Offers extremely solid construction. Fire resistant (1550°F for 30 min.) and waterproof when exposed to moisture or submerged. Features a secure clamping latch and easy-to-use lock.
It's on the heavy side and doesn't have a handle, which makes it a bit difficult to move. On the higher end of the price range.
Combines fire resistant protection for up to 30 min. at 1550°F with waterproof build. Handle makes it easy to carry. Owners like the mid-level size that is also less cumbersome to maneuver than heavier models.
Issues with the lock are common – sticking, failure to latch, and inability to open. Not spacious enough for larger files unless you fold them.
Has a feature set that includes steel double-insulated design, easy-to-use keyed lock, and 2 convenient handles. Flame retardant (750°F for 15 min.) construction is also surprisingly lightweight- only 6.5 lbs.
Not waterproof. Lock is flimsier than those of costlier models. Key occasionally jams in the lock.
User-friendly features including a strong handle, keyless combination lock, and spacious interior. Lightweight and strong – has steel corners and aluminum trim for added strength. Comes in several colors.
Not flame resistant or waterproof. Problems with the lock reported, including components that are too tight or loose, and some that stop working altogether.
Ideal for files and folders – spacious interior with lid compartment for CDs, DVDs and other small items. Rated to protect against 1550°F for up to 30 min.; waterproof.
Heavy, and difficult to move – almost 40 pounds empty, and has no handles. The keys are flimsy, and some owners reported them breaking in half during use.
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A lock box is a convenient way to keep important items protected yet accessible to anyone who has a key or code. Long used by small business owners not wanting to invest in a full safe, these boxes are perfect for home use with small valuable items. Security is the most important aspect of a lock box. It should be durable to resist tampering from common power tools. More durable options will also be resistant to weather, damage, and heat. For added convenience and portability, choose a lighter box that is easy to take along on trips or to work.
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