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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, 8 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, 11 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, 8 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, 1 month 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
cloudcroft
 - Galveston, TX
Question

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

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

Is there a handle on top of box to carry box

asked 3 years, 7 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, 11 months ago
By
BonVoyage1949
answer 2
No there isn't
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Lynnrx52
 - San Diego
answer 3
NO, ON THE SIDES
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
LOIE7
 - WELLINGTON, FLORIDA
answer 4
No, very hard to lift.
answered 3 years 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, 1 month 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, 3 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, 4 months ago
By
cloudcroft
 - Galveston, TX
answer 8
no handle
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
By
MtownGirl
 - Milwaukee, WI
Question

Are the hanging file folders included?

asked 1 year, 11 months 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 3 weeks, 4 days ago
By
cloudcroft
answer 2
No, not included.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
savvyseeker
answer 3
No folders included.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
AnneGrace
answer 4
no - holds standard 'letter' sized folders, not legal size
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
JDPOL
answer 5
no
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Nr1cowboy
answer 6
No.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
ixthus
answer 7
No
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
ButtaO
Question

is it large enough for legal size documents?

asked 3 months, 3 weeks 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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Li858
answer 2
No it holds standard size file folders. Legal size documents would have to be folded.
answered 2 months, 2 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 2 months, 2 weeks ago
By
NJTeacher2
answer 4
No.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CreativeLicense
answer 5
Sure, if you fold them. The files are a standard 8 1/2 X 11.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
By
Prepper27
answer 6
yes
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
By
MookyCat
Question

Roughly how many files can this hold?

asked 1 year, 10 months 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 3 days 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 3 weeks, 4 days 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 2 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 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CreativeLicense
answer 5
Depends on the size of your files
answered 1 year, 8 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, 9 months ago
By
JDPOL
Question

will it protect negatives and cassett tapes

asked 4 years, 2 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 1 year, 11 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, 1 month ago
By
CreativeLicense
 - Washington
answer 3
no you have to open it every week or it sweats
answered 3 years, 7 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, 8 months ago
By
gamerguy11
answer 5
yes
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
By
thecougarlady
 - Florida
Question

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

asked 1 year, 10 months 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 3 days 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 3 weeks, 4 days ago
By
cloudcroft
answer 3
It should say on the info page for the product.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CreativeLicense
answer 4
30 +/- lbs.
answered 1 year, 3 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, 8 months ago
By
GreatDanes4U
Question

Can I get another key?

asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
By
Ida
on SentrySafe Model 1170 Fire-Safe Security File, Black
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you register it with Sentry, you give them the key code (which is on both new keys and on the lock itself) and you can always order more keys online from Sentry.
answered 1 day ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 2
You could -- direct from Sentry -- or, try a home-improvement store. If they don't have the blanks, go to a locksmith who also makes keys. It's a VERY SIMPLE latch-type "lock" so it'd be a simple key to make. Further, Sentry only makes a few different locks & keys sets for these small fire-safes, so if you were to buy several of these "safes" it's possible it would come with the same lock & key, or maybe not. I have 8-9 Sentry "fire-safes" and several of them used the very SAME key.
answered 3 weeks, 4 days ago
By
cloudcroft
answer 3
Try contacting the manufacturer.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
By
safer108
answer 4
Probably not. I'd put the key on my keychain if I was you.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CreativeLicense
answer 5
If you contact a local locksmith they will be able to make you an additional key. If you've lost your keys they can check the lock code to see if a replacement can be made.
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
By
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