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"Can I change the combination on my safe lock?"


This question comes up all the time, and the answer is yes, you absolutely can. Everyone has their reasons for wanting to change their combo and while some locks are easier to change than others, they all have the option. Below we'll list the five most popular reasons to change a combination, some insights about mechanical locks, and how to change the combination on all the locks that we sell.


Top 5 Reasons To Change Your Safe Lock Combination

We have a lot of people asking us if they actually need to change the combination on their safe, and while ultimately that call is up to you, here are some of the top reasons to want to do it.

• You're concerned that someone, like one of your children, has discovered your combination.

• You're getting divorced, and you no longer want your spouse to have access to your safe.

• You have fired an employee, or an employee has quit that has the combination to your safe.

•The combination is difficult to remember, and you have another combination that would be easier for you.

• You bought the safe from someone and want to make the combination your own.


Changing The Combination On A Mechanical Lock

Some safes are equipped with a mechanical safe lock where you spin a dial to enter your combination. Your safe's owners manual should provide instructions on how to change your dial lock's combination.


While you can change the combo on a mechanical lock, it can be tricky if you haven't done it before and know what you're doing. Getting it wrong means you'll have to take the back of the lock body off and re-align the entire mechanism. Plus, regardless if you successfully change it or not, you void any factory warranty the lock has. It's a detailed process and we really, really recommend you have a locksmith do this for you.


That being said, if you still want to attempt it, Click here for the instructions.


Changing The Combination On An Electronic Lock

Electronic locks are much easier to work with when changing the combination. They are designed to be very user-friendly and you can easily change the combo whenever you want to whatever you want (though most require 6 digits). Plus, you won't void the warranty if you change an electronic lock.


Click here for instructions on how to change the combination on the electronic locks we sell.