What to Consider When Purchasing a Safe

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Security Safes Vs Fire-Resistant Safes

Generally, there are two different types of safes, security safes and fire-resistant safes. A fire resistant safe is entirely dedicated to protect papers in the event of a fire. The insulation releases moisture when exposed to heat keeping the temperature low and stopping the paper from catching a light. The other is theft resistant safes also known as security safes. These safes are designed to protect against theft, but it is also vital to know these safes are intruder proof. There are also safes that specialise in having both security and also having a certain amount of fire rating time.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Safe.

When purchasing a safe it is important to consider what you are wanting to store and protect. Items like jewellery, cameras and personal documents like a passport should be kept in a decent security safe. Where as records and wills should be kept in a fire resistant safe.

Often enough when researching a safe or talking with a locksmith they will mention a cash rating. A cash rating is the level of cover that an underwriter, insurance company, will give to the contents of the safe, a cash rating is therefore also a very good indication of the security level of the safe, the higher the rating, the more security is offered. Your insurance company can also advise you on what cash rating they require to provide you with coverage.

Affordable Safes

The price of a safe can often scare people away from purchasing a good quality safe, while there are cheaper safes, they can also be nasty and not reliable. It is important to remember a safe is an investment not a purchase and if you purchase a good quality safe can last years and be passed down through the generations. You will also need to think about the size of the safe, depending on what you are wanting to store in the safe will help you decide. But please keep in mind if you buy small and down the track find more things you would like to protect you may have run of out space. It is better to buy a slightly larger safe in the beginning to allow room for of growth of your personal items.

Fire Resistant Safes

Location of a safe is also a major factor that goes into purchasing a safe. How much space do you have in your desired location? Can your floor support the weight of the safe? Can your safe be bolted to the floor? Toowoomba Locksmiths also recommend to bolt down your safe, this ensures that a home intruder can not just pick up your safe and run in a hurry.  A safe bolted to the floor will deter an intruder as it takes time to open the safe and unbolt it from the ground.

If you are unsure where the best place to install a safe is, it is always best to ask a professional. They will be able to tell you if your floor is concrete or timber and how the installation of the safe would proceed.  Toowoomba Locksmiths do offer the installation of safes and can install a safe without hassle.

Locksmiths in Toowoomba

Come in, visit the team at Toowoomba Locksmiths, they have a wide range of safes in their showroom and more that can be ordered from their suppliers.

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