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What You Should Know about Liberty Safe Security Levels
Security is Liberty’s number one priority when it comes to designing and building our safes. But it’s not enough to claim our safes have the most reliable security features available on the market.
We take the added step of proving our safes’ reliability by not only putting them through our own, extensive “torture testing” ; we also ship them to Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) for additional testing. This intensive analysis ensures our customers can have the peace of mind that comes with knowing they are purchasing one of the securest safes in the industry.
To make it easier for our customers to understand the security features that are included with our safes, Liberty has a Safe Security Level designation for each safe we manufacture. This 8-level system allows our customers to easily compare the different safes we sell according to the security features that come standard with each security level.
It can help you better understand the differences in pricing; you can expect to see higher prices for our safes that are classified with a higher safe security level.
It is always a good idea to buy a safe with the thickest steel possible. But you also should remember that this will add to the price of your safe. The measurement system for steel can be a little confusing. A lower gauge of steel is thicker than a higher gauge; therefore, a higher safe security level safe will have a lower gauge number. For each increase of gauge number, the thickness of the steel drops by 10 percent.
Liberty uses 5 different steel thicknesses throughout our 8 safe security levels:
The door of your safe is what stands between a burglar and your firearms and valuables. Regardless of the type of door used in a safe, it needs to be built with strong steel, too. Liberty uses 6 different types of doors throughout its 8 levels of safe security:
Behind every great steel door in a Liberty safe is a durable and reliable locking mechanism. As our safe security levels increase, you will also see the quality of the locking mechanisms we use increase. Don’t forget: With all our locking mechanisms, you also get the benefit of Liberty’s innovative “Slip Clutch Technology.” This added feature disengages your safe’s handle from the locking mechanism if a burglar attempts to torque it with a pipe or use other means of force.
Liberty now uses 5 types of locking mechanisms throughout our 8 safe security levels:
While Liberty’s safe doors are strong, we also take the added step of protecting our locks and locking mechanisms with hardplate lock guards. These strong plates of hardened steel are great at thwarting drill attacks because they quickly chew up, snap or spin the drill bit; depending on the safe security level of the gun safe you purchase.
Liberty uses 3 types of hardplate lock guards throughout our 8 safe security levels:
Innovative Military-Style Locking Bars vs Traditional Locking Bolts
Liberty’s 4-inch military-style locking bars are a game-changer within the safe industry. Round steel locking pins have been the norm. Why are locking bars better? Because they are 4 inches wide and have a greater surface area; they really dig-in and stand-up to prying, drilling and punching attacks.
Depending on the safe’s security level, there are 4 steel thicknesses available throughout Liberty’s 8 safe security levels:
With a Liberty gun safe, you are buying a truly secure safe. But don’t take our word for it: We take the extra step of having our safes certified by Underwriter’s Laboratories. Before we offer a new model, it is shipped to UL and put through its paces by professional safe crackers. This has earned us the honor of displaying the UL symbol of security; our Levels 2-8 safes are certified as a UL 8M10 Residential Security Container (RSC).
Liberty Level 1 safes are not UL-Listed because they are made with 14-gauge steel. However, all safe security levels are approved by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) as secure firearm storage devices.
Liberty believes everyone should be able to protect themselves and their family with a safe that secures firearms and valuables. Our Level 1 security safes are a more affordable option if your budget is tight. But that doesn’t mean you have to skimp on security.
Liberty’s safes with Level 1 security, like our economy-priced Centurion are:
Built with a single RC63 hardplate lock guard
California DOJ Approved
Constructed with a Single Actuator locking mechanism
Made with 14-gauge steel
Made with 3/16-inch thick steel locking bars
Protected by a 3/8-inch composite door
Buying a secure gun safe can be more affordable than you think.
If you want the ultimate safe security, a Level 8 security safe is what you are looking for! Level 8 safes feature a thicker steel body, thicker door, gear-driven lock mechanism and thicker locking bars than Level 7 security safes.
Our Level 8 top-rated-in-the-industry Presidential and the Liberty National Magnum are:
Built with a 1-5/16-inch Tough door
California DOJ Approved
Made with 7-gauge steel
Made with a ball-bearing hardplate lock guard
Manufactured with 1/2-inch thick steel locking bars
Protected by a GX-480/GX-540 Monster locking mechanism
UL-Listed as a UL 8M10 Residential Security Container (RSC)
When only the best in security will do for you and your family, buy the Presidential or National Security Magnum.