on May 25, 2013
-very very strong. i tried to drill a hole on the side. after a few hours, and a few bits, there was no way i could penetrate a hole from the side. so i drilled holes on top to bolt to a heavy duty Kryptonite Bike Chain, that is bolted to the bed frame. And i also attached beams to make it difficult to mount onto a dolly. (i won't go into more details. use imagination). for the price, compared to other safes in the same price range, this is 12 gauge steel. other under bed safes are thinner 14 and 16 gauges. i can also bolt to bed box, barbells, possibilities are endless.
-the whole unit is welded together, except for the door.
-the door hinge is hidden.
-the door is sunk in to prevent prying.
-heavy enough to be difficult to walk out.
-not too heavy for me to lug into bedroom by myself
-very roomy, enough to add lots of goodies inside to weigh it down.
-the minimum required UL entry is 10,000 cycles while the keypad is designed for 100,000 entry cycles
-completely out of sight under the bed. i have older safes that are difficult to hide.
-no drawer so there is no maximum load. only as much as you can fit in the box.
-It's made by a USA company, Rhino Safes, so the metal is very very strong and not cheap.
-what i hate about it is that the dial has to be pulled out in order to change the battery. therefore, exposing a wire that can be cut, just to annoy the owner. thus, to remedy that, i added an extra security layer (don't ask how, i won't say online), in order to prevent anyone from exposing the wires. Yes i'd have to unlock this lock to press the keypad.
-not intended for quick access. there is no drawer to pull out a longgun. you have to pull out the entire length of the longgun before being able to point it. my purpose is for storage. quick access would be the mechanical button safe.
-i prefer dial or push button.
-not fireproof. but with fireproof, it would be too thick to fit under the bed.
Having creatively added extra layers of security for only $200, i feel confident. instead of paying for a huge safe that may fall through the second floor, is difficult to hide, and for less than $1000, it does the job well, short of fireproof. It's not fireproof but the metal is thick enough. perhaps i may add bricks or cement around it as fire deterrent.
on January 14, 2013
This is a high quality safe that serves to keep several firearms easily accessible yet safely secured. I did have to get bed frame risers in order for it to fit under my bed, so make sure you check the clearance you have and plan accordingly. The locking mechanism is sound and the overall construction is excellent. I can easily fit three rifles/shotguns and several pistols inside. I highly recommend this safe to anyone looking for secure and convenient firearm storage that fits discreetly out of sight under you bed.
on April 13, 2014
Safe was pretty much as expected, I did not rate it higher for two reasons. The first reason was that the electronic key pad had some scratches on it, the keypad functioned well but when you buy something brand new you expect it to look brand new. Second reason was that it came with no instructions whatsoever. I had to "you tube it" in order to figure out how to use it.