The Fort Knox Difference

Fort Knox offers a superior product in terms of quality, craftsmanship & protection!

Fort Knox is the only manufacturer to offer a true comprehensive lifetime warranty.

This includes the lock, interior, handle/bolt work, mechanism, clutch and body of the vault.

Lifetime Warranty

Fort Knox Inc. will repair or replace, at our option, any vault due to incidental damage as a result of accident, flood or fire.

Fort Knox Inc. warrants to the original purchaser only, that each new vault will be free from defects in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the original purchaser from the date of delivery. Integral units such as locks are subject to this same warranty.

Damaged vault must be returned for evaluation to Fort Knox Inc. by prepaid freight along with the report made by the investigating agency. The new replacement vault will be sent to the customer freight collect.

The responsibility of Fort Knox Inc. under this warranty is limited to replacement or repair of defective part at the Fort Knox Inc., Orem, Utah factory, or at a point designated by them, with expense for transportation, if necessary, to be borne by the original purchaser. In no event shall Fort Knox Inc. liability exceed the original cost of the product.

Fort Knox Inc. shall only be liable when the vault is used in compliance with those directions specified in the manufacturer’s instructions.

This warranty shall not apply to any safe or parts modified without the consent of Fort Knox Inc. Fort Knox Inc. specifically disavows any other representation, warranty, or liability related to the condition or use of the product. For more information, contact Complete Security Service, 7711 Inwood Rd. Dallas, TX 75209.

Fort Knox Inc. will replace any vault, free of charge, broken into by forced entry or damaged due to an unlawful attempt during the lifetime of the original purchaser.

Fort Knox Safes Legend Vault


Every Fort Knox safe exceeds the standards established by the best known consumer protection organization – Underwriters Laboratory (UL). UL puts our safes through a battery of tests including drilling, punching, prying, hammering, and several tamper tests to insure our quality and your protection.


Our fire protection packages are tested at an independent facility and certified to keep the inside of the safe under 350 degrees Fahrenheit. We use UL Listed, fireboard insulation on all 6 sides and insulate behind the hinges to avoid any hot pockets. A high temperature, heat sensitive expanding fire seal expands to seal the safe around the entire door.


Here is where a good comparison should come in. Our patented rack & pinion, bank-type locking mechanism is the most technically sophisticated and reliable locking system available. Most of the finer new cars manufactured today use rack & pinion steering because it is a stronger, more precise, positive, and maintenance-free system. We have also added a clutch to the handle to prevent damage from undue force on the handle.


Fort Knox offers the most extensive warranty in the industry. Not only does it cover burglary, burglary attempts, fire, flood and incidental damage, it also covers the lock and paint, two items usually excluded by other manufacturers. So, compare our warranty to the competition – there is a difference! See our written warranty for complete details


"...the house was totally destroyed and we lost everything… except a couple of years before the fire I purchased one of your [Fort Knox] gun safes… I was shocked when the safe was opened and there was no damage to the guns or valuables.” – Steve & Mary

Full Fire Protection

Limiting the thermal conductivity by lining the inside of our vaults with a proprietary blend of a hydrogen bond fireboard and locking it in place using a stud weld process allows Fort Knox to provide the industry’s leading fire protection. Testing this process with a full 9 sensor house simulated test and showing you the exacting details in graph and product form is the only way Fort Knox vaults are tested. Others just can’t match up.


Fort Knox’s Inferno Shield 90 is tested to keep the inside of the vault under 350 degrees. UL Listed c-rated fireboard insulation is used on all six sides and behind the hinges to eliminate hot spots or hot pockets. Heat sensitive expanding fire seal expands to seal around the entire door on all Fort Knox vaults & safes. In addition to the high-grade UL listed fireboard and deep bend box, a dead air space is manufactured into the vault which acts as a thermal barrier, much like a thermal pane window, to give added protection. This design provides fire protection at 1680 degrees in 90 minutes.

Fort Knox Inferno Shield 120 fire protection gives you the option of adding more fireboard insulation to achieve a fire rating that only commercial safes can attain. This additional fire protection will cause a slight decrease in the interior capacity of the vault interior, but it is well worth it! Protect your most prized possessions by adding the most valuable vault option, the Reinforced Fire Liner, and have your vault rated at 1680 degrees in 120 minutes.



Locked, sealed and ready to block the worst of flames.

Seal 1
Heat activated Palusol swells to seal the vault door during a fire.

Seal 2
A smoke seal is critical to protect your possessions until the expansion of the Palusol occurs.


More Steel Equals More Security

With so many steel options, you can design your own security level.

By adding additional layers of steel you are increasing the tensile strength of the vault, making it stronger and more resistant to attacks. Fort Knox gives you multiple ways to construct your handmade vault to give you the peace of mind you deserve. Create your vault with a heavier steel body with a Vault Body Upgrade or increase the level of security with both the vault body and door with the Deluxe Package.



The stainless steel package reinforces the body and door of the vault with a 10-gauge stainless steel barrier for optimum protection against a torch attack.  Standard on Legend Series.



Your vault is the last line of defense for your valuables. With your Fort Knox vault you can now increase the steel thickness of the vault body up to a category 2 or 3 rated steel body! For the most protection, make sure that your vault has the Fort Knox Body Upgrade.



Your vault can be upgraded to a Level 3 rated ballistic vault. Three times harder than regular steel, the heavy 7-gauge ArmaKnox AR 500 steel gives the vault the ability to withstand 3 shots from a .44 magnum pistol.


Increasing both the steel thickness in the body of the vault as well as the door creates a more secure vault. The Deluxe Package is one of our most popular options and creates an unmatched steel barrier. Increase the steel in your vault door and vault body up to a Level 3 Deluxe Package with Fort Knox.



For added security and maximum protection, Fort Knox offers an option for additional security levels to line the inner walls of your vault. Between Level 1 and Level 4 security can be added to create additional barriers for any burglar trying to breach the inside of the vault. The industry leading security becomes unmatched with the Inner Steel Liner.


FORT KNOX IS THE ONLY MANUFACTURER that allows you to build a vault to meet your needs; why would the interior be any different. As you create your vault you can choose from an all shelf design, to half long gun storage or all long gun storage. Our shelves are all modular to allow you just the right height for your items.

Covering the shelves with a durable recycled carpeted material will allow for many years of heavy use. Select your interior today and do remember that vaults are similar to your garage; they are never quite large enough. So look at what you think you may want and then move one size larger for added years of enjoyed security.

**Interiors configured by the width of the safe.

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