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In Wall Safe - Protex Wall Safe PWS-1814E
[DHO-PWS-1814E]

$230.00

Great product, but beware of installation work required.
I just spent the entire day installing this safe and am not quite done with covering all tracks of the construction surgery due to all the suitable wall spaces in my old house having studs at considerably less than standard 16"o.c. distance.

That little contretemps aside, this product is first rate. Sturdy, easy to use (and to install, if you live in a modern house), this heavy safe looks and feels sturdy and crowbar-proof, yet has a pleasing interior thanks to a velvety interior cladding. Punch in your personal 4-digit code and the door springs open on its own and illuminates the safe interior through a hidden LED light. The effect is almost magic and very inviting. There is also a 6-digit override code in case you forget the 4-digit code. Both are easy to reprogram from their factory settings. While the locking mechanism requires 4 AA batteries to work, there is a secondary exterior battery compartment that can be used in the unlikely case that the interior batteries run out. You would have to ignore the low-battery warnings or not use the safe for a long time for that to happen. Finally, there is a set of rather odd-looking keys to open the safe the old-fashioned way if all of the above were to fail. My biggest worry at this minute is where to store these keys so I would find and identify them if ever needed, but in a place a burglar would not bother to look... I am thinking my safe at the bank.

Now to some practical installation hints, as the instructions are very sparse in this respect. First, you need to find a suitable placement from a comfort point of view. The door hinges are on the right and cannot be switched. The safe requires a rectangular opening in the wall, 18-1/8 by 14-1/8 inches
Date Added: 01/22/2015 by Robert S