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10-Safes And Vaults

10-Safes And Vaults

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Brought to you By Noodles, courtesy of Auto Westune of http://nelocksmithsupplies.co.uk
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Professional Locksmith
Stud y Unit 10
Safes and Vaults
The specialized knowledge required to become an expert safe technician would fill

many books. This study unit isn’t intended to make you an expert on safes, but it will introduce you to the ways in which locksmiths regularly work with safes. Despite the complexity of safes, many locksmiths have made safe work a profitable part of their busi- ness. In this chapter, you’ll learn basic safe terminology, the types of safes and how they’re used, major manufacturers, and how combination locks work.

When you complete this study unit, you’ll be able to
Avoid the one most costly and time-consuming error a locksmith can make on a
safe or vault

Clean, lubricate, and repair combination locks on residential and commercial safes
Change the combination on several different types of safes
Troubleshoot an improperly functioning safe
Replace a malfunctioning safe lock
Recognize if explosives may have been tried on a burglarized safe, and what

safety precautions to take

Explain what causes most safe lockouts
Describe the techniques used to open a locked safe
Service, and to open when necessary, safe deposit boxes in banks

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The ma teria l in this study unit is confidentia l.
Keep this study unit in a sa fe pla ce. Only
professional locksmiths should have access
to this c onfide ntia l ma te ria l.
INTRODUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Safe Techniciansand Locksmiths
Your “ Golden Rule” for Safe Work
WORKING WITH SAFES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Where Are SafesUsed?
Modern Safesand Vaults
Safe Services

SAFECONSTRUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
The Lock, the Door, and the Body
The Combination Lock
The Door and Body
Determining the “ Hand” of the Lock
THECOMBINATION LOCK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Combination Lock Construction
Combination Lock Theory
The Drop -in Point
Combination NumbersYouShouldn’t Use
Drive Cam Gating and Location
Gear-Driven Locks
Relockers
CHANGING A SAFE COMBINATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
The Most Often Requested Service
Hole-Type Locks
Screw-Type Locks
Mesh-Type Locks
Key-Changing Locks
SERVICING SAFES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Servicing the Combination Lock
Servicing the Door: Hinges, Handle, Bolt Mechanism
Replacing a Lock
Servic ing a Burglarized Safe
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