Monthly Archives: September 2007

Protect Your Valuables – Including Your Identity


Your identity is your most valuable asset. It’s the key that can unlock your financial, medical and personal information, and once stolen it can take years and countless dollars to recover. The SentrySafe collection, has been specifically designed to help you protect your good name.

John Sileo,America’s top identity theft speaker and award-winning author of Stolen Lives: Identity Theft Prevention Made Simple, explains what you need to do to safeguard your identity.


Protect Your Identity with Sentry Safe products

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Sentry UL/ETL Fire Endurance

UL Fire Testing

About Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Testing

•In independent Underwriters Laboratory tests, Sentry®Safe Fire-Safe® products are subjected to fire for 1/2, 1 or 2 hours.
•For a product to earn a UL classification, the documents stored inside must remain completely undamaged.

1/2 -hour Fire Endurance Test

•Sentry®Safe Fire-Safe® products are subjected to temperatures of 1550° F (843° C) for 1/2 hour.
•The interior remains below 350° F (177° C) to protect documents.

UL 1/2 -hour Class 125 Test

•Sentry®Safe Fire-Safe® products are subjected to temperatures of 1550° F (843° C) for 1/2 hour.
•For the product to qualify for a Class 125 rating, the interior must remain below 125° C (52° C) and below 80% humidity.

UL 1-hour Fire Endurance Test

•Product is subject to temperatures of 1700° C (927° C) and for 1 hour.
•The interior remains below 350° C (177° C) to protect documents.

UL 2-hour Fire Endurance Test

•Product is subject to temperatures of 1850° C (1010° C) and for 2 hours.
•Product is subjected to a flash fire of 2000° F (1093° C) for 20 minutes and does not explode or rupture.

UL Explosion Hazard Test

•All UL Classified Sentry®Safe Fire-Safe® products pass a UL Explosion Hazard Test.
•Product is subjected to a flash fire of 2000° F (1093° C) for 20 minutes and does not explode or rupture.

UL Fire Impact Test

•Many traitional safe models which are Sentry®Safe Fire-Safe® branded products also pass a UL Classified Fire-Impact Test.
•Product is subjected to a flash fire of 2000° F (1093° C) for 20 minutes and does not explode or rupture.
•After being heated to 1550° F (843° C), the product is dropped 30 feet onto rubble. It is then cooled, inverted and reheated to 1550° F (843° C) for 1/2 hour.
•To pass, the safe must remain intact and locked, with an interior temperature below 350° F (177° C).

To learn more about UL Testing Standards, visit http://www.ul.com/


ETL – Fire Testing

About ETL Semko Fire Testing

•Sentry®Safe Fire-Safe® products with an ETL rating have been tested by the independent testing firm ETL Semko.
•They are verified to be in compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications for fire endurance.

ETL 1/2-Hour Fire Endurance Test

•Sentry®Safe Fire-Safe® products are subjected to temperatures of 1400° F (760° C)for 1/2 hour.
•The interior remains below 350° F (177° C).

To learn more about ETL testing standards, visit http://www.intertek-etlsemko.com/