CHOOSING THE RIGHT SAFE
How do I pick the right safe for me? I don't want to buy unwisely.
Determine what the primary purpose of safe is for – burglary, fire protection, or both. Buy the type that meets those needs. Read the labels and research for the construction you need.
What are the different types of safes?
There are 4 basic types
In-wall & In-floor (below ground)
Gun and valuable safes
High Security Safes & Vaults
General Purpose Safes (like guest room safes)
So, what safe do I choose?
Ask yourself the following questions:
1. Q: What items are you protecting?
A: The the higher item value, the more secure the safe should be.
2. Q: What size do you need?
A: Determine what you are putting in it and how much space is needed.
3. Q: Where will the safe be located?
A: The space available often decides the size and type of safe selected.
4. Q: How much space will you need?
A: Make sure to leave enough room for growth.
5. Q: Will the safe be used on a regular basis?
A: It must be convenient for you, so don’t select a safe you won’t use.
I don't want to spend a lot of money right now, what is a good choice?
Too often consumers satisfy their security needs as inexpensively as possible, which only does harm in the long run. When you localise your valuables in a safe, you want to be sure that your are not setting yourself up for disappointment if a burglar takes your lightweight metal box or small fire box out of your home. Cutting corners on security is a guarantee for an unhappy ending when it comes to buy a safe. In most cases, a safe is a lifetime purchase.
Most safes can be bolted down so that a thief cannot carry the safe away. So, even if you select a lighter built or smaller safe, we recommend bolting the safe securely with fastener bolts.
Sometimes, a good value can be found in a pre-owned, or used safe. So you save money AND get a heavier built safe than you could afford to buy new.
What about combination locks verses electronic locks? Is one better than the other?
Combination locks require you to turn a dial several times to 3 or 4 numbers in order to open the safe. Electronic locks can be operated more easily by pushing a code.
The benefit of an electronic locf is privacy – you can set your own personal code – and convenience – you can see the numbers easier. The key pads are large print and those with LCD screens are easy to see.
The scary part about the electronic lock is changing the battery ( or batteries), which is really not difficult at all.
So, I should speak to a specialist that educates customers on what my choices safes are?
Absolutely, An educated consumer is the BEST buyer. If you don’t know What you are getting, the dealer did not do their job!