LeFEBURE x2  5500# Safes - Special thanks to Chris Neal!  We ran out of diesel (bad gauge) John Brinkley saw us on the side of the road and came to our rescue and we had a tire blow out not long after. What a day!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Theses are commercial bank safes. Inside, banks use smaller safes called lockers. Most have already been converted to digital. I converted almost all mine to digital. They are always 6 digits. The banks give employee A 3 digits and employee B 3 digits. Keeps everyone honest. I will never buy a residential safe again. They are NOT safe even bolted to your floor. Thieves use leverage of the safe to free your fancy bolt job. Three guys and a hand truck and your residential safe is gone. Residential safes try to sell you on fire proof, a fancy interior, and some way over designed door. A solution to a non existent problem. Used commercial is the only way to go.  
 
Pictures taken with my Sony A55 good glass: Tamron 18-270 Di II  Piezo Drive. Med def.  My 2 cents on safes.  Safe B is a Molser which came from Service Merchandise in Gastonia, NC. It was their jewelry safe. Commercial Safes do not waste space with "fire proofing." Also commercial safes use fixed metal bars on the hinge side. They are welded in place. Residential safes: Gimmicks and rip-offs.......The door: They make a big deal out of these huge bolts that extend on all sides. Over engineered? You bet. Fire proofing: huge waste of space. If you are super paranoid, buy a cheapo fire-proof safe for important papers and cash to put inside the commercial safe. The bodies on home safes are very thin and measured by gauge which is why they are so light.

A residential safe does have two things going for it and that is the pretty interiors and automotive finishes. The cons: They all weigh less than 1000# and just because you bolted it to the floor, 3 guys, some monster pry bars and a hand truck will have your residential safe gone in a flash. They use the leverage of your safe by pushing it over to free it from the bolts/floor. 

 

Commercial safes are 3500+# and can be moved several ways but it is not easy. The weight factor keeps them in place. They have bodies made out of 1"+ plate steel.  Cost: A commercial safe new is big money. Way more than your home safe. However, just like expensive pool tables, on the used market they both have huge depreciation. Reason..........both are hard to move and hard to set up.  The above is free advice, buy what you like, but you're fooling yourself if your safe comes from a Gander Mountain type store. No matter how well you think it is secure, the reality is you bought a pretty piece of furniture with a fancy interior and an automotive paint job which gives you a peace of mind. Bottom Line: The pro's can made it disappear in a flash.     PS My 1st and last residential safe is a 850# Fort Knox I bought new in the '80's when I was young and uneducated. I still use the Fort Knox in a different state. Works great for guests to secure laptops and valuables. I have all but one safe switched to digital. No question, if it's digital you will use it and guests can actual open it. If you have to have the pretty Gander Mtn. be sure to buy digital. My Pontification is done! 

 

 

 
   
   
   
lockers inside of a bank safe. I rip most of them out. I need space.  
   

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