Celebrate Liberty with a Liberty

Where were you on July 4, 1776?

If you were a colonial soldier and owned a Liberty safe in the 1770s, here’s an idea of the arsenal you could have stashed away—

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When colonial Americans went hunting for liberty, they found part of it beginning in 1776. The other part didn’t come along for 200 years. but it was well worth the wait

Any patriot worth his saltpeter would have stored enough flintlock pistols for each member of the family. Thanks to Liberty’s ingenious Accessory Door Panel, they could store up to ten pistols, each in their own individual pistol pocket—loaded and ready to go.

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Flintlocks, muskets, rifles, powder, cartridges, everything the colonial soldier or modern-day gun owner could want are easily organized in Liberty’s ingenious Accessory Door Panel.

That many flintlocks could keep a column of redcoats whooping and hollering for cover long enough to let your family escape into the hills for safety.

What about your neighbors? Nearly every farmer owned one or two Brown Bess muskets. That’s not a bad gun—fast to load, good in close combat, but not very accurate. A Liberty “Colonial 23” can hold up to 25 muskets with ample room for all of grandma’s journals, great-grandpa’s pocket watch from London, the old 1608 family bible with all those baptismal dates, and an early draft of the Virginia State Constitution.

Had the redcoats caught wind of such treasures, they would have broken all their bayonets, wagon tongues and horses trying to pull apart a Liberty safe. Who could have imagined it, a Liberty defeating the world’s greatest army?

The British also set fire to farm houses all across the colonial landscape. Had these homes been equipped with Liberty safes, the Brits might have given up on such arson. Why even bother when Liberty safes have such awesome fire ratings?

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From Minute-Man duty to Valley Forge endurance, Liberty safes are built to resist damage from heat and fire for whatever duration they might throw at you.

It’s been estimated that only 20 percent of the lead fired in open-field battle ever hit their targets. That’s because muskets are not very good. Patriots who could afford it traded muskets for long rifles. These were slower to load but much more accurate.

Naturally, if General Washington got word that you had Liberty’s “Big Boy” with 64 long rifles neatly stored inside, he no doubt would have commissioned you to lead his sniper squad for special duties.

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Liberty’s BIGBOY premium and best-selling safe can hold up to 64 muskets, or, for the modern American, 64 rifles with room to spare for other valuables.

Down at Mosby Tavern, we can safely guess that their daily conver-sations included the problem of ammunition storage. Liberty owners know the answer. “No worries, mate. Liberty safes have ample space for pounds of powder, flint, cartridges, bayonets, and a few sets of pick-and-brush to keep your guns’ pans and touchholes whisker clean. Oh, and you can hide a bottle or two of your favorite whistle belly or blackstrap, but don’t tell your missus.”

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Liberty’s Ammo Can is the ideal storage box for your powder, flint, cartridges, or any modern ammunition and supplies you need. Lockable and separate from your gun collection.

It’s been 239 years since the start of America’s break for freedom. At the end of their long and difficult struggle the Founding Generation secured for themselves an elusive treasure worth dying for, a treasure called liberty.

In a lot of ways that’s what Liberty’s patrons may also claim. When they close the heavy bolted door of a Liberty safe, they are putting out of harm’s way those precious things that cannot be replaced. They ensure for themselves and their posterity the finest peace of mind that only Liberty can provide.

Liberty Safe, makers of the best-built safes in the world. (By the way, we’re pretty confident George Washington would have ordered a “Presidential” with the optional dehumidifier, SafElert and interior lighting package.)

An Hour’s Drive From Liberty

This happened to a friend of ours just an hour’s drive from Liberty’s manufacturing and shipping complex in Payson, Utah.

In mid June, a retired husband and wife were at home in the middle of the day. He was out weeding the garden on the side of the house. She was in the basement cleaning up. It was routine for both of them—a routine day, a routine chore, a routine expectation.

Unknown to either of them, a stranger had been watching from nearby. Seeing his chance he quickly made his move.

The burglar entered an unlocked side door leading to the kitchen. There he found the wife’s purse on the counter. He took out her credit cards and car keys, and hurried to the car parked on the driveway. He climbed in, started the engine, and drove away.

The husband and wife had no idea a felony crime had been committed against them. It was the middle of the day, and with the car gone she thought he had left for an errand, and he thought the same of her. It wasn’t until an hour later when they found each other in the kitchen with her purse turned upside down that the shock and gut-wrenching realization of what had just happened began to piece together.

Police were called, the process of reporting and recovery was started, but too much time had passed to prevent the additional loss that came from the stolen cards. Today, they are still picking up the pieces and trying to mend. However, the good news is that their insurance is handling the car, charges on their cards are being reversed, and a Liberty safe was protecting the most valuable items of all, next to the family members themselves.

The armored walls of a locked Liberty safe prevented bad from becoming worse, and “things replaceable” from being inflated to include “things lost forever.” Had they not been home would the burglar have cased out the rest of the house? If so, he would have hit a dead end with a Liberty safe.

That’s why Liberty tells its customers that a home safe can provide a peace of mind like no other. With SafElert constantly on guard, even a Liberty safe has that double-duty security at work. Any attempt to open the safe door, move it, or if a fire breaks out, that internal wireless alert system instantly sends a text and email message to your choice of cell phones and email accounts, with a heads up that something suspicious is happening at home.

That’s the promise of Liberty: peace of mind and a life-time warranty to back it up—especially when a beautiful June day is stealthily disrupted by a callous criminal who preys on unsuspecting people like our good friends who live just an hour’s drive from Liberty.

Liberty Safe—the best-built safes on the planet.

Could a Cat Kill Your Safe?

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It’s hard to believe it but Frisky might be an evil killing machine. Mice we know about, birds too, and sometimes pet rodents of assorted sizes. But a cat rubbing up against a big steel safe?

Their super-secret Superpower is Static Electrical Discharge.

Test this by petting a cat during the right conditions and you’ll create enough static electrical buildup in her fur to light up a Barbie Dreamhouse (this can be tested by touching Frisky’s nose, but she won’t like it). If this voltage was discharged into a microchip, it would fry like an over-easy egg at a Texas truck stop.

But not just cats. Humans also have the power to shock.

The human body can build up damaging levels of static electricity and people typically don’t even know it (unless your kids are jumping on a tramp and their hair stands straight up!). Unless it’s more than 1,500 volts, most people can’t even feel the “shock” when they ground out. This is dangerous because microchips can be toasted by less than 10 volts. (If you’ve ever replaced a hard drive, remember all the cautionary steps they make you take to prevent static discharge? That’s why.)

Rubbing your feet on the carpet can generate 12,000 volts. A nuclear weapon can deliver 30,000 volts per square meter. A lightning strike can deliver a billion volts to a single point.

How does modern technology protect itself from these bursts? Why doesn’t a “charged” cat rubbing against a safe, or people reaching for the electronic keypad, end up zapping the circuitry?

Protecting microchips is big business, and once installed, most microchip circuitry is pretty safe. But that’s only for low-level voltages.

Admittedly, chances of high-voltage attacks from nuclear war or a lightning strike are about as likely as a cat obeying orders to “don’t claw the curtains.”

But power surges come from other sources both man-made and natural such as power surges over your household wiring, heavy electrical equipment, and radiation bursts from the sun. That’s why Liberty is ahead of the crowd on protecting our high quality electronic key pads.

Starting in October 2014, every Liberty safe equipped with S&G’s Titan electronic locks (Low Profile, D-Drive) is protected from Electromagnetic Pulses (EMP) that exceed those from nuclear blasts. To qualify for the U.S. military’s high standards, electronics must be “hardened”  to survive pulses of 27,000-35,000 volts per square meter. The good folks at S&G (some of them are cat lovers) had their locks tested at 50,000 volts and they passed with flying colors. Nobody else offers that level of protection.

Liberty Safe uses S&G  Low Profile and D-Drive (shown) electronic locks that have survived surges of 50,000 volts.

Make sure your Liberty safe is both cat resistant and EMP resistant by ordering it with the best-protected electronic locks on the planet. You never know when some evil cat might be out to get you.

Liberty Safe—the best-built safes on the planet.

The Best That Billion$ Can Buy

When protection is the number one reason for spending money, only the world’s best will do. For example, let’s take a look at one of the world’s largest lockable safes—A BIG safe for BIG guns.

One of the most massive safes in all the world is built inside Cheyenne Mountain near Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was a joint U.S.-Canada project to construct an early warning and defense system in the event of nuclear war. The facility is called NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command).

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The entrance to the NORAD mountain fortress (All NORAD photos courtesy of NORAD and U.S. Dept. of Defense)

In the early 1960s, massive caverns were carved deep in the interior of the granite mountain. These bunkers were large enough to accommodate little clusters of 3-story steel-plated buildings that rested atop some 941 super-duty massive springs. Should an attack occur the springs would absorb the shock and jarring of nuclear detonations, and staff would be protected long enough to do their jobs.

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These 3-story buildings inside the NORAD complex were made of the same sheet steel used to construct ships and submarines. The interior of the mountain remains a constant 58 degrees all year around. Some fresh water comes naturally from seepage through the rock. The main supply of water is pumped from Colorado Springs.
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The 15 NORAD buildings rest on 941 heavy-duty springs that would absorb the violent shaking during a nuclear attack on the mountain. The buildings together weigh more than 14,000 tons.

 

How long could people inside that mountain survive?

The buildings inside the mountain are separated from the outer tunnels with enormous 43-ton blast doors. These stand in tandem 50 feet apart and are designed to withstand all but a direct hit from a nuclear weapon. During the cold war, experts estimated the girth of the mountain above them and the heavy protective doors would let crews survive for about 30 minutes under direct nuclear assault.

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The two 43-ton blast doors, measuring 10×12 feet and 3 feet thick, protect the people working inside the NORAD complex. The air-tight gap between the two doors is dangerous to personnel, and no one is allowed between them when both are closed because of the risk they would eventually suffocate. Notice the hydraulic bolts that secure the doors. Liberty Safe adds bolts on the top and bottom for added strength to its home safes.

Thirty minutes is a lot of time during a nuclear war. That half hour could mean the difference between winning or losing the worst nightmare humanity has ever invented. NORAD’s “eyes” on the world would alert defense forces about which enemy missile silos and launchers still had missiles. The facility is also equipped to pass along knowledge of anything new that leaves the atmosphere and enters space as either a ballistic missile, satellite or satellite destroyer of some kind. This information allows defensive actions to be taken, to fire the BIG Guns that can destroy enemy missile silos or air bases that have not yet been launched.

And that’s why spending money for the best protection available makes such good sense. It’s all about security.

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The main control room of NORAD is equipped to display all known nuclear missile and aircraft activity on the screens in front so split-second decisions may be rendered. The entire structure and associated equipment is designed to survive and function while powerful detonations are raining down on the mountain outside.

Liberty builds its safes with the same objectives—to make the best safes possible at prices people can afford. No, the safes are not as sexy as the massive NORAD blast doors, but for home and office, they are beautiful works of craftsmanship—and the best safes that money can buy.

Only the best steel goes into the fabrication of Liberty safes. The doors and door frames are brilliantly reinforced to defeat thieves. The door bolts are extra large and extended for maximum protection. Like NORAD, the idea is to keep thieves from penetrating the safe for as long as possible. Humans and their bags of robbery tools are more easily defeated than the mega tonnage of nuclear weapons, and those deterrents are built into every Liberty safe.

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Liberty’s exclusive state-of-the-art roll form process uses a unique and secure 2-piece design. The process precisely folds coiled steel into any one of 6 models.
—There are no seams on the front and sides of the top – the most vunerable place for prying or breaking of welds. Liberty’s roll-form process and robotic welding produces stronger welds and a more rigid box.
—The back of each 2-piece safe is robotically welded to the safe body, melting the seams to resist bending, prying, cutting, splitting and distortion. This is key to defending against security attacks and distortion during hot searing fires.
—Liberty’s UNI-BODY Construction bends with more accuracy and tighter tolerances for more consistent safes and performance.
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Liberty’s locking bolts interlock and secure the safe door to the body of the safe. The thicker the bolts the higher the security.
—The higher the number of bolts, the longer the bolts, and the more sides of the door the bolts are on, the tougher the door is to bend during pry attempts and distort during a fire.
—Easy Glide™ Bolt Protectors provide for a smooth, tight operation of the locking bolts as they glide in and out of the door.

While the bolts on Liberty safes don’t need to be moved hydraulically as in the NORAD blast doors, their action is smooth and solid, securing the doors with an easy to operate handle or wheel.

Also like NORAD, Liberty safes can include an early warning system that tells owners if somebody is jiggling the door handle or otherwise disturbing the peace and security of the safe.

SAFELERT is a wireless motion and temperature detection device that installs inside the safe. Any movement or change in temperature (such as from a fire) triggers a message that is sent to an owner’s cell phone or email, alerting them that questionable activity is taking place around their safe, and it should be checked.

Could Liberty build a pair of 43-ton blast doors with hydraulic bolts and a secure casing strong enough to withstand a 20 megaton super blast, such as those in Cheyenne Mountain at NORAD?

Of course they could—But nobody has asked.

In the meantime, with NORAD giving North America a massive sense of peace of mind with its BIG safe for BIG guns, you may get your peace of mind with a safe that fits in your house, built for smaller guns and smaller dollars. It’s the best disaster protection money can buy.

Liberty Safes, the best-built safes on the planet.

How Far would You Go for a Liberty?

Like any good Texan worth his grit and go, Matt Hillman wasn’t about to pay some driver a single silver dollar to wrestle his new Liberty safe over the 120 miles to his home, and especially not for a delivery charge of ninety-nine dollars.

Nope, bringing home the box should be worth pocketing that fee, and he was all set to handle the chore himself—a simple chore well suited for him, his truck, and a bunch of buddies built for the load.

“Going to pick one up seemed like a reasonable plan,” Matt said, but finding the Liberty he wanted was half the battle. “Apparently they are a rare and elusive creature in the Lone Star State,” he said. He called dealers in Abilene, Lewisville and the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the particular model he wanted—without success.

But Texan safe dealers are a resourceful lot. Where one store fell shy, another filled the bill. As perseverance would have it, Matt landed the very safe he wanted at a store on Forest Lane in Dallas. It was a beautiful Liberty Revolution—24-gun capacity with a reliable combination lock and 30-minutes fire rating. “Oh yeah, a Liberty would be awesome,” he told the clerk over the phone, “and all in my price range!”

He headed out for his safe on a Sunday morning, traveling with his girl friend and the dogs. It was a good plan they had—first, to drop the dogs off at the groomer’s in Fort Worth, continue driving for the safe, and retrieve the dogs on the way back.

With the dogs delivered to the groomer’s, the couple pulled into the parking lot in Forest Lane an hour later. Matt approached the first clerk in sight and declared he was there to pick up his safe. After some delay, the clerk came back with the store manager and some bad news: “The safe is in a condition that it cannot be sold,” is all the manager said. Matt just stood there with his mouth hanging open. “A truck hit it, right? That’s what it takes to hurt one of those things, right?”

The manager offered a competitor’s safe with a more options for more money. “You know what?” Matt replied. “I’m here for a Liberty, dang it.” He declined the offer and asked the manager to check other stores in the area.

Laredo and most of the towns around Houston had some in stock. It was at this point that Matt started thinking, “Suddenly that $99 shipping fee didn’t sound so bad.”

Matt and his girlfriend climbed back in the truck and headed for a Waco store that had three Liberty Revolutions on the floor. “Had I known,” Matt said, “I would have gone with that store first since it’s not as far as Dallas.” He had the strong urge sweep over himself to slap some sense into his forehead. He resisted.

But first, the dogs. “Dropping them off an hour away suddenly didn’t sound like as good of an idea,” he said.

So, back on the road 50 miles west for the dogs so he could drive another 100 miles south for the safe.

Three hours later, he pulled into the Waco store. Sure enough, there was his safe, just as promised. But just to make sure, they removed the box to see that all was well. It was, and the crew loaded it into the truck. By 8 pm that night, Matt pulled up in front of his home, exhausted, worn out, but awfully glad.

His buddies got off work that next afternoon and gathered to unload the safe. Matt dropped the tailgate and suddenly noticed something he hadn’t seen before. The Waco crew had loaded the safe face down, on its combination and handle. Did it matter?

“As we slid the safe over the tailgate,” Matt said, “there was this blood curdling POP and the truck was shaking a little.” Matt thought the safe too sturdy and heavy for any popping sound. Did somebody get hurt? “We did a quick check on everyone to make sure there wasn’t a body part that was involved in making that sound.”

Upon closer examination he found the problem. “The portion of the box covering the combination dial and the door handle looked like a wild animal made an escape,” Matt said. “There was a black piece of something sitting on the tail gate and the door handle looked awfully short.”

He called the Waco store and they were very understanding and offered the last remaining safe in exchange—if he would return the damaged safe to the store. Matt gritted his teeth and climbed into his truck for the long long long trip one more time. The store compensated for the added fuel costs and gave Matt a generous discount off the original price.

The enduring lengthy trip finally ended at home later that night. It was too late to unload as planned, so Matt had to wait until the following afternoon for his friends’ help. Gathered once more, the crew grimaced and groaned and carefully off-loaded the safe and delivered it into the house with no additional issues.

“I was starting to wonder,” Matt said afterward, reflecting on the adventure that had exhausted himself, his girlfriend, his dogs and his truck, “what a guy has to do to get a Liberty safe around here … After 579 miles and four days, I finally have a safe!”

With his guns and valuables safely stored within the best-built home vault in the world, Matt reflected on what it took to get what he wanted, prompting him to ask, “How far would you go for a liberty?”