bank safe

Does Your Safe Need to Be Repaired?

Posted on March 15, 2020

Whether you are the manager of a premier financial institution or have a custom safe at your pawnshop, the reliability of your vaults and safes are essential to your location’s well-being. These are the tools that keep your belongings and assets safe. When they malfunction, the door becomes open for unwanted security threats that put your financial assets at risk.

A safe that’s opened and closed on a daily basis should be serviced at least every two years. If you know you’ve fallen behind on this maintenance schedule, here are some of the telltale signs that it’s time to call in the professionals for help.

1.  The Hinges Are Malfunctioning

The hinges on your safe should allow your door to smoothly open and close. However, without maintaining your safe, over time, you’ll notice that the effort to use it requires a little more push and pull than you’re used to.

This issue usually calls for some emergency servicing and sometimes the replacement of your safe’s hinges. Ignoring the problem only makes it worse and could leave you with a permanently stuck safe door.

2.  A Loose Dial

If you use a combination dial for your safe, keeping it in a reliable condition is essential! Over time, your dial can become loose and make it more difficult for your combinations to line up during safe access. When your dial ring goes loose, your combination could be off by a few numbers and it will take an amount of effort to uncover what the winning combination is.

3.  Sticking Locks

Every safe requires a reliable lock. If you find that your safe’s lock has begun to stick, it’s absolutely time to call in a security maintenance professional for servicing. From there, a security expert can help you reset the combination on your lock, examine the lock and repair it, or completely replace your old lock with a working unit.

What Not to Do

One of the biggest mistakes you could make is ignoring the signs that something is wrong with your safe. However, even an attempt to DIY your repairs could further damage your safe and eat away even more cash from your budget.

Safe maintenance requires a steady hand and expert knowledge that only a security professional from our team can provide.

Whatever you do, don’t reach for that can of WD-40! While this may seem like a helpful solution to a sticky safe, spraying lubricant into the dial can only exacerbate your problems.

Also, if you find that you’re having difficulties with opening your safe, it’s best to remove your valuables to a secure location and leave your safe unlocked until it’s been serviced or replaced.

Trust The Security Center, Inc. for an Efficient Fix

No matter the type of safe that you have, The Security Center, Inc. can either fix it or help you replace it. We understand safes from the inside, out and are ready to help you solve your problem. Don’t leave your valuables up to chance. Contact us today to schedule your next safe maintenance.

Back to "Blog"