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Gun Safe Buying Advice - Make Sure That New Gun Safe is UL Listed by Sargent & Greenleaf

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Gun Safes-Make sure that new gun-safe is UL Listed Sargent and Greenleaf and its customers extol the benefits of UL Listing at this year’s SHOT show in Las Vegas - Considering buying a gun safe for your home or business? Shopping around to learn more? If so, when you step into a safe manufacturer’s store, Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G), world leader in safe locks, wants you to ask a very important question: “ Is the gun safe and the lock UL Listed?”

S&G will be teaming up with its gun safe-manufacturing customers at this year’s show to raise consumer awareness of the benefits of having the UL Listing on both the gun safe and the lock. A UL Listing means the gun safe and lock have met Underwriters Laboratories Inc.® stringent testing requirements for security and safety.

You may have seen the UL Mark on other products in your home. What you might not realize is the extensive process involved in achieving that designation. Before a gun safe, lock or any product can bear the UL Mark; it must pass stringent tests conducted by UL engineers. Here’s a snapshot of the uncompromising tests a gun safe and lock must endure to earn a UL Listing.

Gun Safe Requirements

• The lock and gun safe must survive a vigorous attack using physical force with tools such as punches and hammers. The lock along with the safe body, hard plate and bolt work are all subjected to the test.
• The lock must also perform a minimum of 10,000 open and close cycles. To put this in perspective, if you opened and closed your safe once each day, this equates to nearly 28 years.
• Electronic locks are also subjected to attacks with static electricity, stun guns and power surges to see if the lock can be defeated.
“The last few years have seen an increase in low cost gun safes entering the U.S. market that have not been UL Listed. We want consumers to know that the UL Mark on gun safes and locks equates to better security, safety and confidence.

If the gun safe and lock have passed UL’s testing, then consumers can be assured they are buying a high quality gun safe and lock that will protect their valuables for years to come,” says Ned Urschel, vice president of Sales at S&G.

At the store, or online, look for special “UL Mark” signs and literature on exhibitors’ gun safes that use Sargent and Greenleaf locks. Also look for the “Secured by S&G” label on the gun safe door, which assures the lock is UL Listed.

For more information about S&G visit the company web site at For more information about UL and UL Listings visit

Sargent and Greenleaf, headquartered in Nicholasville, Kentucky, is the world’s leading manufacturer of medium and high security locks and locking systems. Since 1857, Sargent and Greenleaf has provided security solutions to financial institutions, commercial businesses, governments, and consumers around the world. Delivered through an international network of distribution partners, Sargent and Greenleaf products continue to set the standard for quality, value and technical innovation. For more information, visit the company online at or call (859) 885-9411.

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