Locksmithing/Replacement Keys


Hi Andy I need two keys for my safe when I bought the safe I
wrote the number that was on the keys. the number is 8152. I
tried to get them made at a number of places but no one has
the key.


Without seeing the safe and/or the keys that you need I can be of no help either.   There is no listing by "key number"  for any safe manufacturers, any where.

If you provide the manufacturer of the safe, I can possibly come up with the key blank or a replacement key blank number for them to use.   For some of these companies I can also possibly cut a key - HOWEVER, (and this is a BIG however!), Unless I have the LOCK in my hot little hands, I cannot and do not guarantee any key, especially when making one under these circumstances.

So, your assignment - should you decide to accept it - would be to provide me with more information concerning your safe.   Manufacturers name and possibly a model number, Photos of the safe with a close up of the key lock - AND if possible, and if the safe is currently open - remove the lock and send it to me.   Please make sure that the photos are clear and focused.   If YOU can't see items in the photo, then neither can I.

But for now lets start with the info, and photos.   You can send them to me, along with your request to:   andy@securitysafeusa.com

Don't forget to remind me what you are looking for, as I'm not going to remember, and if I just see photos - I'll say nice photos and then delete them.

Cost WILL depend on the lock and keys, but I'll let you know before I cut them.

If the safe is locked up, and you need inside of it, you should be able to have a trained locksmith or safe technician open the safe.   With few exceptions, if they tell you that they can't pick the lock, or that picking locks is a TV myth and they immediately want to drill the lock, then you probably don't want them working on the safe at all.

send me the pics and I'll see what you have.  


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Terry V. Andreasen (Andy)


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.


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".

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

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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.

Awards and Honors
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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