Safe Servicing

When was the last time you had your safe serviced?

You probably view your safe like a cupboard. You open it to put things in and close it to hide things away. In reality the similarity ends there. Your cupboard has no moving parts except for a set of hinges.

The truth is that your safe has more in common with an army tank than a cupboard. It’s built to withstand an assault from the outside but has many internal components that need to be maintained. All moving parts require lubrication and servicing on a regular basis to ensure smooth and reliable operation. Without this preventative maintenance parts will eventually cease up and / or wear out rendering the operation of the unit useless.
This isn’t a big deal with a cupboard as the hinges can be easily removed and replaced when damaged. However, as a minium all safes will have at least one set of boltwork, a lock body, and an input device (either dial, key, digital keypad) built into the door. The mechanism that allows a safe to be locked and unlocked is a precision instrument set with a very low tolerance to provide higher security. If any of this fails to operate correctly it’s not going to be easy to open the safe.

A service should include removal, testing and lubrication of the lock where required. All operating parts and the door should be tested checked and adjusted where necessary. A service interval is based on the amount of times your safe is operated. For a safe being used every day, a service every 12 months should be done. We can set up a service schedule for you to ensure this is done professionally and efficiently. A regular service can eliminate lockouts, saving money, lost productivity and downtime.

Sometimes there will be signs that the safe isn’t working properly. More often than not though there will be no warning.

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