Why Do You Need a Safe Locksmith?

Safe specialists provide an array of services for both individual and commercial needs. The main duty of a specialist is to open a safe, also known as safe cracking.

Do you have valuable items, such as jewellery or business assets, locked inside a safe within your home or office because they require protection from theft, fire and floods? Perhaps you’ve lost your keys or forgotten the lock combination. If you’re a business enterprise, you may even require a digital safe lock upgrade or regular servicing.

In these cases, it’s vital to have a safe specialist on hand, whether for safe cracking, servicing, installation or repair. Safety is critical and something that should not be compromised, so don’t wait for any issues to escalate before calling in the experts.

What Does a Safe Specialist Do?

A safe specialist will perform a number of duties. The most common is breaking into a safe in the event that you’ve lost your keys. However, there are also other scenarios when you might have to call a professional:

  • Safe cracking: Safe cracking is the process of using tools and techniques to open a safe. Using lock manipulation, it seeks to leave little or no physical damage to the safe itself. A safes specialist will have a wide range of tools available for this purpose, from old-fashioned picking devices to auto-diallers that can open combination locks within seconds. They may also use a high-tech fiber-optic camera, which can be used to identify why a safe won’t unlock through traditional methods. When all else fails, they’ll have the equipment needed to drill the safe, though this is always considered a last resort.
  • Safe installation and safe lock repair: As well as safe-cracking, a safe specialist can install a new safe or relocate an existing safe. Some safes are still at risk of being stolen, especially if they can be carried out of your property. Installing safes effectively ensures they’re firmly bolted in place, whether to your wall or floor, to provide additional security. A specialist will also be able to replace broken locks, repair faulty levers and reattach safe handles, as well as offer a key cutting service to provide you with spare keys.
  • Safe servicing: People who have benefited from the security of a safe for business needs or for a long period of time are very much aware of the need for a safe to be regularly serviced, to prolong its usage and ensure it meets security standards. Dust, dirt and carbon particles build up over time, causing key locks and combination locks to stiffen, jam, or even stop working altogether. More advanced safes can also experience electronic safe lock problems, just like any electronic system. Regular safe lock service keeps these operational problems at bay. A safe specialist can recondition your safe, service its lock mechanism and rekey older models.
  • Upgrading your safe lock: Instead of seeking safe repair services, it may be smarter to upgrade your safe altogether. Technological advancements mean that high-end safes provide more security than ever, but this means that traditional lock-and-key safes are more vulnerable. A safe specialist will be able to help you upgrade your safe technology, installing a digital safe lock or similar piece of tech if necessary.

Looking for a safe specialist? HaMuch lists qualified tradesmen you can trust. Search our extensive list of vetted specialised locksmiths in your area.

How to Find a Safe Locksmith Near You?

To find a locksmith and safe repair expert near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to safe specialists in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

Ready to find a safes specialist near you? Browse local tradesmen and find the right person for your project. Need another job? HaMuch is a comprehensive directory of qualified local tradespeople. Search today.

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Locksmith near London£55£286
Locksmith near Birmingham£57£324
Locksmith near Leeds£41£295
Locksmith near Glasgow£28£121
Locksmith near Sheffield£39£170
Locksmith near Bradford£38£294
Locksmith near Liverpool£43£248
Locksmith near Edinburgh£20£160
Locksmith near Manchester£48£247
Locksmith near Bristol£39£222

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wakefield£25£184
Stockton-on-Tees£37£199
East Devon£19£162
Stoke-on-Trent£31£181
Broxtowe£29£213
Derby£27£200
Perth & Kinross£28£224
Vale Royal£24£186
Preston£27£195
Wycombe£32£230

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Canterbury£25£188
Guildford£37£214
Wycombe£31£226
Manchester£31£186
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£20£170
Wolverhampton£33£176
Wigan£23£174
Stoke-on-Trent£24£195
Bath & North East Somerset£24£193
Nottingham£28£200

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Liverpool£29£202
Elmbridge£48£270
Preston£29£203
Macclesfield£30£213
Swale£38£247
London£47£266
Neath Port Talbot£28£208
Flintshire£26£195
Stoke-on-Trent£27£203
Ipswich£29£221

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Stockport£31£202
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£18£150
North Lincolnshire£15£150
Bournemouth£30£255
Wrexham Maelor£20£192
Knowsley£31£222
Barnsley£48£204
St Helens£33£246
Birmingham£124£133
Brighton£28£182

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Warwick£45£125
Lisburn£28£147
West Lancashire£45£233
London£55£286
Newbury£130£130
Eastleigh£48£250
Portsmouth£39£250
Highland£25£200
East Riding£18£145
Guildford£46£332

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
South Cambridgeshire£57£187
Suffolk Coastal£16£107
Cardiff£23£163
Manchester£14£110
Guildford£18£141
Aberdeen£12£100
Rotherham£12£78
Newcastle-under-Lyme£19£133
Chester£15£123
Thurrock£20£163

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Arun£50£400
West Wiltshire£42£362
Belfast£32£213
East Dunbartonshire£32£93
Derby£32£272
Vale of White Horse£35£200
Newcastle-under-Lyme£35£232
Brighton£45£268
Suffolk Coastal£35£180
South Somerset£39£280

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Carmarthenshire£30£198
Poole£43£269
Lisburn£32£213
Manchester£37£233
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£41£251
Aylesbury Vale£48£272
Renfrewshire£37£250
Salisbury£39£271
Basingstoke & Deane£52£260
Dundee£40£272

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Luton£49£268
Newport£44£492
Lisburn£31£206
Glasgow£37£247
Dudley£37£224
South Cambridgeshire£42£255
Leeds£34£213
Arun£44£260
Colchester£44£245
York£33£211

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Amber Valley£19£163
Dundee£19£134
Waverley£33£182
Broxtowe£20£165
The Wrekin£15£130
Northampton£27£180
East Riding£22£210
Bath & North East Somerset£24£172
West Lothian£20£158
East Ayrshire£20£171
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