Types Of Safes
There are several types available, each having their own advantages over the other. These types include home safes, gun safes, deposit safes, wall safes, and high security bank rated safes (TL15 - TL30).
Fireproof safes are designed to protect important documents/valuables against the high heat from a fire and include additional fire retardant materials. Although most burglary rated safes will have some protection from a fire, their main purpose is to protect your valuables from authorized entry by having thick locking bolts and solid steel plate doors for protection.
Yes, home safes are suitable for storing documents, jewelry, and other valuables.
Yes, gun safes are designed specifically to store firearms securely and out of unauthorized hands. Check out our inventory in the “Shop” tab to see all of the gun safes we offer in various sizes!
Safe Locking Mechanisms
The common locks for safes include combination, key, electronic, and biometric (fingerprint) locks.
Both can be secure and each have their own advantages over the other. Mechanical combination locks are the more traditional style and do not require a battery for operation. Mechanical locks do however take practice to get the sequence entered in efficiently and correctly. Electronic locks on the other hand do have a battery to operate (located on the outside of the safe) but offer quick ease of access when unlocking.
Yes, most safes allow you to change the combination or electronic code. If you need assistance in changing the combination to your safe, give our office a call and we will schedule a technician to come and assist you.
Biometric locks are generally very reliable, but they can have false acceptance or rejection rates as with any electronic device.
Safe Installation and Maintenance
Safes should be bolted down to a solid surface, like a concrete floor to ensure maximum prevention of theft. Our technicians carry all of the equipment needed to bolt a safe down at every delivery and can be added on at any time. If you have a safe already and are wanting to schedule a bolt down, give our office a call and we will get you scheduled for our next available appointment.
The hinges and locking mechanism should be regularly lubricated and inspected for any potential problems. We offer an annual maintenance service to make this easier for our customers. If you’re interested in this service, give our office a call and we can go over the different plans available.
We recommend changing the battery in an electronic lock at least once a year. An easy way to remember this is to include it with the yearly change of the smoke alarm batteries.
When cleaning the exterior of the safe we recommend using a plush microfiber automotive towel to prevent scratching the finish paired with a quick detailer automotive spray to give it a nice finish once done. Check out our youtube video where we outline the steps we use for cleaning our safes!
Safe Security and Usafe
Some insurance policies may require certain security measures, including a safe. Contact your insurance agent for more details.
It’s generally safer to store firearms and ammunition separately for added security.
The use of desiccants or dehumidifiers that can be plugged into an electrical outlet inside of the safe are the best ways to prevent moisture and rust. Hygrometer's are available for purchase to help monitor your safes moisture level.
Proof of purchase and the serial number of the safe will need to be provided before any combinations or codes will be given out.