Hollon Safe Gun Safes, and why they are so great

Well let me tell you a little about us and our products: This is our warehouse and we are the distributor and typically just sell dealers to dealers across the country, anywhere from Chicago and LA, all the way to Manhattan and Florida. So typically we start our quality where Big Box retailers end theirs.
Let me start with our most popular product the Republic (of Texas) which is MADE IN THE USA, actually made here our warehouse.*ill show you in a second * It has a 90 min Fire Rating at about 1400 degrees, has a 8 gauge body and a 1/4 ” Solid steel plate welded on the outside exterior of the door for even more protection.This safe is made with 300% thicker steal than industry standard for extra security . …….approach him into feeling the safe

Dial it open for him and let him open the door
let him feel the interior and make him aware what great of a product he has in front of him
then close with
” the safe includes a free LED Light kit, a rechargeable dehumidifier, and a Jewelry Box, door organizer”
now you can free talk but dont go into more detail make him wait for his questions
“Our next runner up is our Black Hawk series, it has a 75 min fire rating and a 10 gauge body which includes 14 massive 1.5 ” bolts”
Dial this safe open for costumer and then have him open this door as well, make him aware of the downgrade without degrading the BlackHawk so start with an excellent feature of it **** the amount of bolts and make him touch it********
this safe also includes a free LED light kit, and rechargeable dehumidifier, and door organizer, this is a great product and is made with 30% more steel than industry standard.
move to next safe in line
Our next Series is our Hunter Line, it has a 45 min F/R, 12 gauge body and 1 1/4 inch bolts and a drill resistant Hard plate, and 4 bolt down holes to secure foundation and typically comparable but above ministry standard compared to big box retailers. industry standard
dial the safe open and have him open it once again, he then will notice the safe doesn’t have a free LED Light, make him aware of this

This one doesn’t include the LED Light kit or dehumidifier but you can always have it added if you want.
Now ask him if he has anymore questions.Take charge because he did give you permission to explain you the product.

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.

 

 

 

Should price matter when looking for a safe?

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Time and time again I talk to people who have a certain price in mind when looking for a safe and won’t astray from that price range.  I can understand shopping on a budget and not having the money to purchase a more expensive safe but I don’t understand when someone has thousands of dollars worth of valuables and only want to spend pennies compared to the value that’s going inside it.

When looking at home safes, to office safes, to fire and burglary safes, and finally to high security safes, it can certainly be intimidating.  Start looking around and gather information and compare product.  Ask questions!  Companies that sell safes expect your questions and are happy to listen to those questions and answer them!  It is important to give an honest answer regarding what to keep in your safe so we can give an honest answer what safe would best suit your needs!

There is a general rule of thumb, office safes are more expensive than home safes, fire and burglary safes are more expensive than office safes, and high security safes are more expensive than fire and burglary.  With each of these categories comes more security.  This costs more to get the safes made, but also provides your items more security.  It’s always nice to start shopping with a budget, but after talking to specialists depending upon your needs, keep an open mind to mend that budget if necessary.  Don’t expect to store 100,000.00 in value in a home safe and feel secure about it.

Do you need a dehumidifier and what if there is no hole predrilled for it ?

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There are many circumstances in which your safe should have a dehumidifier in it. It’s always smart to have a dehumidifier in a gun safe to protect your guns from any moisture that might accumulate.  Most importantly, if you are going to keep your gun safe in a garage make sure you get a dehumidifier.  They will suck out the majority of the moisture that can cause potential problems, i.e. rust, mold, etc. Should you get a dehumidifier for a home safe, a floor safe, a wall safe, or any other kind of safe? It’s not entirely necessary but will depend upon your climate and where the safe is being stored.  You can always place your belongings in a plastic bag or tupperware container for floor safe storage to prevent most moisture.  It never hurts to be a little extra cautious if you are storing items that moisture can cause problems with such as jewelery or metals.

If your safe does not come predrilled with a hole for the dehumidifier you still have options! I would actually recommend that you stay away from a safe that offers the hole as it is a source for fire to enter your safe!  You can get very nice rechargeable dehumidifiers that charge up being plugged into an outlet and last about 30-90days before needing to be plugged back in. The E-333 Dehumidifier is a great example of this.  The item needs to be plugged in to dry the crystals out then after about 20-30 days the crystals turn pink letting you know that it needs to be plugged back in.   These work great in any safe situation and are relatively small which is important when storing it in a safe when sometimes space is limited already!

Comprehensive Identity Protection

Most people understand the concept of securing critical papers like passports, identification cards and other important documents. In fact, most people will go to great lengths in order to maximize the safety and security of the documents they believe to be the most important. Many people forget, however, that unique and important information, like passports, social security, drivers license and credit card numbers can all be stored digitally and then backed up to removable media.

And then they leave the media on their desk. Not a good move. If it were taken it could pose just as much of a threat as having the documents themselves stolen. Why take the chance? If you have important backups sitting around your home or office then you would be wise to secure them. A media safe is a great part of your identity protection strategy. By keeping your digital backups and data secure you can rest easy knowing that your identity, and your valued possessions are safe and sound.

Secure Your Property

homesafe11.jpgIn today’s economic times home burglaries are unfortunately on the rise. With the growing number of residential burglaries occurring it’s becoming more and more difficult for victims to recover their stolen property. Even if something is of apparently low monetary value it’s possible that it can be taken. This is especially frustrating if it’s something you value for more than its monetary value, such as heirlooms and keepsakes. Even jewelry can sometimes mean more to us than the price it may fetch at a quick sale.

In order to prevent falling victim to this type of crime it’s best to keep your belongings in a home safe. This way you can ensure they’ll never be stolen, at least not easily. Home burglars won’t waste time with a safe since they can find more valuable things laying around much more quickly. So don’t take the risk with your important personal items. Keep them locked away, even if you have to lock them away in your own home.

Secure Cash in Your Business

dropsafe.jpgIf you do any cash business you know there’s always a chance you or your employees may receive a large bill such as a $50 or $100. A lot of business can have employees put these underneath of the $20 bills in order to keep them safe and in one place. If you’re not careful, though, this bill can sometimes go on top of the twenties. I’ve seen it happen. And then I’ve seen that bill given as change at the end of a transaction. So the customer not only walks out with the product you sold them, they walk out with a pretty good chunk of cash.

It’s like winning the lottery for some people. Most people, however, will be honest and return the money. But if you’re in a fast paced business many people won’t even pay that much attention to their change, shoving it in their wallet and walking off only to discover the mistake much later. You can prevent this by installing a convenient and affordable drop safe near your cash register and ensuring that everyone immediately put large bills inside upon receipt. This can also be a great way to clean excess bills out of the register and keep them safe and secure with a minimum of excess handling.

Choosing a Floor Safe Provides Great Security

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!

What Does TL-15?

safe.jpgUnless you’re a safe expert, you probably have no idea where to start when you go shopping for a safe. Luckily, manufacturers have anticipated this and Underwriters’ Laboratories offers standardized safety ratings to help you make an informed decision. These straightforward ratings grade the safes on a myriad of factors—from fire ratings to impact tests.

One of the primary indicators of a safe’s effectiveness is the TL, which indicates the net working time. In order to compute the TL, Underwriters’ Laboratories attempts to break into the safe using state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. A TL-15 safe, for example, has a working time of 15 minutes. This means that the safe withstood efforts to be cracked for at least 15 minutes.

FL-01E Depository Safe

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There are many different depository safes available on the market and may different uses for them.  Some are storing high volumes of cash, and some are storing one to two hundred dollars and some are good for storing payments received through the day but not for overnight storage.  What you are storing the depository safe will tell you what type to look for.  If you are storing on the low side when it comes to amounts of money, this Hollon FL-01E safe would be perfect for you.  It comes with bolt down holes predrilled, includes the anti-fish baffle, 1/2″ in door and 1″ locking bolt.  This is going to provide you great protection for your business.  As with even the most secure safe, part of your security comes with the idea of bolting the safe down, it’s a simple and easy thing to do.  Once you complete that easy step, this depository safe will be there to protect your belongings and give you the peace of mind!