home safe

Choosing the correct type of home safe

For those who are concerned with the safety of smaller sized valuables, and important documents, a home safe might be something you might want to consider. Before buying the safe, you need to consider your main reason for buying it.

Before buying home safes, the potential buyer needs to be clear about what they need, and are trying to protect; in order to purchase the correct safe.

Safes are generally designed to perform a specific task. Some are designed to protect documents in the event of a fire. These are known as fire resistant safes, and are designed to keep papers inside them from igniting.

Others are designed as burglar resistant types. These are designed to make entry into it as difficult as possible. The longer it takes to enter the safe, the more likelihood of the burglar being caught.

They can generally be mounted into both walls and the floor. Those mounted in to the floor are often used specifically for burglar resistance. Both fire resistant and burglar resistant ones are mounted into walls.

The biggest difference in home safe design for most users, will be the opening mechanism. Traditional manual ones use a key to gain access. These keys need to be carried around, and can be lost or stolen.

Combination locks can be found in two varieties. Rotary dial combination locks use a dial, which is rotated in a set pattern, to unlock the mechanism. Electronic types, still use a combination, however the combination is entered by an electronic keypad.

Digital safes, use geo-location as an additional security feature. In the event that the safe itself is stolen, to be opened at a later time by the burglar, the geo-location technology is able to track the location of this kind, to within less than a metre.