As a provider of the best safes and lockboxes in the Palm Desert and nearby areas, there is one question that we keep hearing over and over: “I don’t have my safe combination. How do I get in?” More often than not, the combination has been lost or is locked inside the safe. Or the owner may have recently discovered that there is a safe in the home they just purchased and they want to begin using it.

Your first option is to use an override key. This is common within floor safes to get into a safe. You can get a locksmith to first use an override key to retrieve the combination. Three, break into the safe quickly for drill the safe, open professionally and then repair it. The first step in all of these methods as to get as much information as you can about the safe, get your safes brand and model number, you will need it so the locksmith can research it. The brand is usually the easiest to find most of the time if you wish to hide your valuables with a concealed safe.

Manufacturers put this on the door of the safe. Many manufacturers also put the serial number on the bottom corner of the front door. Model numbers can be trickier. Most manufacturers place the model number on the back of the safe. So if your safe is bolted down or too heavy to move, you may not be able to get a model number. But don’t worry if you found the serial number, a locksmith can usually get all the information about your safe from the manufacturer.

Whether an override key is available, some safe manufacturers, typically inexpensive safes, provide a key as a second method to get into the safe. If there is a key override, your local locksmith may be able to get a copy of it or make one from scratch, too. How expensive is the safe? If the safe is cheaply made, they are not worth the time and money to professionally drill and repair. It would be more cost-effective to replace the safe. When this is the case, the locksmith can help by breaking into the safe quickly.

There is also an option to retrieve the combination. If the safe has a dial and you were able to find the serial number, the locksmith may be able to retrieve the original combination to the safe. Most safe manufacturers will not provide this data over the phone to a consumer. So you will need a locksmith. The locksmith acts as a security barrier for the manufacturer and will come to your location to verify you are the owner before trying the combination out.

So long as the combination has never been changed, this will open the safe. The locksmith will then be able to reset the safe combination for you, or obtain an electronic combination override if your safe has an electronic lock, the safe serial number or the serial number of the electronic safe lock itself can be used to see if there is a master override code for the safe. Entering the override code will reset the electronic lock so that the locks default combination will work here again, this information has not provided directly to a consumer. Your local locksmith will need to go to the location of the safe and verify you are the owner of the property.

As a last resort, your safe can be drilled. When the combination has been lost with the model and serial number, the locksmith can get the drill points of the safe and know exactly where to drill. To not trigger any of the safe security measures. Once open, the safe can then be repaired and function like new.

These are the possible options to get into your safe without a combination. If you need help with the purchase of a new safe, you can contact The Safe Company and we’ll help you sort things out.