Posts Tagged ‘Safes’
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
The term B-rated comes from the 1890′s during the western expansion in the rail road. Insurance companies at the time wanted a standard they could depend on. So the term B-rated was invented. (It is important to point out that this term is non regulated and there is nobody to slap the hand of someone that uses it but doesn’t meet the old standard).
B rated is based on how a safe is built. Door must be 1/2 inch thick steel. Body must be 1/4 inch thick steel and it must have a Group II lock on it.
That being said several manufacturers are using less than 1/2 thick steel on the door..but only by a little. Where the body they use much less than 1/4 steel more like 1/8 inch steel or even less than that. Brands to be cautious of are American Security (Amsec) and Mesa. Because they have gone with a thought process of the 2×4 wood studs are no longer real 2×4 inches but are less. So if its okay to do that with 2×4′s then we can do it on brated safes.
Gardall, Hayman, and Hollon are some the industry pilars and hold true to the old fashion B-rated. Check out our B-rated cash safes.
Saturday, June 12th, 2010
Many people purchase a floor safe under the misguided notion that it will also protect the contents from a fire. The truth is that most safes that are built for security use materials that will cause the inside of a safe to reach soaring temperatures in the event of a house fire that reaches 1400 degrees Fahrenheit. You should be sure to specify when purchasing your safe, especially if you are seeking a safe that will protect valuable from both theft and fire. The safes are not created equally, and confusing one for the other could result in a devastating loss.
Sunday, June 6th, 2010
Hollon Safe FB-1505E Review
This is the largest in the Hollon Fire and Burglary Safes line up at 59 inches tall and right at about 1000 lbs.
I have been selling these for quite some time and they have become a real favorite of mine. (Mainly because we have had zero problems with quality and reliability….I can’t say that about any other brand I have ever sold) This is a commercial rated safe and built for long lasting durability.
Normally on this type of safe you don’t get bolts that go up and down. Only bolts on the opening side and hinge side. They have also added a 1 inch thick locking bar on the hinge side of all the Fire & Burglary safes. Which is exceptional. Normally you only find this type of feature to be around 1/4 inch thick. So at 1 inch thick…we are talking over a 300% larger locking hinge bar than what is standard in the industry.
Though this safe weighs in around 1000 lbs there is still a center bolt down hole and kit that comes with this model. One can never be too secure.
This unit also comes with a keypad free! Gotta love that. I asked the folks at Hollon Safe how can they do that? Their reply was that they got such a great deal on these locks that they are passing along the savings. I guess they didn’t get that good a deal on the Sargent & Greenleaf dials because they upcharge for that lock. Though at the prices these models sell for an extra charge for a dial is no big deal and still well worth it!
I give the Hollon Safe FB-1505E a double thumbs up. Great safe and you will be very happy with the quality and reliabilty.
Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
This safe has been designed to not only predict what a thief will do, but make it even more secure once a thief starts trying to break in. If they keypad is ripped away and the plate behind it is pounded, an additional bolt locks in place to keep the three front bolts from moving.
At 440 pounds, this safe won’t be easy to move, but for even more security, an inside bolt is included for securing the safe to a cement floor. No thief can access the bolt without getting inside the safe, and no thief can get inside. They just don’t get more secure than this for a ready-made safe.
Inside, it’s spacious, measuring 27 ¼” high, 15” wide and a little over 15” deep. This safe has ample room for just about anything you’d want to put inside it. Have a little extra peace of mind when you leave your home or office for extended trips by putting valuables inside that are normally laying around. Thieves like to target vacationers, and this safe ensures your more valuable pieces stay locked up. Check out Hollon Safe FB-845E
Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
This safe is by far the best investment I’ve made. I hesitated on getting the electronic keypad, but it makes getting in and out of my safe easy and fast. I don’t keep guns in this safe, but I have a few things I access on a regular basis (our passports, my computer’s backup drive) and it’s a cinch to type in my code and get in.
The size is perfect for me. I don’t have anything real big that needs to go in a safe. My wife has a nice-sized necklace box that fits on the top shelf, which I’ve adjusted all the way up, and we store a few miscellaneous things in the bigger area below. It’s not so big that it’s a burden to have in the house, but nobody’s going to just grab this safe and run away with it.
I feel secure knowing my valuables are locked up. And with the fire-proof rating, I know if wildfires rage through our region again, our most important docs won’t go up in flames. I’d give this safe an A+. Check it out. Hollon Safes FB-685E
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
When it comes to Safes: If you have precious documents and other valuables that you would like to keep safe, don’t be fooled into purchasing a cheap home safe. These safes will never be able to keep your valuables secure from fire or a very determined thief. In addition, if you are keeping digital media secured in an inexpensive safe, there are many outside elements that can still harm the contents. You can still find good value safes from brands like Hollon Safe, without sacrificing the quality and the protection. You may not need the top of the line, but certainly don’t settle for a glorified lockbox.
Monday, May 3rd, 2010
Depository Safe UPDATE.
Depository Safe model HDS-2014E: Is running low in inventory. However, we are offering an extra $30 off for having to wait. So our new price is $369.00 for HDS-2014E. Please call us to take advantage of this savings. This is a super deal on the depository safe from Hollon Safe. This will be good until June 3, 2010.
Friday, April 30th, 2010
I haven’t written about Safes in awhile and I wanted to let you know I will be picking it back up again. Be sure to call about any scratch and dent safes or used safes. It seems we always go through waves of them and right now we have a quite a few safes that I can send pictures of and make someone a great deal on a safe.
Drop Safes, I have two models on close out. The FD-3220D is a really good deal on such a large drop safe. Good storage especially for a large civic group. I only have eight left and those will go quickly…I think.
Safes are on the rise in sales across the country right now and we are doing our best to stay in stock. Keep checking back for more “Safe” information!
Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
TRTL-30×6 Jewelry Safes are at the top of the ladder of commercial safes.Â Lets start with what it means. First it is a label from UL or Underwriters Labratory.Â So if you see any TRTL-30×6 you know its been tested and certified for what it is.
The TRTL stands for ToRch and TooL resistant. 30×6 means for 30 minutes of tool time burning or spinning on each side of the safe.Â That is more impressive than it sounds. Because the average blow torch really isn’t going to do much damage on the safe. UL will use what is called a “Lance” which is like a blow torch on Mega steroids and a complete asbestos suit must be worn during its use.Â Because the user will be submerged in a cloud of sparks and smoke the likes that no blow torch can through off.
It is also important to point out that even though it says 30 minutes of tool time or burn time.Â The actual amount of time it would take to do this test is hours!Â Because they are using a stop watch during the test, they will start and stop the watch several times and allow the metal to cool before they can put plastic cameras in the hole to scope the lock or see where they are inside the safe.
TRTL-30×6 safes are normally not found in homes and are designed mainly for banks and very high end jewelry stores. Don’t get me wrong we have sold these to individuals for home use and we set them in their garage.Â Virtually turning them into a bank.
The TRTL-30×6 is very much over kill for most situations unless your insurance company has told you that is what you need.Â We do get many people calling wanting this ultimate in maximum security safes and most times I try to discourage or at least tell them to talk with their insurance company before they buy one.
New TRTL-30×6 safes can run as much as $30,000.Â Which is why we don’t carry any new models in stock. However, we do have refurbished models that start around $5000 and that includes shipping. See TRTL-30×6 safes.
Thursday, September 24th, 2009
We have just started carrying the Hollon Safes on our site. I’ve known about them for a long time however, they have always been a little more expensive than similar brands like Cobalt Safe or Gardall Safes.Â That is until recently.Â In the spring both companies had a huge 30% increase in wholesale prices.Â Well, that made the Hollon Safes a much better deal.
Quality of Hollon Safes has always been a little better than similar type safes made from other manufacturers.Â They have a tendency to put in more bolts in their safes. Take for instance the Cobalt SB-02c it has 3 bolts on the door opening side and 3 fixed bolts on the hinge side. (Gardall model FB-2013 is the same as the SB-02c) However, when you open the Hollon Safe HS-685 you see three bolts on the door opening side, 1 bolt going into the top, and another going into the bottom. PLUS a 1 inch thick locking bar that goes from top to bottom.Â That is the thickest hinge side locking bar in the industry that I am aware of.
Safes Lock: Notice that Hollon Safe is equiping ALL thier safes with a Group 1 Electronic lock.Â They have moved away from lesser secure Group II dials that other manufacturers are using.Â The CE Digital lock comes with “LockOut” technologyÂ that has a time delay feature and is activated if the wrong number is entered more than 3 times. The lock will reset after 10 minutes for correct code entry. Did I mention is was a High security Group I lock? This is much more secure than a dial as dial can have a “Safe Dialer” machine hooked to it and automactically dial open the safe within hours!Â ThisÂ keypad also has an 8-bit micro processor chip with NON-Volitale memory. It maintains customer code even without batteries. Your secret code can program with 4-16 digits. (more code options) Its also free to change the code on when ever you want. Unlike dials that require a locksmith to change the combination. Cost is around $75 each time you want to change the code.Â Many people ask me if a dial will outlast a keypad in a fire.Â Both the dial and the keypad is ruined after a fire.Â Keypads are also not suseptable to “drifting” like a dial will. (Drifting is when a dials code gets changed through use. The code maybe 25-50-75 and then it shifts and becomes 26-50-75.Â But the dial doesn’t tell it shifted. You just can’t get into the safe one day)
Popular brands of Dials are Sargent & Greenleaf or LaGard.Â Both established themselves as leaders in the field and were considered long lasting and made in Kentucky.Â However, both companies have since been sold and both companies now make thier locks in the “eastern part” of the USA known as China.Â I have found these Chinese dials to not be up to the original manufacture quality.Â Â These locks have a nasty reputation for drift and wearing out due assembly quality and parts.Â However, if you speak with your local locksmith he may not be aware of the changes and he may state that “These dials will last forever”.Â (Do you know of anything mechanical that lasts forever?Â Me either.)Â
To wrap things up Hollon Safes are really offering a superior quality safe and has done more to protect their customers than most competitive safes.Â Check out their 2 Hour Fire & Burglary Safes.
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