Hello My name is Jason. I have been opening safes, vaults and strongrooms for over 25 years. All the photos on this site are of real Safes, Vaults and Strongrooms that I have worked on, some times I pop up in a photo !

Early Years

The bug of opening locks started at a young age where i was interested in Magic but mainly in Escapeology. Yes like Harry Houdini. I remember at the age of eight I could pick open padlocks, handcuffs and escape out of straight jackets in locked trunks.


I did an old school traditional Locksmith and Safe Apprenticeship. I Was taught to make locks and keys by hand, duplicate keys, Impression lever locks open and how to pick open locks on safes and vaults.

Key Elements Safe Engineers

I now run Key Elements safe engineers since 2006, I mainly opening safes and vaults. I work on my own and carry out work for other safe engineers and have a lot of equipment and experience in opening safe and vaults. One of the newest Gizmos I have in my tool kit is a device that can open some digital safe lock.

I also make a lot of my own safe lock picks and have a lot off picks odd picks such as for some Cotteril safe locks

Digital Safe Lock Opening GIZMO

The Gizmo in Operation on an SMP Community safe where the electronic digital safe lock code had been lost, The Gizmo dosn’t open every lock but we have other methods for them. This machine can take 15 to 30 minuets or more to open a lock.