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Safes are built in several burglary classifications, as well as fire classifications. Below are some of the most common we’ve worked with.
“B” rated safe is constructed of less than 1/2 inch thick steel walls, and doors less than 1inch thick steel.
“C”rated safe is constructed of at least1/2 inch thick steel walls, and doors at least 1 inch thick steel.
Please look at the construction specifications when looking at the safe you may choose.
To the B and C rated safes are other ratings added to the safes security rating
They are: B1 – Theft resistant (minimum security)
B2 – UL listed RSC (Residential Security Container)
B3 – Non rated anti theft ( incorporates features of security safes without a UL rating)
B4 – UL listed TL-15 (UL tested Tool Rated for 15 minutes – door only)
B5 – UL listed TL-30 (UL tested Tool Rated for 30 minutes – door only)
B6 – UL listed TL-30X6 or TRTL-30X6 (UL Tested Too land/or Torch rated on all six sides for 30 minutes)
C rated safes can have the above classifications also.
A fireproof safe is essential for protecting irreplaceable items. It offers fire resistant safes to keep your valuables safe. Fire Rated safes can be only Fire Rated constructed (with their own fire ratings) or can be constructed with the above burglary ratings.
Please look closely when choosing a safe when the safe construction combines fire and burglary ratings.
Paper begins to char at 400 degrees.
Fire ratings consist of an outside temperature (including time)while maintaining a minimum inside temperature of 350 degrees
Time and outside temperature are both important factors to consider when purchasing a safe.