ESL5/5LP Series Programming Instructions
Your AMSEC ESL5/5LP Electronic Safe Lock has a Factory Combination of C-1-2-3-4-5-6-#. To open the lock, simply press the “C” key to clear and wake up the electronics. Now press the keys of the combination one at a time and finish with the “#” key. If the combination keyed is correct, the lock will cycle open for three (3) seconds. During this 3 second period, turn the handle of the safe to the unlocked position and pull the door open.
You may change your combination any time you like, and as many times as you like. Once your safe is installed, you must change the combination to a number sequence other than the Factory Combination of 1-2-3-4-5-6 to insure the safety of your valuables. Here are a few things to remember:
a. With each keystroke the keypad lights will flash off and a chirp will be heard. If Stealth Mode is on, then no sounds are emitted during lock opening process.
b. If 4 (four) incorrect combinations are entered, the lock will go into a “Penalty Lockout” for 15 minutes to prevent trial and error manipulation attempts at opening the lock. The keypad will flash once every 5 seconds during the penalty period. If you press any key during the lockout period, the keypad will flash with a chirp 8 times rapidly to indicate the lockout condition.
c. Before keying the combination, be sure that the handle of the safe is in the fully locked position to allow the lock to open freely.
d. Low Battery! When the battery power drops to a near critical level, after a normal lock opening cycle is completed, a low battery warning warble tone will sound for 3 seconds and the keypad LED(s) will flash. The lock will fail to open soon. Change your Battery!
e. If the lock fails to open or acts strange, replace the battery with a good quality fresh 9 volt alkaline battery. To replace the battery, slide the battery cover to the right on the face of the Keypad Housing. Remove the old battery and Insert the new one. Position the battery it in the pocket of the housing with the polarity as shown. Replace the cover. You should replace your battery once a year to prevent corrosion damage from leakage.
f. During the input sequence, if you make a mistake, you can press “C” to clear the previous input and start over again.
g. The ESL5/5LP uses a fixed length 6 (six) digit combination.
h. Use only your fingers to key the combination. Sharp objects will result in damage which is not covered by warranty.
i. If at any time during opening, or combination changing, the unit is left without input for 10 (ten) seconds, it returns to a resting condition. If this occurs during a combination change, the Old Combination is retained.
j. At any time during opening or combination changing the unit will register the first 5 digits of the combination into the “buffer” that receives input. The 6th digit will be the last numeric key pressed. For example, if your press C-1-2-3-4-5-7-4-5-2-7-6-# the program recognizes only the C-1-2-3-4-5-6-# input. The last numeric key pressed continues to
replace the one prior until the “#” key is pressed to indicate completion. This is a security feature that allows you to baffle an on-looker that may be trying to memorize your combination.
Quiet Mode –Silent Operation
The ESL5/5LP Lock provides a Stealth Mode you can program so the Beeper remains silent during normal lock opening operation. To turn Stealth Mode ON (silent) or OFF (beeping):
ON: Press C-# (short warble tone), then 8-0-# (short warble), then 1-# (long warble).
OFF: Press C-# (short warble tone), then 8-0-# (short warble), then 0-# (long warble).
Combination Changing Instructions for the ESL5/5LP Electronic Safe Lock
— CAUTION — Combination changes should always be done with the door locked OPEN.
To change the combination, do the following:
a. Press the keys “C” and then “#”. The unit responds with a short warbling tone (called the “good combo tone”) and the keypad lamps strobe with the tone.
b. Now key in the Old 6 digit combination. The “C” key may be used to clear an error in keying at any time. Finish the input with a “#” key.
1. If the old combination keyed matches the existing combination in permanent memory, another short good combo tone is sounded. Proceed to “c.”
2. If the combination keyed is incorrect, the unit responds with 4 short beeps (called the bad combo tone) and returns to rest. The combination change routine is aborted and the old combination is retained. This also causes a count up for Penalty Lockout.
c. Now key the first pass with the New 6 digit combination followed by a “#” key. Again, the “C” key may be used to clear an error in keying at any time.
1. If the combination input is 6 digits in length, another short good combo tone is sounded. Proceed to “d.”
2. If the combination keyed is not 6 digits long, the unit responds with 4 short beeps (bad combo tone) and returns to rest. The combination change routine is aborted and the old combination is retained.
d. Now key the second (verify) pass with the New 6 digit combination followed by a “#” key. As before, the “C” key may be used to clear an error in keying at any time.
1. If the combination input matched the first pass, a long good combo tone is sounded. The New Combination replaces the Old Combination in permanent memory and the unit returns to a resting condition. Proceed to “e.”
2. If the combination keyed does not match the first pass, the unit responds with the bad combo tone and returns to rest. The combination change routine is aborted and the Old combination is retained.
e. Test your New Combination several times prior to closing and locking the safe.