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Are Gun Safes Hard to Break Into?

Why is a high velocity steel grinder the biggest threat to a cheap gun safe or gun cabinet?

Why is a high velocity steel grinder the biggest threat to a cheap gun safe or gun cabinet?

Substandard gun safes and gun cabinets refers to a gun cabinet passed on or sold as a gun safe. Do you think all gun safes are secure merely because they are advertised as being a high quality safe? What is the contents value of the items you intend on storing in a safe? Most of the safe break-ins are done quickly with the use of a pry bar that forces the door open or a portable high velocity steel grinder that cuts quickly through the side walls of inexpensive safes which are usually constructed with steel measuring 14 gauge to as little as 20 gauge. A high velocity...

by Larry Schneider


How are safe and vault fire ratings determined?

How are safe and vault fire ratings determined?

Did you know that heat rises and that room temperatures are significantly higher at the ceiling during a fire? Did you know the average home fire is extinguished in about 30 minutes? These are important considerations when selecting a safe because the higher the rating...the more insulation required...resulting in a higher the safe or vault cost. Fires start at the rate of approximately one every 60 seconds and result in billions of dollars in property damage every year .Please note that there are no safe and vault industry standards for fire ratings or fire testing. Tests are either performed by independent testing...

by Larry Schneider

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