The safe is an advantageous and effective security product to protect personal property and effects, objects or documents of market value, liquidity or digital prints, or simply papers or objects that have a high sentimental value.
Before buying a safe, you should start by asking yourself the following questions: Do we choose a built-in or free-standing safe? Should we favor a key or code locking system? How much storage do we really need? What level of security am we looking for? And where do we plan to install my safe?
There are many models and certain characteristics detailed in this sheet are to be taken into account to answer these questions and choose the right safe.
Choose A Safe According To Its Overall Dimensions
Depending on the type of valuables or document to be protected, size (dimensions and volume) will be one of the first selection criteria to take into account when choosing a safe. For passport-type papers or an object that is not bulky but of value, it will not necessarily be useful to take a large chest, while to store and protect items of larger size, or various objects and documents, you will need ” a sufficiently large chest. The door opening must also be large enough to pass the goods to be secured.
However, a safe can quickly prove to be too small and it is important to take the time to list everything that could be contained in it (check books, passports, paper archives, hard drive, computer, jewelry, money, etc.). It is therefore essential to properly assess your real needs but also to anticipate by thinking of other goods that we may have to protect in the future and do not hesitate to choose a safe model with greater storage capacity by foresight.
Pay attention to the safe door and lock
Regarding the door, its security can be reinforced by the bolts, characterized by their number and their shapes. These provide resistance to any approved safe door in the event of a break-in. To increase its safety, check that it has a system against sawing, sinking and tearing.
- As for the type of lock, there is the classic key lock and the modern electronic lock which turns out to be programmable. With a combination safe, you have additional security added to the key.
- With all its features, the safe remains the ideal solution to protect your objects. Choose it accordingly.
Safes to be placed on the floor and / or on the wall:
Depending on its weight, your safe cannot be placed and fixed on any floor or wall. The support must be strong enough to support the weight of the trunk. A concrete floor or load-bearing wall is generally preferred. If your floor is on the floor, it is then advisable to add a sheet metal plate under the boot.
Safe deposit boxes are not as easy to camouflage as built-in security safes. It is therefore preferable to seal them well both on the wall and on the floor using expansive dowels with the appropriate screws.