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.

 

 

 

Safe Classifications Made Easy

You should be aware of the classification on any safe that you plan to purchase. The classification will tell you just how secure your new safe can be. The letters in the classification tell you what types of tools the safe is protected against. TL refers to hand tools, TRTL refers to hand tools and torches, and TXTL means that the safe is protected again hand tools, torches, and explosives. TL-15 indicates that it will take up to fifteen minutes to break in using hand tools, while a TRTL-30 will resist tools and torches for thirty minutes. The TXTL-60 is one of the highest classifications available.

Depository safes are ideal for keeping large amounts of cash

Depository Safes

Depository safes are safes that don’t require opening in order for items to be stored in them.  They allow you to give an employee the ability to add something to the safe without them knowing the combination or pin number to the safe.  They are ideal for keeping large amounts of cash during the day.  You should move the cash to a more secure safe or to the bank at night, though.  Depository safes are designed to keep someone from “fishing” the contents back out through the opening, but they’re not burglar-proof.

If you make it a policy for your employees to make a deposit of large bills or whenever the cash register contains a certain amount, a depository safe could save you a lot of money during a robbery.  Even if you happen to be there when a robbery takes place, you can claim ignorance to the combination.  But be careful, the robber may have cased the store and know that you’re the owner or manager – no amount of money is worth risking your life over.  For more information about depository safes.

Cobalt Safe SB-05c Fireproof Safe with Burglary protection.

The SB-05c from Cobalt Safe. Fireproof Safe. Burglary Safe.  One of the largest in this section! Cobalt Safes model SB-05c Fireproof Safe with Burglary Safe.  Has a lifetime fire warrenty and a 5 year warrenty against manufactures defects in labor and materials.  This is an extremely good warrenty in that most manufactures will cover similar but Cobalt Safes goes the extra mile and sends a locksmith to your location to repair.  Most manufactures are also only 1 year in coverage.

First take a look at the door, you will see that it is open. There are two major parts,  an outer door and then a bolt assembly behind it.  This gives it a solid 5 inch thick door on the  Cobalt Safe SB-05c.   Take into consideration that when  the average thief breaking into the average home.  He is coming into the house with empty hands and wants to leave with them full.  Chances of him bringing tools such as a  crowbar or sledge hammers are not the norm.  If he does find the safe he will most likely be too unprepared to even beat on it and will quickly move to everything else we leave available in our homes that is easy to pocket and easy to pawn.  Such as our laptops, tvs, dvrs and even my son’s Nintendo! (God forbid that gets taken)

Now for something hypathetical. Lets say you left the a crow bar and sledge hammer next to it and a small sticky note that says “beat me” on the safe.  The SB-05c fireproof safe is going to hold up.  The outer steel wall, which is an extreme thickness of about 1/8 inch steel is reinforced by a cement based fireproof wall with another steel wall on the interior.  This makes for excellant strength against common tools. 

The 5 inch thick door is also too thick to get a crow bar down deep enough to actually gain enough purchase to even begin to start using a crow bar on the door.  So in my opinion the SB-05c Fire Safe is one of the best buys on the market today.

Combine this with a 2 hour fireproof  and a center bolt down (so the safe can’t picked up and carried away) for a sturdy little fortress of protection. 

I also like the size.  Though it may be too large for most home situations it does offer good room to grow into.  The last thing most of want to do is purchase two safes.  I often advise to purchase 1 during your life.  But make it something you can grow into because this safe is designed to last a lifetime.  See more details at Cobalt Safes SB-05c

SB-05C
Outside Dimensions
Height: 42 1/8″
Width: 28″
Depth: 29 1/8″
Inside Dimensions
Height: 35 3/4″
Width: 22 1/4″
Depth: 24″
Weight
682 lbs.

Cobalt Safe SB-03c Fireproof Safes with Burglary Protection

First, sorry about the quality of the picture.  The above pic is actually a picture of the SB-02C.  Which is identical to the SB-03c but the SB-03c is taller. 

Cobalt Safes model SB-03c Fireproof Safe with Burglary Safe.  Has a lifetime fire warrenty and a 5 year warrenty against manufactures defects in labor and materials.  This is an extremely good warrenty in that most manufactures will cover similar but Cobalt Safes goes the extra mile and sends a locksmith to your location to repair.  Most manufactures are also only 1 year in coverage.

First take a look at the door, you will see that it is open. There are two major parts,  an outer door and then a bolt assembly behind it.  This gives it a solid 5 inch thick door on the  SB-03c.   Take into consideration that when  the average thief breaking into the average home.  He is coming into the house with empty hands and wants to leave with them full.  Chances of him bringing tools such as a  crowbar or sledge hammers are not the norm.  If he does find the safe he will most likely be too unprepared to even beat on it and will quickly move to everything else we leave available in our homes that is easy to pocket and easy to pawn.  Such as our laptops, tvs, dvrs and even my son’s Nintendo! (God forbid that gets taken)

Now for something hypathetical. Lets say you left the a crow bar and sledge hammer next to it and a small sticky note that says “beat me” on the safe.  The SB-03c is going to hold up.  The outer steel wall, which is an extreme thickness of about 1/8 inch steel is reinforced by a cement based fireproof wall with another steel wall on the interior.  This makes for excellant strength against common tools. 

The 5 inch thick door is also too thick to get a crow bar down deep enough to actually gain enough purchase to even begin to start using a crow bar on the door.  So in my opinion the SB-03c is one of the best buys on the market today.

Combine this with a 2 hour fireproof  and a center bolt down (so the safe can’t picked up and carried away) for a sturdy little fortress of protection. 

I also like the size.  Though it may be too large for most home situations it does offer good room to grow into.  The last thing most of want to do is purchase two safes.  I often advise to purchase 1 during your life.  But make it something you can grow into because this safe is designed to last a lifetime.  See more details at Cobalt Safes SB-03c

SB-01c Fireproof Safe

The SB-01c Fire Safe /Burglary Safe. Is made by Cobalt Safes.  Comes with a 5 year warrenty plus a lifetime warrenty for fire.  Though the picture is not the best here you should still be able to see what I’m going to point out to you.

First look at the door. There is an outer section and then a bolt assembly behind it.  This makes the SB-01c door about 5 inches thick overall.  When we examine the average thief breaking into the average home.  He is coming into the house with empty hands and wants to leave with them full.  Chances of him bringing a crow bar or sledge hammer are slim to none.  If he does find the safe he will most likely be too unprepared to even beat on it and will quickly move to everything else we leave available in our homes to steal.

But lets say you left the family crow bar and sledge hammer next to it and a small sticky note that says “beat me” on the safe.  The SB-01c is going to hold up like a champ.  The outer steel wall is reinforced by a cement based fireproof wall with another steel wall on the interior.  This makes for excellant strength.Â

The 5 inch thick door is also too thick to get a crow bar down deep enough to actually gain enough purchase to even begin to start using a crow bar on the door.  So in my opinion the SB-01c is one of the best buys on the market today.

Toss in a 2 hour fireproofing with a center bolt down (so the safe can’t be picked up and carried off) and its looking even better to me.

But wait, it gets better! The lock is a Sargent & Greenleaf group II dial lock.  Made in the state of Kentucky by real American hands.  The design and quality of these locks last for 100 years (warrenty is only like 5 but they are very well built).  Includes an extra sensative “glass relocker” on the safe to keep out the intelligent thief that may show up with better tools than a crow bar and hammers.

I honestly feel that this safe, as well as the rest of the SB line, is built to pass along to the grandkids in a few decades from now.  Take a closer look for more details or to purchase at SB-01c.

SB-01C
Outside Dimensions
Height: 18″
Width: 17 3/4″
Depth: 20 1/2″
Inside Dimensions
Height: 12″
Width: 12″
Depth: 12″
Weight
170 lbs.

Sentry Safes general quality comments on Fireproof Safes

I have been getting a lot of questions in regards to safes and quality of different brands.   So I am taking some time to address a well known brand. Sentry Safe. 

Many of Sentry Safes products are good to fair quality at a really great price.   Please keep in mind what they are advertised for and how they should be used is sometimes two different things.  What absolutely blows my bannanas is when a customer carrys their Sentry “burglar/fireproof” safe by the handle into the shop and say they need it open right away because they lost the keys. 

First notice they CARRIED it into the shop!  The only thing “buglar safe” on this is that the burglar will not hurt himself when he walks out with all your stuff in a neat and handy carry all container!

Second their jaw hits the floor when I am able to pick the lock by putting almost anything into the keyhole and jiggling it.  When the dial or keypad break it takes only a couple of seconds with a medium crow bar to open the safe. Customers are shocked when they watch me do this.

On a positive note they are fireproof but just read the fine print on duration of fireproofing.  I will often suggest using a Sentry fireproof safe inside a larger safe to act as a  “cooler” to keep data and media protected from fire.  Putting a small Sentry inside a 350 degree fire rated safe will add the extra protection to your media related material.  Cd’s, harddrives, and other computer related material like to stay at 125 degrees and will be lost or coorupted at higher temperatures.  

One last item in regards to quality.  I talked with a man that owned a nursery and kept the business books, some cash, and papers in a Sentry Safe.  He said he has been through 3 Sentry Safes in the last 10 years.  He liked them because of the price.  After discussing how much he paid for the 3 safes and how he uses them, we came to the conclusion that it would have been more affordable if he had only bought 1 good quality commercial safe.