|Product Type: Security safe||Powder Coated Finish: Yes|
|Fire Resistant: Yes||Pry Resistant: Yes|
|Impact Resistant: No||Finger Scan Lock Included: No|
|Bolt Down: Yes||Country of Manufacture: China|
|Lock Type (Programmable Electronic Lock Lock): Electronic||Lock Type (Combination And Key Lock Lock): Dual combination; Key|
|Key Required (Programmable Electronic Lock Lock): No||Key Required (Combination And Key Lock Lock): Yes|
|Keypad Lock Included (Programmable Electronic Lock Lock): Yes||Combination Lock (Combination And Key Lock Lock): 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.
Joseph from ,– Verified Buyer
Nice safe, came with a concrete floor bolt down kit so I had to buy my own hardware to secure it to an upstairs floor. I'd highly recommend this safe.
Safeway from LA, CA– Verified Buyer
Competitive value, product arrived sooner than expected, and has so far performed according to specs.
Valued Customer from Orchard Park, NY– Verified Buyer
I think the Gardall Safe is great! The product is built well and easy to install. I did have a little trouble figuring it out at first, but after a friend who has a similar product, walked me through the steps, I was able to figure it out. I would definitely recommend this product.
Patricia from Mission viejo, CA– Verified Buyer
This was the perfect size to put in my closet. The digital lock makes it easy to use.
John from Ledyard, CT– Verified Buyer
The item arrived quickly, just as described, couldn't be more happy with this purchase experience!!
safe from ny, ny– Verified Buyer
i use the safe mostly for passports, papers and other small items. it is small but large enough for my needs. it has all the features I was looking for: hole in the bottom to bolt it to the floor, fire rating, fairly compact size and easy to open electronic lock. while this might not be the safest safe on the market it is certainly the best you can get for the money and more than sufficient for the home.
A Good Value
Ted from Memphis, TN– Verified Buyer
Bolting down this safe requires some tools and drilling into the surface the safe will be sitting on. Hardware is included, but we used our own. The safe is made so that actually bolting it down is relatively easy. The bolt hardware does not impinge on the interior space.
Good company, great products!!!!
Joseph from Mountain Home, ID– Verified Buyer
Good quality product,pleased with the construction and look.
It Works OK
Onetrack from Dallas Area
Can accept up to two 6 digit codes. Codes can't be shorter. There is no key bypass. The batteries are on the outside so I guess at least you can replace them if they die.
Great safe, good value, would buy again.
Go ND! from IN– Verified Buyer
This is a great safe. I have the manual combo. I didn't want to rely on electronics to guard my stuff. It will eventually fail. Manual will not. Would be nice to be able to set the combo...you cannot change it...but how hard is it to remember 4 numbers? Combo requires a series rotations...think highschool combo...but provided you could open your HS locker...you'll do fine with this. Inside is stark. I installed padding for protection. Included drawer is very basic and doesn't adjust. It is fairly heavy so keep that in mind. No issues so far at all with the safe. [...] Did not give this safe 5 stars because of drawer "basic-ness" and non-adjustment.