(This post was last modified: 01-12-2021, 12:58 PM by DSG.)
Most digital safes have a key you can use to manually unlock and open them instead of using the passcode. But what do you do if you lose your key and there's no power to the keypad? Have no fear! You can still open your digital safe without a key by restoring power to the keypad so you can enter your passcode. If you’ve forgotten your passcode, you can reset it by using a thin rod or wire to press the reset button on the inside of the door panel. If all else fails, you can try breaking open the lock or drilling through the override key slot.

Restoring Power to the Keypad
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Recharge or replace the batteries if you don’t have your override key. Some digital safes have a keypad for your passcode as well as an override key that can unlock the safe. If your electronic keypad has run out of power, and you don’t have your override key, replace the batteries that power the keypad or recharge the keypad.
If you don’t have your override key, you can access your digital safe is by using the electronic keypad.

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Look for the battery casing on the keypad and open it up. Search near or on the keypad for the battery casing. It can usually be found on the underside of the keypad. Use your finger to hold the latch and remove the casing to expose the batteries.[2]
Some digital safes may require you to remove a small screw to access the battery casing.
Check to make sure the battery casing isn’t damaged or the pieces are falling out. If so, you may need to take your safe to a professional to have it opened.

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Replace the batteries with the same type and voltage. Once you’ve opened the battery casing, take out the existing batteries from their slots. Install the same type of batteries into their slots the same way the previous ones were installed. Then, close the battery case latch.[3]
The keypad may light up or lights may turn on once you restore power to it.

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Plug in a power supply connection if your digital safe has one. If your safe has a USB slot or a slot for a power cord, or a 9-volt battery on the keypad, plug in an electrical cord or battery that fits into it. Allow the keypad to charge for at least 10 minutes before you try to access the safe so it has a chance to build up a power reserve.[4]
If your safe has a USB charging port, it will accept any USB charging cord.
Your safe may have a specific power cord used to charge the keypad, but you may be able to find a cord that fits into the charging port.
There should be a charging light that comes on or a light behind the keypad that is activated when you plug a power supply into it.

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Enter your passcode to open your safe once power is restored. Once the keypad has power, try entering your passcode. The locking mechanism will disengage and you’ll be able to open and access your digital safe.[5]
If you’ve forgotten your passcode, try resetting it.

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