Reviews of Brinks home safes are mixed; some owners are satisfied with the value they offer and the security they provide, while others lament issues with locking mechanisms or door attachments. Overall, positive reviews seem to marginally outweigh negative appraisals.
Multiple owners appreciate the sizable interiors, reasonable pricing and practicality for home use. One buyer specifically lauds his chosen model's price in relation to its formidable solidity, considering it a significant value in terms of "cost to weight ratio." Another Brinks owner was impressed by the safe's durability, which was inadvertently tested when he misplaced the model's key. To his surprise, the model was more secure than expected; attempts to cut the hinges and remove the door were unsuccessful due to a deadbolt which secured both sides of the entry point.
In a TV news test consisting of a 30-minute controlled blaze, a Brinks fireproof safe earned good marks for fully protecting its contents from fire and water damage. The low-cost model, priced at only $16, easily measured up to or surpassed costlier competitors.
Conversely, some consumers decry assembly problems or mechanical issues with Brinks safes. For one dissatisfied owner, an incorrectly installed combination lock prevents access to the safe via its assigned four-digit code. Another Brinks owner discovered serious construction problems undermining the product's integrity. Specifically, the safe door, whether locked or unlocked, easily slips off its hinges when the model is flipped upside down.