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Old 11-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of getting a safe and have heard stories of electronic locks malfunctioning and the owners not being able to get the door open. Problem is most of the safes I've seen have electronic locks (versus manual ones).
Anybody know if this is a problem or is it all just internet talk ?
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Buy a quality safe and you won't have any problems. Cheap safes have cheap locks.
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I have heard the horror stories but found that they all have a physical key that will open the safe if the e-lock fails. I have had one for a while and no problems so far.
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Yep. Most have a key.
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Yep, my Homak has an electronic lock with key backup.
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I have had 2 safes with electronic locks for the past ~8 years with no issues.
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I've had my electronic lock on an entry level Sentry gun safe for years without problems. It has a key back up just in case.
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So with the key back-up you just open it with a key ? Hmmm. Why have the combination lock at all ?
I'm kind of thinking about that Cannon Wide Body safe that Tractor Suppy has on sale Black Friday for $699. Anybody have any experience with it ?
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So with the key back-up you just open it with a key ? Hmmm. Why have the combination lock at all ?
I'm kind of thinking about that Cannon Wide Body safe that Tractor Suppy has on sale Black Friday for $699. Anybody have any experience with it ?
You have to take the electronic case off to get access to the key slot on most. Plus i like quick access
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This is my safe, I love it but wish it had a elec lock. It's a pain getting into sometimes. I need a flashlight and readers to see the numbers and I still manage to screw it up sometimes.
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