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Sentry Fire-Safe HD4100 Review

Fire Prevention Month

Fire-Safe HD4100

October is Fire Prevention Month. Fires are one of those things that you can never predict. You can work to prevent it by dousing a camp fire or keeping chemicals away from an open flame, but the truth is, you can’t prevent it from ever happening. So part of my prevention is to be prepared.

I have a Sentry Fire Safe that I keep my most prized belongings in, but I have a lot of paperwork as well. I have insurance papers and birth certificates and grandma’s marriage certificate and old photos that cannot be replaced, and well, you get the idea. Most of these things have no real monetary value, but they are priceless to me. And for these priceless items, I put my trust in SentrySentry has been around since 1930 and making things safe is ALL they do! On top of that, it’s ALL American Made. Yes, I’ll be putting my trust in Sentry!

I have the Sentry Fire-Safe HD4100. It is specifically designed to keep your paperwork, CD’s, and DVD’s safe; and this particular model is about the size I need. You should remember though, once you start deciding what you want in there, your list keeps growing. Perhaps before you actually go to pick out your own, you should start collecting all of the things you want in it so that you can get the size you need. At first thought, most people think, “Oh, I only need space for a few pages of paper.” But once you physically collect all of the items that you want to put in there, you will be surprised at how much room you really need in your Fire-Safe.

Let’s look at some of the features of the HD4100.


  • ETL Verified 1/2-hour fire protection for CDs, DVDs, USB drives and memory sticks up to 1550°F
  • Privacy Key Lock
  • UL Classified 1/2-hour proven fire protection
  • Waterproof Seal-ETL Verified
  • In-lid holder for CDs and DVDs

If you are like me, you’re thinking, “A half an hour isn’t very much protection.” Normally, I would say the same, but according to the National Fire Protection Administration, it says that in 3-1/2 minutes, a fire can reach over 1100 degrees. I am sure that some fires are hotter (depending on the circumstances) but I assume the National Fire Protection Administration knows what they are talking about. So I am also assuming that the average home fire is 1100 degrees. Since the HD4100 will protect up to 1550 degrees for CD’s, DVD’s, Memory Sticks, and USB Drives, I figure that my paperwork will be protected with an even hotter fire.

On top of those features, Sentry will also replace your Safe if you should ever have a fire. That in its self is fantastic. Try to get that out of some other brand. It isn’t going to happen.

I contacted Sentry and they are allowing me to give away this exact model. So if you would like one of your own, I have just the thing. When I get the details worked out, click on the link and enter to win your very own Sentry Fire-Safe HD4100!


So, do what you can to prevent fires and be prepared in case it strikes.

Take care and be safe,


I Started out in 1976 trying out to sing in bands but no bands were interested in me. In 1977 I started playing guitar. The individual that was teaching me (who for now will remain anonymous) told me that I would NEVER learn how to play guitar because I had no sense of rhythm. I joined my first band in 1978 called "Dead Center" in Jacksonville, Florida. I played an Aspen guitar, black; a Les Paul copy and in 1981. I gave that guitar to the teacher who said I'd never learn to play. I wrote my first song in 1979 or '80. Over the years I have been in many bands but my passion has been songwriting. I have written well over 100 songs and though the early ones were kind of rough around the edges, I think that most of them could be dusted off and given a new facelift. Today I am still working on my songs. Currently I can play guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, harmonica, and Native American flute. The flutes that I play are ones that I made myself. My guitars are the Epiphone G-400 faded, an Ibanez RG370 DX, an Epiphone G 1275 double neck guitar. My acoustic guitars are an Alvarez 12 string and an old Kay guitar. My drum set is a Peace drum set. I do my recording on a Zoom HD16.
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  • adrien beatty
    October 16, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Absolutely love this review!!

  • Vanessa Richard
    October 14, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    love the review sounds like it keeps paper work safe would love for a safe place for paperwork and photos

  • carla brashers
    October 14, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I liked the review. I just makes me want one even more.

  • Karen Rennirt
    October 14, 2012 at 7:57 am

    I have a small fire safe but this one would be alot better for our paperwork like birth certificates, titles, social security information and I like that it’s good for half an hour in a fire.

  • Richelle L Leffler
    October 14, 2012 at 7:40 am

    good review i need a safe 🙂

  • Johnetta Dawson
    October 12, 2012 at 7:32 am

    I would love to have one to keep birth certificates, social security cards, tax papers, and some pictures in.

  • Jamie S.
    October 12, 2012 at 1:35 am

    This really was helpful and timely. I appreciate your review and your reminder to care about fire safety. Awesome!!

  • Ben
    October 12, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Sentry makes good stuff. Great review on a great product.

  • Patty Vazquez
    October 12, 2012 at 1:23 am


  • October 12, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I like that it has a CD and DVD holder area. Thanks!
    Amie Olson

  • October 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    What a great product to give away!

  • dave
    October 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    great review!

  • Megan
    October 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    So true about needing a bigger safe, the one we have is getting to small and bends a standard sized paper.

  • Julie B
    October 11, 2012 at 2:33 am

    My fave feature may be that it can hold file folders! Genius.

  • Brandi Perkins
    October 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Love this!! This would come in handy since our last one was in a fire & is a little deformed!! But everything inside is still good!!

  • October 10, 2012 at 10:59 pm


  • Michelle Rogers
    October 10, 2012 at 1:11 am

    We really need to buy a safe. How heartbreaking if we lost all our pictures.

  • Paige Miller
    October 7, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Love this!

  • kelly mcdaniel
    October 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Nailed it in your review and i love sentry’s products already!!!!!!

  • Rosa Espinal
    October 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I have been wanting a safe for some time now.I need one and this one looks like it fits the bill.Thanks for this chance.

  • Mike W Davis
    September 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    great review– I really like this one–

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