If you know Liberty Safe, you know we’re always looking for new ways to test out our safes, and this one did not disappoint. Watch the video below to see what happens when we take explosive extremes to a Liberty Safe and a competitor safe. The results will blow you away!
As you could see, the competitor safe didn’t fare so well against our explosive torture test. It was literally blown to pieces and unrecognizable after the explosion. The Liberty Safe, while it definitely took some damage, fared far better and was still intact when it hit the ground. There’s a reason for that.
At Liberty Safe, we know that you want the toughest safe out there, so we took the time to create security features that would give you just that.
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Why are Liberty Safes the most secure safes on the market?
We’ve spent a lot of time developing a safe that will be safe against fire, natural disasters, theft, and more. When you get a Liberty Safe, we want you to have the peace of mind that your belongings are protected.
So, what gives Liberty Safes the protection that helps them withstand theft, and in some cases, explosions?
The first security feature that our safes have is the material they are made from. We only use all-American pickled and oiled steel. Pickled and oiled means that the steel is etched with acid to get rid of rust (pickled) and then coated with a protective agent to prevent rust and help the steel last the test of time (oiled).
All of the steel we use has various thicknesses, depending on which line of safes the steel will be used for. The thickness of the steel is one factor of each safe’s security rating. The thicker the steel a safe has, the better security rating it should have.
Our steel ranges in thickness from 7 to 14 gauges. The smaller the gauge number, the thicker the steel. Another thing to remember here is that even if the gauge numbers seem fairly close, there is a substantial difference in the strength of the steel. For example, 10-gauge steel is nearly twice as strong as 12-gauge steel and almost four times stronger than 14-gauge steel.
Next, we have the safe body. What’s unique about our safe body construction is that Liberty Safes only use two main pieces of steel for the safe body. The reason this is important is because fewer pieces mean fewer welds are needed, which in turn means that the safe has fewer weak points. Remember how the competitor safe was literally blown to pieces? It was likely built from several pieces welded together, creating more weak points for it to come apart on impact with an explosive.
Liberty Safes are constructed from two main pieces of steel that make up the body of the safe. The first piece makes up the sides, top, and bottom of the safe. Our rolled steel is decoiled, cut out into the proper shape and length, and then folded into this first piece of the safe body. Then the back of the safe is tacked and welded onto the safe from another punched-out piece of steel.
Similar to the concept of our safe body, our doors are formed from a single piece of steel. Our safe doors combine a steel plate with a thick composite plate, making it harder for thieves to break through and providing better protection against fire.
Military-style locking bars
Next on our durability checklist, we have our patented military-style locking bars.
Traditionally, safes have used locking round pins to secure the door to the safe body. These door pins rest behind a lip of steel inside the main body of the safe. This forms a strong barrier that keeps the door tightly closed until you use the combination to open it. Once that happens, the pins retract back inside the door so you can get inside. These pins are strong and have been used to secure safes for decades, but at Liberty Safe we've developed an even stronger solution.
We've replaced the pins in our safes with military-style locking bars, and there are three important advantages of this technology:
- They are one solid piece of forged steel. This eliminates the weak rivet points locking pins have that can sometimes fail if a thief tries using a pry bar to break into your safe.
- They give you a much larger surface area connecting your safe door to the safe body. This adds even more protection against thieves and pry attacks.
- These locking bars extend deeper inside the body of your safe than traditional locking pins do.
These locking bars allow Liberty Safes to have fewer weak points that are susceptible to pry attacks, creating a more durable safe that you can trust.
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