Something to Consider When Buying a New Safe


If you are considering a safe for home or business use, Red Circle Locksmiths cannot recommend highly enough that you consider one with a manual key override.

This allows the user to access the safe in the instance of lost code or even lock malfunction, potentially saving hundreds of pounds should the safe need to be drilled open.

I have been prompted to write this because I had a customer who I shall refer to as customer X call me this week, who after having a brand new graded safe fitted 3 months ago, returned from a 3 month trip ( you’ve probably guessed), forgot the code for his safe.

He was adamant he knew what the code was but I had a feeling it was the wrong code because the response from the lock was indicating a wrong code entered.

But, no, it was definitely the correct number he was nearly sure.

It all came to a crunch when we had no option but to proceed with the drill ( no other option with a digital lock unfortunately).

I had drilled through the door skin and had been working on the hard plate for about half an hour, when, after his trip to the High St for some fish and chips, which smelled great at 6pm on a Thursday night by the way, customer X returned upstairs with a new number to try. Biting my tongue, and holding my breath at the same time, I entered the code to a flash of the green light, a happy click and whir from the lock and we were in!

This ended fairly happily for everyone, the safe got plugged and is now fine, customer X didn’t need to buy another new safe, and I got home to my dinner just a bit late.

If the safe had a key override, it would have been a whole different scenario, even if the key is misplaced, it can be opened without writing off the safe and the code reset.

So, if considering a safe, remember this, and if you have a safe and have forgotten the code, get in touch or give us a call. Or try going down for some fish and chips.

Doug Lark