Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 17
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by elkins difficulty opening.
It would not open when delivered. We were told to buy new batteries. after about 45 minutes, the customer service rep told us to get a rubber mallet to hit . they said sometimes the safes get stuck during shipment. it finally opened. However, about 7 days later it woud NOT open again. the next day opened without problem. but two days later..same problem. Its too big to pick up and put in car and return to the store?
Personally, would not buy a digital lock again. too inconsistant. and when it doesnt open, you are just stuck. Customer Service is very nice and helpful. But I don't want to call Customer Service on a regular basis to access our safe. also, the sliding file drawer takes up space if you do not intend to use hanging files.
August 24, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MuddyTimes Don't do it...
I bought this safe in 2008 to store some important documents, a few keepsakes and a very small amount of cash. It started acting up within one year. The actuators stopped working properly so I looked up online what to do and I had to whack it with a hunting boot to get it to open. Then that trick stopped working. I wound up having to break into my own safe with a crow bar and throw this thing out. Absolutely terrible product. Research on Google about this safe before you make a huge mistake. Get a mechanical one.
June 22, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sindesma Used daily and no problems
After being robbed, this safe has been a lifesaver! I got it on sale so it cost less than smaller safes of the same kind. Was shipped quickly and was very easy to set up. Amongst other things, I keep all my jewelry in it. Everymorning I get in it to pick out what I'm going to wear, each evening I put my jewelry away. I have had none of the issues others have claimed. I'm so glad I purchased this
May 13, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by skuid Bang for the Buck value!
I'm using this in a restaurant. The interior is not that big. It will not hold a full size cash register drawer. I would have to transfer the money into a money bag and leave the drawer out. No big deal.
You do need to bolt it to the ground as it is really light for a safe.
It is built well but not as strong as you think. I only paid about $500 for this, so, for the price, it's good.
When you first recieve the safe, the instruction booklet says in step 1, to unscrew the screw that is located at the bottom of the number pad. There is a hole, but no screw to unscrew. It took me 3 hrs trying to figure that out, as I was using all kinds of screw heads- philips, hex, allen, flat, etc. trying to unscrew it. Finally, I just skipped step 1 and went on to step 3. Insert batteries into the number pad. Viola! Punch in the factory pre-set code, pull the handle down and pull real hard at the door and it opened.
So, instructions were of no use.
Overall, good item.
August 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck These are fire safes
If you are looking for something to protect your valuables from a fire, these safes are hard to beat for the price. If you are looking for a good security safe they start at about a grand.
October 17, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Consumer Sentry doesn't cut it
Don't bother with this safe. Unreliable lock mechanism. Took an hour to get my stuff out with a pry bar and a hammer. Mishap happened after warranty. Nice moneymaker for SentrySafe. Don't make a mistake with this product.
March 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 12345678 Nice product
Great product and price - only issue is the weather stripping along the interior door is sticky and not flush with the interior and the mounting holes in the bottom is not how depicted in the instructions. 2 holes in the front versus one in the front and one in the back.
August 25, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by antifmradio Worst safe on the market. Opens with a hammer and screwdriver
I had one of these and i really wish i researched it before buying. The safe wouldn't open at one point. The company told me to hit it certain way with a hammer on its side, to rattle the locking pin and it would open. This did not work. I went online and found 10's of 1,000's of people with same problem. I had to call a safe opener, to come to my house and he opened it by simply knocking out the outer hinge and pins from the front of the safe with a hammer and a screwdriver. its not filled with any plating, you can drill through ANY part of the safe because its jacket is filled with.... filler. Bit of sheet-rock type material. Yes its sturdy but its not safe. Even after calling the company and telling them that it failed, they wanted me to pay for a new one and i had to already foot the bill for the "safe guy" This is by far the worst thing i purchased for both our home and office. When this happened at home. I sold the one from my house.
If you can pick up the safe as one person, its not worth it. Do yourself a favor and buy and old school safe that's heavy from say a closed bank.
August 12, 2012