How to Open a Vault Combination Lock

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Things You'll Need

  • Vault safe

  • Combination

  • Set time

  • A second person

Vault handle

Vault locks are the most secure locks of them all. Used mostly in the design of bank vaults, they protect valuables from thieves. The complexity of the new lock features makes them the safest locks to have. The process to open a vault has many steps to ensure the safety of its products.

Step 1

Know the sequence of the combination. Many locks require different steps to inputting a lock combination. Some might require you to turn the lock backwards twice before landing on the number; learning the sequence will allow you to bypass this mistake.

Step 2

Vault locks, unlike traditional locks, have a time window for when they can be opened. Without knowing this time window, you won't be able to enter the vault even if you know the combination, so make sure you know the time for when opening can be performed.

Step 3

Complete the process. Now that you have all your information you will be able to open the vault. Start by checking the time.

Step 4

Have your second person on standby. Without the second person you will not be able to get the door open.

Step 5

Input the combination in order. Make sure to put each number in precisely.

Step 6

Open the door. Seeing as you have put the combination in correctly you will hear an unlocking sound that signifies that the vault is open. Simultaneously, the person you have on standby must open the door.

Step 7

Depending on the year of the vault, the door might be very heavy, so open with caution.

Shannon Johnson

Shannon Johnson has been a freelance writer since 2008, specializing in health and organic and green-living topics. She practiced law for five years before moving on to work in higher education. She writes about what she lives on a daily basis.