Smith & Locke Electronic Safe 4.5ltr £9.49 @ Screwfix - Free C&C
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Smith & Locke Electronic Safe 4.5ltr £9.49 @ Screwfix - Free C&C

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Found 3rd Apr
Steel construction with plastic panel. Opens with a 3-8 digit code. Different coloured lights indicate when the door is open, when the battery is low and as a warning message. Includes override key and protective floor mat.

  • 4.5Ltr Capacity
  • 20mm Width Locking Bolts
  • 3-8 Digit Code Length
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Good place to hide your favourite safecracking potato 2,384,236 views so maybe the criminals local to you haven't seen this video
Edited by: "nougat" 4th Apr
A safe that tells me it's battery is low? Floor mat so the diamond's don't get scratched? Lol Perfect.
nougat8 m ago

Good place to hide your favourite safecracking potato 2,384,236 views so …Good place to hide your favourite safecracking potato 2,384,236 views so maybe the criminals local to you haven't seen this video


No potato required here:

I got this a while back works fine for around 4 or 5 months. Then the locking mechanism just breaks and you can just open it without typing the code. Also if you bang the side of it, on the right place and turn the lock it will open.
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A safe that tells me it's battery is low? Floor mat so the diamond's don't get scratched? Lol Perfect.
Good place to hide your favourite safecracking potato 2,384,236 views so maybe the criminals local to you haven't seen this video
Edited by: "nougat" 4th Apr
Brilliant idea for small homes who need to hide jewellery and such and very cheap for what it is! Hot
If I buy this and put it up outside the front door (the wall is stronger) would anyone be able to open the safe other than nick the whole thing
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SAGE91 m ago

A safe that tells me it's battery is low? Floor mat so the diamond's don't …A safe that tells me it's battery is low? Floor mat so the diamond's don't get scratched? Lol Perfect.


Most hotel room safes do the same, as they are battery operated.
peter1969uk2 m ago

Most hotel room safes do the same, as they are battery operated.

Next time I'll be sure to check if the battery in my hotel room safe is full Peter
I wonder how many people keep the override key in the safe or taped to the bottom.
nougat8 m ago

Good place to hide your favourite safecracking potato 2,384,236 views so …Good place to hide your favourite safecracking potato 2,384,236 views so maybe the criminals local to you haven't seen this video


No potato required here:

What happens if the battery dies and my money is in the safe for new batteries?
I got this a while back works fine for around 4 or 5 months. Then the locking mechanism just breaks and you can just open it without typing the code. Also if you bang the side of it, on the right place and turn the lock it will open.
Bob_Green10 m ago

What happens if the battery dies and my money is in the safe for new …What happens if the battery dies and my money is in the safe for new batteries?



thats why you get a key as well with it,but if you go by the videos you wont need either
mmachine7 m ago

i would like to see him do that with it bolted to the wall,if its that …i would like to see him do that with it bolted to the wall,if its that easy to open the safe then manufacturer should be sued,i know for price you cannot expect much but if safe can be opened that easy then just buy a dummy can and hid your valuables in that


I suspect that the locking mechanism - since it is powered by small batteries - is a little solenoid that fails in the locked position. The inertia of a drop provides the same motive force as the batteries and magnets, so hey presto a short drop and it's open.

"You can only keep an honest man out" is the maxim here.
worthinger6 m ago

I suspect that the locking mechanism - since it is powered by small …I suspect that the locking mechanism - since it is powered by small batteries - is a little solenoid that fails in the locked position. The inertia of a drop provides the same motive force as the batteries and magnets, so hey presto a short drop and it's open."You can only keep an honest man out" is the maxim here.



if thats the case then you cannot call something like this anything more than a costly card board box
mmachine1 m ago

if thats the case then you cannot call something like this anything more …if thats the case then you cannot call something like this anything more than a costly card board box


Hmm, I'm not customer services for Screwfix.
I have one of these. Very heavy. Very useful.
Good quality.
I would recommend. Especially at this price. The batteries last years.
worthinger9 m ago

I suspect that the locking mechanism - since it is powered by small …I suspect that the locking mechanism - since it is powered by small batteries - is a little solenoid that fails in the locked position. The inertia of a drop provides the same motive force as the batteries and magnets, so hey presto a short drop and it's open."You can only keep an honest man out" is the maxim here.



at least you dont need to use bump keys then to get into it
worthinger4 m ago

Hmm, I'm not customer services for Screwfix.



i was not saying you were just that these should not be sold as safes if its that easy to get into
Bob_Green32 m ago

What happens if the battery dies and my money is in the safe for new …What happens if the battery dies and my money is in the safe for new batteries?


if you want to just put notes in it you might be better off getting something like this amazon.co.uk/Hei…DIA
mmachine8 m ago

if you want to just put notes in it you might be better off getting …if you want to just put notes in it you might be better off getting something like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heinz-Baked-Beans-Perfect-Hiding/dp/B003N3FDIA


Just don't store the 'safe' on your bookshelf next to your investment guides!
mmachine35 m ago

thats why you get a key as well with it,but if you go by the videos you …thats why you get a key as well with it,but if you go by the videos you wont need either


Was joking mate that's why I did the HUKD hand slap emoji. Appreciate the reply though
Good for storing toilet tissues.
Edited by: "samirahman3" 4th Apr
samirahman349 m ago

Good for storing toilet tissues.



Pure evil you
Bob_Green1 h, 4 m ago

Was joking mate that's why I did the HUKD hand slap emoji. Appreciate the …Was joking mate that's why I did the HUKD hand slap emoji. Appreciate the reply though


I don't think he can take a joke...my comment (in jest) also seemed to go straight over his head...I appreciate it probably wasn't that funny but he seemed to take it rather serious!!!
Bit of advice, its worth taping up the battery compartment inside as I had batteries fly out of it when it was shut quite sharply and ended up getting some valuables trapped in there as due to no power going to the mechanism, it wouldnt unlock. Also couldnt find the backup key anywhere. Silly me.
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aturner1231 h, 44 m ago

Bit of advice, its worth taping up the battery compartment inside as I had …Bit of advice, its worth taping up the battery compartment inside as I had batteries fly out of it when it was shut quite sharply and ended up getting some valuables trapped in there as due to no power going to the mechanism, it wouldnt unlock. Also couldnt find the backup key anywhere. Silly me.


Always keep the key somewhere safe, and easy to find. Like inside the safe, it would be hard to lose in there.
(reposting myself) Hide it somewhere obvious, fill it with rubbish. Hypothetically if burglars break in, they will get distracted thinking the safe is full of valuables. They will probably give up trying to break in to it and steal the entire thing (doesn't look like it would hold up much of a fight).


Put your valuables in a box of Rice Krispies In the kitchen instead . Its all about diversion
Good find
I bought the 9lt one last week ( £12.99) due to some money being stolen... east to fit etc and does the job nicely.
Tomsinko37 h, 52 m ago

I got this a while back works fine for around 4 or 5 months. Then the …I got this a while back works fine for around 4 or 5 months. Then the locking mechanism just breaks and you can just open it without typing the code. Also if you bang the side of it, on the right place and turn the lock it will open.


that's what i call a safe safe!
No more secure than an old shoe box under the bed, yet it's still getting heat. Maybe it's the new "must have" to try and make your friends think you own something other than debt.
At last a safe to keep my other safe safe.
worthinger8 h, 55 m ago

I suspect that the locking mechanism - since it is powered by small …I suspect that the locking mechanism - since it is powered by small batteries - is a little solenoid that fails in the locked position. The inertia of a drop provides the same motive force as the batteries and magnets, so hey presto a short drop and it's open.


Good video here showing any design flaws etc





I lost my key for one similar to this and then the battery died so now I can't get in it.

At least my stuff is safe though.
Can be opened with a 3-8 digit code...or potato
Thanks for the reviews, I need to replace a key safe, any recommendations then as this seems a tad flawed
louisputtick45 m ago

Thanks for the reviews, I need to replace a key safe, any recommendations …Thanks for the reviews, I need to replace a key safe, any recommendations then as this seems a tad flawed


You could try one of these. It's cheaper than the deal posted, has greater capacity and can be either fixed/hung on a cup hook, or portable.

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About as secure as a £10 safe can be!
qbs5 h, 57 m ago

No more secure than an old shoe box under the bed, yet it's still getting …No more secure than an old shoe box under the bed, yet it's still getting heat. Maybe it's the new "must have" to try and make your friends think you own something other than debt.


It's worse than a shoebox under the bed, because at least an intruder doesn't know if a shoe box contains anything valuable without looking.
I once had two digital safes - although when burgled they crowbarred them both off the wall and took them! Downside is the damage they caused and the fact every important document I had was in the same place - so you lose everything in one go, without them having to search for stuff.

These are good for keeping things safe from casual visitors/family - but unless you have a real safe concreted into the floor - they're pretty useless.
If you screw or bolt it down would that mean the potato trick wouldn't as well because it requires some movement to release the solenoid?
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