Why Depository Safes Are a Must for Small Business Owners

As a small business, every little bit helps. Every little bit of business, new customers, new relationships, new ways to save money, new ways to cut costs, and new ways to protect your business helps. Something that might not affect a larger company, can directly impact a small business – especially when money is involved.

 

As a company whose mission is to help our customers protect their belongings, we know how important it is to find solutions that will help you keep your business safe and working at capacity. This includes the way you store your money, make bank runs and protect the ultimate investment – your business.

 

One solution we find to be great for cash-heavy businesses like hair salons, nail salons, small coffee shops and small restaurants and bars, are drop and depository safes. These safes allow you to have employees to stash cash in a safe place throughout the day, so you don’t have too much in your drawer at one time. While you can leave these safes overnight, we always recommend making deposits at the end of the day, or using additional security to store your money overnight.

 

Outfitted with lock bolts for security, drop and depository safes feature a slot opening to insert cash, checks and envelopes into. With several options to choose from, we offer a variety of safes to meet the needs of all different types of businesses.

 

Have a question about the best type of drop and depository safe for your business? Give us a call toll free at (877) 629-6214 or send an email to sam@valuesafes.com.

 

 

Safes Provide Homeowners with Peace of Mind

Residential SafesDue to the success of shows like Pawn Stars, American Pickers, and Storage Wars, our most prized items has been thrusted into the spotlight like never before. Is it because we have a greater appreciation for family, heritage, and history? Or is it because we have lost faith in the economy, in banks, in fellow man, that we have no choice but to put a price tag on these special items? It’s probably a combination of the two, but at Value Safes, we vote for the latter. For almost ten years, we have been seemingly in recovery mode, living on a seesaw of unpredictability. The only thing left for us to put our faith in is our prized possessions. Do we sell or do we store? The answer is not a simple one, but we think you should protect and store them.

 

There are many disasters that can occur, whether that be a fire, flood, break-in, or another calamity. This spring and summer has seen all of those things and more; there are wildfires raging out west, there were floods in Texas and Oklahoma, and crime rates in metro areas have seen a spike. The world is telling you to insure and protect your valuables, the ones that are impossible to replace. You may not have faith in banks or Wall Street, but you can have faith in our safes. Whether you need to store items like jewels, rarities like antique books, or important documentation like birth certificates, marriage certificates, and more, our safes will provide you with peace of mind, and that is something that is truly hard to come by nowadays.

 

Isn’t that what summer is all about though? Enjoying your days and nights while you can rest easy knowing that your most prized items are safe and sound. There are many blog posts that deal with being happy and healthy in the summertime, like working out or eating better, or simply spending more time outdoors; what these blog posts don’t inform you is that the true secret to being happy and healthy is knowing that the things you care about the most are safe (pun intended!) and sound.

Why It’s Vital to Protect Your Family Heirlooms

Heirloom Let’s face it; we live in an unpredictable world. If the 2006 financial crisis proved anything, it’s that we need to stay vigilant and make sure we have our ducks in a row or our entire lives, whether for better or for worse, can unravel in the blink of an eye – those bubbles will pop whether we like it or not, so it’s prudent to plan ahead, to make sure that the most important things in our lives are protected, as if outfitted in suits of armor and hazmat suits ready for anything that the unpredictable world can throw at them. What we’re referring to is your family heirlooms; they’re worth holding onto, no matter their financial value. For some of us, they’re the only connection we have to the past, the only thing that links us with the blood of our forefathers.

 

Think of your heirlooms as ships or airplanes that you can board whenever you want to visit the beautiful land of your family history or, as Liam Callanan puts it, “We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.” Here’s the thing: when it comes to ships or airplanes, people exert a lot of effort to protect these behemoths of travel, like storing them in airports or docking them at shipyards. Why not do the same for your treasured heirlooms? Dock your heirlooms and memories in impenetrable safes from Value Safes. Our safes will protect them from whatever elements and keep them hidden from burglars or other people who want to unravel your whole entire lives.

 

At Value Safes, we care about family, what it means, what it stands for; we care about your family, your history, the heirlooms that have been handed down over the years and now sit on your lap like presents on Christmas. The world might not care about the things that mean the most to you, but we do. Rest assured that we have your back.

 

Family HeirloomsAfter all, without those heirlooms, without an appreciation for the past, you are nothing or, as Michael Crichton puts it, “If you don’t know history, you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” Isn’t that a sad way to live? To be as a leaf unaware that it is part of a tree, part of a forest, part of an entire ecosystem. You’re only getting so much out of life if you live that way and at Value Safes, we will make sure that your connections to the past is safe and secure, so you can concern yourself with making new connections with the world around you, with the future.

 

You know why we do what we do? Because we believe that it’s important to protect the finer things in our lives, because those finer things are often the only connection we have to something deeper, something meaningful, and that means a lot to us. It should mean a lot to you. We’ll leave you with one last quote, courtesy of Edward Sellner: “We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this inheritances of soul. We are links between the ages containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise.” Isn’t that something you should be protecting? We think so.

 

A Real Life Example that Shows the Importance of Safes

Theives In the hit movie Fight Club, the film’s antagonist Tyler Durden says, “The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” That is a certainly a nihilistic statement, but it makes sense; we place  a lot of value into the things that we own that they end up owning us. Is that really a bad thing though? Do we want to be truly free? We’re probably getting a little too philosophical here, but our main point is that we care about the things that we own; they are, to put it mildly, how we make our mark on this world. They are our fossil record, what we pass along to future generations, our heirlooms, what we worked so hard in this life to acquire, own, and hold onto?

 

If possessions are indeed frivolous, as Tyler Durden seems to be suggesting, why are people so shattered and heartbroken when they lose those items, either by burglary or debt? The answer is simple: possessions aren’t frivolous. Try telling that to this couple in Waikato, New Zealand, who recently had centuries of heirlooms stolen over the course of a night.

 

Maybe not centuries of heirlooms, but definitely a century of heirlooms were stolen from the home of Carol and Alan Way during daylight hours. In the Waikato Times, Phillipa Yalden writes, “Thieves went through very room, drunk juice from the fridge, and smashed down the locked Rimu door of the couple’s bedroom to swipe family jewelry and heirlooms dating back four generations. She [Carol] believes the thieves must have been in the house long enough to rummage through each room, loading items into bags and even hunting down a vintage bottle of homebrew brandy. A half-drunk carton of apple juice from the fridge was found strewn by the creek.”

 

SafesThe thieves picked the house clean, like a carrion bird picking apart the body of some dead animal. There was nothing left. Their entire history of emotions and family were swiped by burglars and the couple is in a state of shock, as if they lost a large chunk of themselves. Now they’re suffering from their loss, knowing something is beating inside their heart, a memory, an item, but when they try to grab it, there’s nothing there. In Carol’s words, “I am absolutely, even the cameo brooch I wore at my mother’s funeral is gone, everything has a memory to them.” That’s what we always say  Value Safes – everything has a memory to them. That’s why it’s ultra-important to make sure they are in a secure and safe location. Unfortunately, Carol and Alan did not have one of our safes. If they did, they would still have their treasured items.

 

Other items that were stolen include memorabilia from ‘Moody’s Milkbar’, a store that Carol’s father opened up in 1947, an old-fashioned tin with racing horses on the front, the etched Fob watch engraved with Carol’s great grandmother’s initials, a pendant from her great grandfather’s collection, a stack of Kathmandu jackets, and more. Literally, a treasure trove of important family items, things that can’t ever be replaced. The couple is working with local police and reaching out on social media to try to get to the bottom of this mess and hopefully get their family history back.

 

At Value Safes, we make sure that this kind of tragedy will never happen to you. Contact us today to learn more.

 

 

 

Protect Your Valuables With High-Security Safes

It always sounds cool when someone says they store things in a vault, doesn’t it? A vault has an air of high-class mystery to it. What’s in there? Jewels (a forever favorite of thieves)? Gold bars? Cash money? People will always wonder what’s locked up safe in a high security vault or safe, but they won’t know what’s inside unless they have the combination to open it up.

 

Value Safes sells high security safes for use in people’s homes and offices. In order to properly protect your belongings from theft or damage, you should consider investing in a high security safe which is built to do its job and do it well.

 

What makes high security safes a cut above the rest? Some of the features you can expect with these safes include electronic locks, fire resistant exteriors, and burglary resistant handles. They can also weigh 2,500 pounds or more, so they’re hard to move once they’re placed where you want them.

 

Take, for instance, the TRTL 30×6 safe. It’s built with a high density compressed concrete material encased within inner an.d outer magnesium steel hard plates. If that’s not enough to impress you, consider this: the concrete incorporates 26,000 PSI density and holds a matrix of nuggets and carbon fibers which further enhances its tensile strength. The reinforced armor plating protects the door frame and each individual bolt chamber from even the most sophisticated attack. TRTL 30×6 Safes are tested for 2 hours at 1750 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

TRTL stands for “Torch & TooL Resistant” on all 6 sides of the safe. This is a UL tested standard and is a very serious rating. Only consider purchasing one if your insurance company demands it. A multitude of relockers are designed and synchronized to engage if the safe is attacked. Meanwhile, dial or keypad non-manipulative locks are used.

 

For those who have expensive jewelry like diamond rings, bracelets and necklaces, worth thousands of dollars, Value Safe offers the TL-30 security Jewel Vault. Its composite body is 3” thick with a 6.5” thick door.

 

The Jewel Vault incorporates up to seven massive 2″ chromed locking bolts, secured with two The Jewel Vault high-security, U.L. listed Group II combination locks. Both locks are protected by a 1/4″ ball bearing anti-drill plate. Additionally, the mechanism is protected by dual plates of tempered glass, which will activate two randomly located relocking devices in the event of a safe attack. For ease of use, the safe incorporates an ingenious roller system, which reduces friction and lets the safe owner use the tri-spoke handle with incredible ease. In addition, each relocker is equipped with an internal captive cross lock, which secures the relocker bolt once it has fired.

 

Looking for high security safes to store your valuables? Value Safe has several to choose from, and they can be shipped to your home or office. If you own high-priced items and you don’t want anyone else messing with them, you need to keep them in a proper safe. Call 1-877-629-6214 to discuss your high security safe needs today.

 

 

 

Will a Personal Safe Lower Homeowner’s Insurance?

 

A person’s home is their castle. It’s the place they should feel safe and comfortable. When a person buys a standard home insurance coverage policy they are protecting themselves for those “just in case” moments when bad things could occur. Homeowner’s insurance typically pays for damage or destruction to a person’s house and their personal property.

 

Does owning and using a safe to store your valuables get you a discount on your homeowner’s insurance? Sometimes it does. It’s a smart idea to mention that you keep your expensive items locked up in a safe and see what your particular insurance company thinks about that– they may offer you a discount on your premium because the likelihood of anything bad happening to items in a safe is low.

 

sure. Because they’re locked away in a safe, these items are essentially safe from damage or destruction. Safes offer both security and fire protection– two things insurance companies appreciate.

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Some insurance companies keep a list of certain safe brands that will specifically help you get discounts. Things like “fire ratings” or the size and strength of the bolts/locks can come into play with the idea that the stronger the safe, the better chance that whatever’s in it will not be easily stolen or destroyed…hence, the insurance company can “rest easy” knowing they won’t have to pay for replacing certain valuable, expensive items since the safe is so…safe.

 

In the past, people used to think of storing their important items in a bank’s “safe deposit box.” Today, with personal safes being affordable, it makes more sense to own your own safe for use in your own home so you have unrestricted access to it at any time. Furthermore, there’s a peace-of-mind that comes from knowing where your specific valuables are being kept and that you can use your combination to open your safe to check on the items at any time.

 

When looking to buy your own safe, always buy one that’s physically bigger than you think you need at the time. Bigger is better when buying a safe as you’ll tend to fill the space up over time. Factors to consider include the thickness of the safe’s metal (or other materials), its type of locking mechanism, and its fire rating.

 

If you notice the term “TL-15,” which include some of the safes for sale on Value Safe’s website, that means the safe door can successfully resist entry for a net assault time of 15 minutes when attacked with common hand tools, picking tools, mechanical or portable electric tools, grinders, drills or pressure devices. A TL-30’s safe door can pass the same test for 30 minutes. Do note, however, that this does not include attacks on the sides or top. If you want a safe that is extremely strong on all 6 sides, choose a TRTL-30X6, which can withstand a 30 minute torch/tool attack on all 6 sides of the safe.

 

As for fire ratings, consider purchasing a safe that offers at least a minimum of 1 hour fire protection. Keep in mind that no safe is totally fireproof…most safes, however, are quite fire resistant and able to withstand 30 to 150 minutes of fire.

 

Safes keep your valuables safe. Remember to ask your insurance company if they offer any discounts for owning and using safes to store your most valuable assets.