So you’ve decided that you want to buy a safe. By now, you’ve mulled it over and decided that the valuables you wish to protect is worth the expense of a high security safe.
First, you should decide which kind of safe you need- you can always consider AMSEC Safes as they are a great option. There are lots of different safes and some vital differences between them. The style of safe you buy depends on several factors:
- What you will be storing in them
- How big the items are that you plan to store
- Where you will put it
- How often you will need to access the safe
After you’ve done your research and decided which kind of safe is best for your valuables, it helps to do even more research and learn some of the common industry lingo for safes. Also research how safes are rated and consider what kind of security your valuables really need. For example, if you’re using a safe mainly to store papers, than fire protection should be your first priority; in a house fire, the steel of the safe will get hot enough to burn through papers if not properly enforced with fire protection.
After knowing enough about the kind of safe you want, make a list of what you need out of your safe. From safety ratings to fire protection or kinds of locks, you should be able to list your priorities in your safe.
After knowing exactly what you need out of your safe, it’s time to go shopping. Compare safe manufacturers and see if they can fulfill your safe requirements. This can be, unfortunately, the most time consuming part of the process, as many manufacturers may not provide as much information as to their ability to protect, and may even use their own terminology and industry lingo that may confuse you. The general rule, then, is that a good safe should have at least one-quarter inch steel body with a half-inch steel door, or more. If you settle for anything less just because of budget concerns, you’ll have a far less secure safe on your hands and could be throwing a lot of money away on a product that may not even do half the job of protecting your valuables.
Once you’ve chosen the right manufacturer to choose from, it will be about time to make a wise and measured decision on what safe to get. If you want the absolute best safe that customers in the US Market buy- you can consider looking into TRTL30x6 Safes but they do get rather pricey for even the smallest ones.
A safe is a substantial purchase, so before you dive into safe shopping, you’ll have to ask yourself several questions to get you on track. When your through answering these questions for yourself, you may even come to the conclusion that you don’t need a safe. Either way, in order to make a wise safe purchase, you’ll need to mull over several things first in order to find which safe is best suited to your needs, or if you even need one at all.
What will you be storing in the safe? How much do your valuables cost?
This is not only the most important question, but it’s the entire point of buying a safe in the first place. Are your valuables irreplaceable? Do they have significant sentimental value or untold monetary value?
If you’re storing jewelry or watches, you’ll want to consider luxury jewelry safes or estate safes, which includes a soft interior and special compartments to keep your valuable jewelry. Some home jewelry safes include special features designed especially for the easy of storage of high end jewelry.
What about if you’re storing more lightweight items, such as documents, photos or money? These things may not be as high in monetary value as jewelry, but they could be just as irreplaceable, and keeping them confidential and well-protected could be vital. In this case, a well-graded fireproof safe could be just what you need to protect your documents from any misfortune, such as a house fire.
How often will you be opening your safe?
This is also an important consideration, as the some methods of opening a safe will take more time than others.
If you plan on using your safe often – about 10 times a day or more – then a digital padlock safe may be your best bet, as these as specially designed for quick access, far faster than traditional combination dial locks. If you plan on using your safe often, a combination dial, while always sturdy and long-lasting, will take longer to open and can sometimes be cumbersome.
How many items will you store? How large are said items?
This is yet another key question, as it will determine how large your safe should be. One good tip is to buy a safe that is twice as large as you need – it’s better to have too much space than to end up with too little! Also, who knows when you’ll gain more valuables to put into your safe.
For any other questions regarding safes, contact your nearest safe manufacturer and click here for high security safes.