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How do you set a combination for a Sentry 1230 safe?

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Consumers cannot set the combination for a Sentry 1230 safe. The manufacturer presets the Sentry 1230 safe combination at the factory. Sentry prints the combination for each safe on the last page of the safe's owner's manual.

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The Sentry 1230 safe is a fire- and water-resistant home floor safe with a combination lock. Sentry sets the lock combinations for its safes during manufacturing, and consumers normally cannot reset or change them. Buyers of Sentry safes can set up secured password-protected accounts and register their safes on the company’s website. The website allows owners to store and retrieve the combinations for safes they purchase.

If a customer cannot log into his account or loses the combination for an unregistered safe, he must contact the company. Sentry keeps a record of all original safe combinations assigned to its products during manufacturing. This information is highly confidential and Sentry treats it as such. For a fee, the company provides the owner a copy of the combination for an unregistered safe. The fee must accompany Sentry's receipt of a notarized form or letter or power-of-attorney letter attesting to the safe's ownership and indicating its model and serial numbers, which are located to the right of the lower hinge on the outside of the door.

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