What is a TRTL-60x6 Safe?

What is a TRTL-60x6 Safe?


TRTL-60x6 safes are the most secure safes available today. Certified by Underwriters Laboratory to withstand a torch attack and tool attack for 60 minutes on all six sides of the safe, these safes provide the highest level of protection against theft and burglary. 

What is the Underwriters Laboratory?

Underwriters Laboratory (UL) is an independent, third-party testing agency. It was founded in 1894 with the express purpose of promoting safe living and working environments by establishing dependable product safety ratings.

Annually, the UL Mark appears on more than 22 billion products. The mark signals the product design has withstood stringent testing requirements — a testament to the UL’S worldwide recognition. 

The UL conducted its first burglary resistance testing on safes in 1923. Today, it has five commercial burglary ratings. These ratings indicate the safe’s security level (listed from least to most secure):

  • TL-15
  • TL-30
  • TL-30x6
  • TRTL-30x6
  • TRTL-60x6

What does TRTL-60x6 Stand For?

TR stands for ‘Torch Resistance.’ TL stands for ‘Tool Latency.’ The TRTL-60x6 rating indicates that the safe can withstand an attack with both a torch and tool by UL’s skilled engineers for 60 minutes. In order for the engineers to successfully gain access to the safe, they must either:

  1. Open the Door
  2. Create a 6-inch Square Hole in the Safe’s Door or Body

If the engineers are unable to achieve either of these two goals, the safe is awarded a TRTL-60x6 rating. 

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TRTL-60x6 Safe Performance Testing Requirements & Procedures

The full blueprints of a safe are provided to the UL’s engineering team prior to testing. Furthermore, the team fully dissects the safe prior to testing. Both of these advantages allow them to identify potential weak spots or flaws in the design and develop a game plan for their attack. 

Throughout the test, engineers use a combination of torches, electronic tools, and manual tools to gain access to the inside of the safe. These implements can include: 

  • Torches
  • Common Hand Tools
  • Picking Tools (such as a pick ax)
  • Mechanical or Portable Electronic Tools (such as drills and power saws)
  • Sledgehammers
  • Grinders (such as angle grinders)

The time limit for a TRTL-60x6 rated safe is 60 minutes. However, this time can be deceiving. When the test is being conducted, the clock is only running while engineers are actively working on the safe. 

If the team pauses to change tools, review the blueprints, discuss a new plan of attack, or simply take a water break — the time stops. In reality, a ‘60 minute test’ can often take several hours (if not all day) to complete. 

How is a TRTL-60X6 Safe Constructed?

Super Platinum safes feature a single-piece body construction. Both the door and the body are multi-layered structures that combine outer and inner steel plates. They are reinforced with steel bars and a monolithic casting of Alchornite — ISM’s patented torch- and drill-resistant composite material. The body and door are then triple-reinforced with ISM’s patented anti-penetration alloy grid. 

Three-way active bolt work is coupled with a double-action locking mechanism. Glass plate relocking protection is installed on all safes in front of the locks.. 

Each Super Platinum safe comes with two locks:

  • UL Listed Group 1 manipulation proof combination lock
  • A double bit key lock

It’s also worth noting that all models of the ISM Super Platinum TRTL-60x6 can be outfitted with a three-movement time lock or a Group I electronic combination lock with a time delay and/or time lock. 

Why Get a TRTL-60x6 Safe?

A 2022 report from the Council on Criminal Justice showed that theft and robberies in major cities throughout the United States increased by roughly 20% in the first half of 2022. The losses suffered have caused businesses nationwide to shutter their doors. 

The 2022 Interpol Global Crime Trend Summary Report revealed the following key takeaways: 

  • Organized crime was among the top ten crime trends most frequently perceived to pose a ‘high’ or ‘very high’ threat by all member countries. 
  • Organized crime groups and criminal networks appear to be as resourceful and resilient as ever, having proven their ability to rapidly adapt and seize new opportunities.

Furthermore, an extensive investigative report published in Vanity Fair looked at an international crime ring that has been plaguing high-end homes since as early as 2014. The reported thefts have resulted in billions of losses. 

While researching the same crime ring, The Washington Post found that criminals tended to target Asian and Middle Eastern residents. Why? According to investigators, “burglars believe they sometimes keep family wealth in gold and jewelry or have large amounts of money on hand because they may run businesses that rely on cash.”

TRTL-60x6 Safes Protect Against Everything from Smash-and-Grab Robberies to Strategically Planned Break-Ins

From smash-and-grab robberies to strategically planned break-ins, crime has been on the rise. The New York Times reported a surge in criminal break-ins. According to Fox 13, in our local Seattle market, there have been several smash-and-grab robberies.

Furthermore, The New York Post revealed that the “Paris home of Louis Vuitton luxury fashion empire heir” was broken into. The resulting losses were millions in “prototype luxury bags.” 

These reports only skim the surface. Many high-end robberies are often not even reported — for a wide variety of reasons. A high-security TRTL-60x6 can play a pivotal role in protecting expensive and priceless assets. 

TRTL-60x6 Safe install in an office

Who Benefits from a Commercial TRTL-60x6 Safe?

TRTL-60x6 safes are designed for both businesses and homeowners who have extremely high-value items they want to protect. These items could include:

  • Large Sums of Cash
  • High-End Jewelry and Jewels
  • Pharmaceutical Drugs
  • Cannabis
  • Precious Metals
  • Proprietary Documentation
  • High-Value Collectables
  • High-End Electronics
  • Proprietary Software and Hardware

Generally speaking, those who benefit most from a TRTL-60x6 safe include individuals with a high net worth who keep luxury products at home and businesses that store high-value items onsite. These individuals and businesses include:

  • High Net Worth Individuals
  • Luxury Goods Retailers (businesses that sell superyachts, sports cars, watches, jewelry and high-end apparel)
  • Jewelry Stores
  • Cannabis Dispensaries
  • Banks & Credit Unions
  • Tech Companies
  • Law Offices
  • Product Development Firms Working on Proprietary Products and Software
  • Government Agencies

Who Makes a TRTL-60x6 Safe?

ISM (Israel Safe Manufacturing) is the only safe manufacturer in the world that makes a TRTL-60x6 UL-approved safe. They are the industry leader in ultra-secure commercial safes, all of which are manufactured in their Israel-based manufacturing facilities. 

How Much Does an ISM Super Platinum TRTL-60x6 Weight?

There are five different models of the Super Platinum. They range in size from 7.9 cubic feet to 39.8 cubic feet. The smallest of these safes weighs an impressive 2,166 pounds. The largest TRTL-60x6 safe weighs a staggering 5,016 pounds. 

Can You Get a Lightweight TRTL-60x6 Safe?

There are no lightweight TRTL-60x6 safes. By their nature, ISM’s line of Super Platinum TRTL-60x6 safes is extremely heavy, featuring 4.8-inch walls and 4.75-inch doors. 

TRTL-60x6 Heavy Duty Safe

Do You Have a Super Platinum TRTL-60x6 Safe for Sale?

Yes. We are one of the few US retailers approved to import and sell ISM Super Platinum TRTL-60x6 safes. If you would like to purchase a TRTL-60x6 safe, we are available to help you place and fulfill that order as quickly as possible. 

What is a Good Alternative to a TRTL-60x6 Safe?

Like most things in life, when it comes to your safe, you get what you pay for. There are no comparable alternatives to ISM’s Super Platinum safes. These are hands down the toughest, most secure safes you can buy. 

What to Consider When Shopping for the Highest-Quality Commercial Safe?

Visit nearly any town; you’ll find a place to buy a gun safe. But commercial safes tend to be a different beast — especially ISM safes. If you’re looking for the most secure safe in the world, we recommend considering the following:

Is the Dealer Authorized to Import & Sell ISM Safes?

In order to import and sell ISM safes, you need to be an authorized dealer. The list is very selective. Here in the United States, there are only a handful of authorized dealers. If you are looking for the highest-quality commercial safe, you need to look for a retailer authorized to import and sell them.

Can the Safe Be Shipped Directly to Your Business?

ISM requires all safes to be imported directly to an authorized dealer. They do not ship safes directly to consumers from their manufacturing warehouse in Isreal. We work closely with customers to import the exact safe of their choice and then deliver it directly to the location of their choosing. 

Can the Dealer Arrange for Proper Delivery & Installation?

TRTL-60x6 safes weigh between 2,166 pounds and 5,016 pounds. Safely transporting and installing safes of this size requires heavy-duty vehicles, specialized equipment, and expertise.

In the Pacific Northwest, we are equipped to handle all delivery and installation projects personally. However, we can and have delivered ISM safes throughout the world. When we do so, we draw on our more than 35 years of industry knowledge and partner relationships.

We personally arrange for all the transportation and installation needs to make sure your safe is delivered an installed directly where you want it. This isn’t curbside delivery. It’s white glove service. 

Does NW Safe have TRTL-60x6 safes in stock?

Depending on the size you're looking for, we typically have a handful of TRTL-rated safes in stock. If we don't have the size you need, we can source the safe directly from ISM. We have two ISM U.S based warehouses to pull stock from.

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