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Does the Hole in Back of the Safe Affect Fire Protection?

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A lot of thought goes into the design of Liberty Safe’s top-of-the-line safes to offer superior safe fire protection. The best safes for guns’ and valuables’ safe fire protection feature thick steel walls, multiple layers of fireboard throughout, heat-activated expanding door seals and have been fire rated.

With all that effort to keep fire, heat and smoke out, it is only natural to have concerns about any hole that could allow them in. So, what about the hole in the back of your safe that allows for the addition of an outlet kit?

Should You Be Concerned?

If you own a fire-resistant gun safe from Liberty Safe, you can rest assured that all safe models that feature a built-in electric hole have been tested for safe fire protection. Our tests have shown there is no measurable heat gain through our current electrical outlet kit when it is properly installed. While our outlet kit is not fireproof, it still helps keep smoke and heat out of your safe during the initial onset of a house fire.

When an electrical outlet kit has not been installed or does not come standard with your safe, the hole is covered with a solid metal cover. Depending on the model year of the safe, the fireboard in the hole area should also be intact.

What About Other Holes in Safes?

Liberty Safes also come equipped with pre-drilled holes in their floors. These make it easier to anchor them to the floor (as recommended) for added security using our optional anchoring kit. If you have not had your safe previously professional installed and anchored, these holes can be found by lifting the carpeted interior on the floor of your safe.

While it is possible to drill over holes in your safe, it is not a good idea. Any other holes in your safe could jeopardize its security and safe fire protection features. But most importantly, changes or modifications to your safe that affect its intended use could void your safe’s warranty.

Warranted Liberty Safes

Besides superior security and safe fire protection, each Liberty safe is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship for as long as you own your safe. If your safe experiences any defect in materials or workmanship, we will repair or replace your safe at no cost. And if your warranted safe is damaged from a fire, break-in attempt or break-in, we will also repair or replace it at no cost if the damage is not covered by your homeowner’s insurance.