• Non-Destructive Entry*
  • Replacement Locks
  • High Security Locks
  • Master Key Systems
  • Safe Engineers
  • Auto Locksmiths

*We expect to be able to pick open 5/6 Pin Cylinder Locks and BS Mortice Locks and some of the more exotic brands without fuss.

In cases where a mechanical problem exists we may need to tackle the problem another way but we'll get you in fast and with efficiency.

Technical Opening

Locksmiths and Safe Engineers


For the majority of  domestic and commercial jobs we do not charge any form of call out fee. This is only usually required for the more serious Safe Opening tasks where the Safe manufacturer, model, condition and nature

of the problem is perhaps unknown and  may need to be established first.

If you have been accurate in describing the lock problem or security task that you require then you will be charged what we quote.

We only supply quality locks and charge RRP, typically Assa Abloy Mul-T-Lock brand or the Premier 2000 XT and Premier 3000+ brands .



We believe in getting the job done right first time. Having a belief is all very well but we have set our sights on offering the highest levels of professional emergency locksmith skills across Scotland and the wider UK. To achieve this aim we have invested heavily in training with leading professionals recognised within the industry and in specialist equipment. We are dedicated to doing what we do well.

Emergency Locksmith


Security credentials 


Safe Opening is operated by Carl and Caroline Elsegood who have both trained in multiple disciplines of Locksmithing after military careers. Carl is a former Major in the British Army who spent much of his career as an Ammunition Technical Officer (ATO) principally engaged in Counter-Terrorist Bomb Disposal. Caroline is a former Queen Alexander's Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) officer who is adept at lock picking in her own right but is the driving force behind the workshop facility.

We have both undertaken Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) or Police Scotland Enhanced Disclosure checks. Throughout Military Service we have as such been subjected to higher levels of Security Clearance. We feel that this is an important assurance in a field of security that is not subject to any form of regulation within the UK!

All our associate engineers hold Police Scotland Disclosure Checks.

We are also covered by Locksure Insurance with £5 Million Indemnity.