SentrySafe offers a series of 5 straightforward, easy to use keypad lock safes under its X series:
- The SentrySafe 041E, which has 0.4 cubic feet of space,
- The SentrySafe X055, which has 0.5 cubic feet of space,
- The SentrySafe X075, which has 0.75 cubic feet of space,
- The SentrySafe X105, which has 1 cubic foot of space, and
- The SentrySafe X125, which has 1.25 cubic feet of space.
The naming of these safes is actually pretty clever – the number after the X tells you how much space the safe has. So for instance, the X075 has 0.75 cubic feet, and so on – it must make things easier to keep track of for production and sales!
Each version of this safe includes the following features:
- 2 live locking bolts
- Pry resistant door (the frame overhangs the door edge so that a crowbar can’t be inserted to pry it open)
- Option to bolt down to the floor or wall
- Override key that can be used if the batteries die or you misplace or forget the combination
Each model of the X series is a quality product, but I don’t recommend buying either the X041E or the X055 because they aren’t big enough to hold a standard sized laptop. Tablets, laptops, and other devices are extremely common targets of criminals, and unless you plan to take them all with you every trip you take out of town, you’re going to want to be able to lock them up. Also, even if you don’t think you’ll need to be able to lock up a laptop, these small safes allow no flexibility should you need to store more items in the future – you might just end up buying a whole new safe down the read. In my opinion it’s better to spend a few more dollars now to avoid that
These safes are rated to store firearms, and the larger ones could hold multiple handguns. In the grand scheme of things, this type of safe is sometimes referred to as a “deterrent” safe that will likely only stop theft by opportunistic thieves. In other words, it will keep guns out of the hands of your children and a thief who broke in to do a smash and grab job. But this type of safe won’t be able to stop the determined thief with the right tools on hand. Fortunately, most people don’t need to worry about this – professional thieves only break into places where they know they will get a high payout. So long as you don’t flaunt your valuables and follow basic home safety tips (http://www.crimedoctor.com/home.htm), you should be in good shape with this safe.
Ultimately this safe is a great budget option for anyone who needs to store a handgun or two as well as a few other valuables while you’re on vacation or want the protection of a firearm nearby at night. It doesn’t provide the security of Fort Knox, but not many safes do (the best security comes from the largest gun safes which have thick steel walls and can’t easily be moved).
Most homeowners would benefit from owning this safe and I highly recommend it!