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Are Your Safes Fireproof? What Fireproof Material Do You Use?

We manufacture safes in a variety of classes to meet or exceed standard classification ratings established by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). There is no such thing as a “fireproof safe”. There are only fire resistant safes. Our safes are independently tested by Intertek Laboratories and you’ll find safes in our catalog with fire ratings starting at 60 minutes up to 120 minutes.

2-hour safe models such as the American Security BFX, BFII and our vault doors use a proprietary fire safe material called DryLight™. DryLight in these safe bodies and doors create a seamless fire barrier providing advanced fire protection over drywall, a material used most commonly in gun safes. American Security still uses drywall in most of its 90, 60 and 45-minute fire rated safes.

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