When it comes to fire protection nobody does it better than American Security Products! AMSEC has developed products that earned the stringent Underwriters Laboratories UL ½ hr., 1 hr. and 2 hr. fire endurance classifications and have tested and certified a 45 min., 90 min. and 2 hr. series gun safes with Intertek ETL, the industry’s leading independent laboratory for gun safe fire testing. When comparing fire ratings it is important to understand the following:
- Be sure to weigh reports from independent laboratories against unverified factory testing.
- Consumers looking for real fire protection should consider a safe that has been tested and certified by either Underwriters Laboratories UL or Intertek Laboratories ETL.
- Verify the fire curve. Did the furnace hold its specified temperature early on in the test or ramp up near the end? A true 2 hr. fire test should show that within 8 minutes, the furnace temperature was raised to 1200° F, and that temperature was maintained for the remainder of the two-hour test.
- What type of door seals does the product offer? The best seal is a Palusol™ door seal that expands to 7 times its size when temperatures reach 212 degrees, sealing off both heat and smoke. Some top end products use dual seals utilizing a silicone seal as first defense protecting the safe until the Palusol™ seal performs its task.