Thursday, October 8, 2015

Amsec TF5517 Gun Safe

AMSEC is one of the well esteemed names among manufacturers of security and weaponry. The company has earned an estimable reputation particularly with respect to gun safes. AMSEC launched its TF series gun safes in May 2014. The launch included 2 models; a TF5517 and TF5517e5. The only difference between two models is that the TF5517e5 version came with electronic lock whereas the TF5517 comes with 3 wheel combination lock. The outside dimensions are as follows 55.25" x 17.34" x 16". The safe weight is approximately 286 lbs. The material used in body is 3/16’’ hard steel plate with double layer of insulation to protect against fire. The gun capacity is up to 11 long rifles and up to 10 handguns based on their size. It has three shelves and one large shelf to store long rifles. Thanks to multiple story shelves which offers plenty of space to have ammunition or other valuables to be stored.

Electronic keypad lock mod provides a quick and easy access your safe even in the dark. Yes you read it right because the keypad automatically lights up when in the dark. The safe has a drill resistant hard plate to avoid any breach. The safe also comes with external spring loaded relocking device. The interior is designed to maintain temperature of less than 350 degrees Fahrenheit in event of fire break out of up to 1200 degrees fahrenheit for duration of 30 minutes. Both models come with 2 stage dual fire seals with silicone seals on door jambs, that will expand rapidly when exposed to heat. This serves as a layer of protection for inventory inside the safe against fire and smoke, which will always go through and bypass any minor gaps. Safe consists of a total 8 bolt system of 1’’ thick each. They are placed on each of the four sides on front door, 3 dead and 5 active bolts. If you are a clean freak and likes things organized then this will really excite you. AMSEC have introduced a PDO (Premium Door Organizer) to both these safes. It maximizes your storage without giving you hassle to browse through everything for commonly used items. The interior is of mocha fabric including back-cover and firewalls. Battery that powers the safe is easily replaceable; you just need a screw driver from your tool box and a new battery which is easily available from any store.

Sadly both models comes in only one finish i.e. Satin Black with chrome handles (if you are buying TF5517) and electronic keypad has a pretty straight forward interface. The basic in the box items include: Safe, instruction manual and mounting hardware.

Even if you are not yet convinced then you can ask manufacturers when ordering to provide the added protection from theft and fire. But this peace of mind will cost you extra few hundred dollars. You should need to read tips before buying to get maximum result at the end.

The TF5517 model cost $679 and TF5517e5model for $800 on Amazon.us including the shipping of the safe to your address also.

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