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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.

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

Terry V. Andreasen (Andy)

Safe and Vault related Questions; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 42 years in the Safe & Vault industry, if I can't answer your question I know where to get the answer. Current Project: Restoration of an Ely Norris Cannonball Safe from the early 1900'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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2016-12-02 Victor "Treasure Chest" safe:

Hi David,    I'll start off with the "hinge" thing.    Manufacturers figured out that trick about 150 years ago.   Cutting off or punching the hinge pin out will NOT open the safe door.   The ONLY purpose

2016-11-30 Who do I contact for Star Safe C6?:

Hi Raul,    First information I will need would be the serial number of the safe.   If it is BEFORE 370940 then there aren't going to be any records available at the factory.   If the serial number is

2016-11-29 Wall safe:

Hi Kurt,    You don't "reprogram" the lock.   It would have been sent with a combination which was set on the lock.   When installed and placed in operation, the screw would be removed and then you could

2016-11-27 Cole Steel file with combo lock safe:

Hi Rhonda,    This is a fairly easy job for a trained safe technician as the lock has a small "peep" hole in the back to recover the combination, however it will require specialized tools like a fiber

2016-11-21 Gary floor safe:

Hi Terry,    Yes, Petaluma / Sonoma County is definitely in our service area.    You can either bring the doors and keys into our shop, or I can schedule up a service tech to come to you.    In the shop

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