When Something Goes Bump In The Night

It’s everybody’s nightmare, that bump in the night that sits you up listening and wondering. Is it a break-in, a home invasion, the crazies looking for drugs or money, or one of the kids headed down the hall to the bathroom?

There is no better peace of mind than protection for whatever concern might wake you in the night than Liberty’s new 9G Inprint handgun vaults.

Programmed to accept up to 15 separate fingerprints, you and your responsible family members may access protection should that need arise.

No fumbling through the dark to that unattended shoe box in the closet or having to scurry downstairs to where your full-sized safe is located. No scrambling in your car for the key to open your glove compartment. Just put your finger on the fingerprint reader and the lid pops, and there’s your gun. A smart move is to keep a small flashlight there as well; you don’t want to trip over your shoes or the dog on your way to the light switch, that makes a much bigger bump in the night.

Liberty’s handgun safes use 9g’s 5th Generation Biometric finger swipe technology, the most reliable biometric entry system available, with supreme accuracy and the lowest fail-rate on the market. That’s one of the reasons we give all our 9g smart vaults a 5-year replacement warranty on any defects.

Speed counts too. Entry through the finger swipe system can be obtained in under 2 seconds (1.63 to be exact) and accommodates 15 different fingerprints. They are portable, can easily fit in a drawer or automobile, and you can bolt them down, secure them with a cable, and brings the wonderful peace of mind that Liberty Safe has been offering for more than 25 years.

Features:

Security cable included. Optional AC adapter also available.

The most reliable biometric system available

Quick and Secure finger swipe access

15 Fingerprint Memory

Tamper Resistant Design

Sturdy Steel Construction

Fits most handgun sizes

Key Backup

Portable, security cable included

5-year warranty

 

It Tried To Take His Family

It was like a scene from that horror movie Poltergeist, where in the night, something reaches in and grabs a child. But instead of a tree limb, this was far more deadly, and  played our for real during this past April in the quiet bedroom community of Louisville, Mississippi.

Dennis Taylor, with his wife and daughter, were waiting out a terrible storm, and had secured themselves in the middle of their house for safety. Suddenly, the roar of a thousand jet engines fell on them like an anvil and shook the house to its foundation. A massive crack opened in the walls of the hallway. Lights went out, darkness fell, and creaking, snapping, hissing forces suddenly ripped into the house with screaming wind and terror, turning their fears into a sudden and stark nightmare.

They stole glimpses to see half their house simply disappear into the black. It was the edge of a huge tornado that took it away, passing right through their home. The family huddled together, holding to anything nailed down to avoid being drawn into the pull of the 185-mph winds.

When it was over, only the hallway and a few uprights remained of their home.

The F4 tornado that struck Mississippi on April 28 was three-fourths of a mile wide and was tracked for 35 miles. It did untold damage, taking at least 16 lives and millions in property destroyed, a heart-wrenching tragedy by any measure of compassion and comparison.

For this family, however, there are two good pieces of news. First, the family was okay and survived.

Second, the family’s expensive possessions—jewelry, gold, guns, important papers—all survived just fine because they were kept safe, dry, unharmed and gratefully protected inside the armored walls of a Liberty safe.

It was an older Liberty, a Franklin 45 built in 1996. Standing on the carpet of a back room, the heavy safe was lifted by the tornado’s power and thrown about ten feet, leaving it buried beneath rubble.

In the days after the destruction, Dennis had a friend with a backhoe dig through the twisted remains of the house to find the safe and set it upright. He dialed the combination and the door opened right up. Though the paint took some scratches and things inside were tumbled around, “everything was taken care of,” Dennis said.

Once again, a tornado takes almost everything, but leaves behind a miracle of sorts—a family grateful to be alive, and their most valuable material belongings smartly protected inside the best insurance that money can buy—a safe made by Liberty.

Liberty Safe–the best-built safes in the world.

BELOW:  Click play to view a YouTube testimonial by Dennis Taylor and to see the remains of his family’s home after being hit by the April 2014 tornado.

Anchored to the ground as instructed, owners of this older Liberty safe found their valuable material possessions safe and secure after their house was destroyed.
Owners of this older Liberty safe found their valuable material possessions safe and secure after their house was destroyed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dealers Who Make The Best-Built Safes Even Better

At Liberty, we do more than build safes—we improve and advance our customer’s lives. That is why enlisting the help of the best dealers in the country is so critical.

A recent example of great dealerships is H&H Shooting Sports in Oklahoma City, OK, a proud Liberty safe distributor.

In March 2014, the world-renowned business publication, INC Magazine, selected H&H from among 100,000 other medium-sized companies as one of the top 100 best-run companies in America. The magazine put H&H on its prestigious list called “The Build 100.”

The stature of this honor is greatly amplified by the fact that to even be considered, such companies must first demonstrate best practices and winning strategies, have CEOs with vision and responsiveness to market and customer expectations, and deliver outstanding products.

INC Magazine examined 22 million establishments to determine what qualities make a business great, and narrowed the list of best companies to 100,000. Landing on the elite “Build 100″ means H&H has been recognized as among the best of the best. And, H&H happens to also be the only representative from the shooting sports industry to make the list..

Miles Hall, the founder and president of H&H, said the recognition was a huge compliment to his whole company. “INC is an impressive and important publication, so this is an honor to our team, operation, and the shooters of our area,” he said. H&H has been in business since 1981, and the honor shows how valuable H&H is to reshaping the way that shooting sports are marketed.

Today, H&H has more than 120 staff team members, and it continues to grow and expand even in these rough economic times.

And, for those in the Oklahoma area, H&H is a great place to purchase your next Liberty safe because quality and service is what H&H is all about. See the March issue of INC Magazine for the full review on “The Build 100.”

 

 

Liberty Safe Announces Free Subscription for SafAlert

Liberty announced in January the subscription fee for the 24/7 monitoring service has been waved and is now included with the purchase of the SafAlert safe protection system. The monitoring service will now be provided free of charge to Liberty safe customers.

“There are many monthly service charges and subscription fees that are cumbersome for the consumer,” said Kim Waddoups, Liberty Safe CEO. “Customer satisfaction is our first priority, and offering free monthly monitoring was a priority goal that we set some time ago. We are pleased to announce that SafAlert now comes with a free subscription to the monitoring service.”

SafAlert is a wireless device placed inside the safe to detect motion, change in humidity, and change in temperature. It allows owners to monitor the status of their safes from anywhere in the world. And, should someone open the door, move the safe, tamper with it, or if a house fire breaks out, the SafElert system immediately sends an alert to the owner’s cell phone, email, and other electronic device, for up to a total of five contact points.

The subscription fee was put in place to offset the costs incurred for staff and equipment that monitored the nation-wide SafAlert network. Absorbing those activities into other company projects made possible the free subscriptions offer.
Existing SafElert customers who have already paid for the monitoring service may receive a full refund of the subscription fee by contacting the SafElert support team at 801-657-5352 ext.

 

With Rights Come Responsibilities

Our friends at Gander Mountain are running a great sales campaign right now about rights and responsibilities.

And it’s been a timely alert, too.

A recent Gander Mountain customer responded to that campaign after he inherited his dad’s gun collection. He found in a Liberty safe exactly what he needed.

“My two boys (9 and 12 yrs) are very excited about learning gun safety and hunting. I did not want their enthusiasm to get carried away to handling them without permission or to be influenced by friends to make bad choices, so locking them up is the safest way to keep them out of curious hands.”

He wasn’t disappointed and gave the safe a five-star review: “To my delight I stumbled across Liberty at my local gun store,” and made his purchase.

That’s why Liberty keeps building the best-made safes in the world at a rate of one quality job completed every 90 seconds. It’s the attention to detail that makes all the difference because at Liberty we firmly agree with Gander Mountain—”With rights come responsibilities.”

Be prepared by storing guns and ammo, Wall Street advisor says

What does chaos look like? People don’t have to go far to see examples of societal meltdowns in recent times:

In the last five years, massive riots involving millions of people in dozens of countries have hit the streets demanding changes in economic polices, austerity programs, race and religion issues, entitlement programs, and NBA finals. In total, thousands have died at the hands of police or military forces. Businesses, banks, homes and private property have been attacked, people injured, robbed, assaulted, and beaten to death. Governments fell in Egypt, Libya, Syria, with more teetering on collapse elsewhere as elections swing against incumbents.

These are no apocalyptic fantasies from a “last days” Hollywood disaster movie, it is a reality in today’s destabilized world.

Could America be next on the chopping block for massive social upheaval?

A Wall Street advisor sees similar explosions coming to America (click here for an interview of David John Marotta published in The Washington Examiner). Marotta says the culprits include the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), NSA’s spying, rising taxes, and unrecoverable debt and spending by the federal government. He calls it a “financial apocalypse” for which all Americans should get prepared.

“A bug-out bag is a good idea depending on where you live,” Marotta said,” even if the emergency is just power outages, earthquakes and hurricanes. And with your preparedness you will be equipped to help others,” he wrote.

It is a well established fact that such a tinderbox of rage will flare hot and fast in America should any national disaster or upheaval strike. Recent proof includes the hurricane damages along the Atlantic seaboard (not to mention Katrina, etc.) that triggered looting and crime, the rioting after the George Zimmerman trial, the flare-up over Detroit filing for bankruptcy, or any singular NBA or Superbowl championship. Imagine what a full-scale economic meltdown would create?

The financial apocalypse that Marotta warns of begs the question: What is the average American doing to protect his or her own valuables at home?

Marotta suggests storing guns and ammo for protection. That’s where Liberty comes to the rescue.

“Be prepared,” he wrote. “Especially because it keeps you from being scared.”

To keep your guns and ammo out of the hands of rioters or thieves, and to keep all other valuables safe in the event of storms and fire, look to Liberty Safe for real peace of mind. That’s what Liberty sells better than anybody on the planet—Peace of mind no matter what happens.

Bash In The New Year: Watch the Liberty Safe Drop for 2014!

No celebration of New Years is complete without the dropping of the ball in Times Square at the stroke of midnight.

And now you can celebrate the New Year with another family tradition: The dropping of safes at Liberty!

At 11:58 p.m. on December 31, have your family and friends gathered together in front of your computer screen. Have some popcorn, cheese ball and crackers, and pour some beverages of your choice, and then bash in the new year with a thunking, smoking, crushing crash of safe against safe, a scene of free-fall dynamics never before witnessed by New Years revelers in the history of quality safe manufacturing. It’s a wonderfully new family-safe New Year’s tradition!

 

1. At 5 minutes before midnight, click here or go to www.libertysafe.com, click on the window “200 FT Drop! WATCH 200 FOOT DROP TEST VIDEO!”

2. After the video loads, wait for 1 minute 36.8 seconds before midnight, and then hit the play button.

3. For the first minute and a half, you will enjoy the amazing survivability of a Liberty safe enduring the horrific collision of a free-falling competitor safe being dropped on top of it from 200 feet. And then it’s Liberty’s turn.

If your Internet connection speed isn’t suffering a hangover, and you’ve hit play at the exact right moment, you will enjoy at the strike of midnight the Liberty Safe Drop of The New Year!

Witness the exhilaration of a Made in the U.S.A. Liberty safe smashing its equally weighted and sized imported competitor and ripping it to shreds, proving once again that Liberty makes the best-built safes on the planet.

May you and yours be Liberty safe for 2014.

Happy New Year!

 

 

How to Stay Cool When the Heat’s On

Is your home safe going to let you down in the event of a fire? That depends on how much you understand about the basics of fire protection.

When a safe displays a sticker saying it is rated for “60-minute” or “90-minute” protection, it means it will prevent the inside temperature from rising above 350 degrees F. for the stated time period, even if the house around it is blazing away at temperatures as high as 1200 degrees F.

Why 350? Because testing by Underwriter’s Laboratory found that standard paper will start to become unreadable around 350 degrees, chars at 400 degrees, and will ignite at 451 degrees F. (remember reading the book “Fahrenheit 451”?). The 350-degree standard is used because many people use a safe to store a variety of valuables, but especially important paper items such as cash, stock certificates, wills, legal documents, contracts, etc.

What about things that would be ruined at temperatures below 350 degrees F., such as that stash of Swiss chocolate, your original 8-track tape of the Beach Boys, or grandma’s 80-year-old photograph collection?

For items sensitive to temperatures below 350 degrees F., the prudent safe owner will purchase a firebox or media cooler to put inside the home safe. These containers offer additional temperature protection for things like diskettes, CD/DVDs, backup hard drives, photographs, etc. There are several on the market that will do the job.

Be careful that you don’t fall for the trap your neighbor steps in with, “Hey, why buy a big Liberty safe when I can get all the fire proofing I need with a much smaller and cheaper fire box?”

The answer is simple: For every house fire, there are 5 burglaries. Thieves really appreciate home owners who put their valuables in fire boxes, even those that are bolted to something. Why waste valuable time beating, whacking, cutting, torching and prying at the mighty armor of a Liberty safe when you can pop a fire box off the floor with a crowbar and walk out with it in your arms?

When you shop for the right fire rating, always buy more fire protection than you think you need, especially if you live far from the fire department. Also, placing your safe on a cement floor or against cement walls improves the performance of your home safe in a fire.

“How Can I Gain 880 Pounds Over the Holidays?”

Liberty Safe’s FATBOY giveaway sweepstakes is nearing the end!  Already, two winners have been selected, and you could be the third.

Liberty Safe’s FATBOY is the industry’s premier safe with a capacity of 64 rifles, or, 8 years worth of Twinkies, or, most of your old college VW bug.

The FATBOY is built for security and weighs in at 880 pounds of peace of mind, the best money can buy. It has a fire rating of 60 minutes, and has survived tornados, floods, fires and attempted break-ins.

You could win one FREE by simply entering our FATBOY give-away contest before December 4, 2013.

The old Christmas song about “….up on the rooftop, click-click-click, down through the chimney comes old Saint Nick,” is more accurately the sound of Santa’s keyboard, entering the sweepstakes before the chimney thing. You should too.

Don’t delay! Click-click-click here to enter.

Three FATBOYS Shipping ….

No, it’s not part of the official “Twelve Days of Christmas” holiday song, but it might as well be because we’ve got a contest you won’t want to miss!

Here are Liberty, we love the Holiday Season. It is such a great time of year. As the season creeps up on us, the excitement starts to build with thoughts of being with family and friends, giving thanks, and reminiscing. Another big part of the Holidays is traveling; with some being gone for weeks at a time. We don’t want you to return from a trip, just to find that your valuables are now someone else’s Christmas present.

So, we are giving away one FATBOY safe for the next three weeks. You read it right…we are giving away THREE FATBOYS! Liberty will also deliver and set-up your safe for free ($350+ value), with guaranteed delivery for Christmas. How about that for a stocking-stuffer!

The FATBOY is one of Liberty’s most popular safes for one reason…it has awesome space! For additional information on the FATBOY safe, click here.

Entering is easy, just go to Facebook and "like" Liberty Safe. Three lucky winners will be picked for a free FATBOY safe.