There are many great manufacturers of safes in America. Take a look at five of the top US companies, and some of the things that makes them industry leaders.
There are many safe manufacturers in the world today, many of them make top quality safes, others do not. Lets take a look at five of the top US safe manufacturers and why they have earned a good reputation. I have listed them in alphabetical order to avoid any implication of ranking among these companies.
American Security or AMSEC has been around since 1948, and are based out of California. They boast being the world’s leading producer of burglar resistant safes. Indeed, security has been foremost in their designs. They were the first manufacturer of round door vaults, which were harder to break into and were an industry standard for decades. They were also a lot more expensive, so AMSEC went on in the 1960’s to develop a more cost effective square door that offered maximum protection.
Modern day burglary techniques led AMSEC to develop safes in the 1990’s that used composite construction, combining hard plate steel and high strength concrete which offered great protection against attack. WIth their focus on security, AMSEC was the first US company to obtain Underwriters Laboratories highest burglary ratings of TL15 and TL30, and they continue today to be one of the most innovative companies in the market.
Browning is an American company based out of Utah and their primary focus are gun safes. They aim to make a heavy duty, protective safe that will keep your firearms and other valuables secure from theft or fire, but also looks good with a beautiful finish and fine craftsmanship. They also offer innovative interiors to make the most out of the space provided.
Cannon has been manufacturing safes for over 40 years. They believe that you should have ultimate security at the best possible price. A safe is a permanent investment so Cannon offers a lifetime warranty which protects from fire, flood, attempted break-in and manufacturing defects for life. Their motto is “Nothing Protects like a Cannon”.
Liberty claims to be America’s #1 Safe Manufacturer. They also offer a lifetime, transferrable warranty for all of their safes, and all of their safes are tested and rated by an independent UL laboratory. Liberty is a younger company than most of the others, having been established in Utah in 1988, but they grew quickly and by 1994 were the #1 selling full-size residential safe company in America.
Besides being a very fast growing company, which was helped by acquiring National Security Safe Company in 1997, they have also been innovative in the market. In the 1990’s they introduced special HiSecurity Composite Doors which sandwiched layers of fireboard insulation and steel and hardened plate-steel, which increased security and fire protection. They also received a patent for a unique bolt locking mechanism, and introduced adjustable interior storage and shelving systems.
Sentry Safe was started during the Great Depression in the 1930’s as the Brush-Punnett Company. They had a simple formula of “quality products and reasonable prices through innovative engineering” that guided the company and allowed it to thrive. They are still a family owned company, led by third generation members of the Brush family, but changed their name to the Sentry Group in 1987. Though based out of New York, they have a global presence, producing more safes and fire resistant chests than any other company in the world.
If you are in the market for a home, gun or business safe, you can find top quality safes from any of these companies. Just do a bit of research to find what suits your needs best.