Thursday, October 23, 2008

Gun Vault Construction, A Step by Step Guide

Building a security vault in a new home can be accomplished in several ways. Many vaults that are built inside the home are made using a concrete block wall or poured concrete walls. Often times a vault that is built in a basement will have poured walls, while a free standing vault in a garage area is generally of block construction.

Over the course of the next few months we'll be posting blog entries to give you an intimate look into the construction of a gun vault and utilizing the Schwab Vault Door from Schwab Safe. Our goal is to provide custom home builders and architects with an intimate view into the installation of a vault door including the frame, setting the door and a view of a finished gun vault.

The picture above is a standard block wall room that will be used a security vault when the construction phase is complete. The owner has chosen to use a Schwab 2-hour fire rated steel vault door and has left a rough opening (RO) of 42.5" W x 83.5" Wide. This rough masonry opening will accomodate a Model # 7832 vault door.

As the construction process continues this blog will feature a video for the installation of the fire insulated door and the step by step photos from opening the crate to mounting the door into position.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Vault Door Security

Homeowners across the country install vault doors in their homes during the construction phase to build both safe rooms and gun vaults. Over the years we have worked with hundreds of contractors and construction companies to ensure that they get the best vault doors with the most features.

Our Schwab Corp doors are available in 1,2,4 or 6 hour fire ratings depending on the application and distance to fire department. Soon we will be showcasing a door installation in a custom built home and provide photos of the entire process.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sentry Safe

This week Sentry Safe (proud new owner of Schwab Corp Safe Company) announced a 50% increase in sales in spite of an economy that is swaggering. While this news has come to us with confidence our company continues to be focused on the positive, providing the best support and service before and after the sale and giving our clients.

As 2009 quickly approaches we look forward to launching our new and improved websites to better serve our clients and provide the best online experience possible. You can and will always be able to call us Toll Free 1-866-867-0306 at any time and speak directly to a safe and data storage hardware expert.

Thank you to all of our clients who have helped make our progress possible! We look forward to continually serving your data storage and document storage needs!

FireKing Safe

For more than 50 years FireKing has been providing businesses worldwide with fire safes and filing cabinets to store and secure vital business documents, records and removable computer media. We have been very fortunate to work with such a great manufacturer and customer service team at FireKing Security Group and want to say thanks for all of your assistance over the years helping us become a more successful company today.

As we look ahead we are focused on business growth and continuing to provide the best support, service, locksmith technical service and only the best fireproof safes and file cabinets possible.