A new lock-down gadget to play with! The Vecta Personal Safe is designed in the UK, manufactured in China and mine came direct from Vecta Safes (UK) Ltd. The safe is suitable for storing money, keys, passports, keys etc and despite it’s small size is rock solid. For sizes, see the link below.
The safe is shown here in the substancial packing box in which it arrived. It comes complete with six substancial metal mounting fixings (supplied) and requires a user-programmable 4-digit passcode to open (there is a master and a user code, both of which are programmable. The unit also comes complete with 2 emergency keys which should be stored separately for emergency use.
There is a nicely-readable blue display and the unit has a removeable tray and a removeable keyrack (not fitted in the photo above). I could see the tray coming in handy for coins, watches, memory sticks and more. Yep – that door really is metal(as is the whole unit) and solid-looking.
The company states that the Vecta is police-approved. Apparently, the Personal Safe is the only product in its class to achieve the Secured by Design and Sold Secure attack test ratings awarded by the UK Police and Master Locksmiths Association.
I can see this being mounted on a stone wall in the near future and by the look of the fittings (with added washers as noted elsewhere), it likely won’t come off in a hurry. Rather than reel off specs and sizes, you’ll find all of that information on the Vecta website. When I say “rock solid”, the unit is very heavy given the slim dimensions – and is unlikely to be easily damaged.
I’ll come back to this once the safe is mounted and in use. Right now the unit is in stock, is discounted at £129.00 and comes with a free Vecta Signal-blocking pouch. Finally, the box has angled sides which would make it more difficult to remove forcibly. Not sure how obvious that is in the photos – you might want to check.
In response a query in the ecomments about whether or not the unit is fireproof , a quick response from manufacturer:
“To be fire resistant would require the safe to be double skinned with fire retardant material in-between. This would make it very bulky. The Vecta safe is designed to be a slim, compact wall safe so it cannot also be fire retardant.”
This was quickly followed by a comment from one of the designers:
“Like any enclosed metal box, the Vecta will have a level of fire resistance but this is not formally accredited. The Vecta is though accredited to the highest security level in its class. Like all Safes there is a Cash rating of up to £2000 without formal accreditation, subject to confirmation from your Insurance Company.”