Reset Your Safe Combination for Security

29 Jul Reset Your Safe Combination for Security

If you own a safe and have shared the combination with multiple people, you’ve lost total control. When one of them leaves your employment or your association, when relations with that individual go south, it’s a good idea to change the combo.

How to Reset Digital and Mechanical Locks

Depending on the circumstances, resetting a safe’s combination can be relatively easy. First, the safe must be open in order to reset it. If the combination is resettable by the user (most are), the documentation that came with the safe will contain instructions on how to reset it.

If the lock is digital, a factory preset code will be listed in the safe’s operating manual. Typically there will be a “Program” button on the keypad. When it’s pressed, the old combination is erased. Then you enter the factory code, the new combination, and usually the factory code again to save it.

Mechanical locks may be able to be reset…or not. If they are, there is either a series of dial positions that need to be entered or there may be special tools for resetting that come with the safe. Instructions for resetting the combination will be included in the safe’s manual.

Help from the Manufacturer

If you have lost the safe’s documents, you can call the manufacturer for help. They will need the safe’s serial number and proof of ownership in order to help you. They will probably require notarized proof of some sort, so this isn’t a quick fix. You may be able to expedite the process by going through a professional locksmith. They may be able to contact the manufacturer for you and cut through some of the red tape.

Reached a Dead End? Call the Locksmiths

Of course, this presumes you can open your safe in the first place. If you can’t, or if resetting the combination requires the services of a professional locksmith, the experts at Alexius Security, The Denver Locksmiths, are ready to help.

We have served the Metro Denver area with honest, affordable locksmith services for over 16 years. Our staff is highly-trained, professional and courteous. Our business is bonded and insured and our products and services are guaranteed. That’s why we’ve received a Better Business Bureau Gold Star certification five years in a row and are part of Angie’s List and the Tom Martino Troubleshooter Network.

Our services go beyond simply working on locks. We can advise you about the best systems for your safety and convenience and recommend security measures for all of your property. Just give us a call at 303.617.3717 or use our online contact form for prompt, professional attention to all your security needs.

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