Since everything RPNB sells is generic, Chinese-made product, this device is likely to show up on Amazon under different brand names. For example, it was marketed as an AmazonBasics product at one time. Anyone who buys a device that looks similar to this, regardless of the brand name associated with it, should examine the device closely to see whether it has the design defects discussed in this video.

 

This safe was examined on February 10, 2020.

 

Somehow, RPNB ended up importing from a company that exports widely enough that the RP1136 is identical to the Bulldog Vaults BD1135. In fact, the RPNB and Bulldog Vaults product lines overlap with regard to more than one product. This particular device, the RP1136, is so flimsily made, so poorly designed that I wouldn’t recommend for storing anything of any value.

 

This safe was examined November 8, 2019.

 

This device is another import sold by Bulldog Vaults. The Bulldog Vaults version is called the BD4060, the RPNB version RP4060. The Bulldog Vaults version has an added feature inside that presents the handgun for easy removal, though aside from this one feature both devices share the same security flaw. As can be seen in this demonstration and the RP1136 demonstration, the RFID tags for the different safes out there are mutually compatible.

 

This safe was examined October 16, 2019.

 

As of September 2019, the RPNB RP19001F is an Amazon “#1 New Release.” It is a generic, Chinese-made import that would keep a small child out of it for a time, until the child is big enough to wield a screwdriver. Even if someone didn’t want to take advantage of the vulnerability I discuss on video, that person could still pry at the lid and force the latching assembly to fail; the mechanism inside is an ordinary spring-release design that cannot resist prying.

 

This safe was examined September 2, 2019.

 

This device suffers from the most common security issue I come across. The spring-release latching mechanism can be access directly through a hole in the front of the box. In addition, as I demonstrate on video, the bypass lock is not particularly strong. Many of these wafer locks that take a laser-cut, inner-groove key lack the physical strength to resist being forced with a screwdriver. This style of lock must have a side-bar component if it is going to resist forced entry.

 

This safe was examined October 19, 2019.

 

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