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Yale home safes review

by | Jan 31, 2020 | . | 0 comments

Yale home safes are probably one of the best known lock brands in the world. It was Linus Yale that patented the pin tumbler lock that nearly every modern lock draws its design and heritage from. Alas in this day and age famous brand names are traded by large corporations.

They only see them as a number on a balance sheet. The once proud Yale name which was synonymous with quality is now owned by Assa Abloy. Assa Abloy are one of the worlds largest lock companies.

Check out the review on Yale safes that AMAZON client did, click here to read 

Now they have put the Yale name on a huge range of security items that are made in China. In my opinion the Yale home safes range are nothing more than a cheap version of all the others. Cheap low grade safes being produced en mass from Asia. These safes are pitched to the Home safe market which are generally sold for less than $500.

Yale Home safes Service in Brisbane

The word safe is one that is now used very loosely. When a company produces a tin box, whacks a lock on it and sells it for $60 (as is the case with Bunnings). Surely no one seriously believes it will keep the crims away from their goodies for very long.

Sadly this is the case however if only the public did just a wee bit of research. Very quickly they would soon find, its all about ratings. Fire ratings and cash ratings to be more precise.

Which make comparing various “safes” more straight forward and allow people to understand just how safe or vulnerable their possessions will be when stored in a particular safe.


Yale Home safes logo

An instantly recognisable brand !

Yale Home safes digital key pad
Yale Home safes small

This Yale “safe” weighs 16 kg, seems a bit light for a safe to me !

I have inspected and sold most Yale home safes and I will continue to sell them. However I always warn potential buyers that the Yale home safe range is just that, a home safe. They have a very low “cash rating” (sometimes called Insurance rating) which simply means they are only suitable for protecting small amounts of cash and low values of jewellery.

The fire ratings some of their safes have are similar to many others on the market. Their warranty is reasonable but there are NO SPARE parts available. This means when electronic lock fails after 3 years you will have to buy a brand new safe.

We have over 300 Google reviews and 98% are 5 star

I invite anyone thinking about choosing any of the Yale home safes (or any other low grade safe) to come down and have a look at our safes and compare them. I would rather a customer walks away from my showroom armed with all the facts rather than sell them the wrong safe. Its easier to say nothing and take the cash but thats not me.

I invite your calls (even those from the Yale home safes reps) and look forward to assisting you.


Note : Assa Abloy owns the Lockwood Lock name as Well as Yale !


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Tim Krekt
Tim Krekt
19:46 14 Sep 21
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Harrison Pozzebon
01:44 03 Sep 21
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Sandra W
Sandra W
04:07 23 Aug 21
Great service - very efficient and professional- responded quickly to change locks following a break and enter. Exactly what you need after the harrowing experience of a home more
Cyrus Parsa
Cyrus Parsa
22:26 17 Aug 21
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Roger Thompson
Roger Thompson
01:14 14 Aug 21
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Angela Barlow
Angela Barlow
03:47 13 Aug 21
Called in with a padlock issue which was fixed on the spot. Wayne provided great advice on how to avoid the issue occurring in the future. Thanks 🙂read more
Todd Furlong
Todd Furlong
20:53 05 Aug 21
The service from KGB security was above and beyond. They gave me advice on restoring an antique safe for display and even helped me find parts. Highly recommend there more
Steve Groves
Steve Groves
06:46 07 Jul 21
Even several years after I purchased a safe from KGB they provided prompt and personal service to help me out they have a great customer focus. I highly recommend themread more
Hiba Bee
Hiba Bee
05:05 02 Jul 21
I needed my car key repaired, I had no idea if that was possible or if i was even at the right place. I rocked up at KGB Coopers Plains with no mask on and we are in LOCK DOWN :OI was KINDLY reminded that I needed to have a mask. No attitude, No frowning, just absolute POLITENESS. I eventually managed to find a mask in my car.Although they were not able to help me, they took the time to have a look at my problem (key) and even gave me a temporary solution. Thanking you Jamie. I was also directed to the right place/person and offered to call that person for me. Thanking you Wayne.Though this is just the normal way to interact with one another. It seems these days that a lot of people have forgotten that we all need one another and a simple smile or a kind word go a long way.Best customer service 🙂 Once more, Thank you to both Jamie and Wayneread more
Winston Axel Jones
Winston Axel Jones
00:16 19 May 21
Wayne was able to get Paul their master locksmith to open my cash drawer within a matter of seconds, due to the cheap design and locking mechanism it was deemed an unviable repair for which they didn't charge me anything. Very professional operation and I have no hesitation in recommending them for your lock and security needs, now or in the more
Anh Lim
Anh Lim
04:41 17 Apr 21
Cal and his team are exceptional. One of our business safes wouldn’t open over the weekend... I contacted Cal on the Saturday and he organised a specialist locksmith to arrive at the store and sort out the problem. They provided prompt, professional and reliable service. I highly recommend KGB Coopers Plain!read more
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