Hayman Safe MV15-2618 TL 15 Fireproof Safes

April 29th, 2008

TL-15 High Security Jewelery safe.  TL 15 safes are normally found in jewelry stores, coin dealers, and check cashing stores.  You insurance company may insist on the purchase of one of these safes if want to get a rider policy for home jewelery as well.  Very important to chat with your insurance company to find if it is a money saving purchase.

In regards to TL 15 safes, they are the more common of TL rated safes.  You can find one used every once in a great while.  Best place to check is your local locksmith.  If he has a used one, make sure he puts on a new lock before you take delivery of it.

Speaking of locks.  TL-15 safes are almost always equipped with an S&G Dial or you can upgrade to a “radiation attack resistant keypad”….which is really any battery operated keypad.  This option for radiation proof is too keep someone from using x-ray equip,ent from trying to break into your safe.  Personally I have never heard of anyone doing this…But there is always someone that “knew of someone, that knows someone, that read someplace, that this could happen. Go figure.  The unit is equipped with spring loaded relockers and drill resistant hardplate hidden with the safe.

The hardplate cannot be drilled through, only melted.  Limiting the amount of time a thief would want to spend in front of it.  It normally takes me around 30 mins to get my equipment set up and the safe prepped before I can even start working on a TL Rated safe.  Note that the door is 5 inches thick and body is two inches think.  Most thieves when they see a safe like this just go past it and try for easier pickings.

Fireproof Safe of 1 1/2 hours UL listed and rated.  This is important.  Often times a UL fire label of 1 1/2 hours is better fire protection than a “factory tested 2 hours”.  (Sounds odd I know but let me explain) UL is a non-biased testing center based here in the US.  While a factory test is done in the factory in China or Korea.  They have a vested intrest in the safe being fire rated for longer.  I have heard of some factory tested safes that were tested for two hours BUT UL only says they are one hour! That should make you stop and think a while about what you are buying.  Please note that while I am on the subject of quality.  Buy from American Manufacturers not from overseas makers of TL rated safes.  Because TL15 rated safes are hard enough to work on WITH help from an American company.  I have seen too many people purchase an affordable overseas safe just to have the import company close down and leave zero information or help when it comes to servicing your safe.  The safe ends up locked up and being expensive to get into and then its normally ruin and unrepairable.

This is why I have chosen to sell only Hayman Safes.  Gary Hayman is the 2nd generation of designer and manufacturer of safes in the Hayman family.  They are available with support and service and have been for decades!  The reason I’m telling you this is because the MV15-2016 is designed to last a lifetime.  Sure it may need some repair or adjustment from a locksmith years from now.  But this is really made to pass down to the grandkids.

One last thing, this model is made with two predrilled bolt down holes.  So that it can be attached to the foundation.  Most safes only come with one.  But this one will be twice as secure so rest easy with one of these.  You can see one of these Magna Vaults at www.valuesafesinc.com or just follow this link to go to the right page: SAFES

Outside Dimensions
Height: 24″
Width: 19 3/4″
Depth: 19 1/2″
Inside Dimensions
Height: 20″
Width: 15 3/4″
Depth: 12 1/2″
610 lbs.
  • Composite Construction – 5″ Thick Door – 2″ Thick Body
  • 1 1/2 Hour Manufacturer Fire Label
  • 1 1/2″ Bolts
  • Full Length hinge side locking bar
  • Dual Re-locks
  • Drill resistive hard plate
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Mounting holes provided


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