Gardall Fire and Burglary Safe
Best Value RSC Safe
James from Arlington, TX– Verified Buyer
I was looking for a C-rated or RSC level safe for home security. This safe offered the higher RSC (Residential Security Container) that's tested and approved by UL. RSC is equivalent to TL-5 rating for jewelry business safes. It came with a 3/8" concrete anchor bolt that looked undersized. I bought a 1/2" anchor bolt from hardware store and mounted securely to the ground. The digital keypad is simple to operate. It's has a glass re-locker for added security.The three active bolts are kinda cheesy if you open the inside cover. I wish this was make better but it keeps manufacturing costs down. Overall I believe this is the best value for security and size on the market today.
Solid Heavy & Stout safe in a smaller package
AB from AK– Verified Buyer
Perfect size for hiding, heavy with thick 3" walls and 2 hour fire protection. Just the type of safe I was looking for.
Good Home Safe.
James Ahrens from Hockessin, DE– Verified Buyer
I purchased the larger FS-2714 Gardall safe. It arrived in perfect condition in less then a week from my order date. The truck driver was nice enough to put in in my garage (curb service is all that is required). I ordered it with the dial lock which is not quite as quick as the digital pushbutton but I don't have a problem with it. I purchased an extra shelf which I found to be useful. The only reason I gave it four stars instead of 5 is that I feel there should be a better seal between the safe box and the door, and I found after purchasing this model that it does NOT have a UL 1 hour fire rating sticker as this size was never tested, despite the fact that it is constructed the same way as the smaller models in this series that do carry the UL tag. It does have the 2 hour rating based on the Korean standard.
Large Size- great constuction
Alexandra from Studio City, CA– Verified Buyer
Love this safe but would say splurge for the fancy lock. The combination is a pain!
What a tank!
Buster Brown from Northeast Washington
I store relatively small valuables in this safe. It's very heavy duty, looks pretty cool (although I'm keeping it out of plain view) and I really like the combo lock and handle. Everything is super solid. I haven't bolted it to the floor yet so I can't really comment on that. There's really nothing I dislike about it. It's just a tank to protect my stuff! It's not easy to move[...]
Gardall Fire And Burglary Safe by Gardal
John from Los Angles Ca,– Verified Buyer
Very Satisfied with the product. Very durable heavy duty safe. Reasonable price tag[...] Will purchase from Wayfair.com again[...]The best safe for the home Gardall..
A Very Fine Product
Sammy from Moses Lake, WA
For the money, I think this is about the best safe one can get. I like its heavy weight, simplicity of use. and fairly large interior capacity. It was not easy to install, one has to be extremely careful locating the security bolt--there isn't much wiggle room if you have a couple of surrounding walls. This is a fine product that I would recommend to anyone. I have no particular interest in Gardall Safes or Wayfairs.
Lots of product researchâ€¦
Mike from Grand Rapids, MI
I did my homework before upgrading our home safe(s) to this exact product. The bottom line, this is the best value in terms of three distinct areas of concern (at least for me):
HEAVY DUTY SAFE! PERFECT SIZE
DADDY27 from PA– Verified Buyer
HEAVY DUTY SAFE! NO ONE BREAKING INTO THIS. SENTRY SAFES DON'T COMPARE IN MY OPINON.
well built and secure
lukas from Orlando Florida– Verified Buyer
our main concern was a safe which offered optimum protection in a fire, was difficult to break into and most importantly could not be moved from the premises.
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.