History of the Bank Vault


The Bank Vault a.k.a. strongroom was a designated space to store valuables. This space was usually located in the basement of a bank, hotel, post office, or library. As bank robbers became more skilled at breaking into strongrooms, vault technology changed.  In the 19th century, vault builders began to construct their vaults out of steel-reinforced concrete and the walls would often be more than a foot thick. These vaults were virtually indestructible and weighed hundreds of tons.

The Modern Vault


There are quite a few differences between the vaults of today and those of the 19th century.  Modern vaults are much lighter, thinner, and more affordable.  This can sometimes mean that the manufacturer has cut corners where the integrity of the vault is concerned though.  The highest quality modern vaults mesh the best features of the old with the best features of the new to create the ultimate vault. A prime example of this is the 2S Crane hinge and the distressed look vault from Fort Knox.  This vault melds together vintage elements like the crane hinge and classic craftsmanship with more modern touches like the distressed finish to create the ultimate vault.

For More Information:

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you. Please fill out the form or give us a call.
Fax: 801.226.5493
993 North Industrial Park Rd.
Orem, UT 84057

* Required

Register Your Vault

Fort Knox desires to manufacture the top vault in the industry, and would love to have your help. Your help with these few quick questions would be greatly appreciated. Your information will not be sold or published. Additionally, Fort Knox online registration is the easiest way to activate the warranty of your safe. Thank you!

* Required

Fort Knox Catalog

Download a digital version of our catalog.


Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter for deals and updates.

* Required