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Sentry SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black

Keep important documents secure and easy to find in a SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire Safety Security File. It's ideal for tax returns, receipts, birth certificates, death certificates and other important paper documents. You can also use your SentrySafe file box to store important business papers, such as RFAs and stock certificates. This box gives you the convenience of paper documents along with the security of electronic storage. Each SentrySafe fire safe file box is UL classified to withstand temperatures of up to 1550 degrees F for up to 30 minutes. Survivacast insulation surrounds your contents in the file cabinet for fire-rated protection. The lid and body of this black fire safe file are designed to weld together in a fire. They form an airtight seal to protect the contents. The heavy SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire Safety Security File portable storage cabinet also includes a unique key lock, for added security.
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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, 10 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 2 years, 1 month 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, 10 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, 3 months 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, 9 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, 9 months ago
By
cloudcroft
 - Galveston, TX
Question

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

asked 4 years, 8 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, 7 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, 3 months ago
By
CreativeLicense
 - Washington
answer 3
No, does not have file folders.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Deercreek
 - Deer Creek, KY
answer 4
no
answered 3 years, 9 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, 10 months ago
By
gamerguy11
answer 6
no but for the money it's worth buying the folders and tabs
answered 3 years, 11 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, 11 months ago
By
djwalmartshopper
 - Ohio
answer 8
No
answered 4 years, 3 months 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, 4 months ago
By
shewolflinda
 - Connecticut
answer 10
No. The safe is empty so you must supply the hanging files.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
By
mcda23
 - Thornton, CO
answer 11
No, the safe is empty.
answered 4 years, 4 months 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, 11 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 2 years, 1 month ago
By
BonVoyage1949
answer 2
No it doesn't
answered 2 years, 7 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, 3 months ago
By
CreativeLicense
 - Washington
answer 4
no and no
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
Danielcl78
 - 76240
answer 5
No, it is not meant to be bolted down. It is portable.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
jimmaw88
 - Richmond, VA
answer 6
no
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
thecougarlady
 - Florida
answer 7
No. No and No none of these come with this safe.
answered 4 years, 3 months 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, 4 months 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, 9 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, 9 months ago
By
cloudcroft
 - Galveston, TX
Question

Is there a handle on top of box to carry box

asked 3 years, 9 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 2 years, 1 month ago
By
BonVoyage1949
answer 2
No there isn't
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Lynnrx52
 - San Diego
answer 3
NO, ON THE SIDES
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
LOIE7
 - WELLINGTON, FLORIDA
answer 4
No, very hard to lift.
answered 3 years, 2 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, 3 months 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, 5 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, 6 months ago
By
cloudcroft
 - Galveston, TX
answer 8
no handle
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
MtownGirl
 - Milwaukee, WI
Question

Are the hanging file folders included?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
W
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I don't recall any hanging folders with my safe...but I got it quite a while ago. Still, don't think they come with them.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
cloudcroft
answer 2
No, not included.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
savvyseeker
answer 3
No folders included.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
AnneGrace
answer 4
no - holds standard 'letter' sized folders, not legal size
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
JDPOL
answer 5
no
answered 2 years ago
By
Nr1cowboy
answer 6
No.
answered 2 years ago
By
ixthus
answer 7
No
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ButtaO
Question

is it large enough for legal size documents?

asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
By
judy
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
No, the SentrySafe Model File is not large enough for legal size documents. The file measures 10 3/8"H x 12"W x 8 1/2"D.
answered 1 month ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Not really - it fits perfectly for regular letter size.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Li858
answer 3
No it holds standard size file folders. Legal size documents would have to be folded.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Mitradakel
answer 4
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 4 months, 2 weeks ago
By
NJTeacher2
answer 5
No.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CreativeLicense
answer 6
Sure, if you fold them. The files are a standard 8 1/2 X 11.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
By
Prepper27
answer 7
yes
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
MookyCat
Question

Roughly how many files can this hold?

asked 2 years ago
By
Neckmar
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Probably more then the average family needs. I have two of them because I use one for business purposes.
answered 2 months ago
By
Hobo10
answer 2
It depends on how thick the files/folder are! Go to Sentry's website and see if they give the INSIDE dimensions for these safes, then measure your files stacked up to see if they'll fit.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
cloudcroft
answer 3
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 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Mitradakel
answer 4
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 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CreativeLicense
answer 5
Depends on the size of your files
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
GreatDanes4U
answer 6
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, 11 months ago
By
JDPOL
Question

will it protect negatives and cassett tapes

asked 4 years, 4 months 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 2 years, 1 month 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, 3 months ago
By
CreativeLicense
 - Washington
answer 3
no you have to open it every week or it sweats
answered 3 years, 9 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, 10 months ago
By
gamerguy11
answer 5
yes
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
thecougarlady
 - Florida
Question

How many pounds is this item? Without any possessions inside?

asked 2 years ago
By
Vi
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's about 35 or 40 pounds but that is just an estimate. I know that it is heavy.
answered 2 months ago
By
Hobo10
answer 2
I don't recall, but I'd say 20 lbs. or so EMPTY -- as they DO have thick walls (for their 20-30 minutes of fire-rating) and so ARE fairly heavy even empty. Go to Sentry's website and they should say, or, perhaps the Walmart website will say, or give the "shipping weight," which would be close. Remember though, these are not really meant to be PORTABLE "safes," just something to sit somewhere -- preferably in a secure room, vault or larger steel safe -- as they are just for fire protection, NOT for security. Even the smaller Sentry fire-safes (like their beige 1100 models with handles) are heavy, even if less so than this larger black "chest" type fire-safe. So even the little ones aren't really meant to be carried about much, if at all! Good luck.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
cloudcroft
answer 3
It should say on the info page for the product.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CreativeLicense
answer 4
30 +/- lbs.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
By
savvyseeker
answer 5
Heavy & bulky! While I can throw a 50# bag of dog food over my shoulder, the bulkiness of safe means you will not being carrying two at once, at least not very far!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
GreatDanes4U
Question

How can i get a key i have lost my key

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
Patty
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you registered it, you can order one online from www.sentrysafe.com. Even if you didn't, you can get the key code off the lock in front of the box, then go online or call SentrySafe and order new keys.
answered 2 months ago
By
BATesq
answer 2
Contact Sentry and explain the situation...if you can show proof of purchase/ownership, they can help you. As a last resort, you can pop the latch (these small fire-safes are easy to pry open) and get your stuff out, then get a new lock & key to fix it, maybe even alock & hey set from a home-improvement store might fit. Or, jsut forget about locking it ever again (as I said, the "lock" is a joke anyway as it's really just a LATCH) and as long as it's sitting upright, in the event of a fire the lid will weld (melt) itself to the body of the "safe" and it will do it's job protecting your stuff anyway. Put a heavy item on top of the lid (like a brick or rock) to have some downward pressure to help the lid weld to the body. So even if the lock is broken (but the lid is intact and no holes in it to let heat get through to the inside/contents) it will still do it's job to protect said contents from fire for 20-30 minutes (whatever it's rated for). Of course, FIRST try to get a key so you don't HAVE to bust the lock. If not from Sentry (because you lost your receipt/proof-of-ownership) then take the safe to a locksmith, and if he believes you didn't steal it (if you can convince him you ARE the owner and it IS yours), he EASILY can pick the lock and/or make you a key. Good luck...
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
cloudcroft
answer 3
Whew...that's a tough one...try calling the manufacturer.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CreativeLicense
answer 4
Locksmith
answered 11 months ago
By
Queennsofine
answer 5
Go online or call the company. There should be a code # on the face of the lock etched in like 8R2 or some 2 - 3 character sequence.

I will write mine down somewhere as well just in case. That code # is on the two keys you had at one time.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
bachman1961
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