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Safe Cracking Service Austin TX

Did you lost the key or combination to your safe? Inherit an old safe with no key? Got your or dialer or lock damaged and need a safe cracking or repair service?

Okey DoKey safe cracking service in Austin

Okey DoKey Locksmith offer safe cracking for your residential and commercial safes. Call (512)523-4550 for a FREE ESTIMATE and our safecracker will come out to you to assist onsite.

What is safe cracking?

In situation like lost key or combinations, lock malfunctions, fire or burglary attempts, owner might loose access to it's safe. Safe cracking is the process of picking a safe lock without using the digital combination or the key.

Who crack safes?

Most people’s first safe-cracking exposure concept comes from watching the movies. Actors break into a bank and expertly crack the vault code in seconds, by wearing stethoscope and putting their ear on the safe.

Well, this is not impossible, but it's very rare to find a safecrackers who have masterminds that skill. In most cases, the average locksmith will spend hours trying to restore a safe combination or key and is very expensive. The skill set required to crack a safe with no damage will cost more than the safe itself.

To summarize, in most cases the locksmith will break open the safe damaging it's locks or frame. If the safe cost less than $300-$400, it will be a waste of time to find an expert who will service a repair.

How do you safe crack a safe?

Various methods exist to crack a safe, depending on its level of security and the condition of the locks:

  1. Drilling - Is the most common method locksmiths use to crack a locked safe. Applying this method, the locksmith will drill into the face of the lock to reach the drive cam or lever. Then a punch rod is use to bend or push them out and release the bolt. Safes that use heavy cobalt plates requires diamond or titanium bit. This drilling process task might take hours to complete.

  2. Lock manipulation - Is the process of picking a safe lock to open a locked safe avoiding drilling or defacing the safe. In the case of electric combination locks manipulation will be the process of guessing the code.

  3. Day Lock - Some combination dialer safes owners employ a 'day lock' closing. The user locking the safe door partially hiding only one number of the whole combination. This means that the condition of the safe is that guessing one number will unlock it open.

  4. Combination try-outs - Most combination safe manufacturer configure their safes with a default (try-out) combination following industry standards. After purchasing the safe, the new owner should reset the numbers to a new combination. Many times owners are unaware and never change the code after buying a safe. The safecracker can get the try-out combination from the safe manufacturer and try to open the safe.

  5. Explosion - Using nitroglycerin jam shots to blow open a safe is low on discretion and high on success, quick and effective. The problem with this method is that the content of the locked safe will most likely not going to survive an explosion.

  6. Torching - This method uses plasma cutters, heating of Oxy-acetylene or thermal torching lances. The heat bore a holes into the safe to burn the lock mechanism or the safe frame.

Can you repair and unlock safes with no damage?

The main problem a safecracker face trying to open a safe with no damage is time. The main way to unlock the safe with no damage is manipulating the lock which might takes hours and days to complete.

Basically, we can unlock any type of safe or vault with no damage. However for most safes in the market today, the type of skills required to unlock the safe with no damage might cost you more than buying a new safe. Therefore it might make more sense to destroy the safe which will be less pricy and buy a new one.

Another option will be safe manipulation that designed for recovery. This method involves drilling and maybe partial dis-assembly of the safe. Then the safe recovered by welding, repair or replace the drilled/broken part of the safe.

Can a locksmith recover a lost safe key?

If you lost the key or the combination to your safe, your safe manufacture may mail you a new one. The manufacturer will require proof of purchase and your ID. If you register the safe under your name when you purchase it, it will simplify the verification process.

How to crack a fireproof safe?

Fireproof safes provide swell explosion resistance in case of fire. They are extremely effective for storing valuable and documents.

A gap between safe double walls with concrete filling, iron, lists of copper and lists stainless wire-mesh. Such construction is highly resistive to drilling and even explosions up to a certain mass of load. Especially since blowing it up may destroy the contents of the safe.

Unlocking such a safe might take hours to cut using a angle grinder.

How much does It cost to hire a locksmith to open a safe??

Service Price
Service call (For tech to come to you) $29
Small safe lockout (1-2.5") $80-$250
Small safe lockout (2.5-5") $150-$400
Small safe lockout (5"+) $350-$1200
Safe moving $200-$400
Safe repair $150-$350

This estimates comprised of the locksmith arriving to you the labor and the parts. Final price however also depends on the following:

  1. The type of equipment that the technician need to use to drill and open up the safe
  2. .
  3. The condition of the safe locks.

If there is any change to the price above, the technician will notify you before doing anything. The technician will provide a total price for you to approve after diagnosing the safe. Once you approve it, the tech will perform the job, baring any surprises both ways.


Very few locksmiths today are able to offer a professional safe cracking service. Most of them provide only residential and commercial services.

We hire safecrackers that go through the necessary education and training. We carry the tools and skills to assist with your vaults and safes locking and unlocking issues same day.

All you need is to call (512)523-4550 for our office agent. Our qualified well-trained locksmith will arrive at your place in most cases same day.


  1. How safe cracking works
  2. wikipedia - Safe cracking.

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