Unlike Fort Knox’s RFD door (discussed on the previous page), most of the safe industry is falling into the “composite door” trap. The composite door gives the appearance of a thick door with out the cost. The draw back is that you can only bend the lighter gauge material to get the composite look. Without the extra steel to support it, the door can flex, both at the doors edge as well as the handle area. Most of the companies that use the composite system will not disclose the content and construction of the door; thus making it much harder for the consumer to understand. The ultimate loser with a composite door is the consumer. They buy a product based on the perception of a thick door and solid construction, both of which stretch the reality of a composite door.