Frequently Asked Questions
Do your safes have fire protection?
The answer is, Hall’s safes has documented proof that their safes have sustained 1800 degrees F outside for 2 hours, while maintaining an inside temperature of less than 140 degrees F. The lower inside temperature provides better protection for your valuables and reduces the risk of damage.
All safes should provide a measure of fire protection but some safes do not. This is not a regulated feature and is up to the discretion of the manufacturer. Each manufacturer has their own interpretation as to sufficient standard fire protection in a safe. Avoid any safe with vent holes in the body as this will allow heat into the safe. Increasing the internal temperature could destroy the contents with flames or smoldering. Look for doors that fit both tightly and uniformly. Avoid safes that require adjustment screws to secure a tightly fitted door. A sealed safe with a built in air space will act as insulation between contents and the outside heat. Be suspicious of other manufacturers that claim they have tested their safes for 30 minutes at 1200 degrees F with inside temperatures reaching 350 degrees F and no damage to the contents. These claims are questionable because computer disks, photographs and paper melt or smolder at such temperatures.
What is the thickness of the body of the safe?
At Hall’s Safe Co. we use a minimum 3/16-inch plate steel on all our safes. This provides additional protection from fire and theft. It also adds substantial weight to the body of the safe, affording you increased quality and security for your investment. Most safes on the market today are 10- to 12 gauge sheet metal. This neither meets our high standard of quality, nor does it adequately protect your safe from forced entry and/or fire.
How many and what type of material are the locking bolts made of?
Locking bolts provide security and have many variables associated with them. First, they should be made from a strong and durable materiel. Stainless steel is the preferred material primarily because it is much stronger than lower grade steels. Second, the location of the bolts is important. The randomly placed stainless steel locking bolts in Hall’s safes provide maximum security. We can provide additional bolts and/or thicker doors for the customer who wants increased security.
Do your combinations locks have their own re-locking devices?
All safes should have additional re-lockers separate from the combination locks, and they are never located in the same place on a Hall’s Safe . We place relockers randomly and separately from combination locks in Hall’s Safes, giving our customers increased protection of their belongings and peace of mind.
How thick are the doors on a Hall’s Safe?
Hall’s provides several different doors from which to choose: our Classic, Traditional and Legendary Stage I door consists of 1/4 inch plate steel, Legendary Stage II is 3/8 steel plate. Hall’s Safes doors have serviced thousands of customers for more than 20 years. The thickness on Hall’s Safe’s are more than adequate for protection.
For those who want the ultimate in a Hall’s Safe, we offer the Stage II door. This door is thicker and incorporates a revolutionary internal double door jam built. The first of its kind, this door uses up to 40 stainless steel locking bolts. Again, the Stage II door adds thickness to the door and weight to the safe, therefore, increased peace of mind in the security it provides. The number of bolts and thickness of each door varies per customer.
Do you provide a warranty?
Yes. Traditional and Legendary safes have a Lifetime Warranty. The Classic safe has Limited Lifetime Warranty. Please see our warranty page for more information.