Selecting a Safe Made Easy
WHAT IS THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THE SAFE
What is the primary function of the safe you’re looking for?
If its primary function is to provide burglary protection, a burglary resistant safe is the best option for you. A burglary resistant safe is designed to give protection against theft or burglary attacks. It is important to be aware that a burglary resistant safes have been awarded grades based on the level of security they provide. The higher the level awarded, the higher security the safe offers.
If the primary function you’re looking for is to protect your possession from the threat of fire, you need to look into a fire resistant safe. A fire resistant safe is designed to give fire protection to paper documents should a fire present itself. The special fire resistant barrier material applied in the construction of the safe gives it a high level of fire resistance.
CERTIFIED LEVEL OF PROTECTION
The level of protection offered by a safe can be determined on its certification plate. This is usually fixed to the inside of the door, it guarantees you that the safe has been tested by a certifying body. These information plates will typically display a fire protection certification rating and burglary protection certification rating. Other information that may also be presented here includes a serial number, the year of manufacture, weight of the safe, resistance grade/resistance classes, certification number issued by the certifying body and their certification according to what standard.
Fire rating/ fire protection certification
A Fire Rating level given to a safe is based on fire rated standards and is determined on how the particular safe protects the contents if exposed to fire.
Cash rating / burglary protection certification
Cash Ratings or Burglary Ratings as they are also known is what the security level awarded to that particular safe. As a general rule, the higher level means higher security is provided by the safe. The cash rating of the safe also helps insurance companies to determine the amount suggested in valuables that was stored in the safe if it was ever attacked.
WHAT WILL YOU BE PROTECTING IN THE SAFE?
For example cash, jewellery, documents and other valuables need to be secured in a high quality burglary resistant safe.
Paper Documents require protection in a specifically designed and certified fire resistant safe.
Data Media & digital media require protection in a specifically designed and certified data media safe that offers extra fire resistance for highly sensitive objects.
SIZE DOES MATTER
The size will be determined based on what needs to be stored in the safe and it is always wise to allow extra space for what you may acquire in the future, the extra room never goes wasted believe me. It is recommended to gather together all items you wish to store in the safe, and based on this the required internal space for your safe could be determined. Will items such as jewellery be kept in boxes? Are paper documents or data media being stored in folders etc, this will give you a good indication to the size required. When purchasing a safe, remember the internal safe size is smaller than the external safe size.
WHERE IS A GOOD LOCATION FOR MY SAFE TO BE FITTED?
The two major factors to consider are the accessibility and cost involved with delivery and installation. Typically, safes are quite heavy and from an expense view, it is more cost effective to install it on a ground level location. Bigger and heavier safes are more costly to deliver and install, and in some instances may not be able to be placed any further than ground level due to their weight. A high quality safe of today usually provides formidable strength and typically has bolt down holes for anchoring the safe down. So with this in mind, locate your safe in a convenient safe area where you will use it regularly. For example, if jewellery is being stored, it may be more sensible to have the safe in the bedroom as this is where jewellery is usually put on and removed.
Choose a location with strong options so the safe can be installed and secured to a fixed strong area or items. Garages may be an option that is usually considered ok by insurers if they are located within an alarmed area and bolted down, or are of an extremely heavy weight. Basements is another option that may be considered if the area is securely locked and alarmed.
WHAT IS THE COST OF A SAFE
The mere fact you are considering the purchase of a safe means you have valuable possessions you want to be kept safe. So the answer to the question on the cost of a safe would depend on what type of safe you’re looking for, the size, the security level, and all these combined will determine the cost of this safe.
Our safe experts will help you to navigate through the technical details so that you purchase the right safe for your requirements.
CONSIDERING BUYING A CERTIFIED PRE-USED SAFE?
Purchasing a secondhand safe has plenty of advantages such as the price can be half or less of a new safe, which means you’ll be able to save hundreds or even thousands of dollars. And more often than not, the quality, security and dependability of the heavy solid pre-used safes are far more superior than the imported overseas safes of today. They were made by master safe makers in an era where the craftsmanship methods and materials used have long gone in today’s safes. A testament to the quality of these formidable safes, they are as secure as the day they were constructed to withstand all known forms of professional attacks, and still acquire far more strength than many other safes manufactured today.
PROFESSIONAL SAFE ADVICE
Get the best possible safe advice from Safeguards highly trained safe Consultants. They will provide you with invaluable safe information based on years of experience gained through servicing safe customers with similar requirements to save you in a safe.
VISIT OUR SAFES WEBSITE
Visit our safes website www.safeguardsafes.com.au, this is the ideal way to get started with your research on the right safe for you as it’s designed to provide you with thorough assistance when it comes to finding the safe that best suits your needs. We have the largest selection of online safes in Australia, and have all the answers you may have during your safe selection process.
Check it out:
- Cash rating explained
- Fire rating explained
- Specification & informative brochures
- Safe buying advice given by safe experts
- Informative safe video’s
VISIT OUR SHOWROOM
Come and visit our safes showroom.
View our large selection of safes on display and talk directly with our highly experienced safe experts.
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