EMP Resistant Electronic Locks


All Vault Pro Safes and Vault Doors with Sargent and Greenleaf Electronic Locks Are Now EMP Resistant!


Sargent and Greenleaf Electronic Locks EMP ResistantSanta Fe Springs, CA (Jan. 19, 2015) – Vault Pro, Inc., is pleased to announce that all Vault Pro Safes, Vault Doors, Safe Rooms and Escape Hatches installed with S&G's Spartan, Titan and 6100 series electromechanical locks are EMP resistant. S&G released new study data regarding its electromechanical locks and have confirmed their ability to properly open in the event of an electromagnetic-pulse (EMP) attack or solar incident.

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 Spartan, Titan and 6100 series electromechanical locks to the test, choosing the three specifically because of their prevalence in consumer gun-safes across a wide range of manufacturers. All three 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 only requires successfully passing testing at an EMP level of between 28 and 37 kV/m exposure.

S&G’s study¸ however, went beyond the standard testing and used an EMP exposure at levels of 50 kV/m – the U.S. military’s highest EMP impact standard as found in MIL-STD 461F, Method RS105. The lab tested all three lock series, applying radiant transient electromagnet field, and each were tested with a variety of S&G keypads, following the Military Standard MILSTD461F, Method RS105 at 50 kV/m peak exposure.

At the end of the testing series, the S&G locks were still fully functional. S&G credits the locks’ resilience to the expertise S&G engineers have applied from working with high-security locks for U.S. government facilities.

Sargent and Greenleaf, a subsidiary of STANLEY Security, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of medium- and high security locks and locking systems. Since 1857, Sargent and Greenleaf has provided security solutions to financial institutions, commercial businesses, governments and consumers around the world. Vault Pro is proud to use Sargent and Greenleaf products, which continue to set the standard for quality, value and technical innovation.

For more information on an EMP resistant lock system for your safe or vault door please contact us at: 800-299-6929.


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