When you are trying to decide on a new safe, it really just depends on what your needs are. If you are planning to protect documents, then a fire proof safe is the way to go. For valuable jewelry, you will want a safe that employs several security tactics. There are even safes that are meant especially for the protection of digital media, which means that they will guard against dust, humidity, heat, and even electromagnets. If you are planning to store your firearms, the Winchester line of gun safes is an excellent choice to protect against both theft and fire.
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There are safes available that can protect your belongings from both theft and fire. You must remember, however, that a simple fire safe does not have the security features necessary to protect the contents from theft. Conversely, a security safe that is not rated for fire protection might keep the contents from catching alight, but the materials inside the safe will still be in danger from temperatures that can reach up to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to check all of the specifications before you purchase a safe, so that you can be sure that your safe can protect the way you expect it to.
Too many people believe that they can cut corners when protecting their belongings by purchasing a less expensive strong box that cannot offer the protection that a security safe or a fireproof safe can offer. A Hollon safe is a good compromise for those that are seeking a good deal on a safe, because these safes offer more bolts than other safes of similar size and ratings, but they tend to be a more affordable choice. It is important to spend that extra bit of money for real protection, rather than lament a loss later.
Isn’t that a cool headline? I thought it was a real attention grabber and I will explain here in a moment. But before I do that I want to talk about what to lookÂ forÂ when searching safes and trying to decide about which safe will get you the best protection for the best price.Â I have found from Wall Safes, Fireproof Home Safes, Fire Safes & Burglary Safes, Biometric Safes, Fingerprint Safes, Security Safes, and Depository Safes like Drop safes.Â I personally think that Floor Safes are one of the best Safes for home or business and I’ll tell you why.
First you can purchase B-Rated floor safes for very affordable prices.Â As a matter of fact B-rated floor safes are the most affordable type of B-rated safe in the industry.Â If you are new to looking at safes you are probably asking yourself “Why a B-Rated safe? What makes a safe B-Rated anyway?”
Underwriters Labratory (UL) assigns a B-rating to burglary safes.Â They need to meet a certain set of standards such as a minimum of 1/4 inch steel on the body.Â Half inch steel in the door with drill resistant hardplate.Â Group II lock or Group I electronic keypad.Â Must also be able to hold up to a minimum amount of crowbar and sledge hammer attacks.Â But becarefull, just because it has a UL listed on the label doesn’t mean it passed their B-Rating test. It could stand for something else about the safe such as the lock.
Once installed in concrete you get several benfits. Like fireproofing from the concrete wrapped around the safe.Â It is hidden and covered metal plate so you can roll carpet or a rug over it.Â Staying hidden is a key security component because “out of sight is truely out of mind”.Â Â This way a thief can’t even start to break into it.Â
Second is,Â if they do find it. Breaking into one is next to impossible.Â I have several manufactures that tout their floor safe doors have NEVER been breached in a theft attempt.Â Thats impressive to me and it should be reassuring to you.
The reason floor safes are the choice safe for drug dealers is so they can hide cash and their drug of choice inÂ a floor safe.Â Drug sniffing dogs have a very difficult time sniffing through all the steel, concrete, and carpeting.Â The police just can’t locate the safe.Â Now if a drug dog and police can’t find the safe, and they are looking for it. Just think what a thief will find and he is only going to search by himself in a 3-8 minute period!
Before you get too excited, yes, there is a negative side to floor safes. That is if you want to install one in a slab that has already been poured, its a lot of work and very messy.Â I actually installed one in drug dealers house before he went to prison.Â He took my receipt and his reciept and burned it on the driveway.Â Vowing me to silence.Â I have deleted that job from my computers and mindÂ and toÂ this day I don’t even remember the location or the guy.Â (Don’t want too either)