Buyer Beware! Are You Purchasing a Real Safe?
Above all else, safes are first and foremost about protection.
Sadly, the current safe market is oversaturated with inexpensive “safes” that provide no substantial protection. Outwardly, these safes can appear very robust, sporting massively thick doors with oversized locking bolts prominently protruding in all directions. Simply removing the door panel on these imposters reveals the ugly truth… The “massively thick” doors are household drywall panels wrapped in sheet metal, while the prodigious locking bolts terminate the moment they enter the door and are held in place by pencil-thin fasteners.
These “safes” can literally be pried open within minutes by inexperienced criminals using nothing more than a pair of common crowbars. Owning one of these safes is worse than having no safe, as the unit actually aids the criminal by grouping all the household treasures into one easy-opening storage box.