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SentrySafe Combination MSW3110

*Est. $150
Reviewed
April 2011
by ConsumerSearch
SentrySafe Combination MSW3110

Pros
  • Can be bolted in place
  • 1-hour fire resistance
  • Impact-resistant
  • Water-resistant
Cons
  • Not truly burglar-resistant
  • Plastic handle and combination lock
  • Moisture can build up inside
  • Heavy
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Though not burglar-proof, the SentrySafe Combination MSW3110 home safe can be bolted into place to offer some deterrence to all but the most professional or most determined of thieves. The 1.2 cubic feet of internal storage includes some internal organization, including a key rack, adjustable shelf, compartment for small items and a door pocket. Other optional accessories (such as a locking drawer) are also available. The SentrySafe MSW3110 safe is roomy with plenty of space for papers, but it is not huge outside: external measurements are less than 17 inches wide, 18 inches high and 20 inches deep.

The SentrySafe Combination MSW3110 has undergone UL testing and is classified to keep internal temperatures below 350 degrees Fahrenheit for up to one hour in fires up to 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit -- which experts say is plenty for most home fires. The SentrySafe MSW3110 also has some impact resistance -- based on ETL tests that drop the safe 15 feet onto rubble, then retest it for fire resistance. The warranty is for one year (or lifetime replacement after a fire).

We found owner-written ratings and reviews at Walmart.com, plus an overall numeric rating from owners at the manufacturer's site -- where the owner's manual is also available.

Our Sources

1. Walmart.com

Nearly 70 owners rate and review the SentrySafe MSW3110 home safe here, giving it an overall rating of 4 stars. Owners who expect it to be burglar-resistant are disappointed, and the safe doesn't come with a kit to make it easier to bolt down. The main drawback is a plastic combination lock that some users find tricky and inaccurate.

Review: Sentry Fire-and Water-Resistant 1.2 Cubic Foot Combo Safe, Contributors to Walmart.com

2. SentrySafe.com

More than 500 owners rate the MSW3110 safe here, giving it a rating of 3 on a 5-point scale, which seems typical of the home safes rated here. No comments or details about the ratings are available, but the manufacturer does provide full specifications plus the owner's manual and a video showing a test burn of the safe protecting a hard drive.

Review: Combination Fire Safe MSW3110, Contributors to SentrySafe.com

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