Some Things to Know When Buying a Safe

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Not all home safes are the same, and the safe that you purchase must suit your particular needs. When buying a safe you need to take into consideration exactly what you are using it to hold. You definitely something that is waterproof, fireproof, and will survive inclement weather.
 

Finding a Good Professional

 
The first thing you must do is find a safe company you can trust, with people you feel will advise you well. This will require some legwork on your part, but it will be worth it in the end. So take the time to do your research. Don’t be afraid to ask for second and third opinions.
 

Gun Safes

 
Guns are dangerous weapons and not all safes offer you protection. Gun safes are all shapes and sizes. Many people opt for a cabinet, but that will never protect you from burglary or unauthorized use of the gun.
 
The thickness of the safe is paramount. The better gun safes come with doors that are at least ½” thick. And it is advisable to spend the extra money to protect your valuables.
 
Fire ratings are very important. A rating of at least one hour is the minimum you should get. To have a safe independently tested it should be a test of at least 90 minutes. Not all gun safes are good for important documents or cash.
 

Fireproof Safes

 
A fireproof safe may not be burglar proof. Fireproof safes are really fire resistant and use a thinner gauge metal that can be easily sawed through. So don’t put highly valued things in a fireproof safe.
 

Burglar Fire Safes

 
A highly rated burglar fire safe will be both resistant to fire and thief. The rating is dependent upon how much the items you place inside are valued. Also, try to anticipate what items you may want to store in a safe so that you are not caught with one too small for your needs a few years down the line.
 

Floor Safes

 
They may be surrounded by concrete, but floor safes do not protect against fire as they have no fire-retardant material in them. Floor safes are a good protection against thievery, however, and coins, precious metals, and jewelry can be kept in a floor safe.
 

Wall Safes

 
Wall safes, though popular in films, are not burglar proof. Their walls are constructed of thin gauges steel, and they can easily be saws out of the wall. So highly valued items should only be kept there for a short time. Wall safes can be good for medications that you don’t want your kids to get into.
 

Data/Media Safes

 
For things like film, photos, CD’s and DVD’s, a data/media safe is essential. These items are very sensitive to humidity and temperature and the safes do their work by keeping the temperature lower than 135 degrees, and the humidity below 85%. These safes are not burglar proof, but there are data/media safes that do offer some burglar protection.
 

Where to Place a Safe

 
First of all, consider how much you will be using your safe and put it in a place that you know you will visit. Also, don’t put it in a dark corner or you won’t be able to see the lock or what’s inside. If you choose a dark spot for your safe, use an electronic lock. That should solves vision problems. Also, very heavy safes need to be bolted to a concrete floor. Not a wood floor.
 
Choosing the correct safe for your needs is a process, and there are professionals out there who can help you through it.
 

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Benefits of a Drawer Safe

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Often the items we place in a safe are things that we want to keep secured; jewelry, important papers, money, and priceless treasures. Though the purpose of owning a safe is to keep things secure, sometimes there are items in a safe that we may need to access quickly and discreetly.
 
Drawer safes are perfectly designed for this purpose; they provide owners with security but allow easier access to the items inside. Purchasing a drawer safe has a multitude of great benefits for commercial and private properties. They can be installed in private areas like a bedroom nightstand or an office desk.
 
Here are just some of the advantages of choosing a drawer safe for your home or business:
 

Security for your children

 
Drawers’ safes are sometimes the best place to store a weapon, such as a registered gun for protection or hunting purposes. Because they are usually installed in unlikely places in the home, it would be more difficult for a child to find or tamper with, and will keep weapons and other potentially dangerous items away from children.
 

Difficult for burglars to find

 
Serial burglars can pinpoint the location of a wall safe, usually behind a wall mounted portrait, inside a wall panel, above a mantel or fireplace, etc. Drawer safes are more difficult for a burglar to locate because they may never think to look inside of a desk drawer or nightstand for a safe. Though a professional burglar may be able to simply walk away with the entire desk drawer, he or she would have to find it first, which in many cases, is unlikely.
 

There are drawer safes that come with keypads

 
Drawer safes come in various models, some with key locks, and others with keypads. Though the drawer safes that are installed with a lock and key are many times more economical, it is wise to spend the extra money for a keypad. Keypads are more secure because a regular key can get lost or be misplaced, which leaves you and your safe in a vulnerable position. With a keypad lock, you can think of a code that is easy for you to remember, but will still be difficult for a stranger to guess.
 
Drawer safes provide the kind of security you need for your cherished items, while being convenient to get into at any time. If you have expensive items, legal papers, or registered weapons in your home or business, a drawer safe can offer you the peace of mind you’ve been looking for.
 

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