|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||Capacity: 0.53 Cubic Feet|
|Country of Manufacture: China||Lock Type (Programmable Electronic Lock Lock Type): Electronic|
|Lock Type (Combination And Key Lock Lock Type): Key; Dial / Combination; Dual-lock||Key Required (Programmable Electronic Lock Lock Type): No|
|Key Required (Combination And Key Lock Lock Type): Yes||Keypad Lock Included (Programmable Electronic Lock Lock Type): Yes|
|Combination Lock (Combination And Key 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.
Decent safe at a good price
Dennis from New Jersey – Verified Buyer
Nicely compact size and relatively lightweight. Only difficulty is properly executing the combination, it's a bit confusing when to pass or not pass a number. Other than that it's a good safe. Easy to anchor it down to a floor or shelf.
SS from Albuquerque, NM – Verified Buyer
Fits my needs and know someone else that owns the same safe.
Nice safe...but get the electronic lock
TJS from Minneapolis, MN – Verified Buyer
I first ordered the safe with just a combo lock, but it was so difficult to open, I returned it (the combination of numbers of turns in differing directions was unlike any combo lock I've ever used, I was only able to open it 2 out of every 10 tries). [...] The safe seems heavy and durable, the lock works well. You can set up to 2 different codes and change them if needed. Can be bolted down and looks like it will be a very durable safe that can be used for a long time. Currently this safe is being used by an older family member to store some medications and cash. It's perfectly sized so she can add some other small items if needed. This was the most economical safe that was available, anything else was either cheaply made or very expensive.
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. We might have liked even more fire protection and waterproofing, but those considerations were outweighed by space efficiency issues. The electronic keypad is very easy to set and use. We liked this safe enough to buy another one for a family member.
It Fit My Space
tbq from Washington State – Verified Buyer
The main reason I got this safe was because it fit the space I had for it to a T. It is a heavy, secure unit. The only drawback is the rotary tumbler set-up. It seems finicky, requiring some jiggling around the last number to get the key to unlock it. Might be worth it to pay the xtra for the digital model. Reason I chose rotary was no need for batteries.
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.
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. I received a 4" concrete anchor. Not long enough if you're going through carpet and padding. Bought longer Red Head and it went down fine. Seems to be pretty well made but the front electronic's and housing don't look very rugged.
Sam from Millersville, MD – Verified Buyer
Easy to change the combination. Just follow the instructions exactly. Couple of dollars worth of hardware from the hardware store and it was securely anchored to my floor. I added a couple of 3M hooks for keys to the back of the door. Cannot store 8 1/2 x 11 documents vertically - have to be placed horizontally unless you remove the upper drawer. Has a nice footprint and fits nicely inside my closet. You may need some auxillary light to read the panel easily. All in all a great buy and it fits my needs exactly.
A great safe for the home or small offic
Robert from Levittown, PA. – Verified Buyer
Very fast delivery and a great safe. Instructions are good and the delivery came faster than expected. Very very satisfied!!