So you’ve decided that you need to buy a fire proof safe for your home but you don’t know where to start? Today safes are more complex (and sophisticated and protected) than ever but we’re here to help you understand the buying process when it comes to fire proof safes.
Safes aren’t just for burglaries anymore. In fact, their biggest utility may lie in protecting against Mother Nature herself. Fireproof and waterproof safes and chests can safeguard your most valuable items when everything else goes up in flames. In this article, we’ll share some details about how fireproof safes and waterproof chests operate.
Are gun safes water proof? This question is asked by many of our customers and the truth is, there are NO gun safes to our knowledge that are "water proof". Many people are misled by other companies that a water proof gun safe exists. Most all gun safes use a "Paulsel Seal" around the door named for the inventor. This seal expands to 5 times its size when a fire is burning outside the gun safe. (heat activated) The seal will help make the gun safe SOMEWHAT water and/or smoke "resistant" but not smoke or water proof.
This is a crazy video that illustrates just how important it is to get a high quality, burglar-specific safe. And always remember: a fire safe should not be a place you store valuables—it should be a place for important papers, sentimental objects, and other things you’d want protecting from a FIRE (and not necessarily from burglars)