Good Idea! I may look into this one day. The sides look weak on this one though.
Does anyone have any recommendatons when it comes to gun safes when renting? Probably be a couple years before we buy a house so I don't want a massive safe that's a nightmare to move.
Here are the UL437 markings which show a lock less vulnerable for bumping. For what it's worth, I have not been able to bump the Kwikset version, though not an expert.
Recommend swapping in one of these locks in your rental, then restoring the cheap locks when your lease ends.
My last three moves I hired movers, if you hire movers its not a big deal. The big issue is paying the money to get it delivered up stairs in an apartment. Its hard for me since I don't have a truck or dolly.
Nice lock discussion, however. . .I would never trust the Smartkey series by Kwikset or Weiser. They may be highly resistant to bumping or picking, but the internal mechanism is extremely weak. Search for videos on "Smartkey forcing". Mr Locksmith has some of them. The locks are open in seconds with no visible damage, but the internals are shot.
I don't think you saw the videos. There is no picking involved. You just take a steel key blank and turn it in the lock. Even if you reinforce the jam and use a strong door, it's an easy way in, and a weakness that everyone should know.Nice lock discussion, however. . .
Lock picking is hardly the go to for the average meth head or run of the mill scumbag after your stuff. Ever looked at a door jam? A shoulder or a boot will open most doors first try unless it has been reinforced.
Attention is the enemy of the burglar. Get an alarm and use it!
Just so you know...
You can rent a truck from Home Depot for as little as $20, and I'd venture a guess a hand truck/dolly rental isn't too expense either. The Centurian 12 isn't THAT heavy (I have one in my closet), and a trusted friend, a brother, even a sister could help get it up the stairs.