is almost never in your favor. Yes, I know it’s really cool to look at and I’m sure you think it’s as tough as Fort Knox but it’s really just a big chunk of steel and plaster that will be fun to move and even more fun to dispose of when you’re sick of it. So probably not a good idea to go crazy bidding on that huge 100 year old locked safe at auction. Odds are it only has a paperclip and rubber band inside so no, we won’t open it for your offer to split the contents.
• Can you open a safe with a stethoscope, like they do on TV?