AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt Programming Guide

AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt Programming Guide


AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt Programming Guide

As the title says, this post contains the guidelines you need to follow to program your new or existing AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt. If that sounds like what you’re looking for, then let’s head right into it.

If your lock looks like any of those in the image below, you can follow the instructions in this post to program it.

AmazonBasics Keypad Deadbolt Programming Instructions
Image adapted from AmazonBasics Keypad Deadbolt manual.

Perform the Door Handing Identification Process

For first-time installation or after performing a factory reset on the lock, you’ll need to perform the door handing identification to teach the lock the orientation of your door. What this means is, the lock needs to know if your door is right-handed or left-handed.

Note that your lock may not function correctly without running the door handing identification.

That said, here’s how to run the door handing identification process on your AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt:

  1. On the keypad, enter the preset Programming Code (0000). Next, press the Unlock / Lock button.
  2. Press 0, then press the Unlock / Lock button. You’ll hear the motor of the lock run, then stop after a few seconds, indicating the door handing identification process is complete.

So that’s all you need to do to teach the lock the orientation of your door (door handing identification).

How to Change the Default/Existing Programming Code on Your AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt?

So after performing the door handing identification, the next thing you want to do is change the default Programming Code. As you probably know, this lock comes with a 4-digit default Programming Code (0000), and you’ll need to change the default code to ensure security.

To change the default/existing Programming Code on your AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt, follow the steps below:

  1. Enter the default Programming Code (0000) and press the Unlock / Lock button. If you’ve previously changed the Programming Code, enter your current Programming Code and press the Unlock / Lock button.
  2. Press key 4, and then press the Unlock / Lock button.
  3. Enter a new Programming Code (4 digits), then press the Unlock / Lock button.
  4. If the lock flashes green twice and beeps twice, it means the operation is successful. So the new Programming Code is now in effect, and you can use it to program other functions in the lock.

Deleting the Default User Code

Like the default Programming Code, the lock also comes with a default User Code (1234). Note that Programming Code differs from User Code. Programming Code is used to put the lock in programming mode, while the User Code is used to unlock the lock via the keypad.

So you’ll need to delete the default User Code to prevent unauthorized access to your home.

Here is how to delete the default User Code on your AmazonBasics Electronic Lock:

  1. Enter your Programming Code and then press the Unlock / Lock button.
  2. Press 2, then press the Unlock / Lock button.
  3. Enter the default User Code to be deleted (1234) and press the Unlock / Lock button. This will delete the default User Code.

Note: You can use this method to delete any existing User Code on your lock, including the ones you created. You’ll only need to enter the code you want to delete in the last step—as you can see above.

More so, you can delete all existing User Codes in your lock at once. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Enter your current Programming Code and press the Unlock / Lock button.
  2. Press key 3, and then press the Unlock / Lock button to complete the process. The lock will flash green twice, followed by two beeps, showing that all existing User Codes have been deleted.

How to Add New User Codes on Your AmazonBasics Electronic Keypad Deadbolt?

After deleting the default User Code, the next thing you want to do is create new User Codes. Note that you need to create User Codes to be able to unlock the lock via the keypad.

So here’s how to add a new User Code:

  1. Enter your Programming Code and press the Unlock / Lock button.
  2. Press key 1, and press the Unlock / Lock button.
  3. Enter a new User Code (4 to 10-digit number) and press the Unlock / Lock button. The lock will flash green twice, followed by two beeps, showing that the new User Code is now in effect.
  4. Repeat the steps to add more User Codes. Note that the lock allows you to store only 10 User Codes at a time. If you’ve added up to 10 codes, you’ll need to delete one to add a new code.

How to Disable/Enable All User Codes on Your AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt?

If you don’t want anyone you shared User Codes with to unlock the lock, you can simply disable all the User Codes. That is, the lock can’t be unlocked with a User Code during this time.

To disable all User Codes on your lock, follow the steps below:

  1. Enter your Programming Code and then press the Unlock / Lock button.
  2. Press key 8, then press the Unlock / Lock button.
  3. To enable all User Codes, repeat the steps above.

How to Create a One-time User Code on Your AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt?

A one-time User Code is used just once. That is, the code expires once it is used to unlock the lock. You can create a one-time User Code for a serviceman or any guest you just want to give one-time access to your home.

That said, here’s how to create a one-time User Code:

  1. Enter your current Programming Code and press the Unlock / Unlock button.
  2. Press key 9, then press the Unlock / Lock button.
  3. Enter a one-time User Code (4 to 10 digits), then press the Unlock / Lock button.

Enabling/Disabling Auto-Lock

This AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt comes with the auto-lock feature that automatically locks the lock after a few seconds (when the door closes). However, this feature is disabled by default, and you need to enable it to get it working.

Here’s how to enable auto-lock on your AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt:

  1. Enter your current Programming Code and press the Unlock / Lock button.
  2. Press key 5, then press the Unlock / Lock button. This will enable auto-lock in your lock.
  3. So the lock will lock automatically after 30 seconds of closing the door.

To disable auto-lock, repeat the steps above.

And if 30 seconds delay time is not okay for you, you can set it to your preferred delay time. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Enter your Programming Code and press the Unlock / Lock button.
  2. Press key 6, and then press the Unlock / Lock button.
  3. Enter delay time (10-99 seconds) and press the Unlock / Lock button.

How to Factory Reset Your AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt?

If you have some little issues with your lock, such as lost/forgotten Programming Code, you can reset the lock and then use the default Programming Code to reprogram it.

Note that this action will permanently delete all your custom settings, meaning you have to start all over again to program the lock.

That said, here’s to factory reset your AmazonBasics Electronic Keypad Deadbolt:

  • Remove the battery cover to find the Reset button (a round button labeled “R”). Next, press and hold the button (for about 6 seconds) until you hear three beeps.
  • The three long beeps show that the reset is successful.
  • Next, perform the door handing identification to ensure optimal operation (see how to perform door handing identification above).

AmazonBasics Electronic Deadbolt Troubleshooting Tips and FAQs

Why is my AmazonBasics Deadbolt not working?

If the lock was working properly but suddenly stopped, it might be that the batteries are low. Replace the batteries to see if that solves the issue. And ensure the batteries are correctly installed—following the correct battery polarity (-/+).

Second, if your lock won’t work after first-time installation, chances are you didn’t perform the door handing identification, or you did but not correctly done. Perform the door handing identification process again and ensure you follow the steps correctly (see how to do this above).

If that doesn’t help, reset the lock and try again. Ensure you perform the door handing identification process after resetting the lock.

Why can’t I add a new User Code on my AmazonBasics Keypad Deadbolt?

First, this might happen if you’ve already added up to 10 codes in your lock. Remember, the lock only accepts 10 User Codes at a time. If you’ve added up to 10 codes, you’ll need to delete one code to enable you to add another.

Another reason is the User Code you want to add is identical to an existing User Code or Programming Code. Ensure you create unique codes.

More so, ensure you follow the steps correctly.

If you’re still unable to create a User Code, reset the lock and try again.

You may also want to see how to troubleshoot/program Defiant, Garrison, and Honeywell Electronic Deadbolts.