Locksmithing/NEED ADDITIONAL KEY

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HI ANDY, MY FRIEND JUST PURCHASED A "COSMO SAFE" /COSMO WORLD - MODEL# TB - 3E;
SERIAL # 6110-28196, I HAVE CALLED SISCO, INC. AND FIND THAT THE COMPANY WAS TAKEN OVER BY HONEYWELL; SPOKE TO SEVERAL PEOPLE THERE AND WAS TOLD THIS SAFE WAS MADE BY "TOCABI" BUT THERE WAS NO NUMBER LISTED.  MY FRIEND IS ELDER AND IS SO AFRAID OF LOOSING THE ONLY KEY SHE HAS, AS SHE HAS SOME OF HER MOM'S STUFF IN THE SAFE.  IS THERE ANY WAY WE CAN GET HER AN EXTRA KEY FOR HER SAFE.  IT IS ALSO A COMBINATION KEY, BUT SHE BEING ELDER DOESN'T TRUST HERSELF WITH A COMBINATION, POSSIBLY LOOSING THAT TOO AND HER MEMORY IS SHOT.
WE HAVE ALSO CHECKED SEVERAL PLACES AROUND TOWN.  CAN YOUR SUGGEST A POSSIBLE PLACE WE CAN GO HERE IN LAS VEGAS, OR HENDERSON, NEVADA??
THANKS SO MUCH SHARON

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Sharon,

After seeing the photos, I can't believe your locksmiths haven't been able to make you a key.   This is a readily available key blank.   While the lock and original keys were made by Security Corp (Japan), the US key blank maker "ILCO" has a blank available.   The blank number is SY8.    Key cutters like Ace Hardware, Home Depot, or corner key cutters will not have this blank, so you need to go to an actual locksmith shop or a local safe company to have them cut this standard key.    If you can't find anyone that has the blank, you can send the key to me to duplicate for you.   (see email I sent you earlier).

Hope this helps,



Sharon,

sorry but your info isn't quite correct.   Sisco wasn't taken over, they are still in business.   The "BRINKS" and "Honeywell" LOGO's were exactly that a logo.   They are currently doing business under ANOTHER name now, but I don't have it yet.

There "contact" info (good luck) is:

Sisco Products
2835 East Ana Street
Compton, CA   902211-5801
800-223-8566
customersupport@siscoproducts.com

Just don't count on them "responding" to you.   They are in the business of selling LARGE quantities of containers to the big box stores - Costco, Home Depots, Lowes, Frys Electronics, etc.    
They are NOT in the business of helping out customers once a sale has been made.

As these containers are all made overseas (Asian), most locksmiths are NOT going to have any blank keys.   This especially goes for businesses that are key cutters, like Home Depot or Lowes.   You would need to check with a LARGE locksmith shop or safe company.   If they don't have the blanks, then your options are extremely limited.

I possibly/probably have key blanks for the key, but I would need your key to copy it from.   The only "caveat" would be, that the ONLY way I can guarantee the key is if I also have the lock to test the key.

If you would like, send me a photo of both sides of the key.   I'll see if I can ID it for you, then you can simply tell the locksmith shop WHAT key they need to order for you.

send the pics to me at:    andy@securitysafeusa.com

Hope this helps,

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Safe and Vault related Questions; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 42 years in the Safe & Vault industry, if I can't answer your question I know where to get the answer. Current Project: Restoration of an Ely Norris Cannonball Safe from the early 1900's. Will answer Safe & Vault related questions concerning age, value, restoration, moving, opening & repairing, parts, operation and history. Note: It is not my intention to teach you to open safes or to provide information which may aid in the unlawful opening of a safe. I will not give out drill points or information which I deem inappropriate.

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44 years in the Safe & Vault Industry. Owner and Service Manager for one of the largest Safe & Vault companies on the West Coast. Graduate of Lockmasters Safe Lock Servicing, Safe lock Manipulation and Safe Deposit Lock Courses. Graduate of Locksmith Institute. Certified Instructor for the California Locksmith Association teaching Basic and Advanced Lock Servicing, Basic Safe opening and Repairing. Factory Trained by AMSEC, LORD Safes, LeFebure, Mosler, KabaMas, LaGard and Sargent & Greenleaf Author of "The Coffee Table Guide to Antique Safes".

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SafeCrackers International and the National Antique Safe Association Safe & Vault Technicians Association (SAVTA)

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Education/Credentials
Graduate of Locksmith Institute 1972 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Lock Servicing 1974 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Lock Manipulation 1975 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Deposit Lock Servicing 1985 Instructor Certified - California Locksmith Association - 1985 Factory trained by AMSEC, MAJOR, STAR, Johnson-Pacific, Kaba-MAS, Allied-Gary, ISM, Lord, Brown Safe, EXL, Mosler, Diebold.

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2009 - 2015 - Listed in AllExperts Top 50 Experts. All Expert Categories - Safes & Security Containers, Locksmithing, Antique Safes. Retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW4), with 39 years of total service. With numerous awards from Vietnam, Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. US Navy - 1971-1981 US Army Reserve 1984-2013 US Army Retired

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US Secret Service, FBI, BATF, Local Law enforcment agencies, Diebold, Hamilton Pacific, Red Hawk Int., Chubb International, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Mechanics Bank, El Dorado Savings Bank, many Credit unions and smaller banks. McDonalds, Togos, BurgerKing, TacoBell, Carls Jr. FoodMaxx, SaveMart, Lucky's, Albertson's, Raley's, Safeway, NobHill, Bell Markets, PW Markets. Great America, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, UA Cinemas, and many homeowners and small businesses. Provide warranty service for lock and safe manufactures. Service Area is Northern California (Fresno to Oregon and Western Nevada)

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