Brinks Digital Deadbolt Programming Guide

In this post, we’ll show you how to program (change codes, restore factory settings, etc.) your Brinks Digital Deadbolt.

Brinks Digital Deadbolt Programming

Whether you’re looking to program your new Brinks Electronic Lock or want to make some programming changes on your existing lock, this post contains tips to help you do that. Let’s get started.

Performing the Door Handing Identification Process

If you’ve just installed your Brinks Electronic Deadbolt or performed a factory reset on the lock, you’ll need to perform the door handing identification to teach the lock the orientation of your door—whether it’s right or left-handed swing.

Your Brinks Lock may malfunction (won’t lock/unlock with codes) if you don’t perform the door handing process.

That said, here are the steps to follow to perform the door handing identification on your Brinks Electronic Deadbolt:

  • Enter the default Programming Code of your lock. Then press the BRINKS button. The default Programming Code for Brinks Digital Deadbolt is 0000.
  • Press 0 on the keypad. Then press the BRINKS button.
  • The lock motor will run. Then the status light will flash green twice and the lock beep twice, showing the process is complete.

The door handing is complete. You can now continue with other programming, such as changing the existing Programming Code, User Codes, set auto-lock, etc. Keep reading to learn how to do these.

Changing the Programming Code Your Brinks Digital Deadbolt

If you’ve just installed your Brinks Electronic Lock, you want to change the default Programming Code (0000) for security reasons.

On the one hand, if you’ve acquired a previously owned Brinks lock, you should change the existing Programming Code to ensure security.

If you’re looking for tips to change the existing Programming Code on your Brinks Electronic Deadbolt, follow the steps below:

  1. Enter the current Programming Code (the one you want to change). Next, press the BRINKS button. If you’ve just installed the lock for the first time, the current Programming Code is 0000—the default code.
  2. Press key 4. Then press the BRINKS button.
  3. Enter the new Programming Code (4-10 digits). Next, press the BRINKS button.
  4. The lock will beep, followed by one green flash. This shows the Programming Code has been changed. So, you can now use the new Programming Code to program the lock—from now on.

Note: The Programming Code (Master Code) is a 4-digit code that is used to program the lock (delete User Codes, add new codes, etc.) That is, you’ll need to enter this code to put the lock in programming mode.

How to Change User Codes on Your Brinks Digital Deadbolt?

A User Code for this lock is a 4-10 digit code that is used to lock/unlock the deadbolt via the keypad. Users can add up to 6 User Codes and change them—if they want.

To change a User Code on your Brinks Digital Lock, you’ll need to delete the code. Then add another code to replace it. In the following paragraphs, we’ll show how to delete/add User Codes on your Brinks Electronic Deadbolt.

How to Delete User Codes on Your Brinks Electronic Deadbolt?

Here’s how to do that:

  1. Enter the Programming Code of your lock. Next, press the BRINKS button.
  2. Press key 2 and press the BRINKS button.
  3. Now enter the User Code you want to delete. Then press the BRINKS button.
  4. The lock will blink green and beep once, showing the User Code is deleted.
  5. Confirm whether the User Code has been actually deleted. You can do this by trying to unlock the deadbolt with the deleted code. If it doesn’t unlock, the code has been deleted.

Note that your Brinks Digital Keypad Lock comes with a default User Code (1234). If you’ve not removed the default code, you want to do so to ensure security. You can follow the steps above to delete the default User Code.

And if you want to delete all User Codes on your Brinks Electronic Lock at once, here’s how to do that:

  1. Enter the Programming Code of your lock. Next, press the BRINKS button.
  2. Press key 3 and press the BRINKS button.
  3. The lock will beep and flash green, showing the operation successful. That is, all User Codes in the lock have been deleted.
  4. Next, you want to add new User Codes to your lock. Keep reading to see how to do this.

How to Add New User Codes on Your Brinks Electronic Deadbolt?

Follow the steps below:

  1. Enter the current Programming Code of your lock. Then press the BRINKS button.
  2. Press key 1 and press the BRINKS button.
  3. Now enter a new User Code (4-10 digits). Then press the BRINKS button.
  4. The lock will beep and flash green, showing the operation is successful. The new User Code is now active, and you can use it to unlock the deadbolt.

If you want to add more User Codes, repeat the steps above. The Brinks Electronic Deadbolt allows you to add up to 6 unique User Codes.

Enabling/Disabling Auto-Lock on Your Brinks Digital Deadbolt

The Brinks Electronic Deadbolt comes with the auto-lock function. This allows you to configure the lock to lock the door automatically when you leave it unlocked for some time.

Here is how to enable the auto-lock feature:

  • Enter the Programming Code of your lock. Then press the BRINKS button.
  • Press key 5 and press the BRINKS button.

The auto-lock feature is now active.

Your Brinks lock will lock automatically after 30 seconds of closing the door and leaving the lock unlocked.

Note that 30 seconds is the default delay time. If you want to change the delay time, follow the steps below:

  • Enter the Programming Code of your lock. Then press the BRINKS button.
  • Press key 6 on the keypad. Next, press the BRINKS button.
  • Enter your preferred delay time (10-99). Then press the BRINKS button.

Your lock should now auto-lock based on the delay time you set.

And to disable the auto-lock feature, enter your current Programming Code. Then press key 5 and press the BRINKS button.

Locking/Unlocking Your Brinks Digital Deadbolt

You can lock and unlock your Brinks Digital deadbolt via the keypad. Here’s how to do that:

  • To Lock the deadbolt, close the door and press the BRINKS button.
  • To unlock, enter a User Code. Then press the BRINKS button.
  • You can also lock/unlock your Brinks Digital Deadbolt via the keyhole—using the physical key.

Factory Resetting Your Brinks Digital Deadbolt

Factory resetting the Brinks Electronic Lock helps to fix some malfunctions in the lock. For instance, if your Brinks lock won’t lock/unlock or the keypad isn’t responding, resetting it is a go-to troubleshooting tip.

Also, you want to reset your Brinks Electronic Lock if you’ve forgotten the Programming Code or want to reprogram the lock.

That said, note that factory resetting the lock will remove all your custom programming. So, you’ll need to program the lock again after the reset.

To reset your Brinks Electronic Deadbolt, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the interior assembly of the lock and remove the battery cover.
  2. Next, find the reset button below the battery compartment. The reset button is a small circle button labeled “R”.
  3. Using a paper clip or pin, press the Reset button (for about 5 seconds) until the lock beeps three times.
  4. The three long beeps indicate that the lock is reset.

As mentioned earlier, you’ll need to perform the door handing identification and reprogram the lock after the reset. You can follow the instructions above to perform the door handing, change the default Programming Code, User Codes and perform other programming functions.

Note: If you want to perform other programming functions on your Brinks Digital Deadbolt, such as disabling User Codes, turning off keypad sounds, etc., refer to your user manual

You may also like to see how to change User Codes on a Schlage Encode and how to troubleshoot a Gatehouse Electronic Lock.