Liberty Locksmith Shop

20 years experience safe opening
Safe Locksmith

            SAFES SERVICED - SAFES OPENED - SAFES REPAIRED                                      COMBINATIONS CHANGED 

Safes opened and repaired services to the Clearlake area including: League City 77573, Friendswood 77546, Dickinson 77539, Houston 77058, 77059, 77062, Webster 77598, Seabrook 77586, Laporte 77571...many more!

Many business and home owners rely on safes for protection and security. Our locksmiths service the following type safes: security, fire, fireproof, gun safe, drop safe, home safe, file and media cabinets, strong boxes,

Professional Safe Opening, Safe Repair, Safe Drilling and Safe Cracking. 

Digital Keypad Locksmith      Sentry Safe Locksmith    Gun Safe Locksmith   Safes Open Locksmith 

Our Safe Services include:

  • Find Lost Combinations, Replace Lost Safe Keys                                                                                       
  • Unlock Stuck Bolt Work and Repair
  • Drill Open safes, repair and put back into service
  • Safe combinations changed
  • Safe Repairs
  • Lock Upgrades from dials to keypads on most safes
Safes can fail to open for many reasons. The lock can simply wear out. Prior to lock failure there may be many signs however are slight and may go unnoticed until it's to late.

Electronic Safes use batteries and suggest when your safe lock sounds or acts strange to check the battery.

Over time internal safe parts wear, dials become loose or combination sequence and numbers are forgotten.

     Safe Keypads Installed          Safecracker Locksmith              Safes Opened Locksmith

Safes Opened & Repaired
Our locksmiths are highly trained professionals who will open your safe in a timely and confidential manner, and will ensure that your safe opens without compromising any of the contents inside of it. If you need your safe opened or have an emergency safe opening situation where you lost the combination to, we can help open your safe. 

In a situation that requires a safe to be drilled, the safe opening is done by a qualified safe technician. In addition to the training, skills and experience required, some of the tools we use to perform safe opening include: Borescopes, Drilling Rigs, Carbide, Diamond and High Speed Drills.

Electronic Push Button Locks
The manufacturers of quality electronic locks take steps to prevent lock bypassing and those locks with an unknown or lost combination will usually have to be drilled to get the safe open and the lock replaced. The locks on some cheap electronic safes can be bypassed and the combination reset.

Mechanical Dial Locks
A lost safe combination on a safe equipped with a mechanical dial lock is a different story. You can drill open a safe with a mechanical lock without destroying the lock. A professional can drill and repair a safe in a way that leaves the safe with as much security as it originally had and leave no visible signs of it having been drilled.

It is also possible to open a safe equipped with a mechanical lock without drilling. As seen on TV and in the movies, the method of opening a safe by “listening for the clicks” with a stethoscope or other audio device is based on a real safe opening procedure. The process is known as manipulation. Does this mean that a mechanical lock is less secure than an electronic lock? No, the skill level required to do this is so high that only a small percentage of professional safe technicians actually use this method to open safes, a non professional would have to rely on pure dumb luck to get a safe open that way.

Malfunctioning Locks

Electronic Push Button Locks
Electronic lock malfunctions generally fall into three categories, battery failures, keypad failures and lock failures.

The most common failure is the battery. If you have a safe with an electronic lock that won’t open, try replacing the battery. Most battery compartments are in or under the keypad. Open the compartment to see which size battery it takes and replace the battery(s) with fresh alkaline batteries. Avoid the heavy duty non alkaline and batteries that advertise “engineered for today’s high performance electronics” or similar claims, these batteries are designed to output high current over a short period of time and you will end up having to replace them frequently.

Most quality electronic locks have replaceable keypads, should a keypad fail a new keypad can be installed and the safe opened with the combination. Most of the safes sold at big box stores are low cost imported safes which are not intended to be serviced. Should a keypad or lock fail on one of these units the safe will in most cases have to be replaced.

Mechanical Dial Locks
Most mechanical lock malfunctions can be opened with out drilling or otherwise damaging the safe. A skilled safe technician can run a series of tests, refereed to as Dialing Diagnostics, to determine which component inside the lock has failed. The technician can then either modify the combination to compensate for the failure or otherwise coax the lock open without further damage. Occasionally, a catastrophic failure will occur and a small hole will have to be drilled to bypass the failed component. The hole can then be repaired and the lock replaced. In most cases there will be no sign of the safe ever having been drilled

What should I do if I can’t get my safe open?

Entering or dialing the combination incorrectly is a common problem.
Start by taking a 20 minute break, we all get frustrated at times and tend to repeat the same mistake over and over. Taking a break helps diffuse the frustration and in the case of electronic locks will allow the “wrong number penalty lockout” to time out for most locks.
Reread the combination card or instructions.

Mechanical Dial Locks
The better quality dial type locks have tight tolerances, if the combination calls for “34″ dialing “33″ or “35″ may not work, dial the combination slowly and be sure to stop right on the required number. The direction and number of turns is just as important as the numbers of the combination. If the combination calls for LEFT be sure you are turning the dial COUNTER CLOCKWISE and when it calls for RIGHT be sure you are turning it CLOCKWISE. You would be surprised how many times this turns out to be the problem. When counting the number of turns, you count the number of times the required number comes to the opening index, if you move the dial only one number before it comes to the opening index that counts as one time.

The standard dialing procedure for a Group 2 lock is

Left until the first number comes up for the 4th time
Right until the second number comes up for the 3rd time
Left until the third number comes up for the 2nd time
Right until the dial comes to a hard stop
Turn handle or pull on handle to open safe

Many of the cheaper fire safes (sometimes refereed to as “microwave safes” because of their size) use a simple type of lock called a Straight Tail lock. The last turn on these locks does not come to a hard stop, you simply stop on the last number and then turn the handle or key to open the safe

The Standard dialing procedure for the Straight Tail type of lock is:

Left until the first number comes up for the 3rd time
Right until the second number comes up for the 2nd time
Left until the third number comes up
Turn handle or key to open safe

Electronic Locks
Make sure you are entering the combination correctly. On some safes you need to press a “Start” button before entering a combination (some safes have a “C’ button or use the “*” as the start button). You may also need to press an “End” button (the “#” button is used as the end button on many safes. A sample combination would be C-1-2-3-4-# .

Most electronic locks will go into a wrong number lockout mode if an incorrect combination is entered too many times. Most electronic locks use a timed period (3 - 20 minutes) for the wrong number lockout. For these locks you just simply wait the required time and then enter the correct combination.

Some electronic locks require you to enter the correct combination twice to get out of the lockout, for example C-1-2-3-4-#-1-2-3-4-#.

Electronic locks are sensitive to bolt end pressure. Try turning the handle in the locking direction and hold it there, enter the combination and then turn the handle in the opening direction. If that doesn’t work try replacing the batteries with fresh alkaline batteries and try again.

I tried all of that and my safe still won’t open

If the safe is still under warranty call the safe manufacturers technical support line. They will talk you through some of the simpler trouble shooting steps. If that fails many will arrange for a technician to come to your safe to open and repair it.

If the safe is not under warranty then you will have to make the arrangements to get the safe opened.


Liberty Lock Shop
4002 NASA PKWY Seabrook, TX 77586 US
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