Gardall Compact Dial Lock Utility Safe [0.69 CuFt]
Made in America they say? Really
Don from Burton, MI– Verified Buyer
Gardall says, Made in America. But, when you get it and open the box it says made in China.
BROOKLYN from MASSACHUSETTS
GREAT QUALITY. [...]
Solid and Secure
Yianni from Tarpon Springs, Florida
I gave this to a friend. He was ecstatic and said that the construction was solid, the security combination was creative, and it was small enough to include both guns and valuables.
Small, Secure,Value !
Senna from Houston, TX
Perfect safe to use where space is at a premium but you do not want to skimp on security. Vehicles and apartments are ideal places for using this safe.
size does matter
Bean from New York, NY– Verified Buyer
it took about 40 minutes to figure out how to operate the safe. Once I did, it worked great. If I couldn't figure it out, I figured that no one would be able to break into it. It's a perfect size to store anywhere and sturdy. I wish it had an override key to open it and I hoped that came with screws to bolt it to the floor. But it didn't.
Great Product, Excellent Price
Curley from Pensacola, FL
Got the lowest price at Wayfair after comparing via the internet. Received the safe on schedule. Installation and anchoring was relatively simple. The safe is very well made and easy to operate.
Well made safe!
Warlord from Mechanicsburg, PA– Verified Buyer
This baby fits in tight spots and where I put mine...no thief would think to look :-)
jjtimmins from Ontario, Canada
Very solid. I feel that it will securely store my valuables. There are 3 numbers in the combination from 0 to 99, so almost a million possibilities.
Speck from Boca Raton, FL– Verified Buyer
After comparing many alternatives I decided to go with this safe due to its small footprint. You can tell from the moment you open the box that this is an extremely well made safe. I would highly recommend this safe to anyone looking to secure their valuables.
Excellent compact security safe
Andy from Massachusetts
This is an excellent small safe for the storage of valuables. It is "B" rated, which means it is actually made of solid steel (1/2" door 1/4" body) and not plastic like many other safes on the market today. When correctly installed (bolted down via the four included holes) it is very secure and I doubt you'll find any average thief able to gain access. The only downside is it doesn't offer fire protection -- and therefore I wouldn't recommend it for document storage, but would highly recommend it for cash, valuables, or jewelry.
The evolution of Gardall can be traced all the way back to the 1930's when a successful Syracuse retailer named George Bloch began a safe manufacturing plant by the name of Protectall. With Bloch's sharp wit and business savy Protectall was soon doing a very respectable business. All of this fame and prosperity soon attracted the attention of a major competitive manufacturing rival Mosler Safe Company, who eventually bought the company for a sum of $1 million.
After the acquisition, Edward Mosler was appointed to head the company in Syracuse. With the help of Henry Bluestone, who ran the sales department when Bloch owned Protectall, Mosler successfully ran the company until 1949. At that time, Mr. Mosler Sr. decided to close the Syracuse plant and consolidate it into the main Mosler facility in Hamilton, Ohio.
At that point, Bluestone decided to start a safe manufacturing company of his own and named it Gardall Safe Corporation. After soliciting and eventually recieving some badly needed financial aid, Bluestone set up a crude, modest and mostly under-capitalized manufacturing plant.
During that time, Gardall was located in a building that was owned by the Falso family, also owners of Thor Metal Products. Gardall was experiencig severe cash flow problems and Bluestone was needing some help to stay alive. Bluestone approached the Falso's with an offer to purchase the controlling share of the company. He knew that with their sheet metal fabricating knowledge and ability to invest much needed liquidity into the business, he could turn Gardall into a profitable business.
Adolph and Raymond Falso accepted Bluestone's offer in 1970 and purchased Gardall Safe Corporation. Bluestone remained with the company doing what he did best, sales.
In 1978, Adolph Falso became a full-time employee of Gardall as its president. Under his leadership, Gardall continued to improve the quality of its products and introduced many offerings to the line. After almost 30 years of selling directly to dealers, Mr. Falso decided that the proper selling channel for safes was through regional distribution. In 1985 he began the process of converting his dealer business into a distribution-based business.
In 1986, Gardall was purchased by David Patton and Ed Baroody. At the time Baroody, a corporate accountant, was vice president of finance for a division of Shell Oil. Mr. Baroody assumed the role of President of Gardall.
Today Gardall Safe Corporation sells products in all fifty states and around the world. Gardall has become a recognized leader in residential, small business, and commercial grade safes. The quality and integrity established by George Bloch continue today. Modern manufacturing designs allow Gardall to continue to be recognized for it's security and functionality.