Our company, SERRUPRO-MONTREAL, offers sales and service – in-store or on the road – for all-purpose safes.
- Safe opening
- Combination changes
- Battery replacement
- Lock repair/replacement
- Safe sales
Have you decided to buy a safe but can’t find the right one? We can help you, because in this field, there’s a multitude of safes that seem similar but have different features and, therefore, different prices.
Besides its dimensions, the features of a safe are the fire resistance duration, the destruction resistance duration of the safe, the type of lock, and its opening method.
First of all, if you want to acquire a safe, you have to determine the purpose of your acquisition. Is it to protect a certain item from indiscretions? Is it to protect your valuables, documents, or electronic media against theft, fire, or both? What is your budget for purchasing the safe?
In each case, there’s a safe that’s best suited to your needs.
A few words about the features of a safe:
A-B: The thickness of the safe is less than ½” and the door less than 1”.
C: The thickness of the safe is at least ½” and the door at least 1”.
Fire resistance duration
A UL* certification indicates that the safe is resistant for at least 1 hour or at least 2 hours to exposure to external temperatures of over 1700ºF and not exceeding 350ºF inside.
“UL class 350-1 hour” or “UL class 350-2 hour”
A safe may have been tested in the factory without being UL certified. A manufacturer may have tested the fire resistance duration of their own safes.
*UL stands for “Underwriters Laboratories,” which is an independent organization that has tested products for over 100 years. UL certification is an indicator of quality and safety.
The higher the value of your goods, the more resistant to destruction the safe that protects your effects should be.
The RSC standard is the ability of a safe to resist a destructive attack by drilling, chiselling, punching, and sabotage by a UL-certified technician for 5 full minutes.
Other heavy-duty safes with 3½” thick walls and 6½” thick doors are suitable for commercial uses such as jewellery stores and shops whose valuables must be protected against theft and fire.
The destruction resistance ratings of safes:
- TL-30X6 provides 6-point protection for valuables ranging up to $1-2 million.
- TL-30 doors can resist destruction for 30 minutes. Suitable for valuables ranging up to $1-4 million.
- TL-15 doors can resist destruction for 15 minutes. Suitable for valuables ranging up to $125,000.
- 2-hour protection against fire up to 1850ºF for all TL high-security-rated safes.
If you want to keep your jewellery in a place that’s safe from theft, the value of your goods will allow you to determine the destruction resistance duration you need.
Some safes are sealed against the elements (water, dust). There are safes designed to protect your computer media against theft, fire, and weather.
Our locksmiths receive training on safes in order to properly inform our customers. Whether it’s for residential, commercial, or industrial use, we can help you choose the right safe.
It’s recommended to anchor any safe weighing less than 750 pounds.
Some models of safes and their uses
Some hotel safes are suitable for laptops.
Recommended for Airbnbs
–Safety deposit box, digital lock
To secure documents against theft and indiscretion
–Fire/theft-proof safe, UL class 350-2 hours, TL15
Residential and commercial. For valuables ranging up to $125,000.
–Fire/theft-proof safe, UL class 350-1 hour,
1½” thick walls and 2½” thick door
Residential and commercial
Fire-resistant for 2 hours at less than 125ºF inside
–Safe for laptop computer, digital lock
Can be attached at the base and back
–Fire/theft-proof drop safe, digital lock
–Drop safe, wheel lock
For immediate deposits. Commercial
–Firearms safe, digital lock
–Wall safe, wheel lock, flush to the wall
To hide behind a frame or piece of furniture