What’s the Big “Armored Truck” Secret?

If you work for an armored truck service you need to be tough, honest, trustworthy and sharp. Only the best will do.
       So where do “the best” go to store their service weapons at the end of an arduous day of hauling millions in cash and coin from tills to vaults?
Tyson D. of Salt Lake City wanted a convenient and safe place to keep his handgun when he got home from work each day.

Tyson D. of Salt Lake City wanted a convenient and safe place to keep his handgun when he got home from work each day.


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For Tyson D. of Salt Lake City, the answer was a no brainer.

“We wanted a handgun vault that was tough, trustworthy and did the job,” Tyson said. “That’s why we went with Liberty. All my co-workers said go for it.”

He said he has three things on his mind when he walks in the door each evening—“My family, their safety, and securing my gun.”

That’s why Tyson and his wife purchased a Liberty HDX-250 handgun vault as a Father’s Day gift this past summer.

“I love the biometric access,” he said. “In the dead of night we just swipe a finger and the door pops, we’ve got the gun, a flashlight, and protection.”

Securing his gun has become a habit.

“First thing I do when I walk in the door is put the gun and clips into the vault, and then I kiss my wife. It’s a peace of mind that I didn’t even realize I was missing. It’s therapeutic—it let’s that knot in my gut relax knowing that my gun is safe—I can let it go.”

The HDX-250 uses 5th Generation Biometric finger swipe technology, with an emergency key as backup. “Takes me less than 2 seconds to grab the gun, it’s fast,” Tyson said.

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But there’s more.

Tyson’s father also needed a more handy gun vault. His full-size gun safe was all the way in the basement, hardly accessible should an emergency arise. For Father’s Day, Tyson and his wife made sure that he too received an HDX-250.

When asked, Why Liberty? Tyson and his father both smiled. “Who else?”

That’s why Liberty Safe now offers the best-built safes on the planet—in all sizes.

Ammo In A Fire

Liberty Safe is frequently asked about the affects of fire on a box of bullets. Do they “fire” and send lead flying in all directions? The answer is no, according to Vincent Di Maio in his interesting book, “Gunshot Wounds.”

AMBIENT HEAT DOESN’T “FIRE” BULLETS: After several experiments (using a total of 202 cartridges for handgun, center-fire rifle and shotgun cartridges), Di Maio reported that ammunition by itself that was heated in an oven never “fired.” That is, the primers did not detonate, but the cartridges themselves would rupture. After heating the cartridges until they exploded, Di Maio removed the primers (which did not detonate in the furnace) and reloaded them into other brass. When loaded into a gun, they fired just fine.

Di Maio says heat will rupture the cartridges at these temperatures:

.22 long rifle cartridges detonate at about 275 degrees F.

.38 Specials detonate at 290 degrees F.

12 gauge shotgun shells detonate at 387 degrees F.

The main danger from exploding cartridges is the potential of flying brass that can cause eye and skin injuries, depending on the type of shell/bullet.

CHAMBERED ROUNDS STILL FIRE: However, if a round is chambered in a gun and placed in a fire, Di Maio reported that such rounds can indeed detonate and the bullet will leave the barrel at lethal speeds, roughly the same as simply pulling the trigger under normal circumstances.

Di Maio’s additional experiments with a propane torch showed that intense, direct fire can detonate a primer but in such instances the powder typically didn’t burn all the way. Under those circumstances, gasses didn’t push the bullet out of the cartridge as designed, but instead vented out the primer hole. In the case of shotgun shells, the pellets were ejected at a much slower velocity than under normal conditions.

LIBERTY HAS THE ANSWER: The great advantage of storing ammunition in a Liberty Safe is that regardless of the duration or temperatures of a fire, your locked safe will contain any flying fragments from cartridges that might rupture. It’s another layer of peace of mind that Liberty offers—that should a fire break out, you won’t have bullets flying around or shell fragments injuring those police officers and fire fighters who come to your aid.

Liberty Safe To Be Featured on “Built In America”

On Sunday, May 5, at 11:30 a.m., Liberty Safe is being featured on the highly acclaimed cable television program, Built In America.

“Liberty makes jobs,” said Collin Williams, the producer of Built In America. “This truly American company provides not only peace of mind and security but also American jobs for proud American workers. We are very excited to have them on our program.”

Built In America is a documentary/educational program featuring American companies that are on the cutting edge of manufacturing and production innovation. The featured companies receive exposure to consumers and media outlets around the world.

Williams says his producers were attracted to Liberty Safe because it is the #1 seller and largest producer of home and gun safes in the world. The directors visited the company in Payson, Utah, to witness for themselves the amazing automated production process that builds more than 150,000 safes a year.

According to Jamey Skousen, marketing director for Liberty Safe, “Liberty employees take great pride in the products they build. They know if their quality state-of-the-art product stands up to attempted break-ins, a fire, tornado, hurricane, or earthquake…let me tell you, the pride that these guys have knowing they are part of a huge success story is just fantastic. That’s where the real joy and satisfaction comes from, the chance to build safes with the Liberty name attached.” Skousen is also seen on the documentary.

Built In America is aired at 11:30 a.m. EDT, on the FOX Business Network (FBN). Williams says the May 5 segment featuring Liberty Safe will reach more than 92 million households in North America and internationally.

For a sneak preview of the introduction, click here.

When “Big Brother” Comes to Steal Your Stuff

The little island-nation of Cyprus is going through a nightmare.

European socialism is in the final throes of ruining that Mediterranean paradise, and now the Cyprus government has turned to stealing from frugal savers to keep its economy from collapsing.

Everybody with more than $130,000 in the bank will have those excesses stolen, taken, frozen, absorbed, and subtracted to keep the country’s economy floating. Those who are not protected under government insured accounts (similar to America’s FDIC), will have up to 40% of their savings taken by the government.

The Russians (they love Cyprus’s tax haven) will lose billions, businesses will lose millions, the individual saver will lose thousands, and the entire foolish experiment in “our government will protect you from cradle to grave” is going up in smoke.

The result?

Tens of thousands of Cyprus citizens are lining up at ATM machines to withdraw money. But they may only take 100 Euros a day—that’s $130 a day.

Why the ATM machines? Because the government has closed all the banks so people can’t empty the vaults and take their own property home.

How do you suppose the crime rate in Cyprus might change with cash being hoarded in people’s homes instead of in banks? The pickings for a thief must be pretty ripe in Cyprus right now.

That’s just one more reason why a Liberty safe makes so much sense.

This same kind of event happened in the U.S. during the New Deal era, and helped set off the Great Depression. Something like that is not likely to happen again any time soon, but emergencies do erupt at the worst possible times. And, with the twisted economic thinking taking place in America right now, the same kind of thinking that mimics the economic choices in Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, and elsewhere, there can be no guarantees. If America did experience a similar problem, two things would happen.

First, thieves would know that many people would be stashing cash and valuables in their houses. Under such impoverished and desperate conditions, break-ins would skyrocket.

Second, Liberty safe owners would have peace of mind because their cash and valuables are locked behind the door of the finest safe in the world. It’s a peace of mind only Liberty can deliver.

It’s a pretty good bet that right now, most of the 1.1 million people in Cyprus are wishing they had a Liberty safe in their homes. Unfortunately for them, however, things changed abruptly, shockingly, and expeditiously. And now it’s too late.

Liberty safe—makers of the best-built safes in the world.

When Sharing and Sharing Alike Doesn’t Work

It’s a scene that has been repeated more than a million times in recent years—-

     A husband and wife pace back and forth in front of a row of Liberty safes at their local safe store. They’ve already learned enough to realize Liberty is the best deal for the money, and they can see all of the extra features that make Liberty a wise choice.

 But how big do we want to go?

      The dealer encourages them to consider going larger, but they counter with concerns of cost and that look of, “Is he trying to step us up?”
“You’ll really want the extra space,” the dealer says. “You’ll end up putting more stuff in it than you ever thought possible. Wishing it was bigger is Liberty’s #1 complaint.”

     But husband and wife are perfectly confident that the smaller size will work, and they go forward buying a safe that meets current needs.

       Within days, their new safe is delivered, professionally installed, and the owner’s manual thoroughly exhausted and the combination numbers stashed away safely, the fun can finally begin.

     He brings his stuff and starts filling the shelves. The guns and rifles, the papers, the Coke bottle from the 2002 Winter Olympics, his letterman’s jacket and medals, dad’s class ring, grandpa’s war memorabilia, the plaster caste of Big Foot he made while hiking through Montana in 1992.

       But wait, there’s more! And then she comes with her dried bouquet from their wedding, her mother’s wedding rings, the mortgage papers, some cash and stock certificates, three binders of personal journals, that jar of sand from their honeymoon in Maui, and all those family photos from great-grandma.

       But wait, there’s more! And sure enough, over the course of time, that safe slowly fills. It fills as the clarity of safe storage begins to dawn on the two of them, and just what it means to have valuables stored away from theft, neglect and fire.

     Before long, the ultimate in confrontations finally arrives.

     “Honey, I need to take out your grandmother’s dress and shoes,” he says. “I know these mean a lot to you, but I don’t have room for these antique snowshoes and my victory cups from A&W.”

     “Why do you need those paper cups anyway?” she retorts. “Who cares about those, it was high school for crying out loud.”

     “I bought one every time we won a game, it’s family history, people will want to know, the kids will love these in 50 years!”

     “And they won’t value grandmother’s wedding dress and shoes? They’re rare, they’re valuable….”

       And then it hits both of them: “We should have bought a bigger safe.”
When it comes to safes, bigger is better. But if the one you own is packed full, here’s another solution. Make it His and Hers.

     That’s just what these Liberty safe owners did (see photo), and they’ve been happy ever since—a safe for him and a safe for her.

       With plenty of secure storage between the two of them, the arguments ended, the decisions became easier, and they report it was the best thing they could have done. “Thank you, Liberty,” they recently wrote. “It saved our sanity.”

     Liberty safe—encouraging happy marriages everywhere with the best-built safes on the planet.

What’s Inside the Vault of Vaults?

Even Tom Cruise and his block-buster movie-making buddies couldn’t get into this place …

On November 3, 2012, an amazing, high-tech security facility opened in Salt Lake City. It’s not a government-run bunker, it’s not a Hollywood action-movie studio set, it’s an actual, real life, super-secure storage facility where every client has 24 x 7 access—provided they can get past a battery of security barriers including multiple security codes, the right set of keys, and, the right retina—all under the watchful care of on-site personnel and 50 “hardened” cameras keeping an eye on things from the central security offices.

Once inside, what do you suppose clients find for the very last level of security, the actual safes? Yes, you guessed it—they find rows and rows of Liberty safes, the best-built safes on the planet (for PHOTOS—click here).

The new Safe Haven Private Vaults is one of nine similar facilities in the U.S. It is an ultra-secure building housing some 3,000 deposit boxes of assorted sizes, and full-sized safes.

At a time when people everywhere are concerned about their valuables being taken by either thieves or the government (sorry for the redundancy), here is a place that doesn’t ever close like the banks do, doesn’t stand unguarded like that desk drawer at home while you’re at the movies, and stays awake morning, noon and night.

Remember the advantages of a Liberty safe at home. If they’re good enough for Safe Haven, they’re good enough for you. It’s the best way to have peace of mind and to keep your valuables close at hand, when you really need them fast.

Liberty, the best-built safes on earth.

The Most Perfect Safe Isn’t

Somewhere in a galaxy far, far away, the extraterrestials have invented home fire safes that stand impervious to all physical and material challenges. Nothing can penetrate or harm these safes or their contents—not even X-ray vision, Kryptonite radiation, or a supernova.

For these safes, the sales team is bored to tears because people buy them every time they change their wallpaper. The biggest issue for extraterrestials, as we can all appreciate, is color.

Meanwhile, back here on planet Earth, it’s a much different story. We earthlings are subject to the frustrating flaws of an imperfect world where state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing does its best to predict and defend against dreaded outcomes. Ours is a world of unforeseeable surprises. The best that we mortals can do is take all the precautions our budgets will afford, and leave the rest to careful planning.

For example, customers might be tricked into thinking that the fire safe they are about to buy can last forever during a fire simply because the safe says it has “fire protection.” Don’t be fooled. How long that safe lasts depends on what is installed inside and the environment in which it is placed. Any safe can fail and “run out of coolant” and result in despair and anger, so buying to exceed any anticipated disaster is the wise way to go.

We here in the Liberty pyro-techno engineering world would like to help so you can make the best informed decision. Consider these aspects of careful planning that some other fire-safe owners may neglect when weighing cost versus protection in the event of a fire:

Where is your house? If you plan to put your fire safe in a home that is a half hour away for the fire trucks, then you’d be smart to get one of the highest-rated safes available. If your fire department is volunteer, you’ll need to consider the extra time that will be needed to pull all those first responders together and get on their way.

Do you have a ceramic or metal roof? Both ceramic and metal roofs can hold in the heat during a house fire a lot longer than traditional asphalt-shingle roofs. If your house caught fire, these roofs subject your safe to cooking at higher temperatures for a longer period of time than is typically expected.

Is there a water source nearby? Another problem with houses far removed from towns and cities is the water source to fight a fire. Are there fire hydrants nearby? Is the only water supply only what the truck brings with it? If they run out of water before the fire is out, how long before they can refill or call another department to respond.

Did you put flammables inside your safe? In addition to flammables near a safe, some people store inside their safes black powder, a bottle or two of expensive liquors, or other items/liquids that can explode or catch fire under certain circumstances. If you have accelerants inside your safe, chances are something might trigger them to ignite in the event of a fire. Keep those items in a separate lock box, and save your Liberty Safe for those things that truly are irreplaceable.

Liberty Tests Its Safes: For the past 15 years, Liberty has fire tested more than 250 safes, and continues today. When we say our fire safes will keep contents protected at 300 degrees for a certain length of time while a fire rages outside at 1200 degrees, we mean it. We test each series to make sure their certifications are accurate. When we put our fire rating label on our safes, customers can expect that level of performance.

Backed by the #1 Warranty: Liberty’s generous replacement warranty always kicks in when a customer’s safe goes through a fire, break in, or other unforeseen disaster. If your Liberty Safe ever goes through a fire (or an attempted break-in), Liberty will repair or replace the safe for as long as you own it, especially if your insurance won’t. We even cover the delivery and installation too. No hassle.

Quality Is Always Worth The Cost: We realize there are situations where budgets preclude homeowners from buying the higher-rated fire safe that would better serve them. But remember, for a relatively small cost to step up, a higher-rated fire safe can prove to be the most valuable and cost-effective purchase, especially when you need it.

Take The Quiz! A great way to determine the best fire protection is to take our quiz, “WHICH SAFE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?” on our website. It’s 10 simple questions that will help determine the right fire series and sizes that would best meet your needs.

Listen To Survivors Tell Their Story: And, on the same web page we have several testimonials from customers who considered the risks of placing their quality Liberty safe in a setting where help couldn’t come for an extended period of time, and how well their higher-rated safes held up in protecting the contents. Those who cut corners, thinking to cheat disaster, find out in the end that there is nothing that can compensate for high quality and wise choices.

That’s why most people choose Liberty Safe—makers of the best built safes on the planet.