You are so wrong. The safe companies will tell you that a dial lock is easier to break into than a push button lock.Call me paranoid if you want, . . . but there is no way I would own a safe with an electronic lock on it.
I've worked with electricity and electronics for 45+ years, . . . and if there is one thing I have learned it's this: Electrical and electronic components are blood brothers to Mr. Murphy (of Murphy's law firm), and they usually travel together.
Get a mechanical lock on your safe, . . . you can forget batteries, circuit boards, transistors, etc.
May God bless,
I have no illusions that all you have said is true SC, . . . and I respect your opinion, . . . to each his own.
What the safe company won't share with you is that the electronic component is undoubtedly cheaper to get, . . . install, . . . manufacture, . . . etc. And it may be true, . . . that they are truly harder to get into than a mechanical safe. But then again, . . . how much of the sales hype is true and how much is simply sales hype?
It also won't tell you that WHEN, . . . NOT IF, . . . the little electronic board fails inside, . . . you will be out the cost of the safe getting inside the thing, . . . unless you want to take a grinder and grind off the edges of the top so you can get inside.
Oh, . . . and yes, . . . it will fail. AND, . . . it will fail on a far more predictably soon pattern than the mechanical lock. All electronic gizmos are doomed to failure from the moment they are conceived, . . . some just take longer than others, . . . but they still fail.
May God bless,
That is why I have an electronic pistol safe (with key back up) and a dial Cannon.There is a good chance I would not be alive to tell the story if I could not get inside my safe quickly and the push button lock is the thing that saved my life.
I was living in two different houses, one in TX and one in NY, Each one had a safe with guns in it. I had to fly to my house in NY for Thanksgiving and didn't want to fly bring a gun on the plane with me. The one time that I did try to fly with a gun checked into my baggage the suit case lock was broken and the guns were almost stolen. I didn't like the fact that I had to drive to and from the airport and fly without a gun but that is what I did. Once I got to my house in either state I open the safe and got my gun(s) out. The problem was someone was living in my house since Saturday when I arrived Monday night and I did not have a gun to use till I opened my safe. Now when I visit NY I drive and travel with my gun(s)...I am glad you survived your ordeal...but you should never come into a home that you know has weapons in it without being armed.For exactly that reason..myself I never enter my home without a weapon on me ...and I have two German Shepherds and a wife who takes care of the house( IE rarely ever leaves)...
My preference is for a dial lock...it's what I'm used to and feel better knowing that it is mechanical and not electrical...but my chevy is 20+ years old and I do all the work on it...more mechanical than electrical...preference
I plan on getting one of the cannon safes from TSC if I can get the dial...they are about half what the gunstore wants for them and the only difference is the paint...and I like black