Friday, October 22, 2010

ioSafe SoloPRO USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

fireproof hard drive
ioSafe is getting ready to ship their newest and best fireproof/waterproof hard drive, the SoloPRO. Cased in a sleek "aircraft black box" this external desktop drive features your choice of eSATA/ uSB 2.0 or USB 3.0 connectivity.

For businesses that run Windows servers, the eSATA option will provide great performance and flexibility. The ioSafe SoloPRO is available with up to 2TB of data storage with the option to go with SATA or SSD (solid state hard drives) and can withstand temperatures up to 1,550 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes and a full water submersion to a depth of 10 feet of fresh or saltwater for up to three days. The unit comes with USB 2.0 (480 megabits per second) and eSATA (3 gigabits per second) interfaces. A USB 3.0 interface is also an option, which puts the Super USB speed in a close race with eSATA.

For more information on these USB 3.0 External hard drives visit

Friday, September 17, 2010

GSA Approved Paper Shredders

High Security Paper Shredders | Crosscut Shredding for Top Secret and Classified Documents

For environments that fall under GSA Approved or NSA Security requirements such as the United States Military and Federal Government agencies we offer Dahle High Security Shredders with the NSA/CSS Specification 02-01. Many of our clients who purchase GSA Approved Security Containers or Safes that are Class 5 or 6 also buy a shredder to get a package discount.

20434 High Security Shredder
One of our most popular crosscut paper shredders from Dahle features the following specs.

Shred Size - 1mm x 4.7mm
Capacity - Up to 8 sheets for Top Secret & Classified Documents
Shred Type - Crosscut
Waste Volume - 10 gallons

For more information call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Magnetic GSA Container Signs

We offer all of our clients the magnetic form holder signs that indicate whether your GSA security container, safe or vault is open or closed.

These signs are used to help mitigate risk and improve security of documents and/or materials stored inside your container.

Friday, August 06, 2010

7110-00-919-9193 | Class 6, 5 Drawer File Cabinet

One of the most popular GSA Approved File Cabinets is the five drawer, class 6. For the price, you get far more value by adding an additional file cabinet drawer. When choosing a GSA Security Container or safe it is best to do your research and learn the differences between Class 6 vs. Class 5.

*Update* You can now purchase NSN# 7110-00-919-9193 online

Many of our clients quickly learn that the the Class 5 is a higher security rating and often only have a requirement for the Class 6. With years of experience in document storage and security, our expert staff offers you the best service, price and support for your GSA or NISPOM storage requirements.

Call us today, Toll Free 866-867-0306.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Protective Distribution Systems | What is a PDS?

Many of our clients are have specific communication security requirements related to a Protected Distribution System or PDS. Ranging from fiber optic communication or junction boxes for end point security we help our clients meet their goals for security.

Fore more information on how our full line of IPS Containers and GSA Approved Security safes can help you mitigate risk call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306.

Learn more about the scope of a PDS and NSTISSI No. 7003 and at WikiPedia

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Entrepreneur Magazine features KL Security Enterprises | Lafayette, Indiana

We're proud to announce that our company was featured in the latest edition of Entrepreneur. Writer Jonathan Blum recently wrote about the importance of data backup and planning, more specifically the ioSafe hard drive and how it compares to online backup like drop box and Western Digital or Lacie.

With our full line of safe, GSA Approved Security Containers and vaults we're happy to have been included in this story.

Read more about KL Security Enterprises and the full article here:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

GSA Certified Safes

Rated for Security, NISPOM and IS
Security Containers, Storage Lockers and Cabinets

There are a wide variety of GSA Approved Containers to meet the needs of Federal Agencies, Contractors and organizations that store classified and top secret materials. Choosing the right security level for their requirements is often the biggest challenge that we help our clients with.

Class 5 vs. Class 6 | Which is the higher security rating?
This is one of the most commonly made mistakes by purchasers of GSA Certified Safes and containers. Most buyers and procurement officers understand the the Class 5 container is for the storage of classified and top secret documents and materials, it can also be used to store weapons, evidence, narcotics and cash. The Class Five Certification is a higher level of security than Class Six. Class 6 containers are for documents and materials up to classified and top secret - no other materials, keys, etc should be stored inside a container with this rating.

If you have specific questions, we can help. Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306 today.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

How to use your X-09 Lock

Your GSA Approved Security Container, safe or storage locker has a new X-09 lock on it...and you need to know how to open your safe.

All of our new safes as well as re certified GSA containers come equipped with the X-09 lock, not the X-08 or X-07.

Monday, June 07, 2010

NISPOM & A look at Information Security Protection Measures

How ioSafe Hard Drives Improve Data Integrity & Availability
Military Grade Hard Drive
We often work with our clients to develop plans of action regarding NISPOM requirements, IPS containers and data backup, storage and disaster recovery. While on the surface these requirements and procedures can seem daunting, when they are broken down into attainable objectives, the mystery of these policies vanish and security and storage goals are met with ease.

In the private sector all of the the information systems (IS) that are used to capture, create, store, process or distribute classified information must be properly managed, protected and secured. Top priority is given to protect all IS systems against unauthorized access or disclosure of information (documents, data, etc) and to ensure availability and recovery of data in the event of a disaster. That said, data backup plans and a solid method for data recovery go hand in hand with NISPOM.

We regularly recommend the use of ioSafe hard drives to achieve a balanced approach to data backup, demonstrating improved security and data integrity as well as the ability to recover data in the shortest amount of time (RTO) and with the best availability (RPO)

When it comes time to implement ioSafe hard drives and systems into a NISPOM related plan the access control issues have already been addressed and the focus is strictly on backup, recovery and data integrity.

The procedures for data backup are documented in writing and sometimes include a tape rotation or archive if needed. By automating the backup process with ioSafe hard drives, regularly scheduled backups can occur incrementally during the day, nightly or automatically when any data is overwritten or saved.

One important note is that the data backups must be stored in an alternate location within the building or in an off site facility to ensure data availability in the event of a common occurrence disaster. When costs and budget are of utmost importance, the ioSafe hard drives serve to eliminate off site storage fees and reduce man hours for tape rotation $$$, all the while improving data security by eliminating the human element from the loop.

Pros to Backup Verification with ioSafe
By automating the data backup into a a disaster protected hard drive from ioSafe it is easier to verify data by simply looking at the backup logs.

Testing of ioSafe hard drives can be achieved at regular intervals and immediately verified for restoration more than once a year at a lower cost (less time and money versus tape testing and verification processes). The testing of data several times a year improves reliability and ultimately improves business continuity and operations.

For more information on ioSafe NAS storage and external hard drives for your NISPOM requirements call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

Monday, May 24, 2010

External Hard Drive Review

The ioSafe Solo is reviewed in the Ottawa Citizen by Murray Mill. Like many of the reviews online, this is another positive review.

"PROS: Security, the ability to preserve and get back data in the event of a disaster, decent price, very quiet.

CONS: My God it’s heavy! My Solo was/is a USB-only device. There are many faster alternatives, but they cost a lot more."

buy online with cheapest price

Monday, May 17, 2010

Top Quality Contractors in Lafayette, IN | Our List of Reliability

Selecting a trustworthy and reliable contractor is vitally important to your safety and pocketbook. Today, more so than ever, there are the low bidders, poor workmanship and a general lack of professionalism and competence in the trades. That said, it's important to find the best and most reliable so you get the most for your money with the highest quality work. We use a variety of contractors and always get asked for referrals on who we trust and who consistently exceed expectations.

Below is our “GO TO” list of local Indiana contractors that we trust time and again and most importantly are comfortable in referring our friends and family to.

ARNIE COOK Roofing – residential and commercial roofing / windows / siding (765-420-7663) > Arnie Cook

ARTISAN ELECTRIC (765-414-3913) > Electrician in Lafayette and Monticello – Chris Voglund

HAGUE QUALITY WATER – water conditioning equipment sales and installation (765) 538-2549 > Steve Sidel

HAYS & SONS | Water and Fire Restoration | Disaster Recovery > (765)-449-9111 > Greg Kreinbrook

HENERY POOR LUMBER – building materials / custom wood / kitchen and bath supply (765) 474-1388 > Jay Andrew

BRENNECO Plumbing | Plumber in Lafayette, Indiana (765-448-6190) > Randy Lynch

MECKO’S Heating and Cooling | Residential & Commercial Heating Cooling > (765-447-7555) > Dave Mecklenburg

R.DOUGLAS PAINTING – high end interior and exterior painter (765) 412-4621 > Gaius Douglas

WYATT COMMUNICATIONS - phone systems in Lafayette , communications / tech support and supply (765) 447-6545 > Bill Wyatt

TRI-TECH CONSTRUCTION – commercial buildings / cement work / crane service / overhead doors | Full Service General Contractor (765) 448-7994 > Ted Christianson

PREMIER SERVICES | Lafayette Concrete Contractor > 765-426-6451 > Jeremy Davis

KJG ARCHITECTURE – full service architects and engineers (765) 497-4598 > Kelly Good

K.L. SECURITY ENTERPRISES – fireproof safes , GSA Containers and ioSafe hard drives 1-866-867-0306 > Johnny Klemme – That’s me!

AMERICA’S ELITE CARPET and FLOOR CARE – carpet and floor cleaning (765-296-7234) > Mark Harbison

BECK’S AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE CENTER – Auto Car and Truck Repair Shop (765) 447-9459 > Robert Hancock

MAXIMUMMEDIA – Website designer in Lafayette |Graphic Design and Consulting (765) 413-8923 > Noah Mattern

JP VIDEO PRODUCTIONS – Video Prodcution, TV Commercials and More (765) 269 – 9692 Jay Patzschke

IS PHOTOGRAPHIC – Professional Photographer for Commercial, Senior Portraits and Weddings in Lafayette, Indianapolis and Chicago (765) 420-9621 > Dave Mason

AUTO GLASS EXPRESS – Glass Windshield repair | Convertible tops and all things auto glass (765) 446-7900 > Ron Whitaker

EDGE IT SOLUTIONS - all things IT (765) 807-6121 > Ryan Edgell

We personally know and work with each of the above contractors and can testify to the quality of work and professionalism of each contractor. If you need a reference for any home improvement projects in the Lafayette, IN area or have plans for new residential or commercial construction just let us know!

The contractors above have a service area that includes Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana as well as surrounding towns with contractors in Monticello, Benton County as well as Indianapolis and Chicago.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Serious Fire Proof Safe Protection

If there is one thing that you should do in your lifetime, you should protect your important papers and any items you hold dear to your heart. You should invest in a fire proof safe. It would almost be like losing your purse or wallet if you had your things burn in a fire or were stolen in a burglary from your home.
There are some things that are just irreplaceable and some that are but it would take time and money. If your house has never been broken into consider yourself very lucky. If you have never had to endure a fire in your home once again consider yourself very lucky. There are so many things that we take for granted in our lives that when we hear the heartbreaking stories from others we can only empathize and it might be just the trigger we need before considering doing something about it.
If you have never checked out fire proof safes you will find that they come in all different sizes and are very easy to use and store. The difference between a regular safe and a fire proof safe is the tolerance of heat the safe can withstand. They are easy to use and once you get one you will be surprised how much you end up using it because you may start using it for cash and other valuables you keep in the house. The other nice feature is you can store them anywhere. If you have a small closet in the hall you may decide that is an area to place your fire proof safe because it is not an obvious spot for a burglar to look.
You can also look at a fireproof safe for safe keeping jewelry and passports. Y ou certainly would not want to lose your family's heirloom items or a passport for it is either a very difficult and time consuming to replace or a highly prized possession in the family. Fire proof safes also make a nice gift. It is thoughtful and lets the person know you care. It makes a good wedding or house warming present too. Do not be the one who loses their belongings in a fire when you had a chance to prevent it. Take the time and do some research before purchasing a fire proof safe for your home.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Safe Manufacturers in the United States

There are many manufacturers of safes for the secure storage of documents (wills, tax papers, business lists, etc) and computer media (tapes, hard drives, etc) in the USA. Below we have compiled a list of some of the best brand names in the business.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have!

SentrySafe - one of the most recognized brands in the world, Sentry recently purchased Schwab Corp and now manufactures a business class line of fireproof file cabinets and safes.

Schwab Corp - Founded in 1872, Schwab operated in Indiana until their recent purchase by Sentry Safe in Rochester, New York. The factory remains in southern Indiana to this day.

FireKing - The FireKing Security Group manufactures a wide array of security products including fireproof safes and fire files, cash safes, and CCTV systems for commercial, retail and home office needs. Most notably, a FireKing file cabinet protects the Declaration of Independence in Washington, D.C.

Hamilton Safe - Physical and electronic security from Hamilton is the premier name brand in the banking and commercial world. From modular vaults and doors to bank drive thru tubes, Hamilton is a world leader.

Hamilton Products Group
- The leaders in GSA Approved Containers and Safes and the most trusted name by our US Military and Federal Government. Enough said. Most of these safes are purchased by the Government and Government contractors from the GSA Federal Supply Service contracts Hamilton security products and systems have been on GSA Federal Supply Contracts for nearly 2 decades.

- Adesco safes provide affordable and reliable protection and offer a wide range of security products to meet most office, retail or home safe needs

Ft. Knox - Guns safes from Ft. Knox are some of the most renowned and best in the world. Read the testimonials and you'll see...

AMSEC - Since 1948 American Security have been building safes for a wide range of applications. Today they have one of the best lines of gun safes available.

GunVault - GunVault gun safes are a premium security products for handguns and pistols. With patented No-Eyes® Keypad and Biometric entry, these safes are well known and respected for gun owners who value safety and security.

ioSafe Hard Drives - digital safe manufacturer, ioSafe designs and manufactures disaster proof hardware to protect digital assets, photos and video on your computer.

Liberty - Over 1 million homeowners have a Liberty safe. This fact speaks volumes about quality, service and reliability.

Gardall - Gardall Safe Corporation is recognized around the world as a manufacturer of premuim quality safes and security devices.

Corporate Safe - CSS one of the largest suppliers of safes to the U.S. retail and restaurant markets. The next time you are at the gas station, chances are you'll see a Corporate Safe behind the counter - Well respected and renowned.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

FireKing vs. Sentry Safe File Cabinets

We are proud to offer both the SentrySafe and FireKing brand of file cabinets. Our full line of both lateral and vertical models allow us to help our clients meet their storage and security goals for documents, data and other vital records. While no two clients are alike, neither are their document storage needs, at KL Security we work hard to ensure you get the best file cabinet at the best price that meets your needs.
Sentry fire file

There are many options to consider when you are ready to buy a fireproof file cabinet and our staff has years of experience with fire files, their features and the pros and cons for brand comparison. Whether you require a 1 hour fire rated cabinet or even a 2 hour fireproof cabinet we are here to help.
fireproof file cabinet

Fire Ratings
Both brands have a 1 hour or 2 hour rated cabinet

Security Features
Both brands offer additional UL ratings such as impact protection as well as ETL water resistant protection.

For immediate assistance Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306 today.

If you would like to learn more please read our other review of lateral vs vertical file cabinets from 2006.

Monday, April 05, 2010

How to Mount a Safe to the Floor

burglary fire safe
Looking to add a layer of security and burglary protection to your safe? We recommend to our clients the use of a fireproof safe that can be bolted or mounted to the floor.
Every ioSafe external hard drive comes standard with a floor mount or cable lock option.

These fireproof hard drives start at 500GB and cost just a few more dollars than a regular disk drive. When you consider how valuable your business data or personal family photos and video are, it makes sense to buy an ioSafe drive online.

For more information Call TOLL FREE 1-866-867-0306

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

FREE White Glove Delivery Service

FREE Inside delivery and set up of select SentrySafe fireproof file cabinets continues until April 30, 2010. Save up to $200 with our hassle free delivery and set up services! Other vendors and suppliers charge up to $295 for this service and we are proud to offer all of our current clients and new customers this special offer.

For more details and restrictions Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306 today.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Repair vs. Replacement of GSA Approved Containers

compare used versus new safes
With many budgets shrinking there is an increase in the number of requests for used Mosler safes, Hamilton containers and other brands of refurbished and re-certified GSA Approved Containers.

Opting for a repaired container versus a new replacement is an option that many Federal agencies and contractors choose for time constraints related to audit procedures and/or budget concerns. It is important to understand several aspects of GSA security to ensure that the repaired or used containers meet current specifications and regulations for the storage of top secret and classified materials.

Detailed information can be found at:

Department of Defense Lock Program:
Technical Support Hotline
Phone: (805) 982-1212, toll-free (800) 290-7607, or DSN 551-1212

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mosler Safe Serial Numbers

parts and safe repair by locksmith

All used GSA safes from Mosler, Diebold and Hamilton have a serial number that indicates the date of manufacture for each brand. The label will also include the model number or NSN number (National Stock Number) and the Government contract number that was used as the vehicle to purchase the safe, container or file cabinet.

Location of the Serial Number
Finding the serial number on a two drawer container or 4 drawer container is fairly simple and requires just a few steps.

Step 1.
Open the top drawer of the container. Some used safes have the older X-08 or X-07 locks, all new containers have the X-09 TPI lock.

Step 2.
Pull open the control drawer head and look on the outside right of the drawer head.
TPI Control Drawer Head
Step 3.
The serial numbers are located on the outside right when facing the GSA Approved Container.

For more information on all used safes, parts and file cabinets including storage cabinets for evidence and narcotics lockers Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Sentry Fireproof Safe

For our clients that haven't gotten the news, SentrySafe purchased Schwab Corp. the quality since 1872 hasn't changed at all, just the brand name. These safes are manufactured in the America, actually in Indiana in a small town called Cannelton. The plant has been there, next to the Ohio river for years and will continue to operate at this location.

All of the safes, fireproof file cabinets and document protection inserts are of the highest quality construction. Available in 1 hour or 2 hour UL fire rated protection Sentry Fireproof Safes offer tremendous value for the dollar.

Our company has over 35 years experience with this product line and offer complete support and service for all of our clients.

For more information Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

Thursday, March 04, 2010

NEW IPS 23-36-19 | IPS Container

laptop notebook ips container

For the storage of small computer equipment that processes classified and/or top secret information, the IPS Contains NSN # 23-36-19 is a great fit. From routers, switches or crypto equipment to the storage of laptops, netbooks or notebooks this small IPS safe is designed with space requirements in mind.

Download the PDF Spec Sheet here

S&G Audit Lock | Electronic Lock Battery Replacement |

electronic safe

Many of our clients choose to have an audit control lock installed on their safe or fireproof file cabinet. This includes safes from each brand we carry including; FireKing, SentrySafe, Hamiliton, and Gary safes as well as vaults or vault doors.

The preferred lock is the S&G Audit Lock as its superior engineering and user modes offer the best choice in audit trail locks. These locks are programmable via the keypad in the field for single control, dual control, as well as employee and manager modes. These operation modes can also be changed at any time for the best in flexibility during an audit situation. Multiple user codes allow organizations of all types to customize their lock security to match their own access control policies and procedures.

These S&G audit control locks allow management to track and manage the entry into cash safes, evidence rooms and other high security areas that have access control practices in place. Over time the audit control locks require battery replacement and the 9 volt batteries inside the lock can be changed quite easily. A complete look and detail of battery replacement can be found at

Monday, March 01, 2010

GSA Money Safes

G.S.A. Advantage
Class 5 containers and safes are approved for the storage of cash, money and coin. These safes are also GSA Approved for top secret and classified materials or documents. The Class 5 rating is a higher security rating than the Class 6.

Click for more information about GSA Cash Safes

For specific questions Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Schwab 1000 Series File Cabinet

Sentry Safe vs Schwab 1000
The Schwab Corp 1000 series vertical fire file cabinet was equivalent to the Schwab 5000. This cabinet was a private label fireproof file for big box stores such as Office Max, Staples, etc. As of February 2010, the 1000 series has been discontinued.

Discontinued Model #'s


5000 Series vs. 1000 Series
The Schwab 1000 had the same dimensions as the 5000 series. The main differences were the lack of hanger bars, cheaper handles and no follower blocks. These features are standard on any 5000 series cabinet.

Schwab Corp is now owned by Sentry Safe and new model numbers have replaced the older ones.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

GSA Safe Pricing

Price Lists & Requesting Quotations
We offer a complete line of GSA Approved Safes, containers and cabinets to all branches of the military, contractors and others. To obtain pricing you can simply email us at or Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306


Our best prices are available in a non-published list.

UPDATE: Per the ISOO Notice 2012-4 we only offer brand new GSA approved security containers. We no longer offer refurbished, recertified or remanufactured containers from Mosler, Diebold or Hamilton Products Group safes.

You can also request a self service price quote 24/7/365 here:


Monday, February 22, 2010

Mosler GSA Safe

parts g.s.a.
The Mosler safe company no longer builds GSA Approved Safes. The company ceased production in 2001.

Many of these safes and containers are still in use today. Keep in mind that most need refurbished or reconditioned to meet the current Federal Spec #FF-L-2740. This includes a new plate stating that the product is re-certified and updating the lock to an X-09. It is suggested that new moving parts, mechanisms be replaced for maximum reliability.

For information on parts and safes call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

Friday, February 19, 2010

Safes in Lafayette, Indiana

West Lafayette, IN

With over 34 years combined experience in the safe, vault and security industry we at KL Security Enterprises, Inc offer a full line of fire safes, depository, floor, wall, and GSA Approved Safes. We also provide complete consulting and installation services for vault doors, modular vaults and pneumatic air tube systems for banks, commercial applications and manufacturing facilities.

KL Security Enterprises, Inc began as a family owned business, and continues to do so by maintaining hometown values. We're proud to have served both the Greater Lafayette, Indiana community and our clients in all 50 states and abroad with best service and products in our industry. We work hard to ensure that our clients achieve their goals by improving profitability through risk management, data backup and security and compliance with Federal regulations.

In addition to safes, hard drives and banking equipment we offer specialized GSA Locksmith services as well as nationwide delivery & installation services.

For more information Call Travis, Johnny Klemme, Roxie or John at 765-463-7972

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Class 6 Safes are NOT Fire Rated or Fireproof

MYTH: GSA Approved Safes are fire rated

FACT: The current spec. for GSA Approved safes and containers does not include a fire rating. The specification is for security against unauthorized entry, not fire protection.

There is a common misconception that Class 6 containers and safes have a UL fire rating. Quite simply, it has been suggested that top secret or classified documents and materials are better off being destroyed that to come into the wrong hands. After all, security is about mitigating risk, not exposing more.

For more information Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

or Request A QUOTE HERE

Military Grade Safes

Military Spec Safes

For the best in security, the US Government and Department of Defense have specialized safes For the storage of high security documents, both classified and top secret level. A GSA Approved Safe is required by all branches of the military, Federal agencies and contractors or sub-contractors that work on high security projects for the military. These DoD approved safes are available in both file cabinets, containers and field use safes.

There currently are two classifications of mil spec safes including Class 6 and Class 5. Known as "gsa safes" or "gsa approved containers" there are distinct differences in both construction and specific use.

mil spec
The Class 6 safes are the lower rated of the two containers (opposite of what most people think) and are approved for the storage of Classified and Top Secret documents, materials as well as hard drives. The Class 5 safes can store the same documents and materials as the Class 6 but are also approved for the storage of weapons, evidence, ammunition, narcotics and weapons.

For more information on our military grade safes and a quote Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

Monday, February 15, 2010

Laptop Notebook Computer Safes

electronic safe for computer
For many home owners, college students and business persons that travel, laptop safes and car safes have quickly become a standard for security and protection from identity theft.

Notebook and especially netbook computers are a common item that is targeted for theft due to the portability. The loss of personal information and data is a risk that can be mitigated with the right steps. This includes password protection as well as physical security. Most laptop computers are never recovered after a theft, but keep in mind these tips.

Laptop Safes
A laptop safe offers several layers of protection from burglary or theft by locking your computer behind a key or electronic keypad. This single action makes it more difficult for a thief to take due to the weight of the safe and 'inconvenience' factor.

Most computer safes can be bolted down or include a security cable for added protection. The bolt down kits are a tremendous deterrent from theft.

Car Safes | Auto Safes
Many safes include bolt down plates for installation inside your vehicle. Additional plates can be used in a desk drawer and allow you to move your safe from car to office and vice versa. With a wide range of sizes available you can easily find a car safe to fit both your laptop and even external hard drives in the mobile environment.

Cable Locks
A simple steel cable lock can be used with your notebook computer to attach it to your desk, file cabinet or any solid structure to prevent theft.

Many of these safes include electronic locks. Changing or replacing the batteries is simple and by doing so every 6 - 12 months you'll never be locked out. All safes with electronic locks have bypass systems that allow you to open them with a key.

For more information Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

Class 5 Guns Safes

Gun Safe

For the storage of long barrel or short barrel weapons and ammunition a GSA Approved Gun Safe is required for Federal Agencies, contractors and sub-contractors working on Government projects or contacts.

Class 5 GSA Approved Weapons Storage safes can be ordered empty or with roll out rifle carts. Additional Storage Boxes built in the upper corners of the safe allow for the storage of ammunition or accessories. A 1 yr. parts and labor warranty and Free Dock to dock shipping and delivery in the Continental United States come standard with each gun safe.

The current lock standard is the S&G 8550 dial combination lock.


For more information call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fireproof Files, Receipts and Tax Season

fire safe
Oh snap, you know it’s that time of year again. America’s favorite time of the year, Tax Season. Not quite as popular as baseball season, but equally important. April 15, 2010 will be here soon and if you haven’t already gotten your fire file cabinet in order, then now is the time! The majority of our clients are businesses, all of them bursting at the seams with receipts, invoices, contracts and purchase orders. All of them have filing cabinets.

We are very fortunate to have a well organized office manager who keeps all of our files orderly and neat. Each file is labeled with tabs and hangs in properly labeled filing drawers. She has cabinet after cabinet for purchase orders and another set of fireproof file cabinets for accounts receivable and accounts payable. One thing is for sure, organization is the key to a well run office! Even if our office manager is out to lunch or on vacation we can find any file at any time. This includes both the original on paper and the electronic version on our file server.
tax file cabinet
When the New Year is upon us, we move older files to storage, still in fireproof filing cabinets to ensure that they can be retrieved no matter the situation.
New fire files are not the most affordable for everyone. Many small businesses will find that our used fireproof file cabinets are a great choice for those on a budget. Scratch and dent files are often the only choice from many of our clients.

Need a quote? FREE SHIPPING? Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306. We accept purchase orders and offer best online price discounts to universities, schools and non profit organizations.

GSA Class 6

class 6 approved security
The class six (6) GSA Approved container or file cabinet comes standard in gray, black or parchment color with an X-09 digital lock. This KabaMas electronic lock is self powered and offers two person integrity locking (TPI). Two user access codes can be programmed to ensure dual control or access control where required.

Also available in 4 drawer or 5 drawer models, these file cabinets are built to DoD specifications for the storage of classified and top secret materials. Locks are available on a single drawer or all drawers. When locks are installed on each drawer the safe is referred to as a GSA Approved multi lock container.

For containers used for the storage of computer media (DLT tapes, LTO tapes or external hard drives) it is often recommended that a supplementary container or MediaVault be inserted into the drawer to add fireproof protection.


There is a common myth that gsa safes have fire ratings and this is not true. The current specifications for Class 6 and Class 5 do not require a fire rating, only a security rating against forced entry.

For more information contact our GSA Safe Experts, Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

Monday, February 08, 2010

Modular Vault

At KL Security we specialize in high security modular vault systems for a wide range of businesses and applications. From commercial business needs in the pharmaceutical, government and precious metals or jewelry industry to complete bank vault systems, our vaults and quality construction make a best choice.

When it comes to residential home vaults we can customize each panel and piece for the storage of guns or armory room collections, collectibles, documents and even for use as safe rooms. Specialized doors that are hidden bookcases or sliding pocket doors pair nicely with a high security vault.
Modular Armory Room
Specialized floor plans and drawings allow us to meet the needs of any secure environment, GSA or UL specifications as well as other government regulatory requirements.

Pictures of Vault Construction

For more information Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306


fireproof file cabinet

Back by popular demand is our FREE INSIDE DELIVERY promotion from now until March 31, 2010!

Select Sentry Safe fire file cabinets include FREE Inside delivery! This means you SAVE$195 Per File Cabinet!

Terms & Conditions:

FREE Inside Delivery Offer ends 03/31/2010

NOTE: This promotion does not apply to Special Bid Pricing or Contract Orders
*Inside Delivery Restrictions Apply Delivery will include removal of product from pallet, unpacking of goods, placement
in room of choice, stair carry up to 20 steps and removal of all debris.
Site preparation not included

Offer valid only with the following Model Numbers: 4T3130, 4G3130, 2T3120, 2G3120, 4T3120, 4G3120, 2L3610, 4L3610, 2L4310, 4L4310, 2L3600,


Sentry Safe Elite Protection Line | Discontinued Models

Side Tab File Cabinet
SentrySafe continues to add tremendous value to the recently acquired Schwab Safe brand of fireproof file cabinets and business class media & records protection products. 2010 brings a few changes including several model numbers that are now discontinued

1. Series 5000 Mixed Media Files
a. 2CC1 fire file
b. 3CC1 fireproof file
c. 3CC2 fire safe filing cabinet
d. 4CC1 fire resistant
e. 4CC2 fire retardant
f. 4CC3 Schwab filing cabinet

2. Series 2500 Media Manager
a. 2C125

3. Series 5000 Insulated Side Tab Lateral Files
a. 1HD43+1
b. 4HD43ST
c. 1HD36ST
d. 2HD36ST
e. 2HD36+1
f. 2HD36+2
g. 3HD36ST
h. 3HD36+1
i. 4HD36ST

4. Post Office Safe
a. 29X

5. 1000 Series
a. 2CFC-1000
b. 4CFC-1000
c. 4LFC-1000

If you currently have any of the above cabinets at your office and would like to replace or upgrade your storage, Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

NIMH vs. Alkaline Batteries in Electronic Safes

As daily users of the safes we sell, our staff is often asked what types of batteries we recommend in our electronics safes. No matter if the brand name is SentrySafe, GunVault, FireKing or Cannon if you plan on using standard alkaline batteries, it's best to choose Duracell or Energizer. They tend to last the longest and ensure that you can open your safe reliably and consistently. There are arguments on both sides of the fence when it comes to rechargeable batteries vs. AA alkaline type and here is our two cents.

Electronic Safes and Battery Discharge Rates
Regular Alkaline batteries when not in daily use hold their charge much longer than rechargeable batteries. If you don't open and close your electronic safe on a daily basis it is best to use standard alkaline (Duracell or Energizer). However if you open your safe every day (e.g. retail cash safe, jewelry safe, etc) it is worth considering the switch to NIMH... and here is the argument...

Convenience and Initial Cost
It's easy to buy regular alkaline batteries at any store or e-Tailer, they are affordable and priced to sell. If you buy in bulk you generally get some great savings and the convenience of having an extra set around when your old batteries die or lose their charge.

Long Term $$$ Savings $$$
Rechargeable batteries cost more out of the gate, there is no arguing that point. However, when you consider how quickly the rechargeables can pay for themselves you might consider making the switch for your everyday usage. Personally I use AA Duracell rechargeable batteries for all of my electronic gizmos and gadgets. From the wireless mouse on my office PC to my mighty mouse on the home Mac Mini, I find these batteries offer a great charge and by having two sets of four AA's I never run out of battery power (except those rare times where I forget to charge the extra set). Typically you can get up to 1000 charges out of your NIMH rechargeable batteries and this mean they pay for themselves in 5 or so charges!

At the end of the day you need to consider how you utilize your security safe. If convenience and daily access are needed, you can save money in the long run by using rechargeable batteries. If you rarely access the fire safe, AA alkaline will suit you just fine.

Questions? Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Electronic Safe Battery Replacement

Sentry Fireproof Safe
Changing the Batteries on your Sentry Safe

One of the most common questions we recieve from our customers involves replacing the AA Batteries on electronic safes from SentrySafe. The process is quite simple and step by step instructions are available at

Sentry Safe Battery Replacement

We refer many of our clients direct to for easy to use how to guides and step by step instructions for electronic and biometric safes.

Buy Safes by Calling Toll Free 1-866-867-0306 and speak directly to a safe expert!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

ioSafe Demo-Lition, a First Hand Account

Once again I was privileged to be part of the ioSafe Demo-Lition team during CES 2010 in Las Vegas. For the third time in Vegas we pulled off our live demonstrations with 100% data recovery.

Back in 2007 for the INTEROP IT Expo and Conference we discovered a sports bar off the strip called Screw Balls which would soon become legendary. Las Vegas Sports Book The owner George was intrigued by ioSafe's idea of a "barbecue" and agreed to let it happen. So it was born, an annual live demonstration in Sin City at World Famous Screw Balls sports bar. The first demo included a select group of storage insiders including Network Computing Magazine and others. Steven Hill captured the first ever video of an ioSafe being torched in Las Vegas Moonlight.

In 2009 ioSafe decided to push the envelope with a full week of demos for the press, bloggers and industry giants during CES. The likes of Engadget, Gizmodo, PC Magazine, Wall Street Journal and more were on hand to get the inside story on the ioSafe Solo Hard drive. Over the course of a week twelve hard drives were subjected to fireproof and waterproof tests with 100% data recovery. The demo was held off the strip at a private location where 'barbecue' scenarios can be shown in full effect. The video below shows the 2009 test in full.

The only way to top 2009 was to go bigger in 2010. That was accomplished with the introduction of the ioSafe SSD solid state hard drive. This external drive is fire and waterproof just like the entry level Solo, however it now offers crushproof and shockproof protection. The internal SSD is wrapped in ArmorPlate steel and can withstand drop, shock and vibration. Review of the ioSafeThe product demonstration brought us back to Screw Balls, this time with an excavator and high pressure water truck.

A 35,000 lb. excavator became the centerpiece of the demonstration and product review showcase. This allowed CEO Robb Moore to not only drop the SSD drive from 20+ feet but also crush it into the pavement. crushproof shockproof I assisted with the setup both prior to and during the live product reviews. Six demonstrations were held throughout CES 2010 with 100% success. Data was recovered from each SSD drive that underwent the stress tests.

For the last five years we have been deploying and setting up ioSafe hard drives and systems in IT environments of all types. This includes Linux, Windows and even some AIX environments. It's been a great ride thus far and I am quite proud to be part of the ioSafe team. I look forward to 2010 and continued success with a great product.

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Military Grade Hard Drives for the Computer

Rugged computer hard drives are a must for everyone who works in the field doing research or business operations. Protecting data from accidental drop, shock and vibration are paramount to data integrity.

There are several manufacturers that make rugged external hard drives as well as portable drives. One of the most reputable brand names in the military grade market is Olixir or Olixer (mispelled) engineer high end flash drives, solid state external disks as well as custom computer towers that offer extreme duty protection from accidental drop or impact.

Recently ioSafe debuted an SSD drive that compares to the Olixir in that it can withstand shock and vibration without data loss. The ArmorPlate military grade steel case on the ioSafe drive also features fireproof and waterproof layers to protect from data disaster of all type.

Both brands have attractive features and prices and take data storage very serious. Olixir stands out in the portable hard drive arena and the ioSafe brand is now very well known and trusted in the military spec market.