Electronic Keypad VS
Why an electronic keypad?
Convience is the main reason
for selecting an electronic keypad. If you are opening the safe several times a day, this is well worth the money. I have
found that if someone doesn’t like the process of dialing the combination then they will quit putting things inside
the safe. Thus defeating the purpose of having a safe.
Many people ask “Which is a better
lock, a dial or an electronic keypad?”
Electronic keypads have a 4 consecutive invalid
code “lockdown”. This makes the keypad inoperable for 5 minutes. After the end of 5 minutes you get two more tries
or it goes back into lockdown for another 5 minutes. Thus virtually eliminating random entry of the code.
“What if the battery goes dead?” There is a battery door compartment on the outside of the keypad. Just
open the door and change the 9volt battery. The computer chip maintains the combo at all times and will not default because
of no battery.
Here is something else that many don’t consider, changing the code on the
keypad. It’s easy and can be done when ever the current code has been compromised. Your safe will come with instructions
on how to do this but I have included some general notes below.