Among all the types of safe locks that are out there, the most common ones are the digital ones. They are one of the most technologically advanced options on the market. For getting access to these, you will not require any sort of key. Instead, you will have to input a number combination.
However, what will you do if you forgot the password combination of your safe? Will the safe be inaccessible? Well, you will not have to worry about that anymore because we are here to let you know how to open a digital safe without a combination.
Hopefully, after going through the entire article, you will be able to gain back access to your digital safe.
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Ways to Open a Digital Safe Without a Combination
We have decided to keep things simple. For that reason, we have divided the techniques into three. Hopefully, one of them will work for you, and you will be able to retrieve the precious materials that you have stored in the safe.
The techniques are:
Technique 1: Restoring the Power
If the password combination that you are inputting in your digital safe is not working, there is a high chance that the batteries inside have died.
And it is also quite normal to forget where you kept the override key at. So the first thing that you would want to do is to restore the power to the locking mechanism.
- Replace or Recharge the Batteries
Likewise, the first thing that you would have to do if you can not find the override key is to recharge or replace the batteries of the locking mechanism. You will be able to find the battery housing under the keypad for most of the digital cases.
But there might be many that can have the battery casing on the exterior. You might also have to unscrew some screws for some of the safes.
Besides, if there is a USB port on the charging pad, insert a power cable to it and let the batteries charge for a while. After that, try inputting the code that you can remember. If you are lucky enough, you should be able to get back the access to your safe right away.
Technique 2: Resetting the Password
Well, if restoring the power does not work for you, you will have to try to reset the password of the safe. For most of the digital safes, there should be a manual override code in the manual that the safe came with.
But if you can not find such type of combination in the manual, you will have to try to reset the system by bypassing it.
- Steps for Resetting the Password by Bypassing it:
- First of all, you will have to find a small hole on the lock panel. You can use a flashlight and check if you can see any hole that shows the wiring or any switch that is inside the panel.
- Once you have located the hole that contains the reset switch, you will have to insert a wire. For this, you can use a thin wire coat hanger or anything thin and sturdy.
- After jamming the wire in, you should be able to feel the reset knob behind all the wirings. What you have to do is press it using the wire.
- If you have pressed the reset switch, the keypad should light up, or it may beep. Then you will have to enter a new combination. After entering a new combination, you should be able to open the lock of the door and gain back access to your safe.
Technique 3: Brute Force
Well, if the two techniques mentioned above do not work for you, you will have to move onto the last one, which is to open up the door forcefully. But remember that after implementing this technique, your safe might not be functional anymore. The processes that you should follow for this technique are:
- Process 1: Insert a Knife
If the digital safe that you have has an override keyhole, you can try unlocking it using a knife. For this, you will have to choose a knife that comes with a pointy tip and is thinner. The ones that you can slide into the keyhole is the ones that you should get for this process.
After managing to cram in the knife, you will have to manage to find in the grooves and try to unlock it by wiggling the knife. While wiggling it, try to rotate the knife around. If luck is on your side, you will be able to unlock the safe. This process will not even damage the functionality of your safe.
- Process 2: Insert a Screwdriver or a Paperclip
Yes, the scenes that you might have seen in the movie where the protagonist unlock a door using paperclips or a screwdriver do work. For this process, you would have to insert a flathead screwdriver first. Get the ones that go in the keyhole entirely. Wiggle it after inserting and try to rotate the lock. With enough luck, you might be able to unlock the safe in seconds.
Now, if the screwdriver does not work for you, you can try using a paperclip. Follow the same process as we mentioned above for the screwdriver and try to unlock the safe.
- Process 3: Use a Drill
Well, if none of the processes that we mentioned above works for you, this is the last thing that you will be able to do for retrieving your items inside. However, your safe will not be functional after this.
For this, you will have to find a powerful drill machine. Attach the largest bit that you can find or the one that has the same diameter as the keyhole. Drill through the hole until you have penetrated all the way through. Once you have done that, the locking mechanism will be disabled, and you will be able to open the door.
We hope that we were able to show you how to open a digital safe without a combination. After going through the techniques that we included, you were able to retrieve your precious materials from the safe. With that, we would like to conclude here by wishing you good luck.