S&G Electronic Locks on Liberty Safes Now EMP Resistant!
Payson, Utah (Jan. 19, 2015) -Sargent and Greenleaf, Inc., is pleased to announce that all Liberty Safes installed with S&G's Titan electromechanical locks are EMP resistant and have confirmed their ability to properly open in the event of an electromagnetic-pulse (EMP) attack or solar incident. This means all Liberty Safes installed with S&G's Titan electronic locks (Low Profile, D-Drive) since October of 2014 are EMP resistant.
EMP weapons attacks or incidents caused by a solar tsunami, similar to the one scientist say Earth narrowly escaped in 2014, have become a real concern from government to automakers to the consumer gun safe owner.
To address this concern, S&G put its Titan series electromechanical locks to the test because of their prevalence in consumer gun-safes across a wide range of manufacturers. These locks were tested at high-EMP levels in the same independent lab where S&G tests the U.S. government's high-security 2740B locks against EMP "attacks."
"The EMP threat is an important concern for many gun-safe owners, and we wanted to be sure our locks passed the most significant threat potential, testing them at the military's highest EMP impact standards," said Nate Brown, S&G Marketing Manager. "The S&G locks passed the test with flying colors."
Generally, EMP-resistance requirements for electromechanical locks that protect the nation's most classified documents, weapons and other sensitive material only requires successfully passing testing at an EMP level of between 28,000 and 37,000 volts per square meter exposure. S&G's testing however, went beyond the government's FFL-2740B standard and used an EMP exposure at levels of 50,000 volts per square meter - the U.S. military's highest EMP impact standard as found in MIL-STD 461F, Method RS105. The lab tested these lock series, applying radiant transient electromagnet field, and each were tested with a variety of S&G keypads, following the Military Standard MIL-STD461F, Method RS105 at 50 kV/m peak exposure.
At the end of the testing series, the S&G locks were still fully functional and working as designed. S&G credits the locks' resilience to the expertise S&G engineers have developed while working with high-security locks for U.S. government facilities.
Liberty Safe offers S&G's Low Profile Titan locks on all Revere and Colonial safes, while S&G's D-Drive Titan locks are available on all Franklin, Lincoln, Presidential and National Security safes. The LN electronic lock on Revolutions is not EMP resistant.