Most people think of heist movies when they think of a wall safe, because this is where the most valuable goods are always kept. You can get that same protection for your valuables in your own home with your own wall safe. There are a great number of reasons that a wall safe will serve you better than one that simply sits on the floor. For one thing, when hidden behind furniture or artwork, they are undetectable. No one can rob a safe when they don’t know it’s there. For another thing, they are virtually impossible to remove from the wall, so you can be sure no one will carry it away with them.
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Believe it or not, more than two million home invasions occur every year. Alarm systems are quite helpful, but nothing can protect your valuables the way a floor safe can. The floor safe can be hidden beneath the floorboards or carpet in your home to be kept entirely out of sight at all times. Home invaders typically spend less than five minutes during each robbery, and that means your belongings are more likely to go unnoticed during a break in. Don’t be a statistic, lamenting the loss of your valuables. Invest in a floor safe and keep your belongings out of sight.
Hollon Safe B1414C Safes
The Hollon Safe B1414C comes a Sargent & Greenleaf dial lock. This is considered the top UL listed dial lock in the industry and should last for decades. This security steel safe is also a true b rated safe. Where others in the safe industry are thinning the steel (kind of like a 2×4 lumber) Hollon Safe has stayed with the accepted standard that has not changed in the last 100 years. The door is true 1/2 inch thick steel and the body is true 1/4 inch thick steel. This safe also comes with 4 bolt down holes. That way you can secure to the foundation.
Hollon Safe also uses over sized bolts at 1.25 inch thickness. Which is 25% larger than competitors bolt size. Makes this safe the finest in the industry. B1414C
Hollon Safe B1414E Safe
Hollon Safe company has a new series of B-rated safes. That are true b rated. The B1414E safe uses the old standard of 1/2 thick steel door and 1/4 inch thick body. (several brands have started thinning out the steel on the sides and only use 1/8 inch thick) Hollon Safe company also uses thicker bolts then competitors..about 25% thicker. Also on this model is an electronic keypad…which I prefer because it is so convient to get in and out of daily. It is also easy to change the code on the keypad and not have to contact a locksmith to change the code. Check out the B1414 Safe.
It is easy to become complacent in our own homes, especially if we go without incident for several years. If you have paid to have a floor safe or a wall safe installed, it is important that you use it at all times. There is never any indication that disaster is about to strike, and you don’t want to be caught with your valuables laying out for anyone to pick up. Even things you might never have considered hiding before, such as passports, social security cards, credit cards, and birth certificates, should all be kept locked away in case of a home invasion or fire.
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.
Reserve Gun Safe RSV-5922
I really love this gun safe. The 10 ga steel is 30% thicker than the 12 ga steel gun safes that you get from other manufactures. You really can take a fire axe to this thing and not damage it…other than chipped paint. Excellant lay out for storage with 1 hour fireproofing.
RSV-5922 gun safe does not have little bells and whistles such a lights on the inside or a door organizer. But for the money its one of the best. Because 30% more steel is great when you consider that it is around the same price for gun safes which much thinner steel. RSV-5922 Gun Safe
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.