Based on Amazon user ratings, Home Safe Review ranked First Alert 2096DF as the top-rated home safe for 2014. This model offers neither fire nor water protection, unlike other makes and models that earned lower ratings.
Fire is the primary concern of most home-safe buyers, according to Consumer Reports. Most home safes are unrated with respect to resistance to burglary, although Underwriters Laboratory does provide ratings for commercial safes. The 100 pounds, more or less, that an average home safe weighs makes it a less attractive target to burglars than other items that can be removed from the site more easily.