Two user codes can be stored in the lock. One master code, and one user code. You can only change the user code if you know the master code.
This code lock is powered by a normal 9V Alkaline battery. Our experience tell us to recommend you to use Duracell Ultra Power batteries for best possible lifetime and performance.
The approximate operating time for a battery in this type of code lock is 1-2 years for average use.
If the battery runs out it is easily replaced from the outside of the cabinet.
The user code is stored in the lock and remains
regardless of how long the safe has been out of power.
Improve security even more!
If you choose a code lock, you can increase the security even more by changing code (digits) 3-5 times a year.
Firstly by heavily decreasing the risk of unauthorised getting hold of a functional code. Secondly by avoiding potential unequal wear of the keypad buttons that could otherwise hint about which digits are used in the code. Therefore we always recommend to change code a few times each year.
Why a battery powered code lock?
There are many advantages with electronic code locks. To give some examples, you don't need to carry any keys around, there is no risk of loosing keys, and you never get tempted to hide keys, which comes with great risk.
If many are suppose to have access to the safe there is a high risk of lost keys, or keys that are in the wrong place when needed.
Lastly code locks stop thieves from searching for keys in the vicinity of the safe (although there is no such keys). This can save you a lot of money by reducing property damage from careless searching for keys.
Security advantages of a code lock
There are multiple security advantages with a code lock compared to keys. One such advantage is the lack of keys. Many don't want to carry around keys, especially if many are supposed to have access to the safe. This issue often results in ill-fated attempts at hiding keys somewhere in the vicinity of the cabinet. Many burglars are unfortunately well aware of this practice, which of course means that there is a very high risk they will find your "hidden" key.
Lastly, if you lose a key, there is always a risk of it ending up in the wrong hands, which subsequently of course allow for silent and easy access to the content until it is noted that the key is missing.
Economical perks of a code lock
Keys to security rated cabinets, e.g. SSF3492 rated models are copy protected, for obvious reasons.
Therefore there is no way to create more keys if needed. Instead the code lock has to be readjusted, or if that isn't possible, completely changed, which of course is more costly.
With a code lock on the other hand you can just tell more people about the code or, if the code might be compromised, change it. Very easy and completely free of cost!
Avoid economical damage due to searches for "hidden" keys!
If a thief sees a safe with key lock, there is a great risk that they will suspect that the keys are hidden somewhere in the vicinity of the safe. This will, in light of their scarce time often result in an aggressive and careless search for the keys, which subsequently will result in chaos and damage to your property (even if there are no hidden keys to be found). The cost of such damage can quickly surpass the additional cost of choosing code lock instead of key lock.
Chances are that the burglar will turn around in the doorway if they see a safe with code lock, while the opposite is likely true if they see a key lock instead.
For those who can read some Swedish
Here is a thread where some hunters have a say about the benefits of electronic code locks:Read discussion on Robsoft's hunting forum