Fire-Resistant Safes to Protect Your Possessions

Personal home safes are built to keep your most valuable possessions safe from harm. One threat your items face is fire and other natural disasters. American Security produces expertly engineered, fire-resistant personal safes that are independently rated by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and Intertek as incredibly strong products that can withstand external temperatures of over 1700ºF.

At first glance, it may seem that the terms “fireproof” and “fire-resistant” are no different. The difference, however, lies in specificity. As an umbrella term, “fireproof” tells you that a safe is capable of withstanding damage from fire. “Fire-resistant,” on the other hand, when appearing with a specific amount of time, indicates a fire resistance rating. This tells you how long you can expect the safe to hold up to fire at a certain temperature.

For instance, UL (and ETL) rate safes based on the amount of time they can endure external temperatures of 1700ºF while maintaining an internal temperature of under 350ºF. A safe that is rated with a UL Class 350 1-hour rating can be expected to endure those temperatures for at least an hour. As the timeframe specified on the UL Class 350 rating climbs higher, you can expect your safe to hold up to heat for a greater amount of time.

Check out some incredibly true stories of American Security fire-rated safes surviving terrible natural disasters like tornadoes and devastating wildfires.