Bob Sallee, President of American Security Products, makes the grade (A) on quality control for CSC3417 and CSC1717 Burgulary & Fire Safe. These safes are well built and perform as advertised.
Houston Safe & Lock received a call from a long time customer who requested that we open two Fire and Burglary Rated safes she had purchased from us years prior. The safes had been in a large house fire and had been taken to the Houston crime lab by the arson investigators because there were fatalities involved. We inspected the safes at the crime lab the day prior to the scheduled opening and found the safes were made by American Security Products.
Both fire safes were charred so bad that they were unrecognizable by an average person, but once I saw the American Security Products unique spoke handle from the melted remains that used to be a handle and Amsec’s recognizable heavy duty hinge design made identification an easy task. The arson investigator had shared with me that he had not experienced a fire with that much heat intensity in 25 years. He said the home was a complete burn down.
The fire safes took hours to open using two highly trained safe technicians with years of experience and exact diagrams and measurements acquired from past openings. Once opened we were all shocked to find that all contents inside both safes were unharmed, from the jewelry right on down to the precious metals, important documents and folding money. Even the medicine bottles were like new and medicine usable. This news is great to know for coin collectors who are always concerned about protecting their graded pneumatic collectible coins. These coins are already enclosed in a fire protective plastic and have greater value above the spot price of gold and silver because of where they were minted and rare dates.
I will have no problem recommending American Security Products Fire and Burglary Rated Safes to protect coin and stamp collections and other valuables in the future. These fire safes are well built and perform as advertised. Why use any other product.