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"RSC" vs. "TL" Rated Safes - Differences Explained

We understand that purchasing a safe can be a daunting task. Purchasers typically examine or consider:
  • Steel Thickness of the Body and Door
  • Does the safe have an Inner Steel Liner
  • Locking Bolts - Quantity, Bolt Diameter, and Location 
  • Fire Rating
  • Weight of the safe
  • Proposed Location of the safe including physical space limitations
  • Size of the safe to accommodate Present and Future Content Needs 
  • Design of the safe
  • Insurable Contents value to be Protected
  • Interior Configuration of the safe
  • Budget

Providing accurate and transparent information to our customers are the cornerstones of our Mission. The options above indicates the degree of protection that a safe or vault will provide its contents in the event there is an attempted burglary or fire. To receive a performance rating, the safe must be built to a construction standard and/or specification and additionally be independently tested by attempted break-in or fire to make sure it meets such standards. MERIK provides the following options: 

Option #1: MERIK "RSC" Rated Safes 

MERIK "RSC" Rated Safes are built to exceed U.L. (Underwriters Laboratories) RSC (Residential Security Container) Standards. 

Merik Matrix Gun and Rifle Safe

U.L. RSC Rating requires the Safe Door to successfully resist entry for a net working time of 5 minutes when attacked against rigorous prying, drilling, punching, chiseling, and tampering attacks by UL technicians.

Estimated INSURABLE contents value*:

    • With an alarm system: up to $10,000
    • Without an alarm system: up to $5,000 

Option #2: MERIK U.L. "TL-30" Rated High Security Safes

TL vaults
U.L. TL-30 Rating requires that the "Safe Door" to successfully resist attack, using common mechanical and electrical hand tools, carbide drills and pressure applying devices or mechanisms and any combination of these means, for a net working time of 30 Minutes.
Estimated INSURABLE contents value*:
    • With an alarm system: up to $375,000
    • Without an alarm system: up to $195,000   

Option #3: MERIK U.L. "TL-30x6"  Ultra High Security Safes

The U.L. TL-30x6 Rating requires the "Safe Door and all 6 Sides of the Body" to successfully resist attack, using common mechanical and electrical hand tools, carbide drills and pressure applying devices or mechanisms and any combination of these means, for a net working time of 30 Minutes. 

Estimated INSURABLE contents value*:

    • With an alarm system: up to $500,000
    • Without an alarm system: up to $275,000 

Option #4: MERIK U.L. "TRTL-30x6"  Ultimate High Security Safes

U.L. TRTL-30x6 Rating requires the "Safe Door and all 6 Sides of the Body" to successfully resists attack, using torches, common mechanical and electrical hand tools, carbide drills and pressure applying devices or mechanisms and any combination of these means, for a net working time of 30 Minutes. 

Estimated INSURABLE contents value*:

    • With an alarm system: up to $1,000,000
    • Without an alarm system: up to $500,000

*NOTE: Total Insurable Contents Value is the estimated value of the contents (property) stored within a safe or vault often covered in an insurance policy. It is the maximum dollar amount that an insurance company will pay out if an asset(s) that the insurance company has insured is deemed lost due to theft or fire. You should always ask your insurance broker for guidance on content value and insurability before buying a safe, and for recommendations that may result in reductions in your insurance premiums by having an (Underwriter Laboratories) U.L. Listed TL-30 Safe, a TL-30x6 Safe, or a TRTL-30x6 Safe. Insurable Contents Value applies to MERIK U.L. rated Safes. 

 

 

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