Security Level

Liberty Safes has a Security Level designation for each safe they manufacture. This 8-level system allows you to easily compare the different security features.


Good Security Better Security
Best Security
Security Levels: 1, 2, 3 Security Levels: 4, 5, 6
Security Levels: 7, 8
  • I just need basic protection for items like birth certificate, passports, and to keep children away from firearms.
  • Items inside the safe are easily replaceable.
  • Someone is home most of the time.
  • I need increased security against crime and burglars.
  • Items inside the safe ar valuable and covered by homeowner's insurance.
  • There are long hours during the day when nobody is home.
  • I need the highest security levels available. Items inside the safe are of high value, irreplaceable, and have significant sentimental value.
  • There are instances when I am away from home for extended periods of time.


What influences a Liberty Safe's security rating?

Steel Thickness: Your safe's doors and walls are it's first line of defense in keeping crooks out. The thicker the steel, the better security protection your safe will provide.
The measurement system for steel can be a little confusing. A lower gauge of steel is thicker than a higher gauge.

Door Construction: Two components that have a major impact on a safe's security level are its doors and locking mechanism. 

The locking mechanism in your safe plays an important part in its security level. It needs to keep the door locked if a burglar smashes or removes the safe's lock, tries to torque the safe's handle or attempts a side-bolt punch attack.

All Liberty locking mechanisms come standard with their patent-pending slip-clutch feature for added security protection. If a burglar attempts to torque your safe's handle, its shaft will slip and release pressure on the lock to prevent it from breaking.

Lock Guards: Liberty protects their locks and locking mechanisms with hard plate lock guards. These strong plates of hardened steel are great at thwarting drill attacks because they quickly chew up, snap or spin the drill bit.

Multiple layers of hard plate will chew up a drill bit quickly as it continues to shake, trying to get through the steel's hard surface.

Ball-bearing hard plate is even tougher on a burglar's drill bit. Numerous ball-bearings are encased into a piece of hard plate. When the burglar tries to drill into your lock, either his drill bit is going to snap, or it will keep spinning on those tiny steel bearings forever.