I purchased this safe for my son and I'm glad I didn't get one for myself. With that said....let me explain. The safe is well made, has all the features that the web site suggests, wasn't faulty by any means.......however....unless you want to spend hours "practicing" how to spin the dial to get into this safe, you better opt for the key pad safe. My son, who is game orientated, immediately found it as a challenge. It took him an hour to master the combination which is a series of four numbers. The first number you have to spin the dial one way four times, but you actually turn it into the fifth spin and then stop on that number. Then, the second number is three spins the opposite direction, third number is 2 spins in the opposite direction and the fourth number you simply turn back the opposite direction to that number. After an hour, my son (who is 19) had mastered it. It took all day for my husband and I. The only time I even got the safe opened was when my son stood behind me assisting me on the correct turns, etc. I'm very quick when it comes to things such as this, but somehow this was a challenge for me. I do plan on buying a safe in the next 6 months and will stick with similar features of this one, such as: fire rating, water resistant, size. However, after seeing what a challenge it was to get into this safe, I'll stick with the keypad features on the more expensive safes. I must add....there is an override key that you can use, if needed, but I'd prefer to have a safe that I can easily get into and the keypad safe for $200 is more along the lines of what would work for me.
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