(VIA NEWS.COM.AU) A locksmith in the United States came across, what had to be, the most valuable amount of objects in a safe that he has ever seen. David Molick, a locksmith in Houston, Texas, was the man who opened a residential safe which was home to about $2.5 million (USD) worth of golden coins. It is rare for a locksmith to find such a haul, especially in a residential safe, and the safe itself presented quite a challenge for the professional locksmith. Fortunately for the family which was in possession of the safe, Mr. Molick was able to get inside to retrieve their valuables.
In early November, Mr. Molick was called upon to open a residential safe. This is quite the common service for a professional locksmith to complete, but not in these circumstances. For many locksmiths it is common practice to request an image of the safe before going to the location of the safe to complete service. This process is completed out of courtesy to the customer. In some cases, the locksmith may be unable to open the safe which is requested, so to save that customer time and money they determine if they are able to open that safe before they ever show up to the customer’s location. In this case, Mr. Molick noticed that not only had someone attempted to pry the safe open previous, but that the safe itself was a high security model.
High security is a light way to put it. Mr. Molick spent over 20 hours drilling the safe in order to open it for his customer. The safe presented quite a challenge; in addition to the high security locking mechanisms that the safe had, it was also surrounded by concrete which was over 15 cm thick. This made it quite the difficult task for this American locksmith. Fortunately for the owners of the safe, the locksmith’s hard work paid off and they were able to retrieve over $2.5 million worth of coins from the safe. As is common practice in the United States when valuables of this worth are recovered, they were first turned over to the police. Houston police later released the valuables to the family which had originally brought the safe to Mr. Molick. The family said that their father had been collecting the coins, but had passed away recently.
Recovering such a high amount of valuables must be a welcomed holiday surprise for this family, especially considering that they had originally planned to scrap the residential safe. It remains to be seen if David Molick will receive any type of cut from the valuables that have been recovered, but the family must appreciate the hard work that this locksmith had completed in order to recover their valuables for them. For locksmiths like our technician at Pronto Locksmiths, opening a safe can be quite the adventure and seeing the surprise on many people’s face when the valuables were recovered is quite the nice reward for a locksmith who enjoys a real challenge.
When it comes to protecting your home from burglars, simple lock changes and re-keying can be extremely effective, however having secure locks can not prevent every method that a burglar may use to get into your home. This means that some of your valuables could be exposed should a criminal gain access to your home. By investing in a residential safe, you can ensure that your smallest and most valuable possessions are secure at all times. Even if you do not have a fear of burglary, there are still multiple other reasons to invest in a residential safe. Depending on your needs, any number of different model safes may be best. Contact Pronto Locksmiths today to discuss which residential safe would be best for the needs of your home.
The most common reason that an individual would be inclined to purchase a residential safe is to ensure that the most valuable possessions in their home are safe, even if their exterior security becomes compromised. However, with so many different types available, it can be difficult to understand which safe is best for the needs of your home. Would you benefit most from a wall safe which could be hidden behind a picture, or would a stand-alone safe under your desk suffice? These are important questions to ask yourself before you begin the residential safe purchasing process. In addition to standard safes, there are also models which offer specialized features which lend themselves to certain home security needs.
The risk of fire is not something that homeowners like to have on their mind, but being properly prepared can make your life much easier in the future. Investing in a residential fireproof or fire resistant safe can be the perfect way to ensure that your most valuable possessions, and documents, would remain safe in case of a fire. Birth certificates, certificates of title and historical family documents are just a few of the items wish can wisely be stored in a fireproof safe. While most homeowners do not which to think of the worst case scenario, such as a fire, being proactive and purchasing a fireproof safe could pay dividends in the long run.
If you are the owner of a firearm, making sure that firearm is constantly secure should be a top priority. Whether it is through theft or accidental use, there can be devastating consequences for not properly securing your gun. The Sporting Shooter Association of Australia
highly recommends having your gun secured in a safe whenever it is not in use. Not only will this protect you from a thief being able to steal your weapon, but also keep the gun safe from children who may be in the house. All it takes is one inattentive moment for an unsecured gun to have devastating effects. Multiple models of gun safes can be purchased large and small, which offer different capacities for both firearms and ammunition.
In conjunction with the use of other residential locksmith
services, having a residential safe installed can give you peace of mind that your most valuable possessions will be secured no matter what. Protecting you from much more than burglary, safes ensure that dangerous or otherwise sensitive materials can only be accessed by authorized individuals. Before going to the shop to purchase a residential safe be sure to complete research about the many different types of safes to find the best make and model for your home’s needs. With keyed, combination and touch pad options, as well as stand-alone, wall mounted and floor implanted models all available it is best to contact a professional who will help you identify which safe is best for your home security needs.