Considerations in Purchasing a Safe


Article submitted by guest writer Mitchell Wakehurst

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How safe is your safe?

Humans instinctively feel the need to safeguard everything he holds dear from loss, theft and damage. In response to these security needs, most homes and business establishments are equipped with strong safes and vaults to protect cash, jewelry, and other valuables from robberies and calamities.  However, as quality, performance, and efficiency of home and office safes technology improve, so does the ingenuity of robbers in safecracking.  Letting our guard down is never an option if we wish to avoid grief and regret. In addition, choosing an excellent safe has never been this crucial. If you search the internet, you will find a wide variety of safes with upgraded features like fireproofing, waterproofing, hi-tech locking mechanisms, and other enhanced aspects. Given these myriad of choices, it is baffling to find the safe that answers all your security needs.


The most difficult puzzle of getting the right safe
Despite the invention of the locking system, which was the basis the concept behind safes, there were and still are a lot of dark and gray areas to consider. Among these are the following:
> Durability ‒ This is a vital component in ensuring the overall safety of what you have locked inside the safe. Is it insulated enough to stand raging fires? Consider if it could stand forced entry such as use of crowbars and other tools. The safe’s weight also matters: a heavier one would be obviously difficult to carry.
> Size ‒ This would help you decide based on the availability of space wherever you intend to install your safe. It also helps you come up with a list of important belongings to put inside this safe.
> Convenience ‒ This is another important aspect to guarantee the selection of the best safe. Check how the combination of locks works: is there any backup key in case of a lock out? Consider also the ease of installation (eg. Bolts, and tools needed) and functionalities (eg. LED light to illuminate its contents).
> Level of immunity ‒ This may be somewhat related to durability but focuses more on the extent of the safe’s vulnerability. Watch out for bolts, hinges, and other features that could compromise your safe’s security.
> Customization ‒ Imagine a safe custom-built to give all the features you could ever ask for. Customizable safes may appear to be more expensive than ready-made ones, but if you can have all the features you want or at least tweak the safe to fit your needs, it is a worthwhile investment at the end of the day.
With all these factors in mind, you need to connect each of them with the following:
> What do you plan to keep in your safe?
> Where do you intend to install your safe?
> How long is your safe expected to provide safety?
> What level of safety must be achieved by your safe?
> What is the main purpose of your safe? Is it even necessary?
Lock your valuables inside your safe but never your mindset from anticipating the worst. You have done your part when you have brilliantly prepared for all imagined risks or dangers by carefully selecting the safest safe you can find.