Bank Deposit Boxes, Not as Safe as You Thought!

Bank Deposit Boxes, Not as Safe as You Thought!

Did you know that there are no rules or laws requiring banks to reimburse customers if valuables in their “safe” deposit boxes are stolen or destroyed? According to The New York Times, “There are no federal laws governing the boxes; no rules require banks to compensate customers if their property is stolen or destroyed.” There are countless stories of banks losing customer’s boxes and contents. This isn’t the type of theft that’s easily taken care of in court either. It’s rare that those who’ve been stolen from are compensated much, if any. The banks have

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All is Not Lost in the Flames with an AMSEC Fire Safe

All is Not Lost in the Flames with an AMSEC Fire Safe

If inspiring stories like this don’t cause you to run out right now, and invest in a quality fire safe, we don’t know what will! When Southern California fires raged across the Carlsbad area in May 2014, Anya and her family had no choice but to rely on the reputation of AMSEC’s trusted fire safes and pray for the best. *Spoiler alert – AMSEC’s fire safe and everything in it survives the fire, unharmed, but you should really hear the story in Anya’s own words: “The fire at times reached 60 feet in height and

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Mechanical Meets Electronic in the Redundant Lock

Mechanical Meets Electronic in the Redundant Lock

Best of Both Worlds! What if you didn’t have to choose between the reliability of a mechanical lock and the convenience of a digital lock? What if, you could have both, in one lock system? Now you can! Introducing AMSEC’s Redundant Boltwork. This new locking system by American Security Products, aka AMSEC, incorporates two locks, either of which can open the safe . Either precisely dialing the mechanical tumbler or entering your combination on the electronic keypad, will trigger your lock to open. This lock is not double the security, but double the convenience. So,

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How To Secure a Safe in an Apartment

How To Secure a Safe in an Apartment

So, you’re renting an apartment and you have a hunch that your landlord won’t be too keen on you drilling holes into his hardwood floor, in order to bolt your safe down. You want to ensure that your safe is secure in your apartment, so what do you do? If you’ve spoken with our safe experts or done your own research, you know that if you don’t want a burglar running away with your safe, you should bolt it down. However, when that is not an option, like in this case, there are other ways

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Do I Need a Dehumidifier For My Safe?

Do I Need a Dehumidifier For My Safe?

If ever there were a recommended accessory for a home safe, gun safe, or any kind of safe, a dehumidifier would be it! Why a dehumidifier? Well, for starters, think about what is being stored in your safe. Most safe owners will be storing some sort of metal in their safe, such as guns, jewelry, etc. and what happens when moisture and metal meet? Rust and corrosion. That’s why you might need a dehumidifier for your safe. To ensure the longest lifespan for your safe and adequately protect your valuables inside from rust and mold,

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What Does “Gauge” Really Mean?

What Does “Gauge” Really Mean?

In the safe world terms like “gauge” are commonplace, but what does “# gauge steel” really mean? You may wonder when you’re shopping for a safe for home, is 12 or 11-gauge good enough, or should I invest in a 4-gauge steel liner? These are great questions you should ask and we hope our infographic to the left will help you have a bit more insight into what gauge represents. As the gauge # decreases, the thickness of the steel increases. Seems like it should be opposite, but that’s how it works. It’s as simple

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