I Lost My Safe Combination! What can I do?

I Lost My Safe Combination! What can I do?

How to Open a Safe With When You’ve Lost Your Combination

At ACME Locksmith we sell safes, repair and work on all kinds of safes. One frequent question we get is, “I don’t have the safe combination, how do I open a safe?”

What to Try When Don't Have Safe Combination
What to Try When You Don’t Have a Safe Combination
The safe combination may have been lost, may be locked inside the safe (it happens more often than you’d think) or the owner may have recently discovered that there is a safe in the home they just purchased and they want to use it (this is common with in-floor safes).

The best method to get into a safe when the combination is lost will depend on which safe you have.You can try to get into the safe by getting an override key, having a locksmith make a key, retrieving the code to the safe from the manufacture, breaking into the safe, or drilling the safe open professionally. Read more

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What is the Best Safe – 5 Things to Look for When Buying a Safe

What is the Best Safe – 5 Things to Look for When Buying a Safe

What is the Best Safe to Buy? Consider These Features When Choosing a Safe.

If you’re in the market to buy a safe what should you look for? Is the cheapest safe the best safe? Big-box stores like Costco carry large safes for under $700. But what do you get for that money?

Check out this quick video clip that shows what you get when you buy a discount safe. Is this what you want protecting your money and collections? I took this video at my local Costco.

Finding the Best Safe Brand for You

There are 5 major things to consider Read more

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Types of Safe Locking Mechanisms – Which Safe Lock is Best

Types of Safe Locking Mechanisms – Which Safe Lock is Best

Which Safe Lock is Right for You?

Jump to:
Traditional Mechanical Safe Dials
Electronic Safe Locks
Dual Safe Locks with Dial and Electronic Opening

Quick Answers to Common Questions

Safe dials rely solely on mechanical mechanisms to open a safe. If they are regularly serviced, they will last a lifetime. When they do fail it is either because they have not been regularly serviced or they have been somehow forcibly damaged.
Ease of use and functionality. If you need to get in quick, the electronic is the way to go. They also give you the ability to add time delays, multiple codes, audit trail and other features that mechanical locks can’t provide? This article explains all of your options.
Ease of use and functionality. If you need to get in quick, the electronic is the way to go. They also give you the ability to add time delays, multiple codes, audit trail and other features that mechanical locks can’t provide? This article explains all of your options.
The very first thing to try is to replace the batteries with a good set of high-end batteries. We’ve been to hundreds of “failed” electronic locks only to find the batteries were dead. If this doesn’t work, call your local locksmith.
Biometric Safe Lock

When we sell a safe online (check out our safes for sale) of the choices given to customers is what type of lock they want on the safe. Interestingly, I was born in 1967 and home computers starting making their debut while I was in high school. People older than prefer electronic locks while people younger Read more

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Discount Safes Can’t Take the Heat

Discount Safes Can’t Take the Heat

When You Want to Protect Something Important, You Want an American Security / AMSEC Safe

Unfortunately, this home was recently lost to the Carr Fire in Redding, Ca. Upon returning the owners discovered complete devastation. The house had burned HOT and was still smoldering several days later.

But then…there was this safe…still standing… Read more

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The Most Secure, Small Burglary Safe You Can Buy

The Most Secure, Small Burglary Safe You Can Buy

There has always been a big hole in product offerings in the safe industry–small yet secure safes. So customers with small spaces have always had to choose between size or security. It’s just plain hard to build security into a small safe and keep the price point down. Anytime someone walked into our shop and said, “I want a small safe, but it has to be fire rated and burglary rated,” I knew I was in for trouble. We didn’t have any, no one did. But there is a big demand for a small yet secure safe, especially for jewelry.

Now, we have an solution we can be proud of. The first affordable, small home safe we carry that has a 3/8 inch solid steel plate in the door, inner locking bolts, anti-punch bolt work, and more.   Though small, this safe is burglary rated and is built as tough as the larger safes. The security features are incredible! Read more

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Great New Hollon Gun Safe

Great New Hollon Gun Safe

This great safe by Hollon has just been updated to provide even more fire protection! Amazing value for the price point with light kit, power, and door organizer. From 16 to 45 “comfort fit” long gun capacity. At this price point, it is the easy winner of similar brands like the Champion and Liberty safes. Read more

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Replace Safe Dial with an Electronic Lock for Easier Access

Replace Safe Dial with an Electronic Lock for Easier Access

Myths Vs Reality of Dial & Electronic Safe Locks

Dial locks vs electronic locks? The debate lives on. One is entirely mechanical; the other much easier to use. But there are myths associated with both. I find I am a great test for which lock a customer will prefer. Computers hit my high school when I was in 12th grade. People older than me, like the mechanical dial. They don’t particularly trust the electronic lock. People younger than me though grew up with electronic technology and generally prefer the ease of use of the electronic lock.

If you’re ready for an electronic lock. Check out our article Read more

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Congratulations to ACME Locksmith’s Scottsdale Lock & Key Shop!

Congratulations to ACME Locksmith’s Scottsdale Lock & Key Shop!

ACME Locksmith Receives 2015 Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award

Scottsdale Award Program Honors the Achievement

Scottsdale, March 2016 — ACME Locksmith has been selected for the 2015 Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award in the Keys & Locksmiths category by the Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award Program.

Each year, the Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Scottsdale area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Scottsdale Award Program and data provided by third parties.

“Our newest lock shop in Scottsdale is quickly becoming Scottsdale’s go to place for keys, safes and locksmith services,” said Robert Vallelunga, Owner of ACME Locksmith. “We couldn’t be more proud of the Scottsdale team.”

About ACME Locksmith
ACME Locksmith has been serving Phoenix since 1997 and in 2014 merged with Scottsdale Lock & Key. Scottsdale Lock & Key had been operating a lock shop in Scottsdale since the 1970s. This is their first award and recognition for exceptional success for locksmith service.

Best of 2015 Scottsdale Locksmiths

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Sentry Safe Security Fail – Cheap Safes are Cheaply Made

Sentry Safe Security Fail – Cheap Safes are Cheaply Made

Do you think that safe you bought at a big box store is protecting your valuables? It’s not and even manufacturer of the safe will tell you it’s not. Read more

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Think That Big Box Store Safe Is a Great Deal? Think Again.

Think That Big Box Store Safe Is a Great Deal? Think Again.

At ACME  Locksmith, we sell quality safes. That’s why we were shocked to see the quality of this safe at one of those big box stores. To be sold cheap, they have to be made cheap. When you want an american made or quality import safe, visit us at http://shop.acmelocksmith.com.

 

 

 

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No Safe Job is Too Small

Tommy at our Scottsdale shop got to work repairing this AMSEC safe.

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Another Reason You Don’t Buy Safes at Discount Stores

Safes are suppose to be secure. A fortress for your valuables. Tough, sturdy and rugged are the words I would use to describe the safes we sell.

Found this image floating around the internet. Fragile? Really? LOL.

Remember folks.

Safes are like parachutes. If you ever need one, you don’t want it to be poorly made.

Get american made and other high quality safes at http://www.shop.acmelocksmith.com

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Saguaro Lock & Safe Merges with ACME Locksmith

I can’t tell you how excited I am to start off the new year with this news! Our merger brings together two of the valley’s best lock companies to offer you benefits not found anywhere else.
  • Three valley locations: Mesa, Phoenix, and now Scottsdale! ACME is the only lock company in AZ with more than one shop. Bring your lock and key needs to us so you never have to pay for a service call.
  • Fully licensed in residential and commercial door hardware.
  • Arizona’s fastest response times with vehicles traveling throughout Phoenix.
Saguaro (also known as Scottsdale Lock and Key) has been doing business in Scottsdale since 1955! Stop by to congratulate us and get two free house keys throughout January.
7118 E Sahuaro Dr. STE A
Scottsdale, AZ 85242
480-951-1971
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