How to Open a Small Electronic Safe

It's completely sensible to keep your belongings in a small electronic safe in your home. However, if you forget the combination to this safe, you might feel like your most prized possessions are lost forever. Thankfully, this isn't the case and you can open your safe with just a few clever tricks.

Turn the safe around or flip it over to find the holes for mounting bolts. Typically, small safes have holes that are used for mounting or securing it to a surface.

Shine a flashlight into the hole. If there are multiple holes, look through each until you find the back panel of the safe's electronic lock. Look for a small red button. This is the reset button.

Thread a thin metal wire into the hole. Probe around until you come in contact with the reset button. Push firmly to engage the reset. Enter a new code for the keypad. Make a note of this code. Using the thin metal wire, press the set button next to the reset button you just pressed. The safe will confirm through the screen or a beep when the new code is set. This step can be tricky so it might not happen the first time you try it. You may have to repeat it until you are successful.

Enter the new safe code into the keypad. If done correctly, the lock will disengage and the safe will now open.

Things You'll Need

  • Flashlight
  • Thin metal wire
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Brenda Barron is a writer, editor and researcher based in Southern California. She has worked as a writer since 2004, with work appearing in online and print publications such as BabyZone, "Cat Fancy" and "ePregnancy." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from California State University, Long Beach.