Door & body are now of a composite material (more that one product combined) generally, concrete body of a medium strength and door of similar quality. Re locking devices/s are now standard (possible glass re locking plate) to vital areas for locking components.
COST: APPROX 50k – 70k
TDR (Torch & drill resisting) doors & bodies are now standard. Concrete is now of a high strength, glass or similar re locking devices are standard, hardened materials places strategically within door & possibly body to resist attack, typically door thickness is around 80 mm
COST: APPROX 70k – 100k
AA (Anti Arc) in doors are now possible, TDR is now a minimum, other materials including EDR, Adlox etc.
COST: APPROX 100k – 250k
Highest quality safe available today, could be new or used.
COST: APPROX 250 K +
“Cash ratings” is a term used by safe companies around the world to provide an approx. figure, both safe and insurance companies generally collaborate together to provide a figure which may “suggest” an insurable cash/value rating in an unsupported (no alarms) environment. The figures can vary dramatically between safe suppliers.
We hope this simple process above provides you with the information required to make an informed decision when next time you need to purchase a safe.As always, please consult with your insurance company to confirm if the safe you have chosen is sufficient to provide the level of cover required.
Generally speaking, safes can be either tested for thief or Fire resistance. Each test house will have many levels of both fire and theft resistance with each category designed to meet or surpass a predetermined outcome. These tests generally start with a basic cash ratting of say $2’000.00 up to $250’000.00 +.
Fire testing is generally measured with a combination of time and temperature generally followed by a drop test of up to 10 meters.
Safe locks are also tested, they also have a grading system again based on some predetermined testing by the agency conducting the testing.