Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Changing lock from Electronic to mechanical on Liberty Safe.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    4,136

    Default Changing lock from Electronic to mechanical on Liberty Safe.

    One of my safes has an Electric SG keypad lock...don't trust it. Anybody have any experience swapping from a battery operated keypad to an old school dial?

    Is this something that someone with average to above average skills can tackle or should it be done by a professional? Would hate to miss some minute detail and create a lockout situation requiring the safe to be drilled.

    Experiences and recommendations appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Columbia
    Posts
    98

    Default

    Call Nichols in rock hill. Ask for Darren. He’ll know what to do. It’s more complicated than you think. Also, the electronic keeps something in reserve from the battery. When the battery “dies”, there is a sequence that allows you to get in. Don’t lock your papers in the safe, it has the key. Otherwise, I’ve had mine for almost 10 years with no problems other than the initial scare when the battery went out.
    It’s easier to touch keys than to twist dials when you get older and/or lose your eyesight. Just saying.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    1,398

    Default

    actually researched that the other day when I got to thinking about the battery what happens when it dies. Made me feel better when I read the combination was retained even when the battery gives out

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    529

    Default

    I had mine switched out when we moved a couple years ago. I like the spin dial a lot. My keypad was constantly giving me problems even with fresh batteries

    To the OP - if you are in the charlotte area shoot me a PM and I will give you the name of the locksmith I used. I watched him do it and it didn’t seem like something I would have wanted to tackle myself

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    4,136

    Default

    Appreciate the info...

    I am on the second keypad currently. Figure if I have to replace it again, I will just go ahead and put a dial on it. Safe is pushing 20 years old, so I figure sooner or later the electronics will become out of date and unable to be retrofitted.

    I am in the Chas area for referrence.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Summerville
    Posts
    13,579

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by FishSticker View Post
    ...to above average skills
    easy there...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    4,136

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by reeltight View Post
    easy there...
    I know people...

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Camden, SC
    Posts
    12,989

    Default

    FWIW, I have 2 safes with digital locks going on 20 years. Never had a problem (yet).

    Sent from my SM-G965U1 using Tapatalk

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •