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Steps before buying a safe
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.
The classes of safe lock
Duration of fire resistance of safes
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: