How to Open a Brinks Fire Safe

A Brinks fire safe uses a dual-lock system consisting of a key and a numeric combination. To open the safe, you have to unlock the combination a specific way, then use the key.

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Brinks fire safe with dual locking system

Step 1

Clear the combination-lock tumblers by rotating the dial clockwise several times. Set the dial to 0.

Step 2

Turn the dial clockwise fully four times, and stop on the first number for the combination lock on the fifth turn of the dial.

Step 3

Turn the dial counterclockwise fully two times, and stop on the second combination number at the third rotation.

Step 4

Turn the dial clockwise one time past the third combination number, and stop at the number the second time around.

Step 5

Turn the dial counterclockwise to the fourth combination number. Insert the key, and turn clockwise to unlock the safe.


James Clark

James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.