Founded in 1930, SentrySafe is a global leader in offering fire-resistant and security storage solutions for important documents and valuables. SentrySafe produces and distributes fire-resistant chests, files, safes and security storage containers.

In 1930, John Brush, Sr. and his brother-in-law, Willard Punnett, opened a small shop for the manufacture of safes at 545 West Avenue in Rochester, New York. The Brush-Punnett Company was a pioneer in the stamping (metalworking) of steel safes. During a long and arduous startup period that spanned the Great Depression and World War II, the company had some success by selling safes to Vassar College for its dormitories and steel skids to Eastman Kodak.

In 1943, John Brush Sr. purchased his sister and brother’s-in-law interest and became the sole owner of the company. It was Brush’s intent to pass the business on to his sons John Jr., Richard, and Robert. The company changed its name to John D. Brush & Co. in 1955.

Brush & Co. moved into a new plant at 900 Linden Avenue in Rochester in 1968. In 1987, it began doing business under the name Sentry Group, in order to better identify the company with its trademark name safes – “Sentry”.

In 2014 Sentry was sold to Master Lock, which is a division of Fortune Brands Home & Security.

SentrySafe offers a wide range of safes designed for different purposes, including home and office safes, gun safes, and cash boxes.

Many of their safes are water and fire-resistant and provide varying degrees of protection from the devastating effects of both water and fire damage.

SentrySafe has earned a solid reputation in the industry for their commitment to quality and security.


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