Digital Security Safes with Alarm

These Security Safes with alarm functionality from Yale have been tested and registered as compliant to South African National Standards newest standard for domestic safes, SANS 1761.

Getting Started

What type of batteries does this safe use?

4 x 1.5V AA batteries are supplied with the safe.  The safe will notify you when the batteries are running low.  In the event that your batteries are running low or are completely exhausted, please replace with good quality Alkaline batteries.

Can I wall, or floor-mount, this safe?

This safe features pre-drilled holes on the back wall and floor.  Using the expansion bolts provided with the safe, you can mount the safe to either the wall, or floor, depending on what best suites your application.

I see this safe has been tested and compliant to SANS 1761, is it therefore suitable for the storage of firearms and ammunition?

No, SANS 1761:2017 refers to the South African National Standards standard for Domestic Safes.  A safe deemed suitable for the storage of firearms and ammunition must be compliant to SANS 953-1:2008.

What is the tamper alarm feature and when is it triggered?

The safe has a built-in 130dB siren. When an incorrect PIN code is entered three times, consecutively, the tamper alarm will be triggered and the siren will sound for one minute.  The tamper alarm will also be triggered by physical attack.  Multiple consecutive blows within three seconds will also trigger the siren.

What is an external 9V battery connection terminal?

On the right hand side of the keypad (next to the “3”, “6” and “9” buttons) there are two round metal circles (terminal) where a 9V battery can be held against the keypad to power up the safe in the event that the internal batteries have run flat.

How will I know when to replace the internal batteries before they run flat?

The safe will notify you when the internal “AA” batteries are running low.  When you press “ENTER” to activate the keypad during normal usage, if the keypad displays “LO-BAT” then you should replace the internal batteries at your earliest convenience.

Using Your Safe

How do I set the Master PIN code?

With the locking bolts retracted (unlocked position) whilst holding in the “ENTER” key press “4”, a double beep can be heard and “OLD CODE” will be displayed.  Enter the OLD master code (refer to your user manual for the factory default if this is the first time you are changing the master code) followed by pressing the “KEY” button on the keypad.  “ENT CODE” will now be displayed, enter your new master code followed by “KEY”, the keypad will now display “REPEAT”.  Enter your new master code again followed by the “KEY” button, “GOOD” will be displayed to confirm that the master code has now been set.

How do I set the User PIN code?

With the locking bolts retracted (unlocked position) whilst holding “ENTER” press “3”, a double beep can be heard and “ENT CODE” will be displayed on the keypad. Enter your new user code followed by pressing the “KEY” button, “REPEAT” will be displayed, enter in the same user code again and press “KEY”, “GOOD” will be displayed to confirm that the user code has now been set.

How do I enable/disable the tamper alarm? (Only toggles tamper alarm for physical attack)

With the locking bolts retracted (unlocked position) press and hold “ENTER” then press “KEY”.  The keypad will display “AL ON” to notify you that the tamper alarm has been activated for physical attack.  Press and hold “ENTER” then “KEY” again to toggle the tamper alarm off (“AL OFF” will be displayed).

Opening the safe using User/Master code:

Top open the safe, press “ENTER” button, “ENT CODE” will be displayed.  Input the correct User or Master code followed by pressing the “KEY” symbol button, “OK” will be displayed.  Rotate the safe handle counter clockwise to retract the locking bolts and pull the door towards you.

Muting the keypad:

With the locking bolts retracted (unlocked position) press and hold “ENTER”, then press “2” so both buttons are depressed together. The keypad will display either “SILENT” or “BUZZER” depending on if the keypad sound has been enabled or disabled.

Troubleshooting

My batteries are flat, how do I open the safe?

There are two ways that the safe can be opened in the event that the internal batteries have run flat.
1. Use one of the override keys supplied with the safe to unlock the safe.  The keyway is located behind the Yale logo between the safe handle and the keypad.
2. Hold a 9V battery to the external battery connection terminal on the right hand side of the keypad (next to the “3”, “6” and “9” buttons).  This will provide power to the safe.  Use your normal User/Master code to unlock the safe as normal.

Remember to replace the internal batteries before closing the safe door again.

I have forgotten my User code, how do I open the safe?

Use one of the override keys supplied with the safe to unlock the safe.  The keyway is located behind the Yale logo between the safe handle and the keypad.

Use the Master code (default Master code is detailed in your user manual) to unlock the safe.

Once the safe door is open and the locking bolts are retracted, you can reset your User code as detailed above in “Using Your Safe”

I have lost my override keys, where do I get replacements?

Please click on the “Did not find a solution? Contact us!” button on the bottom of this page and complete the web-form with your relevant contact details.  Please also detail the serial number (found under the top lip of the safe where the door meets the frame) of your safe.  One of our customer support staff will contact and assist you to order replacement keys for your safe. 

If you believe that your override key may have landed up in the wrong hands and your safe is potentially at risk, we strongly recommend that you have a replacement override lock fitted to your safe.  Please complete the same web-form detailed above and one of our customer support staff can advise further.