For many years most safe lock services were performed by factory trained service technicians only, but in increasingly large numbers of locksmiths are performing this service.
combination locks as whole are opened by dialling a series of numbers (a combination). Except for some inexpensive and small models, a combination lock does not lock the safe, it merely controls the outside lever which operates the bolts that extend through the door into the safe walls. The bolts are the real lock.
When the lock is in the closed position the lever is locked with bolts extended. When the lock is in the open position, the lever is released and may be turned to withdraw the bolts and open the door.
The owner of a safe will change its combination to prevent anyone who knows the combination from using it to open the safe. There are many reasons for this.
To change a combination lock you need to know some general information such as the type of lock you are dealing with, not just if it is mechanical or an electronic lock, but what type of device the combination lock is installed on, and how that affects what will need to be done to change the combination lock.
Listed below are the procedures for both manual and digital safe combination changing. There are numerous brands of both manual and digital safes with numerous different combination changing technics. The following change processes are limited to one common brand.
Manual dial safe combination change:
Sargent and Greenleaf are popular safe combination locks however different brands have different protocols.
Digital safe combination change:
The combination change protocol for a Sargent and Greenleaf code pad is as follows:
Changing combinations on a safe can be complex, therefor when in doubt it is best to call a locksmith such as Craigmore Locksmiths and have the safe combination changed safely and professionally.
Craigmore Locksmiths firm belief is in the importance of proficiency, efficiency, and dedication has helped us and our associates become one of the leading locksmith service providers in the Adelaide Northern Suburbs. We are hard working and committed, and seek to help you in a timely manner.