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DEAR SIR MY QUES. IHAVE SAFE MODEL 1070 HAS BEEN IN STORAGE FOR OVER 2 YRS. TRIED TO OPEN EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE OK I PUT PUT MY COMBANATION IN PRESS # AND KEY WONT TURN TO OPEN DOOR LIKE IT ALWAYS HAS MOST RECENTLY 2 YRS. AGO IF EVERYTHING FAILS AND I HAVE KEY ISNT THERE A WAY FOR ME TO RESET COMBO TO SEE IF THAT WOULD WORK FOR ME.BECAUSE IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY WHEN I FIRST BOUGHT THE SAFE BRAND NEW I HAD TO SET A COMBANATION TO BEGIN WITH.BOTTOM LINE HAVE KEY KNOW COMBO NUMBER CANT OPEN SAFE.CAN YOU RESET #? THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND HELP  ARTY

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Arthur,

Sorry, but the safe has to be OPEN to reset the combination.

First try changing the batteries to ensure that there is power to operate the mechanical portion of the electronic lock.   If the batteries are on the inside, there may be a "port" on the outside of the key pad for an emergency set of batteries.   If not then you WILL need to have it opened by a safe technician from a local safe company.

Sorry, but these inexpensive (read cheaply made) safes may not have any type of override or bypass lock to open them up.

Second problem is the importer rarely answers phone calls or emails about problems with their safes, so you are back to the original solution - take it to a local safe company to have them open it.

You can try to contact them at:

Sysoco
2835 East Ana Street
Compton, CA  90221
800-223-8566
310-638-1182
310-638-6489 fax
customersupport@siscoproducts.com

If you can't get hold of them, then you need a local safe company - you can contact:

Worldwide Safe & Vault
3660 NW 115th Ave,
Doral, FL 33178
(305) 477-9266

Worldwide is in the Miami area.   If they can't help you, then they may know of someone closer to you.

Hope this helps,  

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Safe and Vault related Questions; Antique Safe Repair and Restoration; With over 44 years in the Safe & Vault industry, if I can't answer your question I know where to get the answer. Current Project: Restoration of an Ely Norris Cannonball Safe from the early 1900's. Will answer Safe & Vault related questions concerning age, value, restoration, moving, opening & repairing, parts, operation and history. Note: It is not my intention to teach you to open safes or to provide information which may aid in the unlawful opening of a safe. I will not give out drill points or information which I deem inappropriate.

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44 years in the Safe & Vault Industry. Owner and Service Manager for one of the largest Safe & Vault companies on the West Coast. Graduate of Lockmasters Safe Lock Servicing, Safe lock Manipulation and Safe Deposit Lock Courses. Graduate of Locksmith Institute. Author of "The Coffee Table Guide to Antique Safes". Certified Instructor for the California Locksmith Association teaching Basic and Advanced Lock Servicing, Basic Safe opening and Repairing. Factory Trained by AMSEC, LORD Safes, LeFebure, Mosler, KabaMas, LaGard and Sargent & Greenleaf

Organizations
Safecrackers International and the National Antique Safe Association Safe & Vault Technicians Association

Publications
The Coffee Table Guide to Antique Safes AllExperts.com

Education/Credentials
Graduate of Locksmith Institute 1972 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Lock Servicing 1974 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Lock Manipulation 1975 Graduate Lockmasters Safe Deposit Lock Servicing 1985 Instructor Certified - California Locksmith Association - 1985 Factory trained by AMSEC, MAJOR, STAR, Johnson-Pacific, Kaba-MAS, Allied-Gary, ISM, Lord, Brown Safe, EXL, Mosler, Diebold.

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2009 - 2015 Listed in AllExperts top 50 Experts. All Experts Categories - Safes & Security Containers, Locksmithing, Antique Safes. Retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer (CW4), with 39 years of total service. With numerous awards from Vietnam, Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. US Navy - 1971-1981 US Army Reserve 1984-2013 US Army Retired

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US Secret Service, FBI, BATF, Local Law enforcment agencies, Diebold, Hamilton Pacific, Red Hawk Int., Chubb International, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Mechanics Bank, El Dorado Savings Bank, many Credit unions and smaller banks. McDonalds, Togos, BurgerKing, TacoBell, Carls Jr. FoodMaxx, SaveMart, Lucky's, Albertson's, Raley's, Safeway, NobHill, Bell Markets, PW Markets. Great America, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, UA Cinemas, and many homeowners and small businesses. Provide warranty service for lock and safe manufactures. Service area is Northern California - Fresno to Oregon, including western Nevada

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