Imagine a burglar breaking into your home and taking your hard-earned valuable items that are not secured. Or, you're a business owner, and you walk into your store in the morning to find out it was robbed. What if you could have your own bank vault in your home or business to protect those valuable items? Consider a TL-15 rated safe as your next safe and get high-end protection.
A TL-15 rated safe is a high-security safe designed to hold up in a sophisticated burglar attack. The TL-15 Rating (Tool Resistant for up to 15 minutes) is a high security rating completed by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and is a physical test done on the door. They do not test the body of the safe with this rating. The TL part of the rating stands for tool, and the 15 stands for 15 minutes. The UL engineers are some of the best professional, safe crackers in the world. Their goal is to prove that the safe can handle a tool attack for up to 15 minutes. Here are some of the construction requirements the safe must meet to get tested and receive the UL label.
The testers are allowed 15 minutes and aggressive tools to gain entrance, such as:
They do not use abrasive cutting wheels and power saws like on the TL-30 test.
Their goal is to try and make a 6" square opening entirely through the door or front face within that 15 minutes. Remember that these engineers have the manufacturing blueprints and can disassemble the safe being tested before the test begins to see how it works. They know all the weak points before they start. The TL-15 label means the testers could not open the door or make a 6" square opening through the door or front face within 15 minutes. If a professional, safe cracker like Underwrites Laboratory cannot break in, how will someone who doesn't know what they are doing defeat your safe?
First, consider the amount of content value you will be storing inside. We've come up with some guidelines from our experience talking to insurance companies who insure jewelry stores, pawn shops, and other businesses. These guidelines give you an idea of if you should go with a TL-15 rated safe or lower or higher rating depending on the content value you will be storing inside. Remember to think of the future as you will always find or buy more items to put inside your safe.
Since this is a high-security rating, businesses and homeowners with a high content value they need to protect should buy a TL-15 safe.
Homeowners also buy TL-15 safes to protect cash, jewelry, family heirlooms, and other valuable items. If you have a monitored burglar alarm on your home, a TL-15 rated safe is designed to protect up to $200,000 in content value. If you don't have a burglar alarm on your home, it is designed to protect up to $100,000 in content value.