Sold exclusively by Amazon, the AmazonBasics Security Safe 0.5 Cubic Feet is a great low-cost solution for securing your valuables such as jewelry, documents or handguns. The safe is designed with ample space that nicely accommodates all your valuables and allows for a good organization. When it comes to security, it features a steel body which is hard to break through. There is an electronic keypad with backup keys in case of power loss. Other than that, it’s important to point out that the interior is well carpeted with a scratch resistant material.
The AmazonBasics Security Safe is designed with concealed hinges that make the steel door harder to pry open. It has a removable interior shelf that again adds on space for storage of more ammo and other personal assets. The 4-point mounting design ensures that owners can mount this safe on the floor, wall or a shelf (there are mounting holes in the bottom and walls as well).
The only drawback is the fact that it’s not waterproof or fireproof (however, this is expected considering the low price). Even though there have been customers claiming this safe survived fire in their home and protected the valuables stored inside. In fact, a verified user JV posted pictures of the AmazonBasics damaged by fire and wrote it was still possible to open it with a keypad, it saved his handguns as well as ammo – the review was made on September 28, 2016.
Features of the AmazonBasics Security Safe 0.5 Cubic Feet
- Steel construction — made of a pry-resistant steel material that offers a long lasting strength and reliability.
- Exterior Dimensions 13.8 by 9.8 by 9.8 inches (L x W x H)
- Interior Dimensions 13.5 x 8.75 x 9.5 inches (L x W x H) offering comfortable storage of multiple handguns, ammo, cash, jewelry or important documents.
- Removable shelf with carpeted interior — a removable shelf which allows you to organize smaller valuable or be completely removed to easily accomodate larger items in the safe. The interior floor is carpeted to ensure that your valuables or guns are not scratched during storage.
- Electronic locking mechanism with dedicated override keys — an electronic keypad operated by four AA batteries. After purchasing you need to define your own set of codes which you’ll be using to open two live-door bolts. The manufacturer included two override keys useful to open the safe in case you forget the combinations or when the batteries run out. Low batteries are signaled on the LCD display in advance. The display also indicates the safe status locked/unlocked.
- Pry-resistant concealed hinges — in addition to the electronic lock system, the AmazonBasics Security Safe features pry-resistant concealed hinges. This design offers solid security against unwanted intruders.
- Stylish design — available with a 4-point mounting design (bolts included), this safe has a lavish black outer painting which complements your interior decor especially when it is mounted on the wall, shelf or floor. In addition the security is significantly increased as a thief cannot simply take the whole safe away. Even though on the picture above you can see 4 holes on the back side only, there are another 4 holes in the bottom, so you can mount it to the floor as well.
To conclude this review, the AmazonBasics Security Safe 0.5 Cubic Feet is a perfect low cost solution when it comes to storing your valuables away from burglars. While it cannot provide very high security like its more expensive competitors (approved by the California Department of Justice), it is far better option than keeping your personal belongings unsecured at all. And it definitely keeps curious minds (like your kids) away from your valuables or dangerous items like guns, giving you peace of mind while you’re away from home. It is currently #1 Best Seller in “Guns Safes & Cabinets” on Amazon.com and in addition to 0.5 cubic feet you can also choose 0.7 c.f., 1.0 c.f. or 1.2 cubic feet version.