Friday, May 12, 2023

SentrySafe Safe Box Lock Box Review

Lock Box
When our daughter went to college, we made sure she had a lock box for her spending cash and jewelry.  

One of our biggest concerns about dorm living is that she wouldn't know all of her roommates.  She was allowed to request one roommate, but the other two would be assigned.  Plus, they would all have guests visiting the dorm room.  Again, they would be students they had just met on campus.

Our daughter didn't have expensive jewelry or a lot of cash.  Mostly, she had her class ring and cash for the laundromat.  We made sure she had several rolls of quarters so she could use the washing machines.  Ironically, the quarters were highly sought after.

Something we did not think about in advance, was is the need to lock up her wallet, car keys and computer flash drives when she went to the swimming pool or gym.  That little lock box turned out to be an essential item for her dorm room.

Yes, someone could carry off the entire box, but they would not be able to slip it in their pocket like you could keys, cash, or flash drives.  

After graduation, she was able to continuing using that box for her passport, birth certificate, etc.  The SentrySafe lock box adds the additional protection for those documents by being fireproof and waterproof for an hour.

The only downside that we have found with the box is that it is heavy.  However, since she rarely lifted it, that was not a problem. Better to have the fire and water protection than to have a lighter weight lock box.

Because she had so many uses for this lock box at college and afterwards, we also purchased one for our son when he went to college.  


 SentrySafe Fireproof and Waterproof Safe BoxCheck PriceSentry Safe Lock Box

We opted for the smaller lock box since it was plenty large enough for their needs.  

  • Key Lock
  • Exterior: 14.3" depth x 15.4" wide x 6.6" high
  • Interior: 12.8" x 8.5" x 4.4"
  • Fireproof for 1 hour (depending on temperature)
  • Waterproof for 72 hrs. of submersion
  • Approximately 27lbs.
  • Made in Mexico
  • Great for Dorm Rooms or Home
  • Perfect for Under the Bed Storage

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  1. This sounds like a great idea! Thanks for the recommend.

    1. Thank you Mary Beth! My children certainly liked having their security lock boxes in college and afterwards.

  2. I can see this lock box being a necessity when living in a dorm room or even sharing an apartment with friends. Because friends have friends you don't know come over. Always good to have a plan for keeping valuables secure.

    1. You are absolutely right about the apartment sharing consideration, Elf! My thoughts were on dorm rooms because I have been receiving graduation invitations this month, thus thinking of college bound students. These lock boxes really are a good idea for every residence.

  3. What great idea, both our daughter and son went off to college and we never thought about something like this.

  4. This is a terrific idea for any shared living situation, Ms. Mouse! I like the fact that even the smaller size lock box is heavy, as it’s more of a deterrent to thieves.

  5. This is a great idea for kids going to college, and afterwards for important papers. We actually purchased one, a slightly larger one for our pertinent documents - fire safety rated and all that -

  6. What a great idea Cynthia. College days are special and they can be made safer with one of these on hand. Great gift for a grad for sure.


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