Garrison Electronic Deadbolt Programming Instructions

Are you looking for a way to program your Garrison Electronic Keypad Deadbolt If so, you want to continue reading, as I’ll show you how to do that in the next few paragraphs. Let’s head right into it!

See the image below if you’re not familiar with the keypad/button functions.

Image taken from Garrison Electronic Deadbolt Manual.

Door Handing Detection

After installing your Garrison Electronic lock (first time installation), the first thing that you need to do, is the Door Handing Detection. Note that your lock won’t work electronically if you don’t perform the Door Handing Detection.

After factory resetting your lock, you will also need to run the Door Handling Detection.

So, here’s how to perform the Door Handing Detection on your Garrison Electronic Deadbolt:

  • Enter the default programming code (0000), and then press the Garrison button.
  • Press Press the button again Garrison button.

That’s all about performing the door handing detection, and the lock can now function electronically. Let’s head over to other programming instructions.

Modifying the Programming Code of a Garrison Electronic Deadbolt

This lock comes with a preset Programming Code—0000. The Programming Code is used to modify your lock settings, as you probably already know. For example, you’ll need to first enter your Programming Code before adding or deleting a User Code.

To ensure security, it’s recommended that you change the preset Programming Code to a unique personal code—4 to 10 digits.

Here’s how to change the Programming Code on a Garrison Electronic Deadbolt:

  • Step 1Enter your current Programming Code. Then, press the Garrison button.  (If you’ve never changed the Programming Code, your current Programming Code is the preset code—0000).
  • Step 2Press 4 Press the button again Garrison button.
  • Step 3Enter your new Programming code (4-10 digits), and then press the Garrison button.
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Your new Programming Code should now be in place and can be used for all programming.

The process for changing your Programming Code if you have previously done so and wish to do so again is the same as changing your preset code. But note that the preset code won’t be active if it was previously changed, so you need to enter your current Programming Code during the process.

Notification: There’s no limit to how many times you can change the Programming Code—you can change it as many times as you want.

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How to add user codes to a Garrison Electronic Deadbolt

A User Code for this lock can be a 4-10 digit code that unlocks the lock via keypad.

The lock comes with a preset User Code—1234. The preset code should be deleted (see below for how to delete a user code) and then you can add your own User Codes. The lock stores up to 6 User Codes—4 to 10 digits.

Here’s how to add a User Code on your Garrison Electronic Keypad Deadbolt:

  • Step 1Enter your current Programming Code. Then, press the Garrison button.
  • Step 2Press 1 and then press Garrison button.
  • Step 3Enter a new User code (4-10 digits), and then press the Garrison button.

That’s all about adding a new User Code. It is important to test it to verify that it unlocks the lock.

Notification: Do not lock your doors while you add/test new User Codes.

How to delete user codes from a Garrison Electronic Deadbolt

This lock allows you delete one or all of your existing User Codes at once. Let’s begin with how to delete a single User Code:

  • Enter your Programming Code. Press the Garrison button.
  • Press 2 Press the button again Garrison button.
  • Enter the User Code and press the “Delete” button. Garrison button—to delete it.
  • All User Codes Can Be Deleted At Once

  • Enter your current Programming Code. Press the “Enter” button. Garrison button.
  • Press 3 Press the button again Garrison button.
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    This will delete all previously programmed User codes. Note that you can’t unlock the lock through the keypad until you add new User Codes. How to add User Codes?

    How to disable/enable all user codes

    The User Codes that you disable will be inactive for the moment. That is, no User Code can unlock the lock until you enable ‘all User Codes’ again. You can only lock and unlock the lock through the keyway (during this time)—using a physical key.

    This is how to disable all user codes:

  • Enter your current Programming Code. Press the “Enter” button. Garrison button.
  • Press 8 Press the button again Garrison button.
  • Repeat the steps above to enable all User codes.

    Notification: This feature doesn’t delete all your User Codes but makes them temporarily inactive.

    Disposable User codes

    A disposable User Code can only be used once. You can create a disposable User Code to allow a repairman or other individuals one-time access in your home.

    This is how to create a Garrison Electronic Deadbolt disposable User Code:

  • Enter your current Programming Code, and then press the Garrison button.
  • Press 9 Press the button again Garrison button.
  • Enter a new disposable user code (4-10 digits), and then press the Garrison button.
  • Now the disposable User Code is active and will be automatically inactive once it’s used to unlock the lock.

    Garrison Electronic Deadbolt – Enable/Disable Auto-Lock

    The auto-lock function, as you probably know, automatically locks the door after a specified time—when the lock is not locked.

    Here’s how to enable the auto-lock feature:

  • Enter your current Programming Code, and then press the Garrison button.
  • Press 5 Press the button again Garrison button.
  • This will activate the auto-lock function. So your lock will automatically lock after 30 seconds—if it’s not locked.

    For auto-lock to be disabled, repeat the steps.

    Notification: 30 seconds is the default delay time; you can change it to your preferred time—between 10 to 99 seconds.

    Here’s how to set auto-lock delay time:

  • Enter your Programming Code then press the Garrison button. Next, press 6 Press the button again Garrison button.
  • Enter the delay time that you prefer (between 10 – 99 seconds), and then press “Enter”. Garrison To finish, click here
  • How to lock/unlock an electronic deadbolt in a Garrison Electronic Garrison

    • To UnlockUsing a key or a valid User Code from outside, you can unlock the door/lock by entering it. To unlock from the inside, turn the interior turning piece.
    • To Lock: Press the Programming button (Garrison buttons) on the keypad from outside. Or use a physical lock key. You can lock the door by using the turn-piece from the inside.
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    Factory Resetting an Electronic Deadbolt Garrison

    If you’ve lost your Programming Code, you can reset your lock and then use the default Programming Code (0000) to reprogram it.

    To reset your Garrison Electronic Deadbolt simply remove the battery cover from the interior assembly, and then press the R button for more than 5 seconds.

    You’ll hear 3 long beeps afterward, indicating the reset is complete.

    Notification: Ensure you perform the Door Handing Detection after resetting your lock—see how to do that above.

    Also, learn how to reset a Schlage keypad lock and other smart locks

    Common Garrison Electronic Deadbolt Problems and Troubleshooting Tips

    Why does my lock not respond when I press buttons?

    This problem could be caused battery problems. Check To check if the batteries have been properly installed or are they low, If they’re low, replace them with four AA 1.5V alkaline batteries and ensure they are correctly installed—the positive ends (+) pointing up.

    Also, ensure that the battery cable has been properly connected.

    The lock beeps three times when I press the Programming button and won’t lock—what to do?

    This usually happens when the Door Handing Detection isn’t complete yet. To fix the problem, run the Door Handing Detection once more. You can see how to run door handling detection.

    Why can’t I change the default Programming Code nor add new User Codes?

    You may get the steps right, but it may not be successful if you don’t complete every programming step within 6 seconds. It is important to complete every programming step in 6 seconds.

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