American Security Celebrating 75th Anniversary

Aug. 10, 2021

American Security, the largest U.S. custom safe manufacturer, is planning a year of activities to commemorate its 75th anniversary, beginning in September 2021.

“American Security’s success is a result of 75 years of innovation, customer excellence, accountability and teamwork,” says CEO Drew Meng. “Since 1946, American Security has been dedicated to designing and building the best performing high-security safes on the market for home and businesses.”

American Security holds more than a dozen technology and engineering patents and several industry firsts, including the first round door vault (1958), the first domestic-built U.L.-listed TL-15 and TL-30 composite safes (1989), the first retro-fit group II electronic safe lock (1990) and the first burglary and fire composite gun safe (1999).

Eight years ago, Donny McKay, the company’s vice president of marketing and engineering, helped American Security enter the smart-safe market with CashWizard. The CashWizard smart safe is the highest security depository safe of its kind on the market and provides ultimate visibility into daily cash transactions via integrated cloud-based software that gives treasury and other management the ability to manage money from anywhere in the world, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

“CashWizard makes it easier for operators of corporate-owned and multilocation franchise retailers to manage their safes and cash flow from afar,” McKay says. “Our smart-safe solution reduces the number of touch points in the cash-management process and saves our clients thousands in labor costs.”

More industry firsts and patents can be viewed on American Security’s website where the company has created an engaging multimedia timeline to celebrate its diamond anniversary.

American Security has many activities planned to engage customers, partners and employees, including a limited edition of diamond anniversary gun safes, which will debut at the 2022 Shot Show in Las Vegas. More events will be announced during the celebration that will conclude in August 2022.

“Our mission has always been to help others protect what they hold most valuable, because what matters most to them, matters most to us,” Meng says. “The honor and prestige that comes with celebrating 75 years in business is owned by every one of our dedicated and hardworking team members who take pride in creating the best possible experience with our brand for the consumer.”  

American Security employs more than 200 people. Steady growth has necessitated the company’s relocation four times in its 75-year history, taking the safe manufacturer from Compton to Paramount to Irwindale and Fontana, all in California.

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