We just finished this Little Titan Safe assembly in a walk-in closet whose doorway is too small to move the home safe into once assembled.
That’s good, though, meaning no one can haul it out in the assembled state!
(SnapSafes are a uniquely designed safe that is delivered to you in pieces that you easily transport and assemble without tools (* see below) yet afford similar security to a comparable welded safe.)
Once all assembled it does fit nicely into the closet system as pictured at left.
Now, for additional security we do recommend using the two pre-drilled holes in the bottom to secure the safe with lags into the concrete floor. In this particular instance we may not do that do to the small doorway… or you may not be able to if you rent.
Notes for Assembling The Little Titan Safe from SnapSafe
The first thing I will mention about the assembly of your new Little Titan home safe is to not get in a hurry!
Do unbox carefully and make sure that all parts are included. The only small part(s) are the pins for holding the two included shelves and they come in a zip lock bag taped to one of the other pieces; but check nonetheless.
The door on its frame come in one box that is fairly easy for one old man like me to carry. The other box is somewhat larger and heavier and is carried easily by two old men like me, or on a cart.
Instructions were mailed to me separately and the only note there is that in one place it implies that the side liners are the last pieces to assembly and they are not; the bottom liner is last.
In the process of assembling your Little Titan it may be easy to get confused about which side is left vs right, especially as you move around the safe. But each piece is not only labeled but there are arrows on each piece pointing to front, back, top, bottom, etc.
So there really is no excuse for getting the left and right sides of the safe mixed up, like I did! Seems to be fine just the same, though.
No Tools Needed, Except…
There is no need for tools to assemble the Little Titan EXCEPT there is a note that due to tight tolerances you may need a “persuader” on some parts.
The only time I needed a persuader was when installing the door frame onto the rest of the safe.
NOTE! – make sure the clips are completely unlocked and out of the way BEFORE persuading! (Another mistake I made – remember, don’t get in a hurry!)
As per the instructions, when using the persuader I used a piece of cardboard and a piece of the protective foam from the packing to protect the finish of the home safe itself.
Last Piece To Install
The last piece is a bit tricky, at least for me. When installing the bottom liner, the shelf brackets kind of get in the way.
I was tempted to remove one or more of them when I thought it might be best to call support first.
My helper called the toll free number and immediately was connected to a pleasant person on the other end. Simultaneously to her describing the problem, the liner fell into place and we didn’t need help after all.
We did not use a stop watch or anything, but after it was all unpacked and the pieces laying in the closet I’m pretty sure it did take less than the advertised 30 minutes to assemble.
And what a nice little home safe it is!
I was actually quite shocked by how roomy the safe is, as you can perhaps get a feel for by the picture at right of two hand gun cases laying in the bottom.
Keep in mind that this little safe has a FANTASTIC fire rating, so we will use this for documents in addition to perhaps a few bits of gold and silver.
For additional protection of electronic media or documents the company does recommend an additional fireproof case for those items and then put that case in the Little Titan.
It’s hard to describe how happy we are with these Little Titan home safes for gold storage at home, other valuables, quick access to a handgun, protecting youth from firearms, fire protection for valuable documents.
Getting the picture?
If you want more info on the SnapSafe we have other articles like Where to Store Gold At Home.
The price is right for this home safe, you can assemble it in places you may not be able to install a heavy welded safe, yet the protection is very high – especially if bolted down.
Edit Fall 2013: I see they are now offering this fantastic Little Titan Safe again.
Edit Fall 2012:
Unfortunately I have learned that this safe is no longer offered for sale. According to the manufacturer, it was a popular safe but not economic to sell as its sibling, the Titan Safe, outsold it 30 to 1. I was sure sorry to hear it, but I did buy a full size Titan Safe and am very happy with it also.