After almost 80 years, Sentry Safe proves that they are still an industry leader by launching 24 new safe models in January of this year. Take a look a the four categories that the new safes fall in, and what was done to enhance their features.
The Sentry Safe company was started in 1930 during the Great Depression by John Brush, Sr. and his brother-in-law Willard Punnett. When they started their small safe manufacturing shop, they had a basic formula, it was to produce "quality products at reasonable prices through innovative engineering". Using this philosophy, the company grew rapidly till they became the global presence they are today. Sentry boasts that they produce more safes, files, fire-resistant chests, security storage containers and gun safes than any other company in the world.
But Sentry Safe refuses to settle back and enjoy their success, they continue to be an industry leader in innovation. At the January 2009 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida, they launched a record number of new gun safe models. These 24 models fall into four different categories:
Fire-safe gun safe
Lets take a look at each of these in more detail.
The Sentry Safe security models can hold either 10, 14 or 24 long guns, depending upon the interior configuration, but this is not what makes it more secure! The security comes from solid steel pry-resistant doors with concealed hinges, three locking bolts and a hardened plate of steel to protect against drill attacks. You can get one of these security safes with either a three number combination lock or an electronic LED lock.
The enhanced security safes are perfect for consumers who live in a high crime area or have valuables that need the extra protection. Also great for small business owners. These safes come with all of the high security features that are expected on a Sentry high-end safe, but they also come with either the three number combination lock or the electronic LED lock, and with a security key that is also needed to open the safe.
The Extra Tall models of Sentry Safe are perfect for the gun owner who needs more storage space but either doesn't have the floor space or doesn't want to sacrifice gun capacity. These safes are 64" tall, about 4" taller than most full size floor safes. This may not sound like much, but 4" can make a big difference, allowing that one extra full size shelf across the top that normally would not fit. The adjustable shelves along with the extra height provides for flexible storage regardless of what you need to protect. These safes also have the same locking options and high-end features as the security models.
The last category, the fire-safe gun safes, have enhanced fire protection. This is perfect for people who live in fire danger zones. The average home fire burns for 15 minutes at 1100ÚF, but if you live in the woods where there is an increased chance of hot wild fires, then the 30 minute protection at 1400ÚF could really be important. These Sentry safes also have the same security features as the security models, and configurable interior shelving.
A bit of thought about where you live, what you have to store and protect, and from what you have to protect it (fire, water, theft) all contribute to what type of safe is best for you. But with Sentry Safe, you know that you are in good hands, a company that continues to be on the cutting edge of innovation, and continually considers what the consumer wants in a safe.