Category Archives: Safe Work

22 Apr

Safe Moving

The photos shown in this blog post illustrate a particular type of safe moving called ‘cribbing’. Cribbing involves stacking wood, either 4×4’s or 4×6’s in an alternating square pattern in order to raise an object. In our case, we use cribbing to bring a heavy safe up or down steps. This method involves raising the

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22 Apr

Safe Openings After Botched Locksmith Attempts

In this post, I have photos of two different safes that were destroyed by locksmiths. It is my hope that in reading this people won’t make the same mistake the unfortunate owners of these ruined safes did by calling locksmiths who aren’t trained to service safes. Safes and safe servicing (opening) is a specialty within

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13 Feb

Electronic Safe Lock Installation on Old Safe

This article is about retrofitting an old safe with a mechanical lock to a new modern electronic safe lock. Nowadays, many safe manufacturers install safe locks that conform to a ‘standard’ or ‘magic module’ footprint. Conforming to this ‘standard’ means that regardless of which brand of safe or safe lock you own, it can be

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22 Jan

High Security Safe Keylock Retrofit

We recently sold a used high security safe. Every used safe we sell goes through a thorough servicing and inspection to identify any worn parts or items needing service. Worn parts are then replaced. What makes our company unique is our ability to remake many parts that become worn in a safe. In doing so,

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30 Oct

Bischoff High Security Safe Opening and Key Fabrication

We received a safe as compensation from the owner of another safe company. Photo 1 shows a Bischoff TRTL15x6. A formidable high security burglary safe that provides torch and tool resistance on all six sides of the safe. We received the safe locked. Yup, the owner didn’t have the keys or the combination to the

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30 Oct

ISM High Security Safe Openings

This job was a referral from another lock shop. We frequently get referrals from other locksmith shops for safe openings, service and safe removals and installs. The safe end of the security business is a specialized field and if someone doesn’t have the right equipment, training and experience, its best for them to refer it

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30 Oct

Large Gun Safe Move

We received a call from a customer who needed their 1300 lb. gun safe moved amidst a basement remodel project in their home. Once we arrived at the customer’s home we realized the job was a bit more complicated than the customer let on. However this was only because the customer didn’t realize what was

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