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Storage Requirements for NYSED Regent Exams

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires secure

High Security TRTL-30 Safes for Storage Requirements for NYSED Regent Exams

examination materials to be stored in locked Regents boxes. In turn, locked Regent boxes must be stored in a NYSED-approved safe or walk-in vault that meets all of the listed specifications below.

Newly constructed vaults, modified existing vaults, or recently purchased safes must be inspected by a NYSED representative and approved by the department before secure materials can be stored.

Safes must meet or exceed Underwriters Laboratories (UL) TRTL-30 Safe performance standards for burglary resistance and must have:

  • Steel door at least 1 ½” thick
  • Steel walls at least 1” thick
  • 750 lbs. minimum weight
  • Built-in combination lock
  • Sufficient capacity to store the locked Regents boxes or the school’s largest examination request (minimum acceptable unobstructed inside dimensions of 11”H x 20”W x 27D” to store one Regents box)

Walk-In Vaults must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Poured concrete floor
  • No windows or access panels
  • Walls of reinforced cement block or concrete sealed to a poured concrete floor below with structural floor or roof deck above
  • Metal door in a metal frame with interior or welded-pin hinges
  • Built-in dead-latch (deadbolt) with combination or key lock that allows exiting at all times

T K.L. Security we offer a full range of TRTL-30 rated safes for NYSED Regents Exam storage and can customize the interiors to meet your exact needs and requiremetns.


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