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Mail Vault Locking Mailbox Installation Instructions

PACKAGE CONTENTS:
1. Secure Mail Vault (1)
2. 46” Post (1)
3. Flange (1)
4. Mounting Bolts (4)
5. Set Screw 5/16” (1)
6. Emergency Battery Supply (1)
7. Positioning Ruler (1)
8. Adhesive Bubble Level (1)
9. Allen Wrench (3)
10. Keys (2)
11. Post Reinforcement Bar 8” (1)
12. Cap Head Bolt 4” (1)

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Setting Your Security Code
  • Pull open the inner door of the Secure Mail Vault™ and remove the gray plastic cover on the back of the door. Install four (4) AA batteries and replace plastic cover.
  • With the inner door open, press the program button on the back of the door (See Figure 1), the yellow light on the keypad will turn on. You will have thirty seconds to enter your 1 to 8 digit personal security code. Press the “ * “ key to confirm and your security code will be set.
Setting Your Emergency Security Code
  • With the inner door open, press the “0” button twice. The yellow light will blink twice.
  • Press the program button on the back of the door (see Figure 1), the yellow light on the keypad will turn on. You will have thirty seconds to enter your 1-8 digit security code. Next, press the “ * “ key to confirm and your emergency security code will be set.
Locking and Unlocking the Secure Mail Vault™
  • To lock the Secure Mail Vault™ close the inner door and press the “ # “ button. It will beep, the green and red lights on the keypad will turn on for approximately three seconds. When the green light turns off the door is securely locked.
  • To unlock your Secure Mail Vault please enter your 1-8 digit security code and press the “#” key to confirm. It will beep, the green light on the keypad will turn on for approximately three seconds. When the green light turns off the door is unlocked (note: Should you make a mistake when entering the security code please press the “ * “ key and re-enter the correct code. If the security code is entered incorrectly the keypad will beep five consecutive times indicating the wrong code has been entered. If the security code is entered incorrectly three consecutive times, the keypad will auto lock for three minutes during which the beep will sound and the yellow light blink.
  • If you have forgotten the security code or the batteries have failed there is an emergency lock located behind the nameplate on the inner door (See Figure 2). Using an allen wrench remove the screws that hold the nameplate in place. Insert the key (included) and open the inner door. Remove by turning the key back to its original position and remove from the lock. To re-program the security code please refer to section one.
Low Batteries
  • When the red light on the keypad comes on, the batteries are low and need to be replaced. (note: if the red light flashes this is normal and the batteries do not need to be replaced)
  • To replace the batteries, open the inner door of the Secure Mail Vault™ and remove the plastic cover on the back of the door. Replace the four (4) AA alkaline batteries, place the plastic cover back on to the door. (note: when replacing the batteries you will NOT have to re-enter the security code).
  • If the batteries fail while the inner door is locked you may open the door using the procedure described in Section III, item 3 or using the temporary battery supply that came with the Secure Mail Vault™. Simply plug the temporary battery supply into the keypad, it will beep and the yellow light will blink once. (See Figure 3) Enter the security code and open the inner door. The batteries are now accessible.
Mail Indicators
  • On the outside of the Secure Mail Vault™ there is a green light and red light (See Figure 4). The green light indicates mail has been delivered and is ready for retrieval. When mail is retrieved the green light will turn off.
  • The red light indicates there is mail ready for pick-up by the U.S. Postal Service. To activate the red light place your mail in the clip on the inside of the outer door (See Figure 5). Next, press the “A/N” key on the keypad and close the outer door. The red light on the side of the Secure Mail Vault will begin flashing indicating there is mail ready for pick-up. When the mail is picked up the red light will turn off. If you do not want to use the LED mail indicators, a manual on/off switch is located beneath the program key on the back side of the inner door.
  • As an alternative, located on the bottom of the Secure Mail Vault is the Carrier Signal Flag (See Figure 6). This option can be used in accordance with U.S. Postal Service standards.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
CUSTOMERS ARE REQUIRED TO CONTACT THE LOCAL POST OFFICE BEFORE INSTALLING THE MAILBOX TO ENSURE ITS CORRECT PLACEMENT AND HEIGHT AT THE STREET. GENERALLY, MAILBOXES ARE INSTALLED AT A HEIGHT OF 41-45 INCHES FROM THE ROAD SURFACE TO THE INSIDE FLOOR OF THE MAILBOX OR POINT OF MAIL ENTRY AND ARE SET BACK 6-8 INCHES FROM FRONT FACE OF CURB OR ROAD EDGE TO THE MAILBOX DOOR.

Installing the Flange
  • Place flange on the top of 46” post (See Figure 7)
    Screw mounting bolt into middle of flange and secure tightly (See Figure 8)
  • Place 5/16” set screw located on the lower half of the flange and tighten
    (See Figure 9)
Installing the Post (Recommended)
  • Once you have located the proper place to install the Secure Mail Vault™ it is time to affix the post. Dig a hole with a diameter of approximately 12” and a depth of approximately 21”.
  • Place the post in the middle of the hole so that 21” is below ground and 27” is above ground. (See Figure 10)
  • Place Post Reinforcement Bar through the two holes located near the bottom of the post
  • Adhere the Bubble Level on the positioning ruler and place the ruler in the grooves of the flange (See Figure 11)
  • Turn the post until the positioning ruler is perpendicular to the street (See Figure 12)
  • Affix the post in the ground using concrete and allow to cure
Installing the Secure Mail Vault
  • On the top of the flange there are four mounting holes (See Figure 13). Open the inner doors of the Secure Mail Vault™, located inside there are four mounting holes (See Figure 14).
  • Place the Secure Mail Vault on the top of the flange and align the mounting holes on the Secure Mail Vault with the mounting holes on the flange.
  • Install the four mounting bolts that came in the package. (See Figure 15).
  • The Secure Mail Vault is now installed.

  

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