Harsh Weather – Stronger Safes

Safes aren’t just for burglaries anymore. In fact, their biggest utility may lie in protecting against Mother Nature herself. Fireproof and waterproof safes and chests can safeguard your most valuable items when everything else goes up in flames. In this article, we’ll share some details about how fireproof safes and waterproof chests operate.

Fireproof safes and their features

Gardall Fireproof SafeJust how fireproof is a fireproof safe? And how can you tell? It’s all about the fire rating.

A fireproof safe is constructed from a double-walled steel body with a cavity filled with fire-resistant composite. Depending on the brand, this composite may be perlite, vermiculite, or (more…)

Are Gun Safes Waterproof? Protect your items from water damage.

Gun SafeAre gun safes waterproof? Our customers ask this question often and the truth is, there are NO gun safes that are truly “waterproof”. These same consumers are often misled by other companies and safe manufacturers that a waterproof gun safe exists. They claim that they have a seal around the door that will keep water out. Most good gun safes today use a “Palusol Seal” around the door named for the inventor. This expanding door seal expands to 5-7 times its size in the event of a fire. It is activated in temperatures between 212-302 degrees F.  The design of this seal is to keep heat (more…)

Data Media Safes

Storing digital media is quickly becoming more and more important in the hi-tech modern world of today. Thankfully digital storage is getting cheaper but one aspect that is often forgotten is securing such storage devices so that they will be safe from fire, water, and theft. Often times digital media has a greater actual and sentimental value than many traditional valuables. Additionally, digital media is usually much more sensitive than the typical mainstays of home safes and necessitates special care from heat and humidity. Here we’ll look at some of the basic options that are available for securing your digital data (more…)