Door defense systems consist of devices that are designed to deter and prolong a break-in attempt. Some of the sophisticated systems that Champion Safe uses are:
A quality safe will have a full layer of inner door steel.
Pieces of hardened steel plate are placed between the inside of the safe’s door and the lock. The goal is to protect the lock from drilling or punching. In the safe industry three types of hardplates are generally used: Case-hardened mild steel, Ball Bearing, and Diamond hardplate. Of these three types of hardplate, diamond provides the highest level of protection. Champion uses only diamond hardplate on all its models.
A relocker is a device that activates the safe’s boltworks when triggered by heat or force, whether applied directly to the lock or to the safe door, such as by drilling attempts. Champion uses several relockers:
This device prevents pressure applied through the door bolts from damaging the safe’s lock.
The clutch system is designed to prevent handle pressure from damaging a safe’s inner mechanism and lock.
For door defense systems to be optimally effective, a safe must have a strong steel foundation. Even the most sophisticated anti-break-in systems are ineffective when used on lightweight safes.
Champion Safe Co. fits all of our gun safes with the highest quality locks available from Sargent & Greenleaf and Kaba Mas. Both lock manufacturers offer a mechanical lock and electronic lock option. Both lock types open a safe door by triggering a lever to fall over a gate in order to release the locking mechanism. Electronic gun safe locks accomplish this with a circuit board and keypad, whereas mechanical locks accomplish this with a spinning dial. Both lock types are a great option for security. Compare electronic lock versus mechanical locks here.