SentrySafe DS3410 Black Fire-Safe 1.2-Cubic Foot Combination Safe




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  1. BoJangles says:
    284 of 289 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good.. Just a note about bolting it down, December 21, 2009
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    BoJangles (Tallahassee, FL, USA) –

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    Pros:
    -Its a little heavy, so it’s not as easy as the small hanging file safes to get up and walk away with.
    -The key and the dial are very user friendly. The key doesn’t stick at all and works every time without fail.
    -The combination is factory set so you don’t have the possibility of using a combination that would be easily guessed (a lot of people use their birthdate or home phone number for things like this… BAD BAD BAD).
    -There are no batteries required. This is good, because if the thing really is stuck in a fire, there are no electronics to be melted, or to be wet by the water hoses. Plus those batteries can get expensive and corrode if left in there unused for a length of time and I’m guessing you wont be going in this every day, so it’s probably better to have no electronic parts.

    Cons:
    -Its heavy #but this is a pro, too#, took 2 people to get it upstairs without too much hassle.
    -The instructions tell you to drill the holes in the bottom of the safe and on the mounting surface #typically the floor# with a 7/16 drill bit. Well this is the same size as the screw, so I recommend only using the 7/16 bit in the bottom of the safe, and using a slightly smaller bit to drill the holes in the floor #Do this ONLY if you have wood or carpet floors, as doing this on tile will possibly crack it) I say this because the first time I mounted this, I used the 7/16 for both and the screws just slipped right through the holes in the floor. This made the safe slightly harder to move, because you had to lift it 2.5 inches off the floor, but it would still be easy for 2 crooks to lift and move.

    Overall Opinion:
    I’m recommending this to my mom, so it’s not bad at all. Just make sure you register the safe on their website in case you lose your key or combination or if someone needs to get it in the event of something happening to you.

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  2. Woodshop Man says:
    211 of 217 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Adequate for my needs – Can’t change combination, November 27, 2009
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    Woodshop Man (MINNEAPOLIS, MN USA) –

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    This review is from: SentrySafe DS3410 Black Fire-Safe 1.2-Cubic Foot Combination Safe (Tools & Home Improvement)

    The safe was delivered by my next door neighbor (a UPS driver) so the damage I later found probably happened in the warehouse or the trip here (I trust him).
    The safe is boxed in cardboard only slightly bigger than itself and with foam on the four corners. Nothing to protect the dial or anything else.
    There was a small hole in the top of the box and whatever did that, also put a dent in the top of the steel safe.
    Amazon.com was nice and we came to a mutual agreement; but make sure you check the safe when delivered.
    NOTE: This model (a combination dial-not digital) has a factory combination which CAN NOT be changed.
    This wasn’t a problem for me as I didn’t want yet another item that required batteries like the digital model does.
    The combination works well; you can even miss the numbers by one or two and it will still open. You can push in the “key lock” and that disables the dial for extra security.
    If you want to mount the safe to the floor, you have to drill holes in the bottom of the safe for the bolts – not a problem for me, I have all the tools, but it may be for many.
    If you don’t mount the safe down, be aware most suspects will just take the safe (it’s about 90 lbs). I’m a retired cop and I’ve been to plenty of burglaries where they have done just that; so hide the safe or bolt it down (the first place they look is in your closet).

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