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£284
Locksmith near Birmingham£57£324
Locksmith near Leeds£39£281
Locksmith near Glasgow£28£121
Locksmith near Sheffield£37£175
Locksmith near Bradford£35£274
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
Caerphilly£24£176
Southampton£29£206
Highland£19£190
Stoke-on-Trent£31£181
Cambridge£28£227
Falkirk£29£202
Liverpool£26£180
Scottish Borders£32£260
Rochdale£31£190
Swale£43£209

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
Bristol£24£190
Exeter£21£166
Windsor & Maidenhead£37£216
Walsall£30£171
Stratford-on-Avon£27£209
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£40£280
Breckland£21£186
Newport£22£182
Wigan£23£175
Ipswich£24£178

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Belfast£23£172
East Riding£28£192
Conway£57£340
Horsham£43£242
Rotherham£26£207
Luton£38£247
Derby£26£199
South Cambridgeshire£33£233
Doncaster£28£218
West Wiltshire£37£249

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bath & North East Somerset£30£216
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£39£254
Caerphilly£18£152
Brighton£28£182
Conway£25£150
Broxtowe£17£121
Isle of Wight£23£170
East Riding£30£111
Dacorum£36£246
Aylesbury Vale£20£155

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
East Hampshire£58£288
West Lothian£22£205
North Hertfordshire£55£243
Sefton£46£225
Bury£48£256
Bolton£44£241
Nottingham£37£267
South Lanarkshire£20£150
Charnwood£22£160
Sheffield£37£175

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Neath Port Talbot£18£112
Milton Keynes£19£139
Kirklees£20£106
Coventry£15£181
South Cambridgeshire£57£187
Havant & Waterloo£21£157
North Tyneside£13£93
Caerphilly£25£175
East Hertfordshire£18£143
Trafford£14£107

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
Torbay£38£225
North Lincolnshire£35£250
Arun£50£400
Solihull£33£243
Luton£43£245
Isle of Wight£38£217
Blackburn£34£128
Belfast£32£213
Bedford£32£162
Rochdale£35£204

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
Lisburn£32£213
Dundee£40£272
Edinburgh£39£252
Oxford£46£261
Aylesbury Vale£48£272
Carmarthenshire£30£198
Teignbridge£36£254
East Ayrshire£36£196
Vale Royal£36£218
Wealden£49£269

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Calderdale£32£211
Wakefield£34£219
Maidstone£44£247
Cheltenham£41£290
Plymouth£30£232
Newport£45£495
Redcar & Cleveland£36£235
Caerphilly£42£447
The Wrekin£82£245
Flintshire£35£221

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
New Forest£26£168
Wycombe£34£202
East Riding£22£210
Rotherham£18£143
Harrogate£21£154
Fife£23£172
Manchester£23£166
Warrington£23£172
Warwick£21£156
East Hertfordshire£26£184
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