This page contains helpful instructions for operating safes. It is important to keep in mind that most safe manufacturers do NOT make locks! The safe lock is often bought from a lock manufacturer and installed at the factory. The Safe Place stocks mechanical, electronic, and biometric locks. Electronic locks are superior to mechanical dial locks. Most electronic locks are considered Group I because they protect against manipulation, unlike standard mechanical dial locks. You can however buy a Group II mechanical dial lock, but you can NOT change the combination of a mechanical dial, whereas an electronic lock combination can be customized for the owner. BE CAREFUL!! Customizing or changing the combination to your safe can, however reduce the level of security if you choose an obvious number!! DO NOT make your safe easy for others to open! Choose a number relevant to you so it's easy for you to remember, but don't choose your street address, PO Box number, Phone number, or anything similar. It is important to understand that each manufacturer has their own requirements, for instance some electronic locks allow you to store more than one combination. Another example is: some electronic locks require 2 batteries. The combination to your safe is very important!! Keep it in a Safe Place!! Decide keep you combination hidden from other, but in a place you can find it if you ever forget your combination. If you have an electronic lock you MUST change the combination as soon as it is installed. All electronic locks are programmed with the same combination, usually the combination is 1-2-3-4-5-6. If you give your combination to a neighbor or friend in an emergency consider changing it immediately after the emergency. Below is a list of different instructions available to download. Match the picture and description with your lock, and download the corresponding document to the right. For more information about the lock you can click on the picture of the lock. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us.


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AMSEC ESL5 Electronic Lock AMSEC ESL5 Electronic Lock Operating Instructions
AMSEC ESL10XL Electronic Lock AMSEC ESL10XL Electronic Lock Operating Instructions
Battery Changing Instructions
AMSEC ESL20XL Electronic Lock AMSEC ESL20XL Electronic Lock  Operating Instructions
AMSEC Biometric Electronic Lock AMSEC Biometric Electronic Lock  Operating Instructions
LP Electronic Lock LP Electronic Lock  Operating Instructions
Winchester Electronic Lock

Winchester Electronic Lock
[2009, 2010, 2011]

 Operating Instructions
 Battery Changing
LaGard Basic Electronic Lock Wincheser Electronic Lock [NEW]
(Lagard Basic Digital Electronic Lock)
 Operating Instructions
S&G Z02 Electronic Lock S&G Z02 Electronic Lock  Operating Instructions
Fort Knox Handgun Safe Fort Knox (Simplex 9600 Lock)  Change Code
S&G 6120 Electronic Lock S&G 6120 Electronic Lock  Operating Instructions
S&G D-Drive Electronic Lock S&G Direct Drive Electronic Lock  Operating Instructions
KABA LC Electronic Lock

KABA LC Series Electronic Lock

 Operating Instructions
S&G Biometric Electronic Lock S&G Biometric Lock  Operating Instructions
S&G Titan Electronic Lock

S&G Titan PivotBolt (2006-2007 Series)

 Operating Instructions
S&G 6600 Mechanical Lock

S&G 6600 and 6700 Mechanical Dial (group II)

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Group 2 Mechanical Lock

Mechanical Dial Lock
(group II)


Group 1 Mechanical Lock

Mechanical Dial Lock
(group I)

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Winchester EV Handgun Safe

Winchester eVault Handgun Safe
(eV400, eV600, and eV1200)

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GunVault NoEyes Keypad Handgun Safe

GunVault No-Eyes Keypad

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