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Barikade is powered by a 9V Alkaline battery (not included). Under normal use the battery can last up to one year. We recommend purchasing a name brand battery for best performance.

Important! Your Barikade safe will automatically lock when you fully close the lid. Do not store your backup keys inside.

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Battery Power

Barikade is powered by a 9V Alkaline battery (not included). Under normal use the battery can last up to one year. We recommend purchasing a name brand battery for best performance. With the battery installed, you can now unlock your Barikade safe using the backlit keypad or biometric scanner (biometric model only).

Step One: Insert one of your backup keys found inside the box into the keyhole at the front of the safe. Push key in and rotate the key clockwise to open the safe.

Step Two: Locate the battery cover on the front wall and remove by pressing and sliding up.

Step Three: Carefully pull out the battery snap inside the battery compartment, and connect an Alkaline 9V battery to the connector. Be sure to snap the battery in the correct orientation.

Step Four: When the battery is snapped in you will hear a short welcome tone and the keypad will light up.

Step Five: Slide the battery into the compartment. Replace the battery cover and you are ready to program the safe.

Troubleshooting! If you snap the battery in the keypad is flashing then your battery is likely low. Replace the battery with a new 9v Alkaline battery. We recommend purchasing a name brand battery like Duracell or Energizer.

Important! Your Barikade safe will automatically lock when you fully close the lid. Do not store your backup keys inside.

Access Points

With the battery installed, you can unlock your Barikade safe using the backlit numeric keypad or biometric scanner (biometric model only).

Keypad: The numeric keypad responds quickly for rapid access and has a built-in proximity sensor that lights up when your hand brushes against the safe. IMPORTANT! Before entering your master code you need to wake the safe by touching the front of the keypad so all the keys light up RED.

Key: Two keys are provided for manual access to the safe in the event the battery dies.

Biometric Scanner (Biometric Model Only): Personalized access for up to 20 unique fingerprints. Safe does not have to be waken to use scanner. Simply scan an enrolled print to open.

Master Code

Unique to Barikade is a backlit numeric keypad with built-in proximity sensor. Tap the touch strip to wake the safe to enter your master code. A 9V battery needs to be installed.

Tip! Code Requirements
• Your code can be as short as 4 digits, or up to 8 digits in length.
• Two keys can not be pressed simultaneously.
• Programming a new code will overwrite your previous master code.

Important! The safe needs to be awake before programming. Be sure to tap the touch strip near the front of the keypad so all the keys light up RED.

Step One: Open the safe lid, and wake the safe by tapping the touch strip so all the keys light up RED.

Step Two: While the safe is still awake, immediately press and hold the program button until all keys 1-6 light up, then let go.

Step Three: Enter your new master code then immediately press and hold the program button a second time until all keys 1-6 light up, then let go.

Step Four: Enter your new master code a second time immediately press and hold the program button a third and final time until all keys 1-6 light up. The status ring will light GREEN if successful. You have now changed the master code on the safe.

Troubleshooting! You need to move quickly through each step to ensure that the safe does not time out.

Troubleshooting! The safe needs to be awake before programming. Be sure to place your hand near the front of the keypad so all the keys light up RED then proceed with steps 2-4.

Important! After programming a successful master code you will need to wake the safe by tapping the touch strip near the front of the keypad so all the keys light up RED then enter your master code.

Tip! Repeat this process to change the master code.

Having issues? Please email support@vaulteksafe.com.

Fingerprint Scanner (Only Biometric Model)

Your safe can store 20 unique fingerprint IDs. The 1st and 2nd fingerprints will be recognized as administrative fingerprints and will be used to authorize additional users 3-20. Before we begin programming, let’s cover a few tips to ensure proper setup of fingerprints.

Tip 1! Each fingerprint requires 3 registration scans to be enrolled into the safe.

Tip 2! Place the core of the fingerprint flat over the center of the scanner. This allows the scanner to read where most of the fingerprint data is located.

Tip 3! Adjust your finger slightly between scans for increased accuracy.

Tip 4! Excessive moisture, lotions, or dirt will affect your fingerprint and may cause inaccurate sensor reading.

Tip 5! To use the scanner, the safe does not have to be awake. Simply scan ah enrolled fingerprint to open.

Let’s enroll the first two prints in the safe. These prints will be recognized as administrative fingerprints, and will be used to authorize additional users 3-20.

Step One: Open the safe lid, and wake the safe by touching the front of the keypad so all the keys light up RED.

Step Two: While safe is awake, quickly tap the program button to get the 1 key blinking. Place you fingerprint on the scanner and remove it when the status LED ring turns GREEN and you hear a confirmation beep.

Step Three: With the 2 key now blinking, place your finger on the scanner at a slightly different angle and remove it when the status LED ring turns GREEN and you hear a confirmation beep.

Step Four: With the 3 key now blinking, place your finger on the scanner at a slightly different angle for the third and final registration scan and remove it when the status LED turns GREEN and you hear a confirmation beep. This completes the enrollment for the first admin print.

Repeat these steps to enroll the second admin print.

To program users 3-20 refer to programing “Program Additional Fingerprints 3-20”.

Programming Additional Prints

With both admin prints 1 and 2 enrolled, you can enroll additional users. This safe can store up to a total of 20 different fingerprints. If you are experiencing any difficulties with the first two enrolled admin prints you can program the same fingerprint 4 or 5 times. You have have 20 available slots and you can also try your thumb as it has more surface area to read.

Tip! When adding additional users after the admin prints the keypad will flash RED and the LED around the scanner will illuminate YELLOW. This is prompting the scan of an admin print to authorize the request to enroll a new user.

Step One: Open the safe lid, and wake the safe by touching the front of the keypad so all the keys light up RED.

Step Two: While safe is awake, quickly tap the program button to get keypad flashing RED, and the LED around the scanner to illuminate YELLOW. Scan one of the enrolled admin prints to authorize enrolling a new user.

Step Three: With the 1 key now blinking, place the new fingerprint on the scanner and remove it when the status LED ring turns GREEN.

Step Four: With the 2 key now blinking, place the new finger on the scanner at a slightly different angle and remove it when the status LED turns GREEN and you hear a confirmation beep.

Step Five: With the 3 key now blinking, place the new finger on the scanner at a slightly different angle for the third and final registration scan and remove it when the status LED turns GREEN and you hear a confirmation beep. This completes the enrollment for a new single user.

Repeat these steps 1-5 to enroll additional prints.

Delete Fingerprints

To delete ALL stored prints on the safe, first open the safe lid and wake the safe by placing your hand near the front of the keypad so all the keys light up RED. Then press and hold keys 3 and 4 at the same time until all the keys 1-6 light up RED. Release keys 3 and 4 then enter your safe’s master code. The status LED and scanner will flash GREEN indicating the deletion of ALL fingerprints.

Security

Anti-Impact Latch: Built to withstand forceful impacts and heavy slams.

Unibody Construction: Our unibody design is extremely strong without welds or weak points.

No External Access Points: A combination of interior mounted hinges and extended anti-pry reinforcement bars help prevent unwanted tools from attempting to break the safe open.

Mounting Feature: Secure your safe to a stationary object via the included high strength steel security cable or via the two pre-drilled mounting holes using the included mounting hardware.

Security Sleep Mode: Activates when six (6) consecutive incorrect keypad entries are entered or (6) incorrect fingeprint scans are made. The safe will not accept any entries for four minutes. If any additional attempts are made the alarm will beep. The security sleep mode can be cleared upon unlocking the safe by any authorized access method including the backup keys.

Mounting

Your safe can be secured a few different ways. Included is a security cable to attach your safe to larger stationary objects. There are also mounting screws included to secure the safe to a flat surface using the pre-drilled holes on the bottom.

Using the Security Cable

Step One: Loop the included steel security cable around a secured object.

Step Two: Run the end of the cable through the eye of the other end and pull around the object.

Step Three: Place the end of the security cable inside the fully enclosed quick release cable mount inside your Barikade safe.

Step Four: Make sure the safe closes with the cable secured inside the quick release cable mount.

Using the Mounting Screws

Tip! Make sure you have enough clearance for the lid to open properly before mounting the safe.

Important! Mounting the safe vertically so the door flips upward will result in incomplete opening of the safe due to the weight. The door will open if the safe is mounted vertically so the door opens down or to the side.

Step One: Position the safe on a flat surface where you want to mount it.

Step Two: Use a pencil to mark the holes for drilling.

Step Three: Drill pilot holes.

Step Four: Position safe in place and install screws through safe into pilot holes. Tighten screws.

Understanding the LEDs

Barikade’s keypad has two LEDs built-in to provide various feedback. The LEDs will illuminate as needed when the unit is awake. To wake the unit, touch the front of the keypad.

Status LED: The status LED will provide feedback on various commands. It will light GREEN when correct codes are entered and RED when an incorrect code is entered.

Tamper Indicator: If the status LED is solid RED when awake, this means the unit has detected that an incorrect code or fingerprint has been entered. You can clear the tamper indicator by entering the correct master code, fingerprint, or using the backup keys.

Battery Indicator: When the unit is awake, the battery indicator will light either GREEN or RED. GREEN indicates the battery has sufficient power, and RED indicates the battery is in need of replacement.

Low Battery Warning: The battery indicator will flash RED and sound several rapid beeps. This continues every 5 minutes until the battery dies to indicate the battery is in need of replacement.

Micro-USB Port

A micro-USB port is built into Barikade at the front of the safe. In the event the battery dies while traveling, and you do not have access to the backup keys, you can power on the unit using the backup micro-USB port. Simply plug in a micro-USB cable (not included) into the port. While the cable is plugged into an external power source, Barikade will function normally allowing you to enter the code and open the unit.

Hotkeys

Your safe has a list of hotkey shortcuts.

Toggle Sound: To toggle the sound ON/OFF press and hold keys ‘1’ and ‘3’ together for 3 seconds. If the Status LED glows GREEN, the sound is ON; if the Status LED glows RED, the sound if OFF.

Toggle Interior Light: Press and hold keys ‘4’ and ‘6’ together for 3 seconds to toggle the interior light to OFF, ON for 20 seconds, or ON for 60 seconds. By default the light is toggled to ON for 20 seconds.

When the light is toggled to OFF the Status LED will glow RED for 1 second.
When the light is toggled to ON for 20 seconds the Status LED will glow GREEN for 1 second.
When the light is toggled to ON for 60 seconds the Status LED will glow GREEN and blink 3 times.

Delete Fingerprints (Only Biometric Model): To delete fingerprints press and hold keys ‘3’ and ‘4’ at the same time for 3 seconds until all keys (1-6) light up RED then enter your master code. This will remove all the fingerprints.

Troubleshooting

Programming the Master Code

Troubleshooting! The safe needs to be awake before programming. Be sure to place your hand near the front of the keypad so all the keys light up RED then proceed with steps 2-4.

Troubleshooting! You need to move quickly through each step to ensure that the safe does not time out.

Tip! Code Requirements
• Your code can be as short as 4 digits, or up to 8 digits in length.
• Two keys can not be pressed simultaneously.
• Programming a new code will overwrite your previous master code.

Important! The safe needs to be awake before programming. Be sure to tap the touch strip near the front of the keypad so all the keys light up RED.

Step One: Open the safe lid, and wake the safe by tapping the touch strip so all the keys light up RED.

Step Two: While the safe is still awake, immediately press and hold the program button until all keys 1-6 light up, then let go.

Step Three: Enter your new master code then immediately press and hold the program button a second time until all keys 1-6 light up, then let go.

Step Four: Enter your new master code a second time immediately press and hold the program button a third and final time until all keys 1-6 light up. The status ring will light GREEN if successful. You have now changed the master code on the safe.

Important! After programming a successful master code you will need to wake the safe by tapping the touch strip near the front of the keypad so all the keys light up RED then enter your master code.

Having issues? Please email support@vaulteksafe.com.

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Low Success Rate (Only Biometric Model)

First, delete the prints you have programmed in so far, and try again with the tips below:

To delete all stored prints on the safe, first open the safe lid and wake the safe by placing your hand near the front of the keypad so all the keys light up RED. Then press and hold keys 3 and 4 at the same time until all the keys 1-6 light up and you hear a confirmation beep. Release keys 3 and 4 then enter your safe’s master code. The status LED and scanner will flash GREEN indicating the deletion of all fingerprints.

Tip 1! Biometric technology is dependent on our anatomical information, and in some cases different fingers may program better than others. For example, your index finger may not register very well, but your thumb may contain higher detail levels and have a much higher success rate. We suggest to try different fingers including your thumb and see if you have better results.

Tip 2! During the 5 scan programming process for each finger, slightly repositioning your finger after each scan will store more information and increase your success rate.

Tip 3! To increase success rate register the same finger multiple times. Note, that adding more than two fingerprints requires authorization from the two administrative prints.

Let’s enrolled the first two prints in the safe. These prints will be recognized as administrative fingerprints and will be used to authorize additional users 3-20.

Step One: Open the safe lid, and wake the safe by touching the front of the keypad so all the keys light up RED.

Step Two: While safe is awake, quickly tap the program button to get the 1 key blinking. Place you fingerprint on the scanner and remove it when the status LED ring turns GREEN and you hear a confirmation beep.

Step Three: With the 2 key now blinking, place your finger on the scanner at a slightly different angle and remove it when the status LED ring turns GREEN and you hear a confirmation beep.

Step Four: With the 3 key now blinking, place your finger on the scanner at a slightly different angle for the third and final registration scan and remove it when the status LED turns GREEN and you hear a confirmation beep. This completes the enrollment for the first admin print.

Repeat these steps to enroll the second admin print.

Still having issues? Please email our support team at support@vaulteksafe.com for assistance. They would be more than happy to help you out!

Keypad is Flashing RED after Installing the Battery

Your battery is likely low. Replace the battery with a new 9V Alkaline battery. We recommend a brand name battery like Duracell or Energizer.

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