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.