Advice on selecting a safe
Here's some information on Safes for the home. There are many safes on the market and choosing the right one for your home or business has been made easier by our team here at Safe & Secure Shop. Consider the following key points:
Select the Cash Rating
If the primary purpose of the safe is to store cash then it is important that you choose the correct cash rating specified by the manufacturer. For example a £1,000 Cash Rating means that you can store up to £1,000 or up to £10,000 worth of valuables.
Identify the value of the jewellery and other valuables
Generally speaking, the valuables rating can be identified by multiplying the cash rating by ten. A cash rating of £5,000 will therefore allow you to store up to £5,000 in cash or £50,000 in valuables. If you have a specific high value item it is very important to check with your insurance company to ensure that you are covered.
Understand the size and volume requirements
This is important if you are planning to secure laptop(s), jewellery, DVDs, memory sticks and other data storage devices.
Do you need flood and fire security?
If you need to keep documents in your safe that are essential for your business or private life then it is advisable to invest in a Fire or Water resistant safe. Most fire safes cannot be fixed or bolted down so they do not have cash ratings. These do however offer you the same protection from theft but with the added benefit of protection from fire and in some cases water as well.
Choose the location for your safe
It is important that you select the right place to secure your safe. It needs to be accessible but discreet and should always be installed to the manufacturer s instructions. Safes can be installed in the floor, in the wall or just fixed to wall and/or floor.