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SentrySafe | HDC11E
Home Defense Center Corner Safe
Beautiful & Compact Long-Gun Storage!

Item # SEN-HDC11E
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John Dean

John Dean says:
Sentry Safe's HDC-11E Home Defense Center looks good
and saves space, yet keeps handguns and a shotgun
quickly and quietly accessible - even in complete darkness!


Sentry Safe Home Defense CenterOne of the most common concerns we hear is that the large gun safe is in another room or in the garage and not very handy in case of an emergency. With Sentry Safe's Home Defense Center, you can store a long gun plus a handgun in the "at-the-ready" position right in the corner of your room. Kids are safe and burglars are frustrated, but homeowners have peace of mind.

Compact Design That Won't Overpower a Room

Sentry's HDC-11E Home Defense Center is attractive and unobtrusive enough to be placed in the corner of a bedroom without looking out of place. It's also the perfect size to fit snugly in a corner of your closet, where you can grab your weapon at a moment's notice. And with its small footprint, it won't hog your coveted storage space.

Ready Access to Your Weapons - Even In The Dark

The pushbutton electronic lock is on the top of the HDC11E, making it easy to slip your hand right onto the buttons. LEDs automatically illuminate to enable you to open your Home Defense Center in complete darkness, should you have to, and the mechanism is almost silent. When you enter the combo, the handle automatically lowers and the safe opens quickly and quietly without alerting anyone that you are using it. You can grab your pistol or shotgun without losing the advantage of surprise.

Sentry Home Defense Center open
The door opens wide for easy access.

Clever Space-Saving Design

The safe's footprint is square, and the door is actually like two sides of the square. Outside hinges and an "L" shaped door (see video) result in a large safe opening for quicker loading and unloading. You can easily grab your weapon without it tripping up on the bottom or edge of the safe.

Battery Operated With Full Manual Backup

The Sentry Home Defense Center runs on four AA batteries which can be replaced from outside the unit, but it also has an override key which will work even without batteries.
The HDC-11E pry-resistant door
Pry-resistant lip.

Built-In Pry Protection

The HDC-11E also boasts built-in pry protection, thanks to the door's angled lip which mates to a steel channel running the full height of the door. It's a nice addition that adds more burglary protection than one might expect at this price point.

Long Gun Storage with
Barrel Containment System

Sentry Home Defense Center gun clip
The Barrel Containment System practically hands you your gun.
The bottom storage area is for a long defense weapon. The barrel containment system is flexible and user adjustable that will fit 80 percent of long guns (shotguns, carbines, AR-15s). There is also a shelf near the top that has a little separator that will hold a handgun in the upright position. Whether you reach for the handgun, a rifle or a shotgun, it's right there waiting for you.

The secret compartment for the Sentry Home Defense Center.
A false floor hides an extra storage area.

And...A Secret Compartment!

What looks like the floor of the safe is actually a piece that hides a compartment for storage of smaller valuables. If you didn't know it was there, you'd never find it. Okay, it's a while since I've been a kid, but I still get a kick out of secret compartments. (I guess that sort of explains my career.)  

Cool Ultra-Capacity Modification

Shh! Don’t tell, but It’s Expandable! While the barrel containment system snugly holds a single long gun, I wondered if there might not be a way to fit more weapons inside. Well, if you're willing to do without the convenience of the barrel containment system, a customer told me how removing it and using an accessory called "rifle rods" let him fit more weapons in the HDC, and I shot a video around it:

A simple rack radically increases the HDC-11E's capacity.

Pretty cool, huh? For some applications, this may be the only gun safe you need.

Sentry Home Defense Center tray
The HDC-11E has a handy resting spot for all your loose stuff.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Sentry has outdone themselves with the Home Defense Center. They've created a completely new category of safe. We've had compact, attractive, yet stealthy electronic handgun safes like Gunvault's MVB-500 MicroBioVault for a while. But now Sentry's thought "out of the box" to create one that brings similar qualities to a long gun safe.

This neat little safe is long overdue. It's a surprise that no one thought of this before. I wish I had!


  • Solid steel construction
  • Electronic pushbutton lock with built-in illumination
  • Full manual override
  • Large one-inch bolts
  • Pry-resistant door and hinges
  • At-the-ready handgun presentation
  • Adjustable barrel containment for long guns
  • Integrated shelf to hold a handgun
  • Outside hinges allow the door to open beyond 90 degrees
  • Whisper-quiet hardware


  • Outside dimensions: 54.4"h x 11.2"w x 12"d
  • Inside dimensions: 46.9"h x 8.8"w x 8.8"d
  • Weight: 110 lbs.

    Video Transcript

    Hi Iím John Dean with Dean Safe Company and Iím excited to show you a new safe that we just received from Sentry. It is called a corner safe, the model number is HDC11E.

    It is a great size for just one or two guns. Itís 47Ē tall by 9Ē x 9Ē, and it is designed to fit into the corner of a room or a closet. The thing just kind of blends in.

    I want to show you some of the really cool features on this safe. The nice part about this type of a safe is that you can get into it very stealthily and very quickly. When you tap any one of the buttons the light comes on, now we will put our code, and I donít know if you can hear that, but it is really quiet, the code does not make any beeps, the bolts retracted, the handle fell down slightly.

    You open it up and you have immediate access to your weapon, itís got a barrel containment system which I can show you more about later, you grab your gun and you are ready to go.

    This Sentry safe has some pretty darn tight tolerances here. And they have something which is pretty clever, Iím not quite sure how well you can see this, but this is bent here, that adds structural strength, but that alone is not enough to keep this highly pry resistant. What they have done is reinforced the channel. This bend which is on both sides, and the channel which is on both sides, is going to give you a lot of structural strength for something like this. I think they are really thinking overtime on this product.

    I would also like to point out that this interior is adjustable, up to a point. If you have a little bit longer gun, you can move this containment system up or down, you can also move it in or out, it is adjustable. You have two slots for it, and you can raise your pistol thing up, if you have a little longer barrel, now, from where it is now, you are looking at 39-1/2Ē. If you move it to the next slot up, it is two inches higher, at 41-1/2Ē or if you pull it out all together, letís say if you have a long gun, it is 46-1/2Ē and it will be fine.

    So we have a really nice rest for your pistol. And what is kind of neat about it is, that if you are right handed or left handed, you can move this around and put it on either side. I would also like to point out, that it has a very clever little secret compartment, right down here. And you can keep your ultra private stuff down in here. Your rifle sits right on top of it.

    We have four buttons which light up. I will show you that in just a moment. This is the battery compartment, which opens up easily, it has four double A batteries, and maintains the combination when the batteries are dead. You have a key override, in case there are other issues. You have a nice soft pad here, that is just perfect for putting some of your stuff on it when you go to bed at night.

    We just turned off some of our shooting lights so we could give you a better example of what this is going to look like at night. You hit any button and a blue light comes on. It is not too bright, it works just fine. Every indication gives you a green light, then it unlocks. It is that easy.

    One of the things that they have done which adds that little extra plus, is that they have given you a bolt down kit. Now if you are going to put this in a corner, of course it is a corner safe, so you probably will. It is going to have two by fours in that corner. It is just the way homes are built. Now you have a little slot down in the bottom and you have one in the top as well. This bolt is designed to go through that. You also have a couple of washers here, and a few other little goodies to help you for different situations. But these also come with it. If you have molding and it keeps the back of the safe away from the wall, you put these in and what these will do is keep you about an inch away from the corner of the wall. That should cover all molding available. And you have some really strong bolts. I think this is a really great little add on for this kind of safe.

    Putting your rifle back in is not a big challenge, you just set it down, and close it. Notice you have a wide door opening. I think a cleaver guy could probably figure out a way to get two or three rifles in here. You just close it down, turn the handle up, and it is locked, it is really nice.

    I think now why you can see why we are so excited about this little product. It has reached a new market segment we have never seen before. The Sentry Home Defense Center is a good little product. Thank you very much.

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