Staying "Safe", and Getting One Too.

September 28, 2018

 

FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE:

Smart home security, professionally installed by a licensed technician. (that's us, it's what we do...). Video surveillance and smart locks are the first line of defense against theft. 

 

LAST LINE OF DEFENSE:

Having a Safe: A safe in your home can keep your most valuable possessions protected from theft, fire or water damage. There are many different types of safes on the market these days, so picking the right one to suit your specific needs will take some research.

 

First you want to see what category your items fall into - jewelry, documents, cash (remember that stuff) or coins, firearms or even physical hard-drives - that's right, digital storage needs protection too! Some safes are built for a very specific purpose; here are a few general categories that can help you narrow that Google search down when looking to buy yours! 

 

Wall Safe: Built directly into your wall so that a painting or other wall covering will conceal it. Thanks to Hollywood, this is sometimes the first place burglars check.... THANKS A LOT, BIFF TANNEN!

Home Safe: This refers to your basic safe. Built to withstand burglary and fires. Usually opened with a combination lock, and sometimes a key.

Biometric Safe: This really speaks more to the entry or unlocking method, opening with a fingerprint scan. Very cool, but can be a little expensive. 

Digital Electronic Safe: Another entry method; unlocking mechanism refers to a digital keypad to open the door.

Firearm Safe: Gun safes are the most common safes bought by homeowners. They are the most popular and biggest of all noncommercial safes. Some can hold up to forty-five rifles while most are only big enough to hold one handgun.

 

Safe Specifications:

Burglar Resistant: Most safes are designed to be burglar resistant, but some can withstand more than others. Descriptions include an estimate of how long it might take a burglar to get inside a safe and what type of tools could be used to open it—like power saws, cutting wheels, and torches. The most sophisticated and burglar-resistant safes can even withstand explosives, such as nitroglycerin!

Fire Resistant: Not every safe is designed to remain intact during a fire. Those that are make the perfect repository for important documents. Fire-resistant safes include insulated drawers and lids that can withstand 450 degree heat for up to four hours.

Water Resistant: These are designed to keep out any moisture or dust and are usually used for sensitive collectables.

 

Lock Types:

  • Combination: The most commonly used form of lock. Can only be opened if the correct numbers are input in the correct order.

  • Key: These safes can only be opened by a specific key. This adds an extra layer of security as the key to the safe can be hidden far from it.

  • Electronic: These safes either come with a keypad for digitally entering the combo or a biometric scanner. These are harder to crack than the mechanical lock.

  • Time Locks: These locks can be programmed to only open at a certain time.

 

With more than 2,000,000 homes being burgled every year, a safe combined with smart security keeps your valuables protected. Click Chat with us to speak with a live representative today about protecting your home with no money down, and free installation!

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