Storing Paper Money & Important Documents in Liberty Safes

Storing Paper Money & Important Documents in Liberty Safes

Technologies are evolving and humanity is switching to electronic money and documents which enables security and convenience. Even though modern people tend to reduce the use of cash and paper documents, they cannot avoid it entirely.

If you still have precious papers and other valuables at home, wouldn't you like them to be in a safe place? Rhetorical question, isn't it? Of course, no one wants to lose their savings, documents and precious papers. Needless to say, in case of burglary, fire or some other dangers that, god forbitt, may happen in your home, valuable paper stuff will be the first to disappear. But the good news for you is that you may prevent it by putting important papers in a high quality storage, aka fireproof Liberty safe.

Liberty safes with highest fire protection

Liberty brand offers a wide variety of different safes in terms of interior and exterior designs, dimensions, security features and fire protection. The brand also manufactures dedicated safes that are designed to store cash and papers. The leader of the top list is the Presidential series of safes. They can boast 2.5 hours at 1200° F of certified fire protection rating and sufficient level of security. We also recommend considering Lincoln with 110 minutes at 1200° F and Colonial models with 75 minute fire protection ratings.

Liberty Presidential 40 Gun Safe for storing paper documents

Liberty Presidential 40 Gun Safe with Mechanical Lock
From $9,199.00 (see the catalog for the current price)

If you are on a tight budget, then check out Centurion 24 which is comparatively to the mentioned above less fireproof but still has much more significant fire resistance than your cabinet.

Liberty Centurion 24 DLX Gun Safe for storing paper money

Liberty Centurion 24 DLX Gun Safe with Electronic Lock
From $1,199.00 (see the catalog for the current price)

Cool pocket

Furthermore, you may also extend the fire protection of a chosen safe by buying Liberty Safe Cool Pocket. It is a compact and convenient fire resistant document bag that allows keeping paper valuables at a temperature 50 degrees cooler in the event of fire. The feature is possible due to some special fire protective material the bag is made from. It consists of 70% fabric and 30% foil. Some models of Liberty safes have a Cool Pocket already installed on the door panel, but the bag is also available for sale as a separate unit.

Other Solution

Another or additional solution to how to increase fire resistance of a gun safe is to put a fireproof document safe into your main Liberty safe. The ones you can purchase form hardware or big box stores for fairly cheap. It is able to withstand up to an hour at 1700 degrees fire. When buying such a device, make sure that it will be able to fit in your main storage.

Ideal temperature and humidity

We believe you are comforted now as you know how to protect your documents and cash from possible fire damage.

But there is another thing you need to consider when keeping currency and sensitive documents at home. Temperature higher than 70 degrees Fahrenheit, especially if it is not stable, may be harmful for papers and currency. It can cause high levels of humidity that will lead to mold, curling, fading of colors and other damages. In order to avoid them, keep your safe in an air conditioned room and put a Liberty dehumidifier inside the safe. A climate controlled environment and Liberty dehumidifier will help stabilize the humidity level and avoid the consequences of high moisture.


Although people are striving for digitalization of money and documents, they may not be 100% sure that they are protected from cyber criminals. Sometimes keeping some backup of important paper and cash helps feel more confident in your future.

If you buy Liberty fireproof gun safe and several brand accessories, you may keep cash and important documents at home without worries. In order to find the best Liberty safe for you, check our wide selection at The Safe Keeper Henderson store.

Written by

Kirillo Byelin
General Manager at The Safe Keeper
Security Safe Expert
Kirillo Byelin