It’s not easy to decide which type of safe is the right one for us. To make a correct and sustainable decision, you should consider the following tips/points when choosing your safe:
- The size of the safe
- Type of lock
- Fire protection
- Installation site
THE SIZE OF THE SAFE
When choosing the size for your safe, you need to consider the entire range of items that will be stored inside, with the purpose to secure them properly. Start by creating a list including everything, things like cash, credit cards, passbooks, cash boxes, jewelry, watches, documents, certificates, passports, contracts, insurance policies, photos, data media, hard drives, CDs, floppy disks, USB Sticks, shot guns, hand guns or ammunition. You can now approximate the required size of the safe using this list.
We recommend planning a space reserve in the safe of 30-50% for future purchases.
If you consider these points when buying your safe, you will definitely make the right choice and you will be able to take advantage of your safe for a long period of time.
TYPE OF LOCK
A certain range of locks is available for your safe. You can choose from the following:
- Safe equipped with key lock / double bit lock;
- Safe equipped with electronic lock;
- Safe equipped with mechanical combination lock.
Two keys are always supplied with the key lock or double-bit lock. You do not have to remember a combination of numbers and therefore cannot forget them.
The electronic lock offers a million possible combinations to protect your valuables perfectly. You can easily change the code at any time. The slightly higher price is reflected by the great flexibility and security.
MECHANICAL COMBINATION LOCK
The mechanical combination lock offers many different setting options for the code and can be adjusted as often as required. Unfortunately, handling the lock is not very easy.
It is important that you consult with your property insurer beforehand about the desired amount of insurance and the required rating of your safe.
With the test label, which is attached to the inside of the safe, your property insurance can classify your safe. Tested safes provide you with appropriate burglary and / or fire protection, a tested safe has a solid construction and a tested locking system. It also ensures that the safe complies with security standards.
The valuables listed above should be estimated so that you can select a safe with the appropriate security level. This protects the entire value of your items in the safe.
Regardless of the burglary protection, there is also the possibility to purchase your safe with certified fire protection. This is indicated by a separate test plate.
The safe is checked at a maximum of 1080 ° C and can last from 60 to 120 minutes. It includes a heating phase in a fire oven, a drop test from a height of 9.15 m into a gravel bed and a cooling phase.
Another aspect to consider after purchasing a safe is to choose the right location. You are probably wondering what can be done wrong. We have summarized some points for you here that you should definitely pay attention to:
The location of the safe should be chosen so that it is not immediately visible to everyone. The less location information you share with others, the safer your valuables are.
We also recommend that you check the load-bearing capacity of your ceiling.
Here is another tip for all customers who have opted for a fireproof safe:
For the location of your fireproof safe, regardless of whether it is a fireproof data protection safe, document cabinet or any one of our other articles, you should not choose a location with direct Sun exposure. The reason for this is simple: the fire protection insulation of the safe responds to any increase in temperature. Furthermore, you should not set up your safe in rooms with too high humidity.
FIND YOUR RIGHT SAFE