The safes of today no longer use the old combination dials, though those are available for people who prefer to do things the old-fashioned way. Safes of today are opened by numeric keypads or even by fingerprint recognition. It’s nice to know that your belongings are protected by steel and concrete, but it’s even better to know that you can get to your valuables more quickly with the use of keypads or fingerprints. Biometric safes are easy to find, though some brands are more desirable than others. The HZ-30 by Hollon is one of the most popular, and happens to be a pretty affordable choice.
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When you purchase a safe to protect your valuables from theft, you should be aware that it may not be fireproof. While there are several models of safes available that can protect from both theft and fire, you are not guaranteed to get protection from both if you don’t specifically purchase a safe that is meant to be both theft-proof and fireproof. Before you make a floor or wall safe purchase, you should double check the specifications to ensure that you are getting the protection you think you’re getting. Finding out after a theft or fire could be truly devastating.
The term B-rated comes from the 1890′s during the western expansion in the rail road. Insurance companies at the time wanted a standard they could depend on. So the term B-rated was invented. (It is important to point out that this term is non regulated and there is nobody to slap the hand of someone that uses it but doesn’t meet the old standard).
B rated is based on how a safe is built. Door must be 1/2 inch thick steel. Body must be 1/4 inch thick steel and it must have a Group II lock on it.
That being said several manufacturers are using less than 1/2 thick steel on the door..but only by a little. Where the body they use much less than 1/4 steel more like 1/8 inch steel or even less than that. Brands to be cautious of are American Security (Amsec) and Mesa. Because they have gone with a thought process of the 2×4 wood studs are no longer real 2×4 inches but are less. So if its okay to do that with 2×4′s then we can do it on brated safes.
Gardall, Hayman, and Hollon are some the industry pilars and hold true to the old fashion B-rated. Check out our B-rated cash safes.
If you run a small business that deal with a lot of cash, getting a drop safe or a deposit safe is a great idea to keep your assets protected. This is especially important if you have employees who have access to the cash or your office throughout the day. With a drop safe, you can deposit the money as needed through an opening in the top or front of the safe. These openings are protected by “shark teeth” that discourage fishing for the cash. The Protex FDD3020 is an excellent choice that works well for businesses of any size.
If you have valuables in your home that you want to keep safe and secure, a floor safe is one of the best options available. It will keep your valuables safe from theft and from fire. These hidden safes come in many different sizes and shapes, and you can find something that will work with the flooring that you already have. It’s generally a good idea to see what the fireproof rating on the safe is, just in case you ever have a fire. A floor safe is a great addition to your home security, and they are certainly worth the cost!
Gun Safes for Sale
For the month of September 2010 we are having a huge sale on Gun Safes. Please find the Republic Gun Safes from Hollon Safe company. A really great deal that includes shipping and no tax to most areas of the country.
The RG-16 is 59 inches tall and 22 inches wide. Designed to be bolted to the foundation. 1 hour fireproof with heat seal that swells and keeps the gun safe interior protected from water and smoke.
Don’t delay on these because these are for a limited time until we reduce our inventory.
See the Republic Gun Safes and again this sale is only for this month. Sept 2010
If you have large valuable items, especially family heirlooms that could be consider priceless, then you might need to consider something a little more substantial than the every-day, run-of-the-mill home safe. The TRTL-30×6 safe is built of compressed concrete that is encased within magnesium steel hardplates. The TRTL means that the safe is torch and tool resistant, the 30 means that the safe is resistant to these tools for thirty minutes, and the 6 indicates that this security applies to all six sides of the safe. In addition to such incredible security, the safe is also fireproof up to 1750 degrees for up to two hours. This is the top of the line.
If you have paid to have a wall safe, such as the LaGard FF-33, installed in your home, then you definitely be sure to make use of it. Safes are an excellent way to keep your personal documents and other valuables hidden and safe from harm. There are things that you might not have considered keeping hidden, such as birth certificates, passports, credit cards, and social security cards. In this day and age, there are several new things to consider, such as recordings and videos, as well. It can be just as painful to lose the home movies as it can be to lose your documents.
New Wall Safe model is being added to our site. Model 52EN. I just go a 100 from builder close out in Florida. They have an electronic lock and come with two override keys. Perfect size to install in a typical house wall.
The best part about this wall safe is the fact that I have been able to make such a good buy that I will be able to pass along the savings to my customers. Where most wall safes will retail for over $200. I will be able to sell this model for $99.95 and that will include shipping! I am thrilled to offer such a great wall safe to our customers. I do want to point out the limited quantities. Once these are sold out I will not be able to get any more at this price. We will still carry the model but it will be at a higher price.
Wall Safes like this one should be in every house. Easy to install and so affordable. Shame not to have one in place. Check them out…Wall Safes
We have just started carrying the Hollon Safes on our site. I’ve known about them for a long time however, they have always been a little more expensive than similar brands like Cobalt Safe or Gardall Safes.Â That is until recently.Â In the spring both companies had a huge 30% increase in wholesale prices.Â Well, that made the Hollon Safes a much better deal.
Quality of Hollon Safes has always been a little better than similar type safes made from other manufacturers.Â They have a tendency to put in more bolts in their safes. Take for instance the Cobalt SB-02c it has 3 bolts on the door opening side and 3 fixed bolts on the hinge side. (Gardall model FB-2013 is the same as the SB-02c) However, when you open the Hollon Safe HS-685 you see three bolts on the door opening side, 1 bolt going into the top, and another going into the bottom. PLUS a 1 inch thick locking bar that goes from top to bottom.Â That is the thickest hinge side locking bar in the industry that I am aware of.
Safes Lock: Notice that Hollon Safe is equiping ALL thier safes with a Group 1 Electronic lock.Â They have moved away from lesser secure Group II dials that other manufacturers are using.Â The CE Digital lock comes with “LockOut” technologyÂ that has a time delay feature and is activated if the wrong number is entered more than 3 times. The lock will reset after 10 minutes for correct code entry. Did I mention is was a High security Group I lock? This is much more secure than a dial as dial can have a “Safe Dialer” machine hooked to it and automactically dial open the safe within hours!Â ThisÂ keypad also has an 8-bit micro processor chip with NON-Volitale memory. It maintains customer code even without batteries. Your secret code can program with 4-16 digits. (more code options) Its also free to change the code on when ever you want. Unlike dials that require a locksmith to change the combination. Cost is around $75 each time you want to change the code.Â Many people ask me if a dial will outlast a keypad in a fire.Â Both the dial and the keypad is ruined after a fire.Â Keypads are also not suseptable to “drifting” like a dial will. (Drifting is when a dials code gets changed through use. The code maybe 25-50-75 and then it shifts and becomes 26-50-75.Â But the dial doesn’t tell it shifted. You just can’t get into the safe one day)
Popular brands of Dials are Sargent & Greenleaf or LaGard.Â Both established themselves as leaders in the field and were considered long lasting and made in Kentucky.Â However, both companies have since been sold and both companies now make thier locks in the “eastern part” of the USA known as China.Â I have found these Chinese dials to not be up to the original manufacture quality.Â Â These locks have a nasty reputation for drift and wearing out due assembly quality and parts.Â However, if you speak with your local locksmith he may not be aware of the changes and he may state that “These dials will last forever”.Â (Do you know of anything mechanical that lasts forever?Â Me either.)Â
To wrap things up Hollon Safes are really offering a superior quality safe and has done more to protect their customers than most competitive safes.Â Check out their 2 Hour Fire & Burglary Safes.