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Product Information What Do Fire Ratings on Safes Mean?

High quality safes should come with a fire rating to signify that the safe has been extensively tested to resist high temperature from fires and protect the contents of the safe from destruction. There are a couple different testing sources for safe fire ratings, each performing and measuring their fire test slightly differently. All fire tests, however, aim to achieve an internal safe temperature resistance of less than 350 degrees Fahrenheit since any temperatures above this will

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Posted 1/11/2015 5:00 PM

Product Information What's Inside a Shotgun Shell?

A shotgun is unique in how it functions as compared with other types of firearms. In part this is because of the shotgun shells that are fired from the weapon. Take a look at how a shotgun shell works and why this is important for the design of the weapon.

The History

Similar to the rifle cartridges of the era, the first shotgun shells designed used brass cases. Much of this design resembled rifle cartridges at the time with everything from the head to the amount of

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Posted 11/6/2014 1:49 PM

Product Information How Do Combination Locks Work?

A Cannon Safe takes the very basics of combination locks and elevates them to a new level of security. While the typical bike lock may be easy to break, the combinations and additional security set these safes apart. With the turn dial there is included an electronic lock and a mechanical lock. This along with anti-pry tabs, internal hinges, and triple hard plates make this safe impossible for intruders to open. Take a look at the most basic part of the lock to discover how the different

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Posted 10/14/2014 11:23 AM

Product Information A Brief History of the Safe

For centuries people have been looking for the best methods of keeping their belongings protected. As a result of this the safe was born as a means to lock your most valuable or dangerous belongings away, keeping them safe from others. While these safes now have capabilities to withstand even the most determined thieves, and some will even prevent fires from damaging your belongings, the first safes did not have anywhere near these capabilities.

The First Safes


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Posted 10/6/2014 6:00 PM

Product Information How Does an Underwater Firearm Work?

Firearm technology has been advancing since it was first brought into being, as new tactics and pieces are used to improve the accuracy, use, and more of the weapon. As a result of war, the underwater firearm was developed, opening the door to even more advanced weapon technology.

The History

The underwater firearm was first developed during the Cold War in the 1960s. During this time, a type of underwater combat was introduced. Those who practiced these tactics were

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Posted 9/8/2014 4:18 PM

Product Information 6 Things to Consider When Choosing a Safe

Deciding on the right safe for your home can seem overwhelming at times. All the choices out there may leave you feeling indecisive and at a loss of what to do. Before you get discouraged, look into all the options of safes you have available to you. Consider these things before making your decision. Each of these are important when deciding on the perfect safe for you.

What’s it for?

While there are certain things that are common for buying a safe, everyone will be

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Posted 6/20/2014 12:14 PM

Product Information Accessories for Your Gun Safe

Although investing in accessories for your firearm is important, it is not the only thing. Accessories for your safe are often times just as important, and can be instrumental in keeping your firearm in the best condition possible. Depending on the safe you have, invest in the accessories that will fit your needs and make managing your firearms easier.


A Dehumidifier


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Posted 3/25/2014 6:00 PM

Product Information Home Depot Safari Safe Upgrade

As we continually look for ways to improve the security of our products in order to provide the ultimate in peace of mind, our engineers have developed an improvement to the locking mechanism on our Safari Series Safes.

The Safari Series Safe safesincluding those that may be carried in The Home Depot stores (Skus 1000014089 and 1000014091). Accordingly, if you purchased a Safari Safe from Home Depot please call 800 242 1055 and ask for customer service for additional

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Posted 2/9/2014 2:25 PM

Product Information Tips for Purchasing a Safe

Investing in a safe can be a positive change for your home. It can add an extra layer of security to your belongings. Before purchasing your safe follow these tips to ensure you will get the one that will exactly fit your needs.

The Contents

There are a number of different things that can be kept in a safe, determine what the primary things are that you will be keeping inside. Everything from credit cards to firearms can be kept in a

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Posted 1/13/2014 9:31 AM

Product Information The Home Series

Cannon Safe is constantly making improvements to the products offered with higher fire ratings and other improvements. The new Home Series is no exception. These products bring some of the best of Cannon with a few additional features. Take a look at the newest safes we have to offer, and how they can benefit your home no matter the situation you are in.

The Home Guard

There are three main types of safes in the Home Guard Series.

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Posted 1/8/2014 12:28 PM