So I am old school meaning I buy safes with dials not with keys or digital. But a local store here is having a sale on gun safes some are huge, bigger safe means I need to fill it . And those that are on sale are digital keypads. So I am old school tech nerd, going back quite away. But the digital safes and keypads have me concerned. I decided to gather some intel and see how safe digital safes are. I asked a few locks smiths in town, they said that consumers prefer electronic locks for convenience. On the other hand, most of the locksmiths believe that the “old-fashioned” dial locks will be more reliable in the long run. They also said there calls on digital safes is 20-1 over dials. My concern was the keypad and trigger mechanism that could be outsides the safe, well they say the same that a solenoid could be triggered on some safes I wont say which he told me, but some are built from heavy steel 750 lbs , only to be opened by a 9volt battery. They are prone to issues as well as lock outs some if you miss punch you are locked out for 5 minutes when you think its takes the cops 10 to get there do you want to be locked out of your own safe ? They said the more the safe is used on a digital the more it is prone to breaking where as dials are pretty much life long unless a dial slips and needs resetting but this does not affect safety just access and is very rare. Most all safe lock out are due to forgetting the combination or in digital safes programming it wrong. The post would be way to long to go on a comparing spree, about security and fire other then in a fire most digital can not be accessed and require drilling due to the electronics shorting out. Meanwhile most safes with dials if intact will work depending on heat of the fire. Digital pads take hardly any heat to be disabled. Even steel tapped button locks have silicone sensor covers over their switches. Ideas , thoughts ? Pic is just a sample.