I’ve always been a bit of a risk taker, but after reading that article on the Consumer Reports article about the consumer safety of the fireproof safe, I’ve changed my tune a bit. At first I was a bit skeptical, until I read it.
The article in question was about the Consumer Reports article and the Consumer Reports Fireproof Safe safety report. In the article, the safety of the fireproof safe was ranked as the 10th most serious consumer safety issue of 2012. After reading the Consumer Reports article, I said to myself, “This is soooo stupid.” I can now safely say that I’ll be purchasing the Consumer Reports Fireproof Safe.
As it turns out, the Consumer Reports Fireproof Safe (which is the same model as the Consumer Reports Fireproof Safe, but with a little different color) is also rated as the most dangerous product in its class. Not to mention Ive seen several people with injuries after a few accidents with these.
Consumer reports Fireproof Safe is a metal safe that is rated as having a one in five chance of exploding due to the way it’s manufactured. I think this is just one of the factors that makes it so dangerous. The biggest danger is a key is designed to open the safe from the inside, and if you use it to unlock it, you can be certain it will open from the inside.
This isn’t the first time Ive seen people get injured with this type of safety. An engineer I know suffered a serious injury after falling on it while unloading a heavy container of chemicals. Ive seen people hurt, and even killed, when using these metal safes. So, I guess Ive just never seen a product like this before I start to really use them.
I’ve always thought the safety devices were a good idea, but this is one of those times when I really wonder about the design. I mean, I can’t imagine anyone accidentally dropping something heavy on them. I can only imagine how hard it would be to unlock a key that requires you to use it from the inside. It seems to me like we’re being left in the dark about the design of the key, and are left to deal with whatever consequences are out there.
The point of a safe is to keep valuables safe. I dont think anyone should have to worry about their valuables falling out if something unexpected happens to them. I dont think the design of this product is something I would use. It doesnt look like much of a safe to me.
If you want to get a safe that you can use from the inside, it’s probably better to use something like the one we tested out for this article, or one of the safer ones out there. The consumer reports one looks better, but we don’t have any hard numbers on how many people actually want to use something with a key that requires it to be switched from the inside. If you want something in your home that is very hard to break, this is probably not it.
For the safe, we used a safe that is a little bit more robust than what we tested out for this article. It has a removable panel, a locking mechanism, a built-in keypad, and a sliding door that slides in and out. But it does not have the door that automatically opens the safe when you insert the key.
We also tested out an “autopilot” auto-open, with a key that can be used to open it. The key itself is a simple cylinder lock with a simple rotating mechanism. You can open the safe by pressing it, but you won’t be able to open it automatically until you open it.