Safe and Vault

As an authorized AMSEC distributor we offer their complete line of gun safes, fire safes, burglary safes, electronic locks and accessories.

H.L. Flake also stocks a large selection of safe locks and safety deposit locks by Sargent and Greenleaf, Legard, Big Red, Bullseye and more.

 

An Informed Customer is a Happy Customer

Often when a customer comes into your shop looking for a safe, their primary purchasing decision hinges on considerations toward size and price. As a security professional it is your responsibility to make sure your customers are informed on the benefits of taking home the best security solution to protect their valuables; in the end they’ll be happier with an appropriately rated composite safe from your shop over an unrated metal cabinet that they found at a generic box store.

Safe Locks

After the initial purchase of the safe, your customer has a horde of safe lock options available for controlling access to their valuables. Generally, the safe will come pre-installed with a combination dial or an electronic digital keypad. While a good combination dial will have unrivaled reliability, it is much slower to access than an electronic digital lock, and changing the combination is a more difficult feat. Beyond these options are also Biometric Locks. The technology in Biometric locks has come a long way from its infant stages, and it is by far the quickest way to allow secure access to a safe. However Biometric locks are still accompanied by relatively higher cost as well as being subject finicky reads if conditions aren’t ideal.

Burglary Rating

Choosing the best safe for your customer begins with understanding the levels of protection available in your safe inventory. Burglary safe Construction Ratings are a standard developed to indicate the degree of protection a safe can offer when resisting an attempted burglary attack. Common construction ratings range from B-Rate to C-Rate. Additionally, U.L. Test Performance Ratings range from the U.L. RSC burglary rating to the U.L. TL-15, TL-30 and TL30x6 high security ratings.

AMSEC Safes Summarizes the Burglary Rating Standards as Follows:

B-Classification / Good Protection – The “B” burglary resistive classification is an industry construction and performance rating. This type of construction rating was established by the insurance industry to develop a standard that will indicate the degree of protection a safe will provide against an attempted burglary attack.

C-Classification / Better Protection – The “C” burglary resistive classification is an industry construction and performance rating. This type of construction rating was established by the insurance industry to develop a standard that will indicate the degree of protection a safe will provide against an attempted burglary attack.

U.L. Residential Security Container – Signifies a combination-locked safe designed to offer a limited degree of protection against attack by common mechanical and electrical hand tools and any combination of these means.

U.L. Burglary Classification TL-15 / Best Protection – Signifies a combination-locked safe designed to offer a maximum door protection against attack by common mechanical and electrical hand tools and any combination of these means.

U.L. Burglary Classification TL-30 / Superior Protection – Signifies a combination-locked safe designed to offer a maximum door protection against attack by common mechanical and electrical hand tools and any combination of these means.

U.L. Burglary Classification TL-30×6 / Extreme Protection – Signifies a combination-locked safe designed to offer a maximum six-sided body and door protection against attack by common mechanical and electrical hand tools and any combination of these means.

Fire Rating

A safes ability to resist a fire conforms to its own rating system. ETL Intek has a rating system in place to rate fire resistance. Factors in a safe’s construction that determine its (and its contents) survival time are not the outer metal plates, but the fire-retardant insulations that line it. In addition, the seals on the safe play a large part in the safe’s fire rating. Safes are typically offered with fire resistance ratings of ETL-45, ETL-90, and ETL-120. The numbers In the ratings correspond to the amount of time in minutes that the safe has been tested to resist temperatures up to 1200° F.

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