Got called to repair this Chubb Lichfield safe. The handle had been damaged in a burglary and was spinning, disconnected from the spindle (which had fallen to the bottom of the pan) This model is called a Lichfield, it has a cash rating of £3000. The safe contains a nice little lock, a Chubb 6K202 which can be picked with a 2 in 1 pick but in this case it is a newer version and is a pretty hard lock to open. A dedicated pin and cam tool is the best way of defeating this particular safe lock.
The original chrome handle had sheared off so a few emails and checking my files I found that Gunnebo still stock retro handles for most of the Chubb range. Thank you to Dave for getting it out to me so quickly, customer was very pleased!
The handle / spindle required some modification prior to it actually working in the safe. This was a straight forward task though and caused no problems.
Everything was tightened up and secured, I got my photos and measurements and the safe was again, working. This job was also a test for my new camera, it is my dedicated site camera and from the shots tonight its certainly earned its place in my tool kit already. Going from SLR cameras I was hesitant to go back to point and shoot but the Nikon V1 is proving to be a very capable little camera.