If you’re here, it’s probably because you’ve forgotten the key to your safe or you’re curious about how to fix that problem if you’re thinking of buying one. And for your good fortune, we are experts in explaining these topics in a complete and easy to understand way for anyone who is not part of the locksmith niche. Stay with us, take paper and pencil and we’ll give you answers to your questions and much more.
Professional Gun Safe Opening
To make it short, yes, a locksmith can open any type of safe because he is the only professional trained to do so without destroying the safe in its entirety in most cases, and managing to get the contents inside intact. But even so, there are some things you should know about professional safecracking so that you are not taken by surprise.
There are many types of safes, so many that we wouldn’t have the time to list them one by one. But each one has a different way of opening, some are by keys, others have specificcombinations, others are by facial recognition, etc, etc, etc. The point here is, that when we mentioned above that “In most cases it is not destroyed”, it means that it will depend a lot on the model of safety you have obtained. For even though they do not literally break it, it may be unusable after opening it in the most delicate way possible so that you can take out your belongings.
Even so, we are going to tell you which are the gun safes opening techniques used by locksmiths.
It is not very common, but it is possible to find locksmiths who do this opening. You’ve probably seen this one in one of those famous spy movies. For this process you don’t need a stethoscope as we can see in some films, but you need silence to be able to open it. How does it work? Well, in case the safe is by code, by moving the thread or opening center the safe will gradually sound. It is also called “feel the touches” because you must do it with your fingertips to be able to determine the real doors on the combination wheel. If you have a digital lock, this is probably not useful.
In most cases where you need to open a gun safe, you need to apply a destructive entry. As the name implies, it is somewhat likely to damage something in the safe but not involve the objects inside. And in half the cases the safe is “fixable”.
One of the most commonly made destructive entries is drilling into the lock, which will not necessarily cause direct damage to the opening system. In fact, it is a fairly small hole that will allow a borescope to be inserted so that you can monitor the lock from the inside and open your safe without damage.