A Step by Step Guide: Which Safe is Right for Me

10-11-2015

1. What am I protecting in my safe?

Safes come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and what you’re protecting will affect the type of safe you select. Smaller safes are ideal for storing a small amount of cash, or keeping important documents. 

Larger items need to be stashed in larger safes, such as larger jewellery, confidential data or electronic goods like IPads, laptops and tablets.

2. What am I protecting my valuables from?

Burglary protection

Safes designed to protect against burglaries often harbour complex lock systems, thick, impenetrable walls and secure, substantial doors.

Fire resistance

Fire-resistant safes are constructed from galvanised steel plates and have a virtually airtight recessed curvature door, they are specially designed to prevent fire and smoke damage to the contents of the safe.

3. Where would I keep my safe?

The best place for your safe will depend on the design of your house or business. 

To avoid tempting potential thieves, most prefer to keep their safe in a discreet area. Floor and wall units can also be concealed beneath rugs and behind paintings or wall art as an added measure of caution.

Without it being bolted to a solid wall or concrete floor, the added security of a safe can be worthless – as thieves might lever the safe out.

4. What’s my budget?

Smaller safes are usually cheaper and can be ideal for storing fewer items in the home. They can also be suited to protecting valuables such as smaller items of jewellery and personal documents.

Larger safes are designed to protect larger items of greater value and are considered to be very difficult to remove or damage.

Luxury safes. Our designers can create a luxury safe built to your exact requirements, and ensure that the safe fits nicely in to a well-designed room. Options include colours, interiors and finishes in any size or grade you need.

5. Specific commercial safes

Deposit safes are ideal for retail outlets, as cash, vouchers and cheques can be added quickly and discretely.

Drugs Cabinets are built to the highest standard for storing controlled drugs in hospitals and doctors surgeries.

Commercial safes whether you are a large organisation or small business, we have a wide range of safes available to protect your valuables, documents and cash from theft. 

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