MAWS Electronic Lock
Safes with this Lock:
- MAWS Wall Safe
- To ensure the safety of your belongings, you MUST change the factory set code to your own unique code immediately!
- Before closing the door, make sure all the changes are correct.
Always perform this operation with the door open
- Insert : 4 AA Batteries into the compartment located inside the door
- Enter : [Factory set Code: # - x - x - x - A]
Green light will appear for 5 seconds
Please see your user manual for the factory set Codes or contact Tech Support.
- Pull the handle to open door while the Green light is still on
- Choose a location free of plumbing & electrical wires
- Adjust & secure the telescoping back
- Locate studs
Safe is designed to fit between standard 16" center-to-center studs
- Cut out a 21 1⁄8" high x 14" wide section in your wall
- Remove door [optional]
[See Removing the Door section]
- Mark & drill 1⁄16" - 1⁄8" pilot holes into studs
- Anchor your wall safe
- Install shelf extensions if needed
- Remove the plastic cap
[Located below the keypad]
- Insert the override key & turn counter-clockwise
- Pull handle to open safe
- Locate battery compartment
[Located on inside of the door]
- Replace batteries with new 4 AA Alkaline Batteries
- Test lock before closing & locking your safe
- Enter : Code - A
Green light will appear
- Before the Green light disappears: Pull handle to open door
- To lock safe, close door & push handle back to the close position
- Make sure your safe is locked before walking away!
Valid Code : The Green light will appear for 5 seconds
Invalid Code : Keypad will Beep 6 times while the Orange light appears
- Open the safe & locate the red program button
[Located on the inside of the door]
- Press the red program button & release; keypad will Beep once & the Orange light will appear for 10-15 seconds
- Before the Orange light disappears - Enter : New Code - B
Code can be 3-8 digits
Valid Entry : Keypad will Beep 4 times
If a mistake has been made, wait for the Orange light to disappear & repeat steps 1-3
- Using 6 sets of Hardware C, attach the middle section of the telescopin back first.
Keep screws loose enough so the depth can be adjusted.
- Using 6 sets of Hardware B, attach the back section of the telescopin back second.
Keep screws loose enough so the depth can be adjusted.
- Now that both sections have been attached, determine the maximum depth available within your wall
- Adjust & secure both sections of the telescoping back to the determined depth
Do not over tighten screws
- Be sure to pick a wall free of plumbing pipes & electrical wires. Use caution when cutting into drywall.
- The safe is 14" wide & is designed to fit between standard 16" center-to-center studs
- Determine the approximate location of the stud for the right side of your wall safe [hinge side]
- Drill or cut a large enough pilot hole to determine where the inside edge of the stud is located
- Using a Framing Square/T-Square, draw a 21 1⁄8" vertical pencil line along the inside edge of the stud. This will locate the right side [hinge side] of the safe
- From the top of your drawn line, measure 14" to the left & make a pencil mark.
Repeat this step at the bottom of your drawn line
- Using a Framing Square, draw a vertical line between the pencil marks locating the left side of the safe
- With the Framing Square, draw a horizontal line at the top of the 21 1⁄8" measurement
joining the 2 vertical lines.
Repeat this step at the bottom.
You now have a 14" x 21 1⁄8" rectangle drawn on the wall between the studs
- With the Dry-Wall Saw or equivalent tool; beginning at the pilot hole, cut along the pencil lines & remove the wall section
- Fit the wall safe within the wall cutout so that the hinge side of the safe is flush against the right stud & the front flange is flat against the wall
- Mark the stud using the 4 outer slots in the front piece of the wall safe to indicate where the pilot holes need to be drilled
- Remove the safe from the cutout & drill 1⁄16" - 1⁄8" diameter pilot holes
- Now that the pilot holes have been drilled, you can fasten the safe into the wall.
Use 4 sets of Hardware D through the 4 outer slots in the front piece of the safe
- Intall expandable shelves as needed
- Remove the set screws located on the top & bottom hinge
- Remove the bottom hinge pin by tapping it out with a wedge screwdriver
- Remove the top hinge pin by tapping it out with a wedge screwdriver
- Reverse steps 1-3 to reinstall door
- Hold on to your Proof of Purchase [receipt/invoice]. You will need this to order keys or use the Warranty Service.
- Do not open your safe if it is lying on its side, back or top. ONLY open your safe when it is in the upright position
- Do not slam the door. Extreme shock can damage the lock or jam the bolt work system
- Do not shut the door with the locking bolts in the locked position. This may damage the locking bolts & create problems unlocking & locking the safe
- Do not overstuff contents of the safe so that the door must be forced shut. Bolt work may jam as a result.
- Keep liquids away from keypad. Liquids can damage the keypad.
[For detailed instructions, see Safe Installation section]
Override Key System
For your convenience, we have engineered a manual override key system for your safe. If you forgot or misplaced your code or if the batteries die, use the override keys to manually open your safe.
Changing the Batteries
Low Battery Warning : If the batteries are low the red light will appear or the afe will not unlock after entering your code.
Operating The Safe
If an incorrect code is entered 3 times consecutively, a Lock-Out Penalty will be activated. During this lockout period, the keypad will not respond & the Orange light will flash every second until the lockout period is over. The lockout period will last for approximately 3 minutes.
Programming The Safe
The interior light is controlled by a red switch located on the top edge on the inside of the door panel.
Adjusting & Securing the Telescoping Back
Choosing A Location
Installing the Wall Safe
To make the safe installation as easy as possible, remove the door. [See Removing the Door section]
Your wall safe comes with additional shelf extensions. The shelf extensions come in 2 sizes: Large & Small.
After installing your safe within the wall, install the shelf extensions that work best with your depth. When using the larger shelves you can install the smaller shelves to add extra support beneath the large ones.
Use 2 sets of Hardware A for each shelf extension.
Removing the Door
To make the safe installation as easy as possible, you can remove the door.
Important Information on Safe Usage
Please contact Tech Support at 888.381.8514 for assistance.
Live Technical Support Available Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm [Pacific Standard Time]
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