Factors to consider when choosing safes

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How do you store priceless items in your home? For many, safes provide a storage to house expensive and sentimental pieces that you’d hate to lose or have stolen. From digital options to more traditional lock and key ones, there are several safes to choose from. This makes doing your research an important factor before you go out and make a purchase.

If you’re looking to buy and install one, here’s what you need to look for before you invest in home safes.

Ensure you select the right location for one

Unfortunately, installing a safe in an inconvenient location could mean that it doesn’t get used. This makes it a waste of a purchase if the item isn’t utilised to its full capacity. Yes, you might be tempted to install a safe in a clever and hard-to-reach area but this will impact you too. Alternatively, rather invest in a quality safe that cannot be tampered with and have it installed somewhere that can be accessed by those who need to use it. If your home is already well protected with security doors and an alarm system, you will have a few lines of defence before your safe is ever found.

Weight tells all

When taking a closer look at safe options like cash and key boxes, weight is definitely a factor that hints at how effective it will be. The materials that it is made from will also impact how heavy it is. The heavier a safe, the harder it will be to break into when found by burglars.

Easy access is key

By choosing a safe that is easy for the user to access, you’ll be guaranteed to get your money’s worth. These days, electronic locks make the opening and closing of units fast and simple. They also allow for resets without needing to call in a professional. For discerning homeowners, this provides the height of safety and convenience.

Look out for the relevant approvals

As with many other protective devices, accreditations are everything. By ensuring that you select a safe with a lock that is in line with the latest accreditations, you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing your items are secure. This approval means that the safe is certified for physical strength and security. If you don’t see any accreditations, you will need to enquire with your provider. Should they not have any, it might be time to look elsewhere. Recently, ASSA ABLOY launched a new safe range  that is SABS compliant to SANS 1761:2017. This means that we provide trusted, tested and reliable safe offerings.

Examine the walls of the safe

The safe that you purchase should have a solid door and thick walls. Without this, any safe can be cracked open in almost no time at all. Whilst thicker safe walls and doors will end up costing more, it’s a small price to pay for your peace of mind the safety of your possessions.

Browse our range of effective offerings

At ASSA ABLOY we offer a range of security items that help provide priceless relief to our customers. It’s why our reliable safe options offer something to suit all needs. Whether you’re looking to install one in your home or your place of work, we can provide exactly what you’re looking for. Should you have any questions, please contact us today!