FrontRunners: Security Measures

    Despite its lack of heft, the 66-pound Döettling Colosimo (www.doettling.com) should not be taken lightly. The German safe-building company bills this 11-inch cube, named ironically for the early-20th-century XXL-sized Chicago mobster Big Jim Colosimo, as the world’s smallest safe. However, the contents of the tiny $23,800 locker are secured by a front-mounted three-digit combination lock, 16 locking bolts, 32 gilded cogs, and a locking mechanism covered by a mineral glass plate. Döttling can outfit the safe with one of its watch winders or with a stainless steel humidor, and the company includes proper mounting equipment to prevent the safe itself from being stolen.

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