How To Guide - Safes
Get the right product to keep your valuables safe
Floor and cupboard safes are a popular security addition to homes and offices for storing valuables and large quantities of cash.
Our useful guides will help direct you to some of the common considerations when purchasing a safe such as cash rating, size and fire rating.
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How to Measure Safes
Safes are designed to last for many years with little to no maintenance required. Should you encounter any problems with your safe however, we would recommend that you get in contact with the manufacturer.
Safe Selection Advice
Choosing the right safe for your application is of paramount importance, there are many factors to consider however below are the main points.
1) Security Level
- When thinking about how secure your safe must you have to take into account the value of the goods you plan to store within.
- All security safes are given a "cash rating" by manufacturers that denotes approximately how secure the safe is. It should be noted that this cash rating only applies if you have installed your safe correctly according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
- It is also advisable that you consult with your insurance company if you are planning to store a specific high-value item as they may require your safe to have a higher cash rating than the value of the actual item.
- Safes are available in a range of sizes to accommodate a wide variety of objects to be stored. Before purchasing a safe of your own have a think about what items your are likely to store.
- If is also important to have a think about where in your home would be suitable to store the safe, and if you have space to accommodate the particular size of safe that you are considering.
- Whilst a large amount of safes are simply free standing, as an extra layer of security, some safes come with the option to fix to the wall or large pieces of furniture such as the interior of a cupboard. Underfloor safes are also a popular choice for those with trying to maximise space and security.