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Dan Terrigno

I can answer questions about commercial locks, card access systems, locksmithing except for cars, safes & safe opening, video surveillance and master key systems


I do not answer Safe or automotive questions. Period. I am knowledgeable in almost every area of Locksmithing. This includes locks, keys, lost keys, residential and commercial lockouts, rekeying, masterkeying, high security locks, access control, electric locks, security cameras and home safety. I have been running an online business since 2004 where I sell all types of lock and security hardware to everyone from apartment renters to business owners to the US government. Before that I started a locksmith service in 1999. I deal with many types of security equipment including high security safe locks, heavy duty padlocks, exit devices, biometric readers, electric strikes, magnetic locks, full surface hinges and I only sell what I personally stand behind 100%. The online business has given me a more in-depth look at the locksmithing industry, helping me to learn more about each and every product that I offer, as well as products I don't have but end up finding for customers to solve any issues they have with security or door hardware.

Please don't submit any automotive or safe questions as these aren't areas that I can help in.

Terry V. Andreasen (Andy)

Safe and Vault related Questions; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 40 years in the Safe & Vault industry, if I can't answer your question I know where to get the answer. Current Project: Restoration of two Tilton & McFarland safes from the 1860's. Will answer Safe & Vault related questions concerning age, value, restoration, moving, opening & repairing, parts, operation and history. Note: It is not my intention to teach you to open safes or to provide information which may aid in the unlawful opening of a safe. I will not give out drill points or information which I deem inappropriate.

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2016-09-29 Old Reliable Lock and safe Co:

Hi Austin,    that's cute "Old Reliable Safe & Lock Company"!    That would have been a great name for a safe company!   LOL    The name is just the "Reliable Safe & Lock Company"    I'm not sure where

2016-09-27 Brook National replacement:

Marks Lock,   A lock manufacturer, makes mortie locks that fit this prep.     You need to do some measuring to pick the right size.    Or you can find a local locksmith that sells Marks locks and has a

2016-09-25 Wells Fargo Victorian 1 1885 combination safe:

Hi Ladonna,    Sorry but I have no idea what a "Wells Fargo Victorian 1 1885" safe is.    I'm not sure if this is a term you came up with to try to describe your safe, but there is no such thing.    I'm

2016-09-22 Combination Sequence for Safe:

Hi Sandra,    Dominion Safe & Vault wasn't a manufacturer, they were a distributor and sold many safes.    Many companies had their name placed on the dial's, such as yours, for advertising purposes.

2016-09-22 J&J Taylor Safe:

Hi Gary,    Most of the older J & J Taylor safes used an S&G C60 series lock, or possibly the later 6810 series lock.    These are a key change lock, requiring special tools to change the combination.

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