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There is a huge variety of safe available today in the modern world. Safes have come a long way from being simple lockable boxes of yesteryear. There is a never ending choice of locks and locking systems now available – from mechanical key and combinations locks, to biometric eye and fingerprinting locks, and of course time and remote location 3rd party opening.
Serious safes are designed for many specific applications and there is no such thing as a generic general safe. They are usually classified by 1 of either 2 things. 1. -What they are protecting, e.g. guns, pharmaceuticals, digital media. Or 2. – What the owner wants protection from, e.g. fire, theft, destruction. The safe you can buy in your local hardware store is more than likely not very safe.
Quality safes come with a rating from an independent lab such as UL, JIS, or CEN, which specify the type of attack it can successfully resist, the amount of time that it will resist the attack, as well as the tools used in such an attack.
UL Class TRTL-30
This is a combination locked safe that offers high protection against combinations of mechanical, electrical, and cutting tools. The safe will resist abuse for 30 minutes from tools such as hand tools, picking tools, mechanical or electrical tools, grinding points, carbide drills, devices that apply pressure, cutting wheels, power saws, impact tools and, in addition, can withstand an oxy-fuel welding and cutting torch (tested gas limited to 1,000 cubic feet (28 m3) combined total oxygen and fuel gas.) – WIKIPEDIA
Here is a link of some UL guys testing a TL30. They don’t mess around.
UL Class TXTL-60
This class meets all the requirements for Class TRTL-60 and, in addition, can withstand high explosives such as nitroglycerin or equivalent to not more than 4 ounces (110 g) of nitroglycerin in one charge (entire test must not use more explosive than that equivalent to 8 ounces (230 g) of nitroglycerin).- WIKIPEDIA
We’re still looking for that test video.
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