Why Walls have always been the number one Security measurements since Day 1. Safes, Walls, Business and Success TTW-2015

When managing, or owning a business one has many worries. Are we meeting our Goals, are we consistent, do we set a clear agenda, are we realistic with our Goals, are we creating a good work environment, are we profitable, are we segmenting ourselves to the right consumers, what do our consumers think about us. One could not put a cap on the number amount of worries.

No matter how much emphasis one puts in preventing these concerns, they are just part of the industry. However, a worry that will keep you restless at night if not done properly is Security!

If this is a worry of yours, how can one successfully run a business, it’s just something a professional cannot afford to ever worry about. The absence or  lack of security or leads to Chaos and you don’t ever want to invite chaos into your life. YOU DO NOT WANT CHOAS!! View your business as your own Castle, the safety of your staff and your business is a must. Kings need sleep, and Kings like sleeping in castles for a sense of security, without peace of mind a King cannot lead. So where do Kings get their sense of security? By sleeping behind STRONG secure walls. Buying himself time, of an unexpected event is an investment that will always be worth it.

Your Business may not be operating at all hours of the day but protecting it is a 24/7 Job. So, protecting your Castle to the upmost of your ability is a MUST. The best solution to Securing your “Castle” would be building barriers of safety between you and trouble with strong solid walls surrounding it. Having a Depository Wall Safe is one of or if not smartest decision you can ever make for your company just because knowing that even in the event of a burglary or robbery, the majority of your finances will be protected is reassuring.

Having a depository safe mounted inside the wall of your building adds an element of safety that no one will be able to easily steal the entire safe. The TTW-2015 C/E a B-rated Depository safe with ½” Steel Doors and (5) 1-1/4” Solid Steel Active Locking Bolts with and internal spring loaded to relock the device after ever opening is just another line of defense. The 4 Pre-Drilled Anchor Holes and Anti-Fish baffle prevents theft through deposit door.
Add a UL Listed Group II Mechanical Dial or a UL Listed Type 1 S&G Spartan Electronic Lock and your castle isn’t just a castle, NOOOO now your Castle is a FORTRESS OF SAFTEY. So, if you are trying to add that extra edge of security to make your Castle more secure it is worth investing into the Through the Wall Safe (TTW-2015).

Creative & Clever Ways to Hide Your Safe

how to hide a safeEveryone knows what a safe is for.  You don’t put just anything in a safe, you store your most valuable items. These valuable items might not only be of monetary value, rather items of great importance. This can include, titles, deeds, birth certificates, passports, and Social Security cards. Stuff you don’t want to land in the wrong hands.
 
Even though you own a safe which greatly increases the safety of these items doesn’t mean that your safe can’t be stolen or broken into. For this reason is why it’s smart to place your safe in a smart and concealed area.  Here are some helpful hints and ideas that will hopefully help you decide where to place yours.

     

  1. Inside a closet is a great spot to put a safe.  Typically a closet in the master bedroom or office. It’s most important that it’s not in an area of high foot traffic or visibility. You want to make sure the safe stays out of sight, which is why if you can hide it in a walk in closest behind some hanging clothes this will ensure it’s not easily found or transported.
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  3. Under the stairs. Most homes have that awkward half room, half closet space under the stairs. This is another secluded spot which can easily be concealed and forgotten. Sometimes these rooms can be setup with flush doors that look like a wall panel and are discernable to the naked eye.
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  5. Have an old fridge? Fridges can pretty easily be converted into a handy hiding spot. This can be used if you don’t have a super-secret room under the stairs and all you have a corner in your garage. Again, you don’t want the garage door being open and someone to drive by and spot your safe. This makes your house an easy target. Hiding your safe in the Fridge can disguise it in plain sight.
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  7. Building the safe into a wall can be a great option if you have the means to make it happen. This is ideal because the safe can be concealed completely behind the wall. If someone does happen to find where it’s at removing it becomes far more difficult and will require more tools and time by the thieves.
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  9. The easiest and least expensive route to hiding your safe is to use a cardboard moving box. This will help conceal it but doesn’t require too much protection outside of disguise.

 
Hopefully these tips will give you a better idea where to place your safe and what may or may not be a good idea.
 

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Safe Hacks: Protecting Your Profits in 2015

Anyone who has ever considered buying a safe for your business, you know that there are ways to hack into safes; or, in most cases, attempt to destroy them so they can get at the goods. The great news is that there are quite a few steps and skills that the burglar in question would need to possess and go through in order to get at what they need.
 

Do People Really Crack Safes?

 
The short answer is yes. If they see the contents of the safe as being rewarding or valuable, then they will certainly try to crack the combination, beat up the safe, or go as far as cutting it in half. This is a popular enough thought that it was featured on Mythsbusters:
 

 
Here they try to duplicate a famous safe crack where there is water and explosives involved. And it was deemed a “plausible” way to get into a safe. There is no shortage of creativity when it comes to safe hacking.
 
And that old trick about the stethoscope being used to hear the lock combination- eHow tells us that that’s a thing.
 

 
It took him a while to do it, but it’s definitely doable.
 

 
We just won’t even talk about how easy it was for Alex Lewis to pop that safe.
 
First, let’s start with some things you can do in order to deter burglars from stealing your safe.
 

Safe Thief Deterrents

 
There are a number of things that you can do in order to protect your assets and your profits.
 
If it isn’t a wall or floor safe, that means it can be set down somewhere. You probably didn’t think to bolt it down because it weighs 304,973,985,794,875 pounds right? Think again- if a thief is determined to get a safe, they will find a way. Don’t make it easier on them! Bolt the safe down so that, if nothing else, they would have to spend more time dislodging it.
 
Secondly, when is the last time you have changed your combination? Some thieves will go as far as getting up close and personal in order to get at the safe. Change the combinations regularly in order to keep people in their toes- designate a single person to be in charge of the combinations.
 
Thirdly, know what type of safe you have. Knowing everything about your safe inside and out will help to locate its weakest points. Being armed with this knowledge will tell you if your safe needs backup protection.
 
Put money into this investment. If you’re trying to deter someone from getting valuable, getting a cheap safe won’t do you any good. Cheap means flimsy, faulty, and weak at best.
 

What Can Business Owners Do?

 
The first thing to consider is whether or not people would know about a safe or not. Having one in plain sight is asking for someone to poke at it. Don’t advertise your safes; invest in a wall safe or a floor safe.
 
Also, consider buying a safe that is made of thicker materials. If a thief has to go through concrete and steel, there is a better chance the thief will either give up or not have tools powerful enough to handle physically working their way into a safe. Check out this video to see what we mean:
 

 
Boost your security. If you have the means to do so, having overnight staff to protect your valuables is a good idea. It’s easier to take the time to get into a safe if there is no one around, but the tools needed to crack a safe are rarely quiet enough where they wouldn’t get caught. Video cameras are also a great idea.
 
Along these same lines, train your staff. Show them how to properly handle emergency situations and who to call in those emergencies.
 
If you’re interested to know more about how to prevent these occurrences, feel free to contact Value Safes today!
 

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This Could Save Your Life in 2015: Be Safe at Home, Work, and School

 
Safety is something that everyone should be thinking about, regardless of where they are. The fact of the matter is that no matter where you are, you have to think about protecting yourself, the ones you love, and your valuables.
 

Keeping You Safe at Home

 
According to Safewise, 60% of burglars will use forcible entry into your home, while a staggering 30% can get into your home without any force at all- they come in through unlocked doors and windows! First and foremost, always make sure windows and doors are locked. This could mean the difference of someone walking away with your stuff unnoticed. According to this PDF from the Bureau of Justice Statistics there are also many victims of violence when burglary is committed- so it’s not just your belongings to be worried about.
 
There are some fairly inexpensive ways to deter burglars from your home. One is to enlist the help of friends whenever you’re away on vacation- have them collect mail and newspapers for you, so that no one is tipped off that you’ve been gone. Also, keeping your lawn neatly trimmed will give burglars less places to hide and even make them easier to spot. A Secure Life even suggests having a dog around, so they can help protect the home. Lastly, pretend there are people inside, even if no one is home. You can leave the TV/lights on, or you can pretend to wave to an imaginary person, so anyone who is watching will think there is someone inside.
 

Keeping Your Valuables Safe at Home


 
high security safeIf you have valuables in your home that you want to keep safe, consider investing in a high security safe. These safes are wonderful for protecting valuables in your home and have some great features. Between the electronic locks, the fire resistant exteriors, and the burglary resistant handles this is a safe that would give you piece of mind about the items you wish to keep safe.
 
Even if there is a fire in your home, this safe will leave your documents, jewelry, and other valuables protected and away from the elements.
 

Keeping You Safe at Work

 
Everyone has to go to work with an assortment of characters, and with just one wrong move there are times where you can feel unsafe around them. But how do you protect yourself at work and remain professional?
 
The first thing you can do, as an employee or an employer, is to be aware that things can happen. Whether it’s a problem with a specific employee or even a complete stranger, emergencies and other negative events can occur in the work place. “I could never imagine it happening here,” a line that Mark Sanborn mentions in an Entrepreneur article, is one that is often said in regards to these sorts of tragedies at the workplace. Being realistic and aware is the first step.
 
Awareness on its own is not enough, so there are times when you will have to rely on others. Get advice from law enforcement officials about what to do in certain situations. For the employees, make sure you check with your employer to see what the emergency plans are. Drills should be performed to employees know what actions to take in certain emergencies. McGruff reminds us that there are some personal measures we can take to stay safe as well.
 
Some of these tips include not staying late at the office by yourself, and to find a way to store things like a wallet or purse in a place that is hidden, like a deep drawer at your desk. Also, if there are any visitors or strangers that make you uncomfortable at work then management should be told immediately.
 

Keeping Valuables Safe at Work


 
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This particular safe is a wall safe. These are wonderful for work because there are not as many opportunities to store safes somewhere convenient, so using your wall for space really helps. This particular model is very deep and can allow for extra storage.
 
This sturdy safe has an electronic key lock along with a one hour fire rating. Wall safes are great for accessibility, but these models won’t allow just anyone in.
 
 
 

Keeping You Safe at School

 
One place that teens and young adults really need to be safe is on their college campus. We found some really great tips from Dr. Phil’s website about how to keep you safe.
 
The first is to never walk alone. Whether its other students, faculty or strangers there are plenty of horror stories about what can happen on campuses. This is especially true if you have somewhere to go at night. Another is to limit your alcohol, or anything else that can impair judgment or reaction time, including listening to music while you walk.
 
When it comes to your dorm, there are some other tips as well. One is to make sure that your hall’s door, along with your own door, gets closed and locked. You want to protect your belongings. Along with this, make sure that you’re extra careful with your keys. You can’t always depend on your roommate to let you in, as they will probably have a different schedule than you. If you take some belongings to the library or any other public area, don’t leave your stuff alone. It’s best to do homework in a group or with a friend.
 
It’s also a good idea to know the numbers of any security, campus safety, and escort services for your campus.
 

Keeping Your Belongings Safe at School


 
drawer safe  A drawer safe is an excellent option for someone wanting to keep their belongings safe at school. It is smaller than most safes and works well for dorms rooms which can often times be small as it is. You can store important documents and other valuables; this way even your roommate won’t be able to get at everything.
 
This compact safe is perfect for your student away from home.
 
Have any questions or concerns about the safety of you, your family, or your belongings? Feel free to contact Value Safes today! We would love to hear from you!
 

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How to Safely Mount Your Wall Safe

What is the point to keeping your treasured items in a safe, if a burglar can easily steal the entire safe? While this may not be an extremely common problem, there are precautions that you can take to prevent it from happening to you. Especially if you have a smaller safe that can more easily be picked up, it is very wise to choose a wall safe that can securely be mounted to the wall in your home.

Many people choose to use a wall safe, not only because mounting it provides extra security, but also because they allow you to clear out floor space and keep the device more discrete in your house. For those who simply need to store small items such as important documents, cash, stock certificates, or expensive jewelry, a small mountable safe is provides an excellent solution, and they can be installed in less than an hour when completed properly.

The first step is to prepare the area where you will place your wall safe. You will need to use a stud locator to find the studs in your wall. Once you have found these studs, use a level to mark your exact edges where your future safe will be, centering the safe between your studs. Next, use a drywall saw to cut out your carefully measured area. Take great care when cutting out the drywall so that you do not cut any electrical wires.

Once you have the drywall removed, fill in any spaces that will be present around the safe, when it is installed, with strips of plywood, or other solid materials. When you carefully place your safe into the opening, it should be perfectly flush with the studs and the walls all the way around. If there are any open spaces, install more wood pieces.

The door should be kept open during this entire process so that you can secure the item to the wall from the inside. Your product should come equipped with bolts to allow you to attach your wall vault directly to the studs in the walls using designated slots for anchoring. Once all of the bolts are tightened, you can begin installing any adjustable shelves or racks if you require them. Lastly, all you need to do is load your precious items inside, close the door to the wall safe, and clean up any excess dry wall dust.

Wisdom of a Wall Safe

A visible safe may merely advertise the fact that you keep valuables in your home. Most thieves won’t spend more than a few minutes inside the house, but that’s plenty of time for them to see your safe and make plans to return for it. If you keep your safe hidden inside a wall, it will likely escape any notice, especially if you keep it behind artwork or furniture. These wall safes can be theft-proof and fireproof, which will help you to guard against any possible threat to your valuable belongings. With specific security features on your wall safe, you won’t need to worry about the contents.

The LaGard FF-33 Wall Safe

If you have considered getting a home safe, you might want to think about a model that can be hidden at all times. You have the choice between a floor safe and a wall safe, so the decision relies on the structural make up of your home and your own personal choice. The wall safe tends to be a popular choice, since it is often kept at eye level and is easier to get in and out of. The LaGard FF-33 wall safe is a popular brand that can fit easily into most locations in your home, so long as the structural integrity of your home will support it.

Difference between Floor and Wall Safes

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.

Choosing a Wall Safe

The idea of installing a wall safe might seem ludicrous to some, but the truth is that it offers even more security than a general home safe can give. Most thieves won’t spend more than five minutes in a home, so keeping your belongings out of sight is imperative. If they can’t find anything of value to take within five minutes, they won’t stick around. You can make your wall safe virtually invisible with furniture or artwork, and that will deter thieves from your most valuable belongings. The ratings you can find vary, but the most important thing is that you just get the protection you need with a wall safe.

Benefits of a Wall Safe

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.