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Dynamite Verses Gun Safes

Dynamite Verses Gun Safes

What happens when you strap dynamite to a USA-made Liberty Safe, a China-made safe, and a Mexico-made safe? Watch this video to find out!

Video Summary

In this video, we tested the durability of Liberty Safe against two competitor safes made in Mexico and China.

For this torture test, we placed two sticks of dynamite on each safe. Each stick of dynamite was cut in half and placed in a top outside corner of the safes. The goal was to show that the Liberty Safe would be able to withstand the explosion while the competitor safes’ doors would be blown into the safes.

Safety is also extremely important to us during these tests, so we brought in Utah County Sheriff’s bomb squad and the Utah County Fire Department to help ensure everyone’s safety during this experiment.

The Results

So, what happens when you blow up these three safes with dynamite? Here are the results:

  • Mexico-made safe: The door completely sank into the safe upon detonation.
  • China-made safe: The dynamite blew the door up off the hinges and blew the top of the door in, ripping the metal apart.
  • Liberty Safe: The explosion created dents where the dynamite was strapped to the safe, but other than that the door remained completely in tact.

This test successfully proved that in the event of a pry attack, Liberty Safes are going to hold up much better than the competitor safes.

What Makes Liberty Safes so Durable?

At Liberty Safe, we pride ourselves in providing the most durable home and gun safes on the market. We want you to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your belongings are safe from pry attacks and fires. So, what goes into each Liberty Safe’s durability?

American-Made Steel

We only use the highest-quality material for each Liberty Safe. We start with American-made steel. The bodies and doors of each safe are made from coiled 14, 12, 11, 10, and 7-guage steel, depending on the model of the safe, and all of our steel is pickled and oiled to prevent rust.

The guage of the steel is essentially its thickness. The smaller the guage number, the thicker the steel. Most of our safes are made from 12-guage steel or better to ensure that they offer the best protection and can be UL-listed. Learn more about steel guages here.

Roll-form Technology

Liberty Safes are built using specialized roll-form technology. This automated process allows us to bend a single piece of steel to form the bottom, top, and sides of each safe. This makes each safe stronger because it allows us to use fewer pieces of steel to construct the safe. More pieces of steel means more welds that need to happen in order to hold the safe together, which can cause the safe to be more susceptible to pry attacks. Each weld is a potential weak point in a safe.

All of our safes our constructed from two pieces of steel: one for the top, bottom, and sides of the safe and one for the back of the safe. The back of the safe is welded onto the body of the safe using robotic technology to ensure a seamless and strong weld every time.

Because we only have one piece for the top, bottom, and sides of the safe, there are no seams on the main body, creating a stronger safe body that is protected against outside attacks.

Military-style locking bars

We developed our own military-style locking bars to help lock the door in place. Safes traditionally use round pin locking bolts which can be a potential weak point in the event of a pry attack. This is because round bolts are attached with a rivet, which can sometimes be popped with a pry bar, allowing thieves to bend the bolts and pull the door off your safe.

Our locking bars overcome this problem. Each locking bar is a single, solid piece of steel ranging from 3/16" to 1/2" thick and designed to protect against pry attacks. Watch this video to see how our locking bars work.

Fire Protection

Part of each Liberty Safe’s durability comes from the fire protection measures that we install.

Fireboards: The first protection against fire that goes into each safe is fireboard. This is kind of similar to drywall with a higher moisture content. The more fireboard a safe has, the higher the fire rating for that safe.

Palusol™: Palusol™ is a fire protection seal that we place into each of our safes to help offer further protection from heat and smoke in the event of a fire. This seal expands when it reaches 212 degrees Fahrenheit, sealing out smoke and heat to protect the items inside the safe.

For a more in-depth look at how Liberty Safes are made, check out this video.


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