The ESL15 uses a fixed length 6-digit combination. Your AMSEC ESL15 Electronic Safe Lock has a default factory combination of: 1-2-3-4-5-6.
Opening Your ESL15 Lock for the First Time
Press the “C” key.
Key in the factory preset combination.
Press the “#” key.
If the combination was entered correctly, the lock will cycle open for three seconds. During this 3-second period, turn the handle of the safe to the unlocked position and pull the door open.
With each keystroke, the backlights on the keypad will flash OFF and the beeper will chirp.
If 4 incorrect combinations are entered, the lock will go into Penalty Lockout for 15 minutes to prevent trial-and-error attempts at opening the lock. The backlights will flash once every 5 seconds during this period. If you press any key during the Penalty Lockout Period, the backlights will flash and you will hear 8 rapid chirps. Removing power does not reset the Penalty Lockout.
Before keying the combination, be sure that the handle of the safe is centered in the locked position to allow the lock to open freely.
If the lock fails to open or acts strangely, replace the battery with fresh alkaline 9-volt battery. See “Replacing the Battery” on Page 3 of these instructions. It is a good practice to replace your battery once a year to prevent corrosion damage from leakage and assure you always have ample power to open the lock.
During the input sequence, if you make a mistake, you can press “C” to clear the previous input and start over again.
Use only your fingers to key the combination. Do not press hard or strike the buttons. Sharp objects will result in damage, which is not covered by the warranty.
If at any time during opening the lock or changing the combination, no keys are pressed for 10 seconds, the lock will return to a resting condition. If this occurs during a combination change, the old combination is retained.
When opening or changing the combination on your lock, the ESL5/ESL5LP 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 you 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 any onlookers who may be trying to memorize your combination