This is a high security Godrej Euro grade 3 safe that was fitted with an electronic lock. The electronic lock had failed causing a lock out. These safes are tough. They have all modern forms of protection built into them and it was a difficult and time consuming job to open. I had the pleasure of working with an old locksmith friend on this one, Gareth from Locksecure Ltd in Sevenoaks where I started what seems to be a very long time ago!
Careful planning, measuring and ‘fresh air breaks’ were required as the location of the safe was cramped, dark and quite hot. It took quite a few hours to open but we were very cautious as to the entry, taking our time not to cause ourselves more work by activating relockers. The door was removed to enable professional repairs to be carried out and a new lock fitted.