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Using A Wall Safe

Why Use A Wall Safe

You might have items of great sentimental or monetary value in your home that you don’t want tampered with or stolen. An excellent way to protect such items is using a wall safe. Getting the right wall safe may sometimes be an uphill task. You have to cut through all the hype of different sources until you get to the real deal – a wall safe built in the best way to provide concealment of your items. Even after buying the perfect safe, there are other things you should ensure so that all you concealment needs are met. After long consultations with other security professionals, we recommend the following things when working with wall safes:

 

Choosing A Wall Safe

1.Choose a wall safe that blends in with your wall. The main purpose of using a wall safe is to hide your valuables. When you securely embed the wall safe, it becomes very challenging for burglars to find it and even much harder to break into it.
2.Choose a suitable spot: You can place the safe behind a wall painting. Installation on such a spot ensures that the safe is inconspicuous and does not cause damage to the wall and electrical and plumbing systems. Make sure the painting does not appear to be out of place within the area. You can get insights from our safe salesperson on total concealment of your wall safe.
3.Bigger is better: Buy a safe that is larger than what you think you need at the moment. Think about the items you will be putting in the safe in future. Many customers realize that they did not buy a safe big enough to meet their needs after they have added items to the safe for several years.
4.Choose a safe with a reliable lock: Which one do you prefer: a dial lock, electronic lock or redundant lock? Good quality electronic and dial locks are U.L. rated. They provide a commendable level of protection. Redundant locks offer the best of both worlds. They have both a mechanical and electronic lock. In case one lock fails, you can use the other lock to access your safe.
5.Check fire ratings: Different wall safes have varying fire ratings based on results of tests carried out by an independent testing agency. An “FR” sign means the wall safe is fire resistant but uninsulated. This safe cannot protect your valuables for a long time during a fire accident. A safe with a “1/2 hour” rating can resist flames for only 30 minutes. A safe marked “1 hour” can protect your items for up to 60 minutes. If you want ultimate fire protection, choose wall safes marked “2 hour”. These safes can protect your valuables for 120 minutes.

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Keeping Things in Safes Business

Commercial and Business Safes

Keeping what you want kept safe, safe in safes. Design has moved on a lot in the world and commercial safes have followed suit. Gone are the old rusty iron safes of yesterday to be replaced by more aesthetically pleasing designs that blend with the decor and surroundings. Pictures taken this century won’t feature a safe in them. It will be there somewhere but you probably won’t see it. Even if someone pointed to it in the picture it probably won’t look like a safe. So if you can’t see it even when you know its there what chance does a simple intruder have. Not a chance and even if he did see it he wouldn’t be able to open it unless he was a European criminal mastermind and the chances of that are slim I guess.

Safes in commercial properties and offices

Can be used not only to store petty cash and confidential documents they can be used to store any item, security guns for example. The loss of an office security gun will possibly cause more heartache then losing cash. What happens if the gun is used in a robbery and someone gets hurt? Nobody would want that on their conscience. Having a safe in your office or workplace allows you peace of mind and ensures you can relax and get on with doing what you need to do. The need to monitor anyone who enters your premises to ensure that they are not after your valuables is gone and you can relax when you lock the doors at night or close for a break or holiday. They will also help protect your valuables against accidents. In a busy office or work environment accidents will and do happen. Now a safe can’t stop people spilling coffee on documents, what office hasn’t had an incident where someone has knocked over a drink at their desk and the liquid as found itself inside every drawer soaking everything in them. Put the documents in a safe and it won’t happen. Well the drinks will still be spilled but the important documents will go undamaged. Simple.

Commercial safes feature many ingenious features

Such as electronic locks with back up keys and they can be mounted or fixed to the floor. They offer many different levels of protection. They can be big or as a small as you wish. When choosing a safe for the workplace or office consider what it is to be used for. Does it need to be fixed to the floor? Should it be waterproof? Probably, if you own a sea world center. Basically the choice is yours.

In essence safes are needed today more then ever. If only we could keep everything we treasure in a safe, like partners and children, pets even. If we knew it would keep them safe we would. Well we would if they wouldn’t suffocate. If we really value something or if work items are so irreplaceable and important why not use a safe. They are inexpensive, do a simple job well and don’t moan about long hours and no breaks. They are low maintenance and for the tough guys they are they require no feeding. They will protect anything you treasure, hold dear in life or have worked hard for safe and secure. After a fire they will be still standing, they won’t drown and they never ever reveal what they are protecting. Safes love one thing and one thing only keeping things safe.

 

Keeping Things Safe Home Safes

Keeping Things in home Safes

When people hear the words ‘ a safe’  they immediately think of the safes they have seen in Hollywood blockbusters. There is a lot more to safes then these massive vaults that seem to be easy to get into and are always stocked with vast sums or money that fits into a couple of duffel-bags. Safes are not around just for criminal masterminds to meticulously plan to heist their contents before kidnapping the latest media darling only to be outwitted by an unorthodox detective and his clumsy partner. (see Psyched episode 13)

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Of course massive safes like the ones seen in the movies are based on true to life safes but in today’s modern world they play an invaluable part in ensuring peoples money, possessions and important documents are kept, sorry about this – safe. Throughout history mankind has felt the need to lock things away from prying eyes and to protect the contents.

Today there is still the need to ensure what is important to you remains secure and in a place that it can be confidently left. Banks offer safety deposit boxes for the use of customers but they are not convenient to use, often an appointment is needed to visit the box and it is far from ideal having items that you value stored possibly several miles away from your home or business. What happens if you need to have access to these items on a regular basis or you run a business that has cash on the premises? Safes are the easier option.

Naturally not everything kept in a case needs to be valuable. Gun safes are used to deter inquisitive minds from paying too close attention to a firearm. Safes today are designed to be used at the home as well as in a commercial or office environment. New technology and design ideas allow safes to be as visible or hidden as you wish.

Home safes can give a user valuable peace of mind, they will help to ensure that not only cash and perhaps jewelery are safely taken care of but can also be used to protect other important documents like property deeds, licenses, wedding bands and any other object close to ones heart. Not only will home safes protect their contents from theft they will also protect them from accidents, prying eyes and fires. They also ensure that valuable items do not get misplaced or lost forever. Surely if things are really important it is vital to look after them. A safe provides an easy, affordable and aesthetic way of achieving this.

Home safes

Home safes are designed with peoples taste in mind, after all who would want a large grey metal box that can only be opened by spinning what looks like a ships wheel about a hundred times parked in front of the plasma?  With a home safes it is possible to select one that suits the purpose it is needed for and to be sited in the ideal place. They can be hidden and remain unseen to any visitors or snooping family members. It is highly probable that you have visited someones home and home safes have been in plain view and you have not even noticed it. You can even buy mini home safes disguised to look like dog food cans or books, while not recommended for the safe keeping of large amounts of cash or other high value items they can be used to store small amounts of cash without having it in full view of anyone.

There is a myriad of home safes available

nowadays and they are used to protect almost anything you can think of. Laptop safes  are used to keep not only the laptop safe but its contents. Imagine storing important or confidential material or on a more personal value treasured family photos or videos on a laptop only to find that an opportunist burglar has helped themselves to it while you were shopping. Irreplaceable, thats what safes do, stop you from losing the irreplaceable.

Water and Fire Protection

After all accidents as well as thefts happen and safes can legislate for this as well. Safes are available that are not only fireproof but waterproof. Fire, by its very nature, consumes most things it comes into contact with or at least leaves it looking worse for wear. A safe will be extremely hot after a fire but the contents will be saved. A hot safe ! –  we are back in the realms of Hollywood again. Similarly in the event of a flood your valuables will be unharmed and in the same condition in which they entered the waterproof safe.

Home Safes Deter Thieves

Safes are designed now to fit in any place within reason and are a convenient way to ensure piece of mind. Sure most safes can be broken in to given time but most criminals that may enter your home will not have the skills or the inclination to stop and try. They act as a deterrent to thieves as they assume that any really high value items are beyond their reach and ponder on what other security measures have been deployed. A safe, if indeed found, shows a thief that you have taken precautions to protect your property. Safes won’t stop crime but they do mean that you do not lose everything of value. Some things have no monetary value but mean the world to people. Keep them safe, Use home safes!