|Product Type: Wall safe||Fire Resistant: No|
|Pry Resistant: Yes||Impact Resistant: No|
|Finger Scan Lock Included: No||Commercial Use: Yes|
|Country of Manufacture: China||Lock Type (Group II Key-Op Lock Lock Type): Key|
|Lock Type (Group II Electronic Push Button Lock Lock Type): Electronic||Lock Type (Group II Combination Lock Lock Type): Dual combination|
|Keypad Lock Included (Group II Electronic Push Button Lock Lock Type): Yes||Combination Lock (Group II Combination Lock Lock Type): Yes|
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.
Expected more for the
J Jefferson from Maryland
Easy to install, easy to use. Howerver, the lock leaves something to be desired. This is a single layered steel bolt that provides one point of lock. I would have exepected a set (2 or more) of chrome plated bolts. This might be why they never show the inside of the safe in pics. Anyways, the door clangs against the frame of the safe while you punch in the code. A little rubber stripping would have don wonders for this. The lock beeps with every button and you cannot turn it off. The hinge is a small 14 steel tube! Not solid and not hefty at all. I guarantee you some can pry the door off with a crowbar in about 15 seconds. For the money and features...the Stack-On Electronic wall safe looks like the better price-per-feature option.
Quick access and Piece of Mind
Mike L. from Cleveland, Ohio– Verified Buyer
These safes are pro quality. The nice thing about these is the pushbutton feature. No keys to mess with or lose. Just push the security code (which you can make up your own) and give the round knob a small twist and the safe is open fast. The knob is heavy duty steel. Not junk! Very Beefy. My brother-in-law and sister wanted these for their beach house. This way if they want to go jet skiiing or swimming just a few seconds and your safe is open. Pop in your watch and cash and your good to go without worry. A nice easy install for a walk-in closet. I researched safes and have been looking for something like they have on a cruise ship or a hotel room. Well this is the one and then some. It also has a very slick little battery terminal on the exterior that you can hold a 9 volt battery up to and give you power to enter your keypad code and open the door to change out dead batteries. This feature probably will never need to be used as long as you change out the battery every year. Very heavy duty and high quality. Pricing here was the best, I know locally they were big $$$, alot more. They arent super deep but, enough for some valuables. Remember this thing isnt to lock up your entire savings and last will, just enough stuff that you may need locked up and then removed on a regular basis. If you have room for the deeper 6 inch model, I would suggest that one for more room. This thing also has a nice shelve welded right in the center giving you an extra row for your valuables. The paint finish is nice quality, although you can paint it. In conclusion this is the nicest safe I have seen and will probably order more from these guys. [...] Thanks Mike L., Cleveland, Ohio
Heavy Duty Safe
Jeremey from California
I'm so happy with this safe! We have ordered a few of them and they are very good! We are definitely going to order another one!
Greg from MD– Verified Buyer
Went with Gardall for a few purchases based on other reviews out there and the fact that you can actually contact them for support! Product appears toe be of solid construction, works as advertised and from my take is a good value for the dollar. Wayfair was again excellent with very fast shipment and excellent prices.
Good In-wall safe
Joe Momma from WA
A well built compact in-wall safe, but it doesn't compare to a traditional safe bolted to the floor. Burglars could probably break the door open within an hour with the tools they find in your garage. Or they could just cut it out of the wall with a skill saw and run off with it. It's only being held in place with two 2x4 studs. But it works great for storing a handgun that can be reached very quickly. Fits one pistol, mags and accessories. Two full sized pistols is tight, but it can be done.
ROGER Williams from Ft. Lauderdale, FL– Verified Buyer
Good size, good price. Made the mistake of opening and closing the safe before installation without getting the combination. Gardall was great through Wayfair with providing the code to open the safe,
Harry Sauls from Perkasie Pa
I bought the Gaurdall commercial wall safe 6in depth,it was easy to install.I have plenty of room for my for allmost anything i want to put in there.Great Product..Con's None..
Mike from Long Island, New York
Purchased to store a handgun or two. [...] Kept it simple (and less expensive) with the standard combination lock. Quality construction. Solid and defect free. Highly recomended. ***Combination is pre-set at factory. No complaints at this time.
Guardall SLX000 Wall safe
CCT from Long Island, NY
Very easy to install. Took less than 20 minutes.
I would buy it again
Sodaj from San Antonio, Tx– Verified Buyer
This is a heavy duty, practical safe. Mine has the digital keypad, and I worried about battery failure. They solved this worry by designing 2 small external termals on the keypad so that in the event of battery failure, an external 9v battery could be touched to the terminals to power the until until the combination is entered. I am very pleased with the quality of this product. From quick access to a firearm to jewelry to cash, the safe is versatile for multiple needs.