SentrySafe 1170BLK 1/2 Hour Fireproof Security File, 0.61 Cubic Feet Review

The SentrySafe 1170BLK 1/2 Hour Fireproof Security File, 0.61 Cubic Feet is among the bestselling safes on the market right now. A lot of buyers who want to have a reliable safe to store their valuables prefer this over other available options since it provides an ample amount of interior space.

In addition, the product provides the needed protection from fire for half an hour. The safe comes with a reliable locking system that keeps its contents safe from thieves, and it is sold at a budget-friendly price.

Features

  • Comes with dimensions of 16” x 15” x 13.5”
  • Weighs about 30.4 pounds
  • Made of durable materials
  • Ideal for documents and digital storage items
  • Equipped with a key lock for security and privacy
  • Offered along with a lifetime after-fire replacement guarantee
  • Ideal for home and office use
  • Decent-looking exterior
  • Reliable and tough resin construction with a light gray color
  • UL classified half-hour fire protection
  • ETL verified half-hour fire protection for CDs, DVDs and USB drives

Pros

The SentrySafe 1170BLK 1/2 Hour Fireproof Security File, 0.61 Cubic Feet remains a favored option among buyers since it comes with a durable construction. It is made of tough resin that allows it to withstand the challenges brought about by continuous use.

The product comes with a functional design that enables it to neatly store important documents, along with digital storage items like CDs, DVDs, and memory sticks. The safe is equipped with a keylock that keeps its contents safe from thieves and forced entry. The product is proven to be capable of protecting valuables stored inside from fire for about half an hour.

Cons

The SentrySafe 1170BLK 1/2 Hour Fireproof Security File, 0.61 Cubic Feet has a few downsides. First, it is only ideal for use in storing documents and digital storage items; the safe only provides an ample amount of interior space for such objects but not for other valuables.

Second, the safe is not waterproof and this makes the contents vulnerable to possible damage when exposed to water. Third, the safe’s keylock might not be enough to protect the contents from getting stolen. Finally, it is offered in limited quantity and usually runs out of stock.

Comparison

Aside from the SentrySafe 1170BLK 1/2 Hour Fireproof Security File, 0.61 Cubic Feet, potential buyers are also considering the First Alert 2017F Fire and Water Chest, 0.19 Cubic Foot and the Honeywell 1104 1 Hour Fire/Water Safe Chest as their other top options because both of these safes are proven durable and reliable. In addition, these are also designed for storing important documents.

The First Alert 2017F Fire and Water Chest, 0.19 Cubic Foot comes with dimensions of 12.8” x 16.1” x 5.8” and weighs about 19 pounds. It is offers an ample amount of interior space which is suitable for storing documents and digital files. The safe is equipped with a waterproof seal on its opening that keeps its contents dry even when submerged in water. It can also be easily located during a flood since the seal allows the safe to float in water.

In addition, the First Alert safe is UL classified as fire resistant. It is capable of withstanding fire with temperature as high as 1,550° Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Finally, it features a clamping-style latch with a key lock to keep the safe’s contents secured.

The Honeywell 1104 1 Hour Fire/Water Safe Chest, on the other hand, is sold with dimensions of 17” x 19.9” x 7.3” and a weight of 56 pounds. The safe is equipped with a waterproof seal that prevents water from entering the chest, and keeps the contents dry even when submerged in water for 38 hours.

The safe also provides 1-hour fire protection with temperature of up to 1,700° Fahrenheit. The safe is equipped with a key lock that keeps its contents more secured.

Verdict

Upon looking at the features of the products discussed above, it is quite clear that these are among the best in their class. But out of the three, the SentrySafe 1170BLK 1/2 Hour Fireproof Security File, 0.61 Cubic Feet proves to be the best option since it comes with the lowest price yet offers a long list of useful features.

The First Alert 2017F Fire and Water Chest, 0.19 Cubic Foot can be regarded as the second best option for it provides most of the features that the SentrySafe 1170BLK provides, but at a slightly higher price. Finally, the Honeywell 1104 1 Hour Fire/Water Safe Chest gets the third best spot for it offers all the useful features that the first two products have, along with a few additional, but at a much higher price.

The SentrySafe 1170BLK 1/2 Hour Fireproof Security File, 0.61 Cubic Feet, despite of its known flaws, remains as a preferred option among buyers because of its price.

The safe provides ample space for important documents and is capable of protecting them against fire. The  safe features a very durable construction, reliable composition, and can be conveniently locked for security and privacy purposes.