Choosing The Correct Safe
Choosing the correct safe for what you want to protect.
Safes are built to provide specific types of protection, based usually on what the user wants to protect, the risks they want to protect against, and user convenience. Knowing what you are going to protect and what risks you want to protect it from are the first considerations you should make in choosing a safe.
What items do you want to protect?
What do you want to protect them from?
Where are you going to keep your safe?
How much space do you need?
These are only a few of the questions you need to answer in order to choose the correct safe for the job at hand.
Choosing who to ask, and answer these questions, could be as important as which safe you choose. Most Locksmiths and other safe retailers are trained to help you choose the correct safe for your needs. They are the experts.
You can also contact me via the Contact Us page, If I can’t answer your question, I can guide you to someone who can.
Where to buy your safe.
There are many places to buy a safe, The best would be from a Safe Retailer or Professional Locksmith who also sells safes. These folks make their living selling, moving and servicing safes.
Many big box retailers are now selling safes. Safes are a very specialized item and you may not always find a knowledgeable clerk to guide you to the correct safe.
There are many online safe retailers, including this site. If you know what safe you need this may be a good fit, there are a few things you need to be aware of.
Some sites have plenty of information that will guide you to the correct safe, others may not.
Safes are a heavy item, the typical home fire or record safe could weigh up t0 1000 lbs. Freight will be costly, your safe may be delivered only to you curb, you would be responsible for putting it in place.
Check the information and links below, to start you in the right direction.
If you keep your business documents and records, in your home or at your place of business, you need a fire safe. Statistics show that if a company’s records are lost in a fire, 17% can no longer furnish a financial statement, 14% suffer a reduction in credit rating and 43% go out of business completely. No home or business is safe from fire.
If you keep cash or valuables at home at your place of business, or in a safe deposit box, you may want to consider a burglary safe or high security container.
If you have a high traffic retail business, where a lot of cash is handled, you may benefit from a depository safe, or skim safe, to control who has access to your cash and for how long.
If you keep computer media on your premises or if you want to store digital files, valuable photos or any other items that would be damaged by high heat and humidity they should be stored in a media safe.
If you keep guns for sport or hunting, they should be stored in a gun safe.
Video Presentation on Choosing a Safe – “Racing to The Bottom”