If you are reading this, you've probably realized that most safes you've seen, really aren't that safe.
Nearly every type of safe you see on the market is either a B-Rate or RSC, meaning it is rated for break-in attempts that last up to 5 minutes. In the grand scheme of things, this really isn't a lot of time and a determined burglar would be able to access the safe, if they know what they're doing. If you're looking for a safe that is so tough, the insurance companies will back it up for $100,000 - $150,000, you've come to the right place.
The technical definition of a TL-15 safe is as follows: "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. Has successfully resisted entry* for a net working time of 15 minutes when attacked with common hand tools, picking tools, mechanical or portable electric tools, grinding points, carbide drills and pressure applying devices or mechanisms." Basically they take every tool a smart burglar would use and punish the safe for 15 minutes. If the safe survives, it is rated TL-15 and Qualifies for Mercantile & Broadform Insurance Class ER with a Bank Rating of BR. So I'm sure you're wondering, how do they accomplish this?
Let's start with the massive 6-3/4" door, constructed of a 2-1/2" defense barrier of outer and inner steel plates creating a single structure encasing a unique, high density fire and burglary resistant composite material. This defense barrier houses a proprietary amalgamation of nuggets and steel fibers to withstand concentrated attacks with the most sophisticated equipment used by burglars. On the door lies a U.L. listed Type 1 ESL10XL Electronic lock that is protected by a drill shattering hard plate and two additional spring loaded relocking bolts connected to a tempered glass plate. The hinges offer a vertical height adjustment and utilizes an oil impregnated bearing ensuring easy door operation.
The locking mechanism on the AMSEC MAX1814 is equipped with eight massive 1-1/2" diameter chrome plated solid steel locking bolts that move deep into the body's protected bolt chambers. The body is formed to combine a total protective thickness of 2-3/4" enclosing a high density fire resistant composite material with nuggets and steel fibers. The reinforced drill resistant door frame protects the door and each individual bolt chamber from severe side attacks. The proprietary inner barrier protects against peeling attacks.
The AMSEC MAX1814 safe earned a 90 minute fire rating from ETL. When analyzing fire performance, be sure to weigh reports from ETL or UL laboratories against unverified factory "claims".
It comes standard with one high strength adjustable shelf, a chrome L shaped handle, finial pull handle and a bolt detent that locks the door automatically when shut.
The AMSEC MAX1814 is backed by a 1 year parts and labor warranty.