How to Reprogram a Sentry Safe

The Sentry CSW4747 fire safe features a programmable digital electronic lock and multiple live locking bolts. The CSW4747 provides one hour of fire protection for CDs and DVDs at temperatures up to 927 degrees Celsius and is verified watertight in case of submersion. Interior storage volume of this safe is 1.6 cubic feet and a multi-position tray and small items compartment are included. The programmable user access code provides instant access to the safe. A temporary user PIN can be programmed to provide temporary access to a designated third party, then later erased without affecting the user access code. Both the user access code and the user PIN can be re-programmed in a few easy steps.

Press the "Prog" key on the keypad.

Enter the five digit preset factory code twice. The can be found on the first page of the owner's manual.

Enter a new five digit personal access code of your choice. Only one user access code is permitted.

Delete the personal access code by pressing "Prog" key and entering the five digit preset factory code twice.

Press the "Prog" key on the keypad twice.

Enter your five digit personal access code on the keypad.

Enter a five digit user pin of your choice.

Delete the user PIN by pressing the "Prog" key twice, entering your five digit personal access code and entering "0 - 0 - 0 - 0".

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