Zannoti safes are pretty sweet as well, I will end up with at least one in the future when I sell my current safes. They are take apart and each panel weighs I believe no more than 150lbs! Great for building a safe into a closet that is larger than the door or moving the safes around with 2 people.
Can't wait to get them!
The take-aparts aren't safes. They're security cabinets with the same overall burglary rating as a filing cabinet with a lock on it.
800lb security cabinets? Why are they advertised as safes and why do they feel more secure than the Liberty safes I have had in the past?
"How secure is a Zanotti Armor® safe?
There are two relockers built into the door mechanism. A Zanotti Armor® safe offers the same degree of security as a one-piece welded safe"
Something doesn't sound right.....what are you basing that statement on?
I am basing that statement on having owned a real safe, a Graffunder. Zanotti =/= safe. It's a big, well-built security cabinet that does NOT have a proper security rating. Mind you, there's nothing wrong with them, they're just not safes, and of course have no fire rating. http://www.graffundersafes.com/
And, just as an example of what other people in the safe business think...
I want to introduce myself. My name is Scott Jones and I am the owner of Dakota Safe Co.. Thank you for the good review of my product. As far as the advertising goes I am trying. Until recently I had never been on a forum before. I had a customer that had bought a safe that was pretty internet savvy and decided to give me glowing reviews on all the forums to "help me out." Needless to say after about 2 weeks of apologising for "threadomercials"
I have been trying to watch and join in as time will allow.
I have a safe and vault company in Tulsa OK and sell most of the major brands of gunsafe and commercial safes. I have beeen in business 16 yrs.
While my safe is not the answer to every gunowners needs it certainly fills a niche in the market. People that move alot,up/down stairs, mobile homes etc.. I have tested the safe as to pry /beating attempts. My delivery guys were given crowbars, sledges and a splitting maul to try to break in and they gave up after 45min. The way we folded the panels makes them very rigid and a thief would have to cut three sides of the bolts to get a panel open far enough to gain access. I will put it against it any sub $1000 safe in that type of attack. My honest opinion on safes:
The absolute finest gunsafe on the market is Graffunder.
Very pricey but if you can afford it buy one. Go with at least a "C" rate 1/2" steel side wall and 1" solid door.