The Guardian series from Fort Knox has all the features and amenities anyone could hope for in a safe, and of course is made right here in the USA. The Guardian is near middle of the road in the Fort Knox line of safes and like the other models, comes in a variety of sizes and capacities. It includes 5 different sizing options along with your choice of 8 different configuration options to choose from. They range any from the smallest being 25ft cu. Ft of storage space, up to the largest size providing a generous 69 cu. Ft. of interior space. The interior storage configuration options included in the Guardian are extremely diverse, offering an option for someone who is just in need of shelving for collectables all the way up to a safe decked out with a gun rack big enough to hold over 80 guns and everything in between. I find Fort Knox to definitely be one of the most customizable safe brands out there.
Fort Knox provides a 90 minutes of fire protection at 1680°F standard on nearly all of their safes with an option to upgrade to a protection level of 120 minutes at 1680°F. Most people do find that the 90-minute rating is enough for their situation, but if you live far from the fire department and your safe is going to be tough to access in the event of a fire, I would consider the 120 minutes option. Ft Knox uses several layers of UL listed fireboard in the guardian as well as dual activated thermal door seals that protect your items from heat and smoke damage.
The Guardian series also offers significant security features that I find to be better than most other brands most expensive flagship safes. The feature that I find most fascinating is there star corner bolts, which are arrow shaped steel bolts that secure each corner of the safes to door to the body. This feature prevents the safe from being pried open from the corners, which tends to be a weak spot on most safes. In addition Guardian comes standard with a reinforced fire door, 5 to 1 patented gear drive, quadra fold doorframe and a complete unibody construction for maximum strength. Along with all Fort Knox safes, the Guardian incorporates a drill deflector bolt guard, drill stop hard plate, manipulation resistant lock and of course is UL listed.
Aesthetically, the Guardian is designed to enhance the feel and look of any room it’s in. This safe will be a great conversation piece and is perfect for game rooms, living rooms, offices and practically anywhere else. I really like that Fort Knox offers such an awesome array of colors and finish choices instead of the typical generic black. They are also one of the only safe companies to provide you with a choice of several different logos designs, scrollwork, and patterns. The Guardian comes with an option to add a light package, an electronic keypad lock, door rack and dehumidifier.
Fort Knox offers an amazing lifetime warranty that I find to be one of the best in the industry. If your safe is damaged in a flood or fire or has been damaged due to a break in attempt, Ft Knox will replace or repair your safe for free! It also covers you from manufactures defects.
|Fire Rating||90 minutes|
|Long Gun Capacity||from 26 to 57|