I have a decent little safe. Keeps the kids out for sure. As for thieves I don't know. I let the DOGS handle that problem. The safe and the dogs are in the same room.
If I was a theif, I could bypass your dogs in 2 seconds... Hit the fridge/freezer first, grab a meat/food toss it on the floor and they are my friends forever. meanwhile, I either cart off your safe, or do whatever I wanted in your house. Dogs have big bark, but unless it's a trained guard dog, very little bite.
Depends on the theif... your crash and bang, yup, their gone... if it's a profession theif that is coming in... dogs don't scare them, it's really easy to lure dogs with food into a room and close the door. Problem neutrilized.Just saying, dogs are a feel good home protection device and that's about it. Scares kids, and doesn't really deter a thief... gang banger yes, theif no.
What safe do you trust and use?At what point is it marketing/sales hype and what are the tried and true safe specs a homeowner should have.