In the twenty years offering safe service and being a locksmith for Cartersville, Kennesaw, Acworth, and surrounding areas we have opened thousands of safes. We open Sentry safes, Winchester safes, Cannon safes, Brinks safes and probably far more than what I could even begin to list.
How much does it cost to get a safe opened?
Well as much as I hate to say it this really kind of depends on the safe, but Sentry safes typically run $150 but once a Sentry safe is open it’s really useless and can never be used again. Some of the Cannon safes are about $200 but any safe that has hardplate will be more expensive. Hardplate is a drill resistant plate of steel and they’re normally three or four of them. Drilling through hardplate is very labor-intensive so when it comes to this kind of safe service you can usually expect to spend somewhere between $350 and $500 depending upon the quality of the safe, however most of the time good quality safes are repairable after they’ve been drilled.
How hard is it to get a safe unlocked that I’ve lost the combination to?
Most of the time if you have lost the combination to a safe it will have to be drilled open. Unfortunately, there is a reason why they call them safes, and it’s definitely not like the movies. You can’t simply just use a stethoscope to listen to this face of the safe and do some magic dialing. You certainly can’t use a high-powered magnet or anything like that. Although I did just recently see a compelling video on YouTube using a tennis ball to open a safe. After this silly method did not work the customer drilled his safe into Swiss cheese. When they finally gave up they called us to open the safe.
In this case, a picture is really worth a thousand words. Luckily we were still able to get into it because we have the tools for safe service.