The FV series from American Security is a great entry-level economically priced safe and includes plenty of security to keep your valuables safe and protected. This is safe is a great option for any looking to get their hands on a high quality American Security safe without breaking the bank. The FV series comes in an array of sizes and capacities, perfect for nearly any situation.
The fire protection rating on the FV series is what you’d expect from any entry-level safe design and provides 45 minutes of fire protection at 1200°F. This is below my general recommendation of 60 minutes but if stored somewhere like a garage, 45 minutes may suffice. The FV series incorporates the use of 2 layers of gypsum board all the way around the safe as well as a 2 stage fire seal that protects your safes interior from heat and smoke damage. This 2 stage seal includes a Palusol heat expanding seal that expands up to 7 times it’s size completely sealing all four sides of your safe.
To keep your valuables safe and secure, the FV series body is made from 12-gauge solid steel plate to protect your safe from blunt force objects. The door provides an even thicker 3/16” steel plate with 9 massive 1 ¼” chrome plated locking bolts and 5 deadbolts to protect your safe from pry attempts. The locking mechanism incorporates a drill resistant hard plate, external re-locking device, and a slip clutch tri spoke handle to prevent break-ins by over torqueing. Just because this is an entry level safe, does not mean it is not secure.
To keep price to a minimal, the FV series is not quite as customizable as the other series and only comes in a textured black exterior and plush gray fabric interior. However, it does come with a premium door organizer to allow quick access to guns and accessories as well as an ESL5 electronic lock with illuminated keypad. It also comes with an internal AC power port to power things like dehumidifiers, lighting, and security cams.