Common Electronic Safe Problems And How To Solve Them
Electronic safes are one of the most secure ways of storing valuable items, and when you buy a high-quality one, you can depend upon it to keep your guns, jewellery and sensitive documents safe from harm. They also give you almost instant easy access to its contents, meaning that you don’t have to waste time making trips to safety deposit boxes at your local bank.
You can usually expect your electronic safe to do its job for years, and aside from changing the batteries once or twice a year, they often require little maintenance. However, that doesn’t mean that you won’t occasionally experience issues with your safe, and here are some of the most common problems electronic safe owners face along with how to resolve them:
- The battery is dead or running on empty
Frequent opening of a safe may mean that the battery doesn’t last as long, and if it’s running low, your safe may still look as if it’s functioning normally, but there is a good chance that the lock will not fully disengage. Referring to the owner manual and replacing the battery will usually restore your safe to its functioning state, but it may be wise to replace the battery every 6 to 12 months irrespective of whether they’re running low or not.
- You’re encountering lock-out mode
It’s not unheard of for safe owners to forget the combination that gives them access to its contents, and if you do this several times in a row, you will automatically be locked out. While this can be frustrating, its purpose is naturally to prevent thieves from repeatedly trying to guess the code and depending on the type of lock your safe has, you need only wait for less than 30 minutes before trying again.
- The safe has locked itself before you’ve opened it
Once your code has been entered correctly, the safe should be opened immediately, as if you don’t, it will simply relock itself after a short time. There is no need to panic if this should happen though, simply re-enter your code and quickly turn the handle to open the door.
- The handle of your safe looks to be jammed
If the handle of your safe seems to be jammed and doesn’t turn as it should, this is usually because the handle has been pushed fully in one direction. Resolving this is as simple as locating the mid-point of play for the handle before you retype your code.
Electronic safes are a great investment for anyone wishing to keep small, or medium-sized valuable items, safe and secure, and if you’re interested in buying one to protect your much loved or important items, then reach out to your local seller or locksmith service. For any issues with your current safe that are not mentioned above, a qualified and experienced locksmith should be able to help you.