Hello Warren and welcome to JustAnswers.
Sorry about your loss with your brother passing away in November.
As for getting into the safe and retrieving the items inside, the recommended way to get the unique combination for the safe is to contact Honeywell directly. No expert on our site will have the unique combination for the safe as this is for safety reasons. Someone having this safe other than your brother would then cause anybody to get inside the safe and open it.
Contact information to speak with Honeywell to see what they need from you in order to retrieve the combination can be found in this link:
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I hope that the information provided is helpful in opening the safe. If you could take a moment to rate my assistance so that I know my help was useful and also allow me to receive credit for assisting you today.
Sorry that you felt that you were talking with a Honeywell tech. Our service has no relationship with any safe manufacturers as we receive these type of questions on a regular basis and offer assistance on where you can get your combination for your safe. Only the manufacturer will have your unique combination. Please feel free to contact customer service on our site as they can offer a refund.