Liberty Safe Franklin (Security Level 5)
Luxurious yet affordable, the Franklin safe is the perfect combination of class and performance. With a dynamic blend of security and style, the Liberty Safe Franklin line is tough to beat. There's a reason that so many Americans have chosen the Franklin as their primary home, gun, and fire protection safe: The Franklin boasts a full 110-minute fire rating at 1200°F, along with formidable security features including the Liberty DX-90 MONSTER MECH, military-style locking bars, and triple case hardened steel plates.
Customize your Liberty Franklin safe and create the perfect fit for your taste and needs. You can choose your exterior finish, hardware color, and interior fabric from several premium color schemes. The Franklin line also features Liberty’s patented 4-in-1 Flex™ interior that gives you 4 customizable interior options in one safe. Using our flex gun-slot covers and adjustable shelving, you can arrange your safe in any of 4 configurations so you not only get the perfect exterior look, but the perfect internal layout for your unique requirements.
Liberty Safe Lincoln (Security Level 7)
Liberty’s Lincoln safe line comes loaded with high-end touches including a factory-installed deluxe door storage panel, 5-spoke Suretight handle, UL-listed Sargent and Greenleaf mechanical dial—or select our UL-listed SecuRam backlit electronic lock—available in chrome, black chrome, and brass finishes, deluxe electrical kit with multiple outlets, factory-installed Clearview lighting system, velvet-lined jewelry drawer, and 12” dry rod dehumidifier.
You can specify your heirloom-quality Lincoln safe in your choice of multiple gloss, marble, or textured exterior paint schemes to accentuate your home’s decor perfectly. Liberty’s Lincoln safes feature level 7 security features including a thicker UL-listed safe body, thicker locking bars, upgraded drill-resistant ball-bearing hard plate to protect the lock from drill attacks, dual relocking mechanisms, a slip-clutch mechanism to prevent excessive force through the handle, Liberty’s upgraded DX-90 Monster Mech™ locking mechanism, and a full 110 minutes of fire protection at 1200°F.
The Lincoln 50 is Liberty’s largest and heaviest level-7-security safe, and will be a top choice for discerning buyers who want the greatest interior capacity (up to 41 long guns plus space for handguns and smaller valuables) and most premium features for the best price.
Liberty Safe Presidential (Security Level 8)
Hail to the chief! The Presidential line from Liberty Safe offers layers of top-of-the-line protection wrapped in a secure 7-gauge steel body and luxurious style. Featuring a 5-point ship’s wheel handle and hand-applied finishes, you not only get the protection that you deserve but a beautiful piece of functional art.
The Presidential is available with an array of customization options to make your safe the perfect addition to your home’s interior. First, choose the hardware that best suits your preferences: black chrome, polished chrome, or go full-out with 24K gold plating. Then choose the exterior and interior color combination that you desire. It doesn’t stop there… you can also select between two types of shelving and lock types to get that perfect, customized touch, all protected from moisture-related damage by the PEET air-circulating dehumidifier.
The individualization of this safe continues with our patented 4-in-1 Flex™ interior shelving configurations. With 4 different shelving layouts to choose from, you can adjust the interior of your gun safe to suit your specific needs.
When it comes to protecting your belongings, you can’t be too careful, and we’ve designed our Presidential safe lineup with the top security features on the market. These armor-tough safes offer 2.5 hours of certified fire protection to ensure safety against even the largest blazes, and feature a massive, ultra-strong composite door, upgraded ball-bearing hardplates to protect the lock from drill attacks, a slip-clutch mechanism to protect against forced entry via the handle, Liberty’s upgraded GX-480 Monster Mech™ locking mechanism, dual relockers to lock the safe down in the event of attempted brute force entry, and Liberty’s exclusive, ultra-strong military-style locking bars to protect against pry attacks.
When you want the absolute best, you need the Liberty Presidential safe.
Where to install a gun safe
There are a few nuances to consider when discussing where to install your gun safe. First, where is a suitable location in your home (or apartment, or office, etc.) that is going to be practical for you to actually benefit from the use of your safe, while providing a sufficient level of security from unauthorized access? Second, what environmental conditions are potentially going to impact your safe and its contents? And don’t forget: safes can be heavy, particularly when they’re full of guns (or bars of gold, if you’re lucky). Can your floor take the weight? Let’s discuss the practical location of your safe first.
Everyone is different, and people purchase gun safes for various purposes. If you plan to access your safe very frequently, you may want it placed in a location that affords you ready and easy access, even if this location potentially allows more people to see and be aware of your safe. Shop owners, for example, may access their safes many times a day, and choose to keep them in plain sight.
On the other hand, if you view your safe primarily as a long-term storage tool to protect valuables against theft and fire damage and you don’t need to access its contents very regularly, placing your safe in a more “interior” portion of your home, one where not many visitors may ever become aware of it (even behind a locked closet door or false wall), can be a good choice.
There’s another consideration for installing your safe, particularly if you choose a larger, heavier model, and that is whether your floorboards will be sturdy enough to support it properly. Our gun safes can weigh up to 1,500+ pounds, depending on the model and size you choose. Make sure the location in your home or office where you install a heavy safe is rated to support that load.
Should I avoid installing my gun safe in a basement or garage?
Generally speaking, we recommend against installing a gun safe in your garage. There are a couple obvious issues, the first being that the garage door security is typically not up to the same standards as a good home dead-bolt system on your house’s exterior doors.
This means that thieves may have an easier time getting access to your safe if it’s in your garage versus inside your home proper. Also, garages often have tools that “thieves of opportunity” can employ to try to break into your safe. Additionally, the open access and ground-level entry to most garages means that thieves can potentially back a powerful truck close enough to get a set of heavy chains around your safe, rip it out of the floor/wall mounts, and drag it away to try to break into it at their leisure later.
Another consideration is whether your basement or garage is at risk of flooding (even basements in “dry” locations are still at risk of flooding from broken pipes in your home or property). For this reason, if you decide to install your safe in a basement, consider elevating your safe on a secure base to get it up above a potential flood waterline. A steel base/frame that you can anchor into the floor, then anchor your safe to, would be best. But in a pinch you can also use a wooden platform or even cinder blocks to allow water to flow underneath (depending on the loaded weight of your safe).
Just keep in mind that elevating your safe on a base can create a security and even a safety risk. If it's high enough, thieves might put a jack underneath it and tip your safe off the base, which makes it easier to haul off or try to pry open the door. You also won't be able to anchor the cinder blocks to your floor, or your safe to the blocks, which presents security and potentially safety hazards. You may be able to anchor your safe to the wall, but be fully aware of the ramifications of elevating your safe on a base or platform.
Ideally, you should invest in a basement sump pump capable of handling a lot of water, and make sure to test your pump and its back-up battery system on a regular basis.
The preferred and most secure way to bolt down a gun safe is on a concrete surface (taking note of the potential for condensation/seepage discussed below) using heavy-duty anchors or lag bolts. This can also be done inside your home on a concrete slab foundation. While you should consider the points we made above, it’s ultimately your decision, and it is possible to install your safe in your garage or basement, provided you are aware of the risks and take the proper precautions.
The question of moisture and concrete
Garages aren't usually heated or air-conditioned, and frequently basements aren't, either. These locations are more likely to become damp from moisture and humidity accumulating on the surface of the concrete, depending on your geographic location and how well-sealed your concrete is against moisture (believe it or not, water can travel through concrete from the outside).
Because of its iron content, steel is naturally vulnerable to rust, which is why we start with pickled and oiled steel before we begin manufacturing a safe. This process washes away any impurities in the steel, then oils it to protect it from rust. After your safe is built, the painted exterior of your safe also helps to prevent dings and corrosion, but nothing made of steel is impervious forever, particularly if it’s exposed to water. So it’s a good idea to either epoxy-coat the concrete floor or put a rubber mat under your safe before bolting the safe down, to help protect the bottom of your safe from moisture that may accumulate.
Handgun vaults from Liberty Safe
Liberty offers several models of handgun vaults, including biometric smart vaults, quick-access combo vaults, and keyed vaults. How you intend to use your handgun safe will help determine the type that’s right for you.
Keyed handgun vaults are a cost-friendly and size-conscious option for people who want to secure a handgun in a car, office, suitcase, desk, or home, and either don’t have access to a full-size safe or simply want to keep their handgun more accessible (or potentially keeping the vault portable). The keyed locking mechanism is secure but is not as quick as the “quick-combo” vaults’ mechanism, so if immediate access is your priority, a quick-access type is probably better for you.
Most people recommend storing your firearm unloaded inside your vault, and it’s up to you whether you choose to keep your ammunition in the same place. If you’re primarily using your handgun safe to facilitate access to a defensive weapon, you’ll probably want to keep your loaded magazines or revolver speedloaders handy.
Construction of handgun vaults
Liberty’s handgun vaults are made from sturdy steel, 16 or 18 gauge depending on the model, and some are even TSA compatible for airline use. The lids or doors are assisted by steel pistons or springs for quick and easy access, and the more feature-rich models have interior shelves, lighted interiors, auto-open doors, and battery backups (as well as an emergency key-open feature).
Liberty’s engineers have designed extra anti-pry features into these handgun vaults, and security cables are included to easily attach them to vehicles, desks, etc. For more permanent/secure mounting, mounting holes are provided for bolts/anchors.
These are California-approved firearm safety devices that meet the requirements of Penal Code section 23655 and the regulations issued thereunder.
Where to keep a handgun vault
Of course, you should keep your handgun vault out of the ready access of any unauthorized user or potential thief. The smaller handgun vaults are perfect for concealment underneath vehicle seats, desk drawers, nightstands, closet shelves, briefcases, etc. Larger quick-access vaults can be mounted pretty much anywhere they fit, even under counters, in large drawers, or any other location you want to have quick, secure access to your firearm or valuables.
Contact us for help on choosing the right type of safe
We try to provide as much information on our safes as possible on our website so you can learn about the various models’ details and options at your leisure. We’ve also created a useful quiz to help you narrow down your potential choices. But we love our awesome safes and we love talking about them, so if you need additional help, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit one of our dealers and we’ll help you find the perfect safe for you.