Oct 31, 2019

What to Consider When Buying a Commercial Safe

If you’re a business owner, no doubt you have a legion of assets to protect. These include tools, equipment, monetary assets on-site, legal documents, digital hardware or storage devices, containing essential files and documents.

Locks and insurance might help. But burglars can crack the code of even the most advanced lock system. In case of theft or fire damage, it might take forever before your insurance company take a look at your claim, suppose your policy will cover or make up for the loss.

Commercial safe is a valuable asset you don’t want to overlook for safety. Safes are designed with consideration for different needs and aspects of a business. With the right safe, you can safeguard the commercial assets of your business.

For professional consultation to determine the appropriate safe that suit your needs, connect with professionals at Top Atlanta Locksmith today for safe locksmith services. Our experienced specialists will be glad to help you make the right choice.

When buying a commercial safe, the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) test ratings can be a reliable resource to start with. UL is a not-for-profit organization that offers product safety testing and certification, which has been around for years. UL safe security ratings are divided into burglary and fire safety categories.

Burglar rating

This covers the ability of the safe to withstand safe-cracking, locking mechanism break-ins, or safe frame override as well as other theft attempts.

B Rate Safe

This is a low-end safe that features a 4inch body and 1/2 inch door. Attacks from simple tools can expose the contents. Not recommended for business use but can be used to save less essential items.

C Rate Safe

This is a 1/2 inch body safe with a 1-inch door, which usually has a relocking device and a hard plate. Better than B Rate Safe but not recommended for business use.


Using simple safe opening devices, it takes about 15 minutes for a professional safecracker to compromise this safe build.


The difference between this and TL-15 is the amount of time in minutes required to break into the safe. TL-30 Rate Safe can withstand up to 30 minutes of advance and heavy safe-cracking equipment.

TL-30X 6

During the cracking test, engineers are given the safe blueprints, fundamentals of the build, the frame weakest point, and allowed to break in through all six sides of the safe. Breaking into the safe will still require 30 + minutes.

Fire rating

Aside from burglary safety, the fire rating determines the resistance of the safe to heat or fire damage.

1/2 Hour Rate Safe

This safe build can protect valuables, including paper documents, for about 30-minutes during impact and heat test. During the testing, the safe is heated to 1550 degrees and also dropped from a height.

Other fire rating includes 1 Hour and 2 Hours Rate Safe whereby the safe may undergo rapid temperature changes during the fire testing.

Professional Safe Installation Services

Selecting the right safe for your business is one thing; perfect installation is an entirely different matter. Without having to sweat the details, a service provider should handle all the aspects of the installation for you.

From choosing the perfect safe, locking mechanism and right placement within your facility, contact Top Atlanta Locksmith for seamless and efficient installation services.

We use competent and experienced professionals who can install your safe the right way. For professional and seamless installation, call or contact Top Atlanta Locksmith today.

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