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How to Set the Combination on an Electronic Safe

Updated April 17, 2017

Purchasing an electronic safe is a smart idea, protecting your valuables and important papers against theft by intruders. But without a combination, your electronic safe provides no protection at all. Setting the combination on your electronic safe makes it work. For optimal protection, change your password every month or two to keep thieves guessing.

Read your owner's manual to determine the default code for a password change. For example, on LaGard LG Basic digital locks, enter "0" six times to begin the password change process.

Input your current password to let the safe know that you are authorised to change the password.

Type in the new password you wish to use. Typically, you will have to repeat this twice and the passwords must match, preventing you from accidentally making a mistake that will lock you out of your electronic safe.

Test your new combination before sealing the safe door, ensuring that it works before you lock your belongings in.

Warning

Remember to use random passwords. Never use passwords that can be easily guessed, such as your birthday, wedding anniversary and the like.

Things You'll Need

  • Owner's manual
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Emma Green holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and was the editor of her college's literary journal. During graduate school, she helped establish a student organization that focused on philosophy and literary theory, and she has written for both eHow and Answerbag.