Get a drop safe to store large bills and cash

If you run a retail business, you could lower the risk of being robbed of your cash during business hours by using a drop safe.  A drop safe is designed to accept deposits of small items like cash or jewelry without opening the safe.  If the cashier working in your store doesn’t have the combination to the drop safe, then any deposits made during the day are safe from would-be robbers.

If you have your employees deposit their extra cash at periods throughout the day, there will never be more than a certain amount in the cash register.  And you can have them immediately deposit any large bills that come in.  Drop safes are made in a variety of sizes and shapes, so you should be able to find one that suits your business to a “t”.  For more information on the drop safe.

Have you considered purchasing a fireproof safe to protect your valuable documents?

Have you ever thought about what it would take to replace all of the valuable documents in your home or business if they were destroyed by fire?  Some are probably even irreplaceable.  A fireproof safe is the best way to ensure that those documents would not be destroyed in the event of a fire.  Fireproof safes are specially constructed safes that are tested under actual fire conditions to ensure that the contents remain safe during a fire.

They have extra fireproof insulation in the walls and doors, and a special door seal that expands when heated to keep out the water used to put out the fire.  These fireproof safes carry a rating — Typical ratings are a 1-hour fireproof rating and a 2-hour fireproof rating.  So why not think about getting a fireproof safe today to protect your valuable documents?  For more information on the fireproof safe.

A fire safe is an important addition to your overall security strategy

A good fire safe is an important part of an overall security strategy.  The results of a fire can be devastating enough, but if you lose all of your important documents and other valuables, it is even more devastating.  So if you are considering purchasing a safe, make sure that it has a fireproof rating.  Typical fireproof ratings are 1-hour fireproof and 2-hour fireproof.  A 1-hour fireproof rating, for example, means that the safe has been tested under actual fire conditions to ensure that the interior of the safe does not rise above a certain temperature.

Fireproof safes are also tested to keep the interior humidity low, to prevent damage from the water used to put out the fire.  You can also buy special media safes, which are intended to protect valuable computer backup data from the harmful effects of fire and water.  They are tested to much sticter standards to keep your valuable media safe.  For more information on the fire safe.

It’s a good idea to keep your guns in a gun safe these days

Gun Safe

Recently, many states have passed laws making it a criminal offense if someone gets hurt with a gun that you are responsible for.  These laws are aimed at protecting children from playing with guns.  They make good sense, and can help keep more restrictive gun control laws from being passed.  So you should consider keeping all of your guns in a gun safe.  Gun safes range in size from small, chest-style pistol safes to large, cabinet-style safes for shotguns and rifles.

Gun safes are designed to restrict access to your guns to only authorized persons, and can help protect your valuable guns in the event of a burglary or fire as well.  Look for a gun safe that carries a burglary and fireproof rating.  Keep in mind that the small pistol safes are just designed to keep unauthorized persons from accessing your pistol(s) – they won’t help against burglars because they can be easily carried off.  For more information on the gun safe.

Safes are key to a good business security plan

When you think about the security of the valuables, cash and important documents used by your business, one of the first things that should come to mind is safes.  A good bolted down safe can keep burglars from getting to these valuable items – they’ll have to settle for what’s easiest to take if they break in.  Think about the documents or computer backup data that would be nearly impossible to replace if lost in a burglary or a fire.

So a good burglary rated, fireproof safe is a must for any business.  Check to make sure the safe is rated in both of these areas.  Some common burglary ratings are UL TL 15 and TL 30.  Some commone fireproof ratings are a 1 hour or 2 hour fireproof rating.  These ratings mean that these safes have been tested to withstand burglars attempts to open them and tested under actual fire conditions.  If you need to safeguard valuable computer backup media, make sure you get a special media fireproof safe, as these have a much stricter rating to ensure that your media would not be damaged during a fire.

What to look for in a fireproof home safe

Fireproof Home Safe

You want to make certain that a fireproof home safe really would protect your valuable documents in the event of a fire.  Here are a few things to look for to make sure.  First, the safe should carry a fireproof rating.  Ratings are typically given in hours, such as a 1-hour fireproof rating.  This means that the safe has undergone a certain test – it was subjected to an actual 1700 degree F fire for a period of 1 hour, and the temperature inside the safe never got above 350 degrees F.  This is a low enough temperature to prevent permanent damage to documents and other valuables.

To make sure the rating is valid, examine the safe.  You should see extra thickness in the door and walls due to the fireproof insulating material, and their should be a special seal around the door that expands when it gets hot – this keeps the water used to put out the fire from getting inside the safe.  Finally, you might also want to consider getting a fireproof home safe that has a burglary rating as well.  Then you can rest assured that your valuables are safe from fire and burglars as well.

Jewelry safes offer high security for your valuables

Jewelry safes offer a high degree of security for your valuables.   Jewelry safes carry a burglary rating, such as the UL TL 15 or TL 30 rating.  This rating means that the jewelry safes have been tested against attempts to open them.  For example, a TL 15 rating means that a professional locksmith using common locksmithing tools was unable to open the safe in a period of 15 minutes.

Jewelry safes are constructed of special materials.  They usually have 5″ thick doors and 1-1/2″ thick steel bodies.  They use 1-1/2″ steel locking bolts, and the locking mechanism is surrounded by drill-resistant hardened steel plate.  They are designed to be bolted to the floor from the inside.  So if you want the most in security for your valuables, consider getting a jewelry safe.  For more information on jewelry safes.

TL 15 safes are burglary and fire rated

TL 15 Safes

TL 15 safes are UL-tested safes that are designed to resist burglary attempts.  A TL 15 rating means that a safe has been tested to withstand breakin by a professional locksmith using common locksmithing tools for a period of 15 minutes, and they did not gain access to the contents.  TL rated safes are the highest burglary rating you can get.  TL 15 safes have a 5″ thick door and a 2″ thick body.  They use 1-1/2 inch locking bolts.

TL 15 safes also carry a 1-1/2 hour fireproof rating.  This means that they have been tested to withstand actual fire conditions of 1700 degrees F for a period of 1-1/2 hours, and that the temperature inside the safe did not rise above 350 degrees F.  This is a low enough temperature to prevent permanent damage to most valuables.  The test also measures the humidity level to make sure that the safe would protect the contents from water damage.  For more information on TL 15 safes.

Safes are safer than banks.

Below is an excerpt from my dear friend Jason Hommel and his newsletter “The Silver Stock Report” I don’t share all his opinions but I found the warnings against banks intresting.  I really like the idea of everybody buying SAFES! Hahahaa…. If you would like to sign up to get his free news letter just follow the link above.   As a side note, I like his faith and he has been right for several years in regards to the prices of silver.  Kinda intresting if you are into coin collecting or the Christian Faith.

Some think Matt 6:19 means that we, as Christians, can’t store money for the future, despite other clear verses that show that to be a virtue, such as Matthew 25, Dueteronomy 28:8, Proverbs 21:20, Proverbs 6:6-8, and Proverbs 30:24-45.

It is good to store up money to further the gospel kingdom; as ministry and service costs money. 

Jesus also warns against storing money in a location where thieves are known to break in and steal–this would include banks, which are institutions of theft.  Banks are the modern day “money lenders” in the Temple whose tables Jesus overturned, the modern thieves, because they only keep a fraction of deposits on hand.  The Federal Reserve is stealing value from people who hold paper money or bonds in banks through inflation.  (Hint: Do not store your precious metals in a safety deposit box in a bank.  Why store it in the viper’s den, where theives are known to break in and steal, or where laws can change and they can assess or tax or steal the contents of such a box in the future?)

Buying gold or silver is a way to store up treasures in heaven, since buying gold is an act of righteousness and obedience and dominion, and is a rejection of false weights and measures, and is a rejection of usury.  Neither moth nor rust affect silver and gold. 

Here is another often misunderstood verse:

Matthew 6:24  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Some think this means that Christians should live in poverty.  Not so.  There were rich disciples.

Matthew 27:57 When the evening was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple:

Christians are called to be able to relieve the poverty of others, and that takes wealth.  How can you have extra to give to others, unless you have extra to give, or more than enough for yourself?  (2 Corinthians 8 speaks on this, the giving of one’s abundance, or surplus.) 

The whole point of free trade and capitalism is to be able to trade away the surplus of your production.  Matt 6:1-4 is about giving alms for the poor.  I believe that to “serve mammon, or money” means making money your master instead of making God your master.  We are called to master our money, to make our money serve us, instead, and take dominion, once again.

I believe Matt 6:24 is warning about how you must have a right view of money; that the wrong view puts money in front of God, the right view puts God first, us second, and money third. 

Furthermore, consider those who are in debt.  All who are in debt are serving a different master, they are serving their present and past selves as they seek to repay the money they borrowed and spent in the past, rather than serve the God of the past, present and future, and they enslave their future selves as they go into debt.

And how can you give to others while you are in debt?  To do so means that you take away from what is due to your lender.

Proverbs 22:7  The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

1 Corinthians 7:23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

Visit ValueSafes for the purchase of SAFES.