What to Do If Your Electronic Gun Safe Won’t Open

No matter how often or infrequently you open your electronic gun safe, few things can be more frustrating than not being able to get into it when you need to. Usually caused by battery failure, while it might mean that the battery is dead, it could also mean that it doesn’t have enough amperage to power the electronic lock.

To make sure that your electronic gun safe continues to function as it should, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Is the battery in your electronic gun safe dead?

This is undoubtedly one of the most common reasons behind an electronic safe not opening, and while the solution is of course to replace it, you can make sure you don’t get caught out in the future, by replacing the battery at least once a year.

Does the battery you’re using have enough amperage?

The amperage of a battery is different to that of its voltage, and measures the volume of electrons, as opposed to the pressure of electrons. Another common cause of an electronic gun safe not opening, insufficient amperage coupled with the wrong voltage can be troublesome if you don’t know much about battery testing. If this is the case, and you suspect a lack of amperage might be causing the safes failure to open, simply call up your local locksmith or safe
specialist and have them come out and test it for you.

Even if you don’t suspect this to be the case, a visit from a locksmith may be necessary to determine the cause behind its failure, especially if you’ve changed the battery and the electronic gun safe still won’t open.

How often should you replace the electronic lock on the gun safe?

The power supply on your electronic gun safes lock will continue to become strained as the safe gets older, and while earlier locks – those manufactured from around the mid-80’s up to around 2014 – typically last from 6 years up to 12, those that were built after 2015, can be reasonably expected to survive for between 12 and 20 years.

If you’re unsure about the age of your electronic gun safe, or are concerned that the lock may be suffering from wear and tear, it’s best to consult with a safe specialist or locksmith, who can give you their professional advice.

Should you switch to an electronic lock from a manual one?

Of course, the choice is entirely yours, but electronic locks undoubtedly offer a greater level of convenience, and are equally as secure when functioning properly as a manual lock. You can easily switch to an electronic lock, but it goes without saying that you should never try to do this yourself.

Fortunately, with so many fantastically affordable and skilled locksmiths available nowadays, you have no need to struggle with your electronic or manual safe locks, and no matter what the problem may be, you can simply call them up and have them come out and do the job professionally for you.