Fire Protection — The Browning Advantage

Unequaled Fire Protection

We understand that fire protection is more than just adding fire insulation to a safe. Other aspects of safe construction play crucial roles in the total fire protection package. Here, the little details add up to make or break the true fire protection a safe offers.

Nothing Protects Like Thermablock

With ThermaBlock’s advantages, we begin fire-testing safes where the other brands’ testing ends. A Browning ProSteel safe with ThermaBlock and external hinges offers fire protection as much as three times better than a safe with internal hinges and gaps in fire protection that leave your valuables unprotected.

ThermaBlock Interlocking Design

When heat builds and flames roar, ThermaBlock ensures that your valuables are well protected. Exclusive to Browning ProSteel safes, ThermaBlock features thicker sheets of fire insulation arranged in an interlocking design that minimizes gaps that would allow the internal temperature in the safe to rise during a fire. 

External Hinges Matter

OUR EXTERNAL HINGES (Left) -- External hinges eliminate gaps in the fire insulation to block heat from entering the safe. COMPETITORS' INTERNAL HINGES (Right) -- Internal hinges allow up to eight times more heat to radiate inside the safe through gaps in the fire insulation.

To accommodate an internal hinge, fire protection material must be removed where the hinges attach. In a fire, these two unprotected areas allow the internal temperature of a safe to rise faster, to a significantly higher temperature, than a Browning ProSteel safe with external Hinges and no gaps in the fire protecti

Thicker Steel and Better Welding Make a Difference

The thickness of the steel used in the body is vital. Heavier gauge steel flexes less when heated, limiting distortion that lets heat in through gaps in broken welds and around the door frame. Speaking of welds, we continuously weld — not spot weld like some of the competition — every seam for added resistance to heat-related flex. Even the door hinge design matters. All of these little touches add up to big gains in fire and heat resistance and go a long way towards protecting your most valuable possessions.