My new little buddy is 13 months old and gets into everything so I could no longer keep a firearm in the drawer next to my chair in the living room. I bought this for one reason, to safely secure a couple firearms in the living room so that they are readily available to me and my wife but not to my little buddy. I didn't buy it for theft prevention. I have a large gun safe for that. For it's price point, this is definitely one of the nicest pistol safes out there. It works perfectly and I plan to buy another one for the bedroom.