If you are in the market for a safe to put in valuables, know there is a security difference between a fire safe and a steel safe. Fire safes really will not hold up to abuse from a thief whereas a quality steel safe will. With that, a steel safe will cost more. This unit is about 250lbs, made of a decent gauge of steel. You can still drill a hole in it with effort so it is not fort knox but it is decent enough for $370. When I was researching safes, this particular unit was listed by several places as $500 plus in price. Once it is bolted to the floor or to another heavy furniture it will likely keep your valuables safe for a least 4-6 hours from determined intruders (it would make a lot of noise to get into the inside of this unit.) This paired with other security measures should work well for the average home owner. It comes pre-set with a combo so if you want to make your own combo you will need to talk to a lock smith. It has set of holes on the bottom and back for bolt down which seems to be very important these days as I have seen news stories of thieves taking the safe with them. Interior is big enough to lay a large laptop in one of its shelves. Disappointments: 1. A thumb sized part of the black paint job looked like it had a touch up. I suspect Walmart was able to get great pricing on these because of minor cosmetic imperfections, as a consumer I can live with that when compared to the savings. 2. Somewhat expected the metal part to be little bit more thicker but unit is fairly big in size. Any heavier and you would need a moving team to move it to location (comes on a pallet when new so that gives you an idea of how heavy it is.) 3. Somewhat expected that the owner would be able to set the combo with instructions from the manufacturer.
Other thing is, some safes advertise that having the hinges placed inside provides better security, for this safe, the hinges are very robust but what you don't obviously see is that there are two additional solid bolts behind the hinges that get put in place when the door is shut (there are 5 locking points without the hinges, 7 with.) So, even if someone managed to cut off the hinges the safe door still would not open.
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