Because a safe holds some of your most precious valuables, it’s only natural to panic when you lose the key. The good news is an experienced safe locksmith can assist you with a replacement safe key in one of two ways.
The first is to rekey the safe’s lock. This involves altering the lock mechanism in order to make it work with a new key, which your locksmith will supply. This is a complex process though, particularly when it comes to safe locks, so you need someone with the right experience. The last thing you want is for the lock to be damaged.
The other option is for you or your locksmith to get in touch with the safe manufacturer to inquire about a replacement key. For the manufacturer to mail you a duplicate key, you will need to provide them with specific information such as the serial number of the safe. Some manufacturers will even request a notarized letter. This ensures you receive the right key and that not just anybody can request a key for a safe.
What happens if you lose or forget the combination for your safe?
If you have the serial number, a locksmith can help you retrieve the original combination. If you never changed it, you can open the safe.
Should your safe have an electronic lock, the serial number can get you the master override code. This will reset the lock, ensuring the default combination works and you can get back in.
To do any of this, your locksmith will need to meet you on-site to make sure you are the true owner of the safe.