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Sentry SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black

This SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File will keep your documents safe while helping you organize them. Survivacast insulation surrounds your contents in this fire proof safe for fire-rated protection. This fire safe's lid and body are designed to weld together in a fire, forming an airtight seal to protect the contents. Big enough to hold file folders to help organize documents and with a key lock for privacy, the SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File is the compact and convenient way to keep your documents organized and safe.
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Questions & Answers for Sentry SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black

Question

How can I get a replacement key to the safe 1170?

asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Jahluv
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you have two of these, they may take the same key
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
BonVoyage1949
answer 2
I WOULD THINK YOU COULD GO ONLINE WITH THE COMPANY AND THEY COULD HELP YOU. MAYBE THERE IS A SERIAL NUMBER OR SOMETHING ON THE BOX.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
LOIE7
 - WELLINGTON, FLORIDA
answer 3
It comes with two keys. If you don't feel that is enough keys then I would get a third, fourth, whatever you need MADE
NOW and put them in a safe place or with a person you trust to keep it safe.
answered 3 years ago
By
CreativeLicense
 - Washington
answer 4
I answered this earlier but it's not showing up so I'll try one more time:

(1) Call Sentry and give them your safe's model # and serial #...IIRC, replacement Fire Chest safe keys from Sentry are expensive -- about $25 per pair of them? Ouch!

(2) Take your Sentry 1170 to your local locksmith...he can make a key up for you right on the spot since he wllhae th elock to look at/work with. Then get extra keys made from that first one while you are there.

3. The locks on these sentry Fire Chests are simple, and I have read forum posts that say someone has used some other small key on them or a small screwdriver (one guy dropped his sentry Fire Chest -- not sure what model, they're all basically the sam anyway -- on its corner and it popped open!)...so you might try to use something else to open it first before calling Sentry or taking it t a locksmith. At least you'll be able to get it open and get your stuff out. Then later, you can get keys made for it at a locksmith or from Sentry. Avoid damaging the lock though trying to open it because if you do, new keys wouldn't work then.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
cloudcroft
 - Galveston, TX
answer 5
(1) I have read owner reviews that say these Fire Chest locks are so simple just about anything can open them, so you might try other similar keys you might have to see if they will work, or a small screwdriver, etc.

(2) Take the Fire Chest to a key shop and have the guy/locksmith make one there on the spot.

(3) Contact Sentry and give them your safe's model # and serial #...but the keys may be very expensive ($25 per pair?). When/if you DO get them, however, be sure to go to a key shop and get CHEAPER spares made!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
cloudcroft
 - Galveston, TX
Question

Does this product come with hanging file folders and tabs already in it?

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
TBeard
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
No it doesn't
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Lynnrx52
 - San Diego
answer 2
No it doesn't as a lot of people won't even use it for hanging folders. The
good news is, it does not need a folder
stand, they have grooved it so the hanging file holders fit in the grooves
and you can drop your folders right into
them, they move easily too.
answered 3 years ago
By
CreativeLicense
 - Washington
answer 3
No, does not have file folders.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Deercreek
 - Deer Creek, KY
answer 4
no
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Danielcl78
 - 76240
answer 5
no it does not come with hanging file folders i had to go out and buy those separate
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
gamerguy11
answer 6
no but for the money it's worth buying the folders and tabs
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
thecougarlady
 - Florida
answer 7
This product does NOT come with anything but a copy of the Owner's manual & two keys!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
djwalmartshopper
 - Ohio
answer 8
No
answered 4 years ago
By
titia
 - Nashua, NH
answer 9
No, it is an empty box. You add your own hanging file folders. I decided to just throw in a few big manilla envelopes, with contents listed on each one.
answered 4 years ago
By
shewolflinda
 - Connecticut
answer 10
No. The safe is empty so you must supply the hanging files.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
mcda23
 - Thornton, CO
answer 11
No, the safe is empty.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
leonardosmom
 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Question

does this safe have a place to bolt it down & if it does, where is it at? does it come with the bolts/screws to bolt it? Also, does it have a handle?

model # of this product is Sentry Safe Model #1170 fire safe security file.
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Can't bolt down, but it's quite heavy. It has a place to grip on front and back
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
BonVoyage1949
answer 2
No it doesn't
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Lynnrx52
 - San Diego
answer 3
I think you want a much bigger model
than this one. Remember this is under
50.00, it does not have a handle, I believe
that would cut into the thickness of the fire retardant in the walls/top of the item.
This is meant to keep your very small
precious items in or your most important
papers, its not large enough that anyone
would bother bolting it to the floor.
answered 3 years ago
By
CreativeLicense
 - Washington
answer 4
no and no
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Danielcl78
 - 76240
answer 5
No, it is not meant to be bolted down. It is portable.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
jimmaw88
 - Richmond, VA
answer 6
no
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
thecougarlady
 - Florida
answer 7
No. No and No none of these come with this safe.
answered 4 years ago
By
titia
 - Nashua, NH
answer 8
No way to bolt this down. Does not have a handle. Would be nice if it had a handle on each end.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
mcda23
 - Thornton, CO
answer 9
I answered this question earlier but it's not showing up so I'll try one more time:

I don't have mine bolted down and I don't recall if it had "drill-guide indentatons" (for bolt-holes, you drill them yourself) on the inside bottom or not -- and since no bolts/screws came with MINE, so I think not. But I don't bolt mine down, I put these into other safes (see below).

But it's no big deal because frankly, bolting any of these Sentry Fire Chest down is pointless as they are FIRE "safe," not a THEFT "safe" as the locks are so simple/crude they easily could be pried open with a screwdriver.

Consequently, IMO, they SHOULD be used INSIDE another larger "security/burglary" rated (but not fire-rated) safe/RSC that IS bolted down.

My Sentry 1170 does NOT have any handle...it's like a small heavy box that needs both hands to carry.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
cloudcroft
 - Galveston, TX
answer 10
I wouldnt worry about bolting it down...the lock is so simple just about any screwdriver could pry it open. These Senrty Fire Chest "safes" are better used when they are put INSIDE a larger safe (such as a real safe or RSC NOT fire-rated) as the Sentry Fire Chests are rated for FIRE protection, not THEFT protection.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
cloudcroft
 - Galveston, TX
Question

Is there a handle on top of box to carry box

asked 3 years, 5 months ago
By
muttons
 - melbourne, fl
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
This safe is strong and heavy. No top handle, but a place front and back to grip the safe.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
BonVoyage1949
answer 2
No there isn't
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Lynnrx52
 - San Diego
answer 3
NO, ON THE SIDES
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
LOIE7
 - WELLINGTON, FLORIDA
answer 4
No, very hard to lift.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
By
Fobo
answer 5
No, there is no handle on it,
I think if they were to put a
handle on it they would of
had to thinned out the wall
thickness and that would
not be good, as the WHOLE
idea of this is for fire protection,
so you want the walls to be
equally thick..and they are.
Its pretty heavy, I am an older
woman but I have been able
to move it around so I think
most people would be able to
also.
answered 3 years ago
By
CreativeLicense
 - Washington
answer 6
no there isnt..it is very heavy and good if you dont have to carry it around. more stationary
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
By
Tmasterson
 - Cary, IL
answer 7
There is a handle on ALL these smaller "fire-safes" but they are on the SIDE, by the lock.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
By
cloudcroft
 - Galveston, TX
answer 8
no handle
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
MtownGirl
 - Milwaukee, WI
Question

Are the hanging file folders included?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
W
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, not included.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
savvyseeker
answer 2
No folders included.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
AnneGrace
answer 3
no - holds standard 'letter' sized folders, not legal size
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
JDPOL
answer 4
no
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Nr1cowboy
answer 5
No.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
ixthus
answer 6
No
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
ButtaO
Question

is it large enough for legal size documents?

asked 2 months, 1 week ago
By
judy
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Not really - it fits perfectly for regular letter size.
answered 4 weeks ago
By
Li858
answer 2
No it holds standard size file folders. Legal size documents would have to be folded.
answered 4 weeks ago
By
Mitradakel
answer 3
No Judy -- not large enough for legal size documents unless you fold them to the traditional 8 1/2 by 11. Sorry. I own one.
answered 1 month ago
By
NJTeacher2
answer 4
No.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
CreativeLicense
answer 5
Sure, if you fold them. The files are a standard 8 1/2 X 11.
answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
By
Prepper27
answer 6
yes
answered 2 months ago
By
MookyCat
Question

will it protect negatives and cassett tapes

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - IL
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Protects, if locked in heat up to 1550 Degrees farenheit. A customer left a comment hers went thru a fire, and her documents were all safe!!!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
BonVoyage1949
answer 2
I think it will but for only a short amount of time...its not going to stay heat resistant for days, ANYTHING will have
its limits...but I would think it would be
able to last for the duration of a fire to
be put out, and hour or two...but here
again I am guessing. I think anything
you can put into a fire resistant box is
a good thing to do, it has a better chance
than if it was just in a shoe box. ==)
answered 3 years ago
By
CreativeLicense
 - Washington
answer 3
no you have to open it every week or it sweats
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Danielcl78
 - 76240
answer 4
probably not because its not like its a air tight seal but i guess if it were in a fire it would protect it
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
gamerguy11
answer 5
yes
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
By
thecougarlady
 - Florida
Question

Is this safe waterproof and what do you mean it is fire resistant for 1/2 hour????

asked 5 years, 1 month ago
By
firstforsafety
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
All I know is, it takes heat to 1550 degrees F, and a customer on site said her impotant papers survived a fire.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
BonVoyage1949
answer 2
no its not waterproof
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
gamerguy11
answer 3
The Sentry 1170 Fire Chest "safe" is NOT waterproof...some of the "higher end" (more expensive) Sentry Fire Chests are but they have to SAY that.

As for fire-rated, they are supposed to be able to resist a fire (1200 degrees F) for 30 minutes -- the inside of the "safe" is not supposed to get hotter than 350 degrees F for that 30 minute period (paper chars/burns at 451 degrees F).

Still, re: "waterproofing," I have seen the NON-waterproof rated Fire Chests (like the 1170 or 1100) in a "fire demonstration" test get water from fire hoses on them after a short fire and no water got inside because these "safes" get their lids welded shut during a fire (as was designed, it's not a defect). Sure, you have to pry them open with a prybar and hammer after a fire but so what...the safe is ruined anyway so you'll have to get another one regardless.

So in short, if you can afford a "waterproof" rated Sentry Fire Chest, get one, otherwise, I really wouldn't be concerned. And if the Fire Department doesn't get to "your" fire within 30 minutes -- as long as most of these are fire-rated for -- everything will be burned up inside anyway so it not being waterproof (or even if it is) won't matter much.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
cloudcroft
 - Galveston, TX
answer 4
Not sure if it is waterproof, but by fire resistant for 1/2 hour means... exactly that! It will protect the documents in the box in a fire for 1/2 an hour...any more and the heat may overwhelm the box and its contents.
answered 5 years ago
By
DAANNN
Question

what's $30 mail-in coupon?

I don't see how mail-in coupon works for this product? is it good for next order or is it check, what is it? tnx
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - PA
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
It is for Turbo Tax.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Deercreek
 - Deer Creek, KY
answer 2
it for Jackson Hewit taxes
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
Danielcl78
 - 76240
answer 3
This is the answer I received from Walmart's Customer service:

Thank you for contacting Walmart.com regarding the $30 mail-in coupon for the SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File.

We are writing to let you know that we received your request for information on the SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File.

There's a link directly under the product picture. It's a mail-in coupon for $30 off using Jackson Hewitt tax preparation.

If we may be of further assistance, please email us at help@walmart.com
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
PreferredAlliance
 - Lathrop, CA
answer 4
There's a link directly under the product picture. It's a mail-in coupon for $30 off using Jackson Hewitt tax preparation.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
reb177
 - Harrisburg, PA
Question

Roughly how many files can this hold?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Neckmar
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Roughly 40 files each holding 15-20 papers, I use one of ours for driver files and they have to be kept for 10 years. I have 7 years worth of files and there is still room to add current info.
answered 4 weeks ago
By
Mitradakel
answer 2
It totally depends on the pieces of paper per document. I have several years of important papers in mine, but it will vary greatly.
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
By
CreativeLicense
answer 3
Depends on the size of your files
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
GreatDanes4U
answer 4
depends what you put in the files - but, it's 8" deep inside I believe and can easily hold 20-30+ files with a few documents in each.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
JDPOL
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