The key-operated safe lock typically make use of a lever tumbler mechanism. This type of lock was invented in the eighteenth century and has been improved ever since. These centuries of development have made the lever tumbler lock a serious challenge that can be incredibly difficult to open non-destructively.
The 2-in-1 pick
A common tool for the opening of lever locks is the so-called ‘2-in-1-pick’. With this tool, it’s possible to pick certain locks, though a high level of knowledge, skill and tenacity is required as well. There’s a large selection of 2-in-1-picks available on the market, though in most cases a pick can only be used to open one type of lock.
Outside the picking of lever locks, there are other tools. Just about every lock has a tool or technique to manipulate it with. We offer various training-modules on the opening of safes and are a distributor for various sorts of equipment.
Simply put, a safe is just a steel box. With enough violence, this box can always be opened. With a solid safe, however, this can take (too much) time. Certified safes are anchored to the floor and only lock up further with the use of force.
There are norms and certifications for safes, often coupled to a valuation. The higher the grade of the safe, the higher the valuation. And the higher the grade, the harder it is for a malicious party to crack open.
With the loss of a key or combination, a safe specialist will often drill small holes into strategical spots on the safe. This is a delicate job and sometimes the safe will lock up further anyway. This can also void the safety certifications of the safe. With non-destructive entry, this can’t happen. The safe remains intact and keeps its certification.
Safe technicians only
The various training-modules are available exclusively for acknowledged safe technicians. There is more information available on safe openings, but this cannot be placed on a public website. Mail [email protected] or call 020 2602442 for more information.