Safe Opening Prices

Fixed fee safe opening. We’re a safe bet.

If your safe eats up twice as many drill bits as expected or takes far more time than planned,
do not worry, our quoted price to you always remains the same. (see below)

The highest quality safe or the cheapest digital safe, they can all sometimes go wrong.
Keys can be lost or burglars cause damage in their attempted attack.
Please see our identification page before calling. Better still email some pictures please.
Basic digital and some fire safes are charged at our standard locksmith door opening rates.

Guide for opening and rekeying for lost safe keys

Older safes with brass handles can be picked open and new keys made from £180 all inclusive.
Domestic plate safes can be picked open and a new lock fitted from £180 all inclusive.
Better quality commercial safes are priced by their insurance grade and the specific locks fitted.
Grade Zero, around £240, Grade One around £300, Grade two around £360, Grade three safes from £450.
We will change the lock so that lost or stolen keys can not be used.

If another ‘locksmith’ has already tried drilling your safe and failed, then our job could be far
more difficult and involved. Always ask why they are drilling and how they will repair it before
letting them damage your property.

Safe key or combination not working

Quality safes have complex door mechanisms which can go wrong. Correct diagnosis of
the problem is essential and requires expert knowledge. Best and worst case estimates
can be given over the phone if enough information is provided. Exact prices can only be
calculated after examining the safe. Photos are a great help please.

Unknown combination

We can manipulate mechanical combination locks such as Sargent Greenleaf S&G or La Gard in order to discover the correct numbers. Just like spy films and James Bond, we sometimes use a stethoscope (ours are hi-tech electronic). In real life though, these things always take longer than the movies 🙂 If you have a safe but do not know the code then send us some pictures to get a quote.

We also have special skills and equipment to open electronic safe locks without putting holes in your safe. We call it spindle hole magic and these techniques can save a huge amount of drilling.


The See below bit  If we pick open your safe quicker than you expect, our price still remains the same.
You are not just paying for our time on the day and the expensive diesel to get our vans to you, see explanation below.

Professions such as solicitors and accountants charge very very high hourly fees. This is because it takes a long time and lots of money to become a solicitor or accountant. It also takes a long time and a lot of money to be able to do what we can do, however our rates are very, very much lower than theirs and we offer fixed fee rather than hourly rates.
Our prices do have to reflect the costs for massive investment of money and time as listed below.

Specialist tools, picks, decoders, lathes, milling machines, optical equipment, drilling equipment, many drill bits, diamond hole saws, key machines and stock. Specialist computer equipment software and interfaces.
For carrying lots of stock and discontinued locks so that we can reinstate your safe quickly to minimise any interruption of your business. This also saves you paying for a second visit which many other firms do as a way of increasing their charges.
For the twenty five plus years spent learning our craft so that we can open your safe or door in the most professional and speedy manner.
For the countless hours studying, practising, machining, soldering and experimenting. Money cannot buy experience but you can hire us.
For meeting regulatory, legal and clients special requirements, CRB checks, Insurance, Health & Safety training, UKATA Asbestos, ECITB safety passport, Petrol Forecourt Safety Passport SPA etc
Only an elite handful of people have the skills to pick or manipulate Chatwood, Chubb, FAS, Rosengren RKL10 locks, Fichet, Kromer, La Gard, Milner, Ratner, Mauer, Cawi, Stuv, Sargent Greenleaf S&G locks.
You can have our high quality service for a good value price. Call Alan now.