Open Sentry Electronic Safes Models “S” Series 123 Four (4) Bolt Fire Resistant Safes

How to Open Sentry Electronic Safes Models “S” Series 123 Four (4) Bolt Fire Resistant Safes

Sentry Safes is the largest manufacturer of Safes in North America and this is the first of many “How to Open Sentry Safes Videos” to help the Beginner and Professional Locksmiths. Many locksmiths have turned down opening Sentry Safes because of lack of knowledge, education or information. Locksmiths typically can charge $150-$250+ to open Sentry Safes and more for after hours emergency service. Included in this training video at no extra charge is the Sentry Safe Model DSW3607 / DS3607 two (2) Bolt Fire Resistant Safe because the safe is similar the the Sentry Safe “S” 123 Series. However, the DSW3607 / DS3607 requires different methods to open. Beginners and professional locksmiths sometimes confuse these two different models of Sentry Safes, the “S” 123 Series 4 bolt and the DSW 2 bolt electronic safes. The two models are very similar but have different but similar methods of entry becasue the solinoids are located in different postions. The easiet way to diferencate the models on all Sentry Safes is the Electronic Digital Dial and/or reading the Model Number sicker on the front of the safe.

How to Open Sentry Electronic Safes Models “S” Series 123 Four (4) Bolt Fire Resistant Safes.

The two Sentry Safes demonstrated on the training video is model SFW123FTC and DSW3607 / DS3607.  These two model types are the most common safes I open weekly.

Sentry Safe “S” 123 Series four (4) methods of entry can also be used on similar Sentry Safes as follows:
SF123ES, SFW123ES, SFW123EU, SFW123FSC, SFW123FUL, SFW123GDC, SFW123GDF, SFW123GSC, SFW123GTC, SFW123GTF, STW123GDC, STW123GTC and SFW123FTC.
The Sentry Safe Model DSW3607 / DS3607 two (2) bolt methods of entry demonstrated in this video can also be used on similar Sentry Safes as follows:
KSW0510, OS0500, OS0810, OSW0630, OA3810, OA3807, OA3817 and OA3821.

SOLINOID DRILL POINTS

Sentry Safe S 123 Series 4 Bolt Drill Point

Sentry Safe Electronic Safe 2 bolt drill points

Sentry Safe Electronic Dial DSW

Sentry Safe DSW Electronic Dial

Sentry Safe DSW Electronic Safe Inside View of Bolts and Solinoid

Sentry Safe SFW Electronic Dial

Sentry Safe DSW Electronic Safe

Sentry Safe DSW Electronic Safe

Sentry Safe SFW Drill Points 002

Sentry Safe SFW Drill Points 001

Sentry Safe SFW Drill Points 004

Sentry Safe SFW Drill Points 005

Sentry Safe SFW Drill Points 003

DSW3607 Sentry Safe Digetal Safe with Electronic Lock (DISCONTINUED)

Gain entry with the basic electronic lock The handle should be all of the way UP, in the horizontal position before attempting to open safe. Opening your safe for the first time (keep door open during setup):

  1. Remove and discard the screw (if equipped) at the base of the lock case.
  2. Turn the electronic lock case to the right (clockwise), from 12 o’clock to 2 o’clock, and remove. • Insert 4 new AA batteries (not included) to power this lock. • Replace the electronic lock case and turn to the left (to 12 o’clock) to reassemble. NOTE: The yellow LED will light when the batteries need to be replaced.
  3. Turn the key (if your safe is equipped with a key lock) to the right so the lock cylinder pops out.
  4. Enter the factory code (printed on the fi rst page of this guide). When the green light appears, you have four seconds to turn the handle down to open. Try this several times before proceeding to the next step. To unlock safe: Enter the 5-digit factory code, a pre-programmed user code, or a pre-programmed user pin (programming instructions to follow). When the green LED lights you have 4 seconds to turn the handle and open the safe. To lock safe: Close the door and return the handle to the horizontal position. For greatest security, depress the key lock (if equipped) with your fi nger.

NOTE: If your unit is equipped with a waterresistant gasket additional pressure to the left corner of the door may be required before the handle can be returned to the horizontal position. Access codes

There are 3 possible ways to unlock and access the safe:

  1. Factory code (Found on the fi rst page of this guide) You can always open the safe by entering the pre-set 5-digit factory code. This code cannot be deleted.
  2. User code If you prefer to employ your own code, you can program the safe to open using a 5-digit user code of your choice.
  3. User pin If you wish to give someone else temporary access to the safe, you can program a 5-digit user pin that can later be erased. Programming the user code NOTE: One (1) user code is allowed.

To add:

  1. Press the Prog key , then enter the 5-digit factory code.
  2. Enter the 5-digit user code of your choice.

To delete:

  1. Press the Prog key.
  2. Enter the 5-digit factory code twice. Programming user pin NOTE: One (1) user pin is allowed.

To add:

  1. Press the Prog key 2 times.
  2. Enter your 5-digit user code.
  3. Enter the 5-digit user pin of your choice.

To delete:

  1. Press the Prog key 2 times.
  2. Enter your 5-digit user code.
  3. Enter 0, 0, 0, 0, 0. NOTE: If your safe does not appear to be working, please check batteries.

Signals Your electronic-lock safe communicates by means of several audio/visual signals. Red (Error) LED + three beeps indicates one of the following:

  1. You have pressed Program key out of sequence.
  2. You have entered an invalid code or user pin.
  3. You have let 5 seconds or more elapse between key presses.
  4. Lights after three consecutive invalid codes are input (2-minute delay mode).

Green LED only:

  1. Comes ON after you enter a valid code and remains lit during the 4-second period in which the safe can be opened.
  2. Comes ON in the Programming mode and remains lit until you have fi nished entering a 5-digit code.

Yellow LED only:

  1. Comes ON when the batteries need to be replaced.

Icon identification (Error) indicates one of the following:

  1. You have pressed Program key out of sequence.
  2. You have entered an invalid code.
  3. You have let 5 seconds or more elapse between key presses.
  4. You have pressed a key while in delay mode. (Program) Lights after pressing the Program key and stays lit while programming a manager or user code. (Delay Mode) Lights after three consecutive invalid codes are input and stays lit during the 2-minute delay mode. Access codes

There are 3 possible ways to unlock and access the safe: NOTE: Maintain a record of the factory code, user, and manager codes, and store them in a secure location other than in this safe.

  1. Factory code (Found on the fi rst page of this guide) You can always open the safe by entering the pre-set 5-digit factory code. This code cannot be deleted.
  2. Manager code If you prefer to employ your own code, you can program the safe to open to a 4-8 digit manager code of your choice.
  3. User code If you wish to give someone else temporary access to the safe, you can program a 4-8 digit user code that can later be erased. NOTE: Remember, once you have decided on your access codes, open the unit fi rst then test it with the door open. All zeros is an invalid code. Programming the manager code NOTE: One (1) manager code is allowed.

To add:

  1. Press the Prog/Enter key , then enter the 5-digit factory code and then press the Prog/Enter key .
  2. An empty lit box icon ( ) means no manager code is programmed. A boxed lighted * icon ( ) means a manager code is programmed.
  3. Enter a 4 to 8 digit code and press the Prog/ Enter key to fi nish programming the code into the unit.

To delete:

  1. Press the Prog/Enter key, then enter the 5-digit factory code and then press the Prog/Enter key.
  2. A boxed lighted * icon ( ) indicates there is a code programmed and can be deleted.
  3. Press 0, 0, 0, 0, then the Prog/Enter key to delete the manager code. (0, 0, 0, 0, Prog/ Enter). NOTE: To return to the beginning when programming a manager or user code, wait 5 seconds and the lock will time-out. You may then start over. Programming user code NOTE: Six (6) user codes are allowed.

To add:

  1. Press the Prog/Enter key 2 times, enter the manager code and then press the Prog/Enter key.
  2. Use the << or >> to scroll between the lighted boxes. An empty box icon ( ) means it is available for a code entry; a boxed lighted * icon ( ) means it is being used.
  3. Enter a 4 to 8 digit code in the selected position and press the Prog/Enter key to fi nish.

To delete:

  1. Press the Prog/Enter key 2 times, enter the manager code and then press the Prog/Enter key.
  2. Use the << or >> to scroll to the boxed lighted * icon ( ) to be removed. 3. Press 0, 0, 0, 0, then the Prog/Enter key to delete the selected user. (0, 0, 0, 0, Prog/Enter). NOTE: To turn the beeper on or off, press the 0 key and then the Prog/Enter key. (0, Prog/Enter).

DSW3607 Dial Combination (3 & 4 Number Combination Lock) The handle should be all of the way UP, in the horizontal position before attempting to dial open the safe. Testing your combination: The safe’s combination is printed on the front of this owner’s manual. The safe  will have a 3-number or 4-number combination depending upon the model purchased. Three (3) -NUMBER COMBINATION (Cannot be changed) 1. To unlock and open Before dialing your combination, simply insert the key (if equipped) in the lock and turn until the plunger pops out. Remove key. NOTE: The safe will lock if key lock cylinder is pressed in with or without key. 1A. Start the dial at zero. 1B. Turn the dial to the left. Make sure ZERO passes the pointer at least THREE times. Then stop at the first number of your combination. 1C. Turn the dial to the right. Stop the SECOND time you reach the second number of your combination. 1D. Turn the dial to the left. Stop the FIRST time the pointer reaches the third number of your combination. 2. To close and lock You can relock the safe in two ways. With the door closed, depress the key lock (if equipped) with your finger, or spin the combination dial one full turn. For greatest security, do both. (Make sure the door handle is in the horizontal position.) Four (4) -NUMBER COMBINATION (Cannot be changed) 1. To unlock and open Before dialing your combination, simply insert the key (if equipped) in the lock and turn until the plunger pops out. Remove key. 1A. Point the dial to zero. 1B. Turn the dial to the left. Make sure ZERO passes the pointer at least FOUR times. Then stop at the first number of your combination. 1C. Turn the dial to the right. Stop the THIRD time you reach the second number of your combination. 1D. Turn the dial to the left. Stop the SECOND time you reach the combination’s third number. 1E. Turn the dial to the right. Stop the FIRST time you reach the last number of your combination. 2. To close and lock You can relock the safe in two ways. With the door closed, depress the key lock (if equipped) with your finger, or spin the combination dial one full turn. For greatest security, do both. (Make sure the door handle is in the horizontal position.)

SFW123FTC Sentry Safe Digetal Safe with Electronic Lock

Sentry Safe Owners Manuel http://www.sentrysafe.com/pdfs/OwnersManuals/518792.pdf Unlocking Mechanical Safe: FOR DUAL KEY/COMBINATION LOCKS ONLY, insert key into the lock, turn to the ’unlocked’ position, then remove the key. This is a secondary locking feature not an override key.

  1. Rotate dial to ’0’, then rotate right (clockwise) passing ’0’ three times, continue rotating until you reach the first number in your combination.
  2. Rotate dial to the left (counterclockwise). Go PAST the second number of your combination ONCE and stop the SECOND time the dial reaches the number.
  3.  Rotate the dial to the right (clockwise), stop when you reach the third number in your combination.
  4. Rotate the handle downward to open the door. This may take a limited amount of force if you have a water-resistant safe. NOTE: • Make sure the handle is rotated all the way up in the horizontal position before unlocking the safe. • If the door does not open easily, repeat steps 1-5. •

Note: If you exert too much force on the handle, the handle will move without moving the bolts. If this happens, you will hear a ’click.’ DO NOT be alarmed. This feature is designed to protect the bolts from being overpowered by force. If this occurs, simply exert force in the opposite direction (lifting up) until the handles ’clicks’ back into place and repeat steps 1-4 to open your safe.

SFW123FTC Sentry Safe Digetal Safe with Electronic Lock

FOR DUAL KEY/ELECTRONIC LOCKS ONLY, insert key into the lock, turn to the ’unlocked’ position to open the safe, then remove the key. This is a secondary locking feature not an override key. A Enter the 5 digit factory code found on the back of the owner’s manual. NOTE: You may have to lift the handle while entering the combination. B A green light will indicate the code is correct. You will have 4 seconds to turn the handle to unlock your safe. 3 Rotate the handle downward to open the door. This may take a limited amount of force if you have a waterresistant safe. NOTE: • Make sure the handle is rotated all the way up in the horizontal position before unlocking the safe. • If you exert too much force on the handle, the handle will move without moving the bolts. If not when this happens, you will hear a ’click.’ DO NOT be alarmed. This feature is designed to protect the bolts from being over powered by force. If this occurs, simply exert force in the opposite direction (lifting up) until the handles ’clicks’ back into place and repeat steps 1-3 to open your safe. • Delay mode will occur if three consecutive invalid entries have been tried. Red LED will blink on and off to let you know the safe is in delay mode. This will cause the system to shutdown for two minutes. DO NOT remove the batteries to restart the system it will only increase the length of time for the system shutdown.

Programming information:

Three code options: Factory code: The safe will ALWAYS unlock using this 5 digit code (found on the back of the owner’s manual). This code cannot be deleted. User code: A 5 digit programmable code of your choosing that can be changed or deleted. Secondary code: A second 5 digit programmable code of your choosing that can be changed or deleted. Can only be programmed after a user code has been activated. NOTE: The “C” key is a clear key. This can be used at anytime to clear the system and return to standby mode – unless you are in delay mode (3 consecutive invalid entries). • The 5 digit factory code cannot be deleted. However, you may add and delete additional codes. This safe can store up to three codes at one time. One factory code and two additional programmable codes. To ADD a user code:

  1. Press the “P” key.
  2. Enter the 5 digit factory code found on the back of your owner’s manual.
  3. The light will flash green and then you will have five seconds to enter your own personal 5 digit user code.

To DELETE a user code:

  1. Press the “P” key.
  2. Enter the 5 digit factory code.
  3. Enter 0,0,0,0,0.

NOTE: The electronic lock will NOT indicate that it has deleted the user code – please test the code to make sure it has been deleted. To ADD a secondary code:

  1. Press the “P” key two times.
  2. Enter the 5 digit user code previously programmed. 9 English
  3. The light will flash green and then you will have five seconds to enter your own personal 5 digit secondary code.

To DELETE a secondary code:

  1. Press the “P” key two times.
  2. Enter the 5 digit user code.
  3. Enter 0,0,0,0,0.

NOTE: • The electronic lock will NOT indicate that it has deleted the secondary code – please test the code to make sure it has been deleted. The safe you have purchased may include a light. This is a long-lasting LED light. Not all safes include a light. The batteries that operate the keypad are the same batteries that operate the light. If the light in your unit does not turn on, please change your batteries. Refer to page 6 to change the batteries. The light will turn on every time you enter your code and will remain on for 30 seconds. The light duration has three options – off, 30 seconds, and 60 seconds. To turn the light off:

  1. Press the “0” button.
  2. Press the “P” button.
  3. Press the “3” button.

To turn the light on for 30 seconds:

  1. Press the “0” button.
  2. Press the “P” button.
  3. Press the “4” button.

To turn the light on for 60 seconds:

  1. Press the “0” button.
  2. Press the “P” button.
  3. Press the “5” button.

NOTE: If the light duration is 60 seconds, the battery life will be reduced at a faster rate. For Programmable Electronic Lock Only The tones of the key pad may be turned on and off depending on user preference. Turn sound off:

  1. Press “O”.
  2. Press “P” key.
  3. Press “1”.

Turn sound on:

  1. Press “O”.
  2. Press “P” key.
  3. Press “2”.

TroubleShooting Lights:

Red indicator light blinks three times and there are three beeps. An incorrect code has been entered. Verify code and re-enter. If the programmable code you are using doesn’t work then use the factory code. If successful re-program your programmable code. Red indicator light blinks five times and there are five beeps. Keypad communication error. Red indicator light blinks once and there is one beep. Program button is pressed out of sequence. -or- 5 seconds has lapsed between button entries. Start over. Red indicator light is blinking. An incorrect code has been entered three times and system has entered delay mode. Wait two minutes and start over. Yellow indicator light is on. Battery power is low. -or- Battery may be the wrong type. Replace with new alkaline batteries.

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