There are so many safes out in the market place that I thought I would try to put together a one-page product listing for you that has all the information that you’ll need to be able to make a good safe purchasing decision.
After doing several hours of research the least expensive safe that I was able to find on Amazon is a safe made by SentrySafe. The SentrySafe 1200 is a UL listed fireproof safe that will withstand 1550°F temperatures for approximately 30 minutes. The safe is also ETL Verified to protect your valuables from fire damage. What does being ETL verified mean to you and why should you care? The ETL verified mark or logo is a symbol of performance integrity similar to that of a product that is UL listed. The ETL verified mark and the UL listing means that this safe has undergone and passed inspections by third-party independent labs and that you are getting a product that has some quality control built into it.
This small safe features a flat key lock to prevent the lid from opening in the event of a fire and comes with a convenient built-in carrying handle for easy transportation. Do not let the small size of this safe fool you. The SentrySafe 1200 weighs a respectable 13 pounds and is currently being sold on Amazon for $19.97.
Key Stats of the SentrySafe 1200
- UL Classified to endure 1/2 hour at 1550°F
- ETL Verified
- Great for securing small valuables & paperwork
- Flat key lock to prevent the lid from opening in the event of a fire; includes two keys
- Built-in carrying handle for easy transportation
- Exterior dimensions: 14.3 in. Wide x 11.2 in. Deep x 6.1 in High
- Interior dimensions: 12 in Wide x 7.5 in. Deep x 3.5 in. High
- Capacity 0.18 cubic feet
- Weighs 13lbs
To assure that the unit will perform properly in case of a fire, store it closed and locked, with the feet down. The front plate with the key should be facing out not up
Q & A
Question: What are the internal dimensions of the 0.18 cubic foot model?
Answer: The internal dimensions are 3.5 in. x 12.0 in. x 7.5 in. (H X W X D)
Question: Can this safe be bolted to the floor?
Answer: Yes, it has 4 plugs in the bottom that can be removed so that it can be bolted to the floor
Question: How do I register my safe?
Answer: Go to https://myprofile.sentrysafe.com to register your safe. The model is 1200 and the serial number is located on a sticker on the inside of the lid
Question: Will this safe hold two handguns?
Answer: Without knowing your specific gun models, it should be able to hold two small handguns
Question: Can you store ammunition in this safe?
Answer: Yes. It will not hold a ton of ammo but it will hold ammunition
Question: Does the exterior measurements include the handle?
Answer: Yes, the exterior measurement does include the handle.
Question: Is this a gun safe?
Answer: No. This is not a gun safe. Although you could use it to secure a firearm. This safe has not been designed with the added security features for gun storage. A few safes from SentrySafe that have been DOJ Certified for firearm storage include models: QAP1E, QAP1BE, QAP2e, QAP2EL, X031, X041E, X055, X075, X105P, EF3472E, EF4728E, T6-331
Question: What is DOJ Certified?
Answer: DOJ Certified pertains to the safe being Department of Justice certified