6 Different Types of Safes to Consider for Your Home

6 Different Types of Safes to Consider for Your Home

security safe for homeSafes are a critical accessory for those who want to store their precious valuables safely within their home. As the crime rate is increasing on a daily basis in major cities of the world, safes have become the need of the hour. However, it is also important to know the different types of home safes before buying one so that you can purchase the one that best suits your requirements and needs.

Following are 6 different types of safes to consider for your home:

1. Wall Safes

A wall safe is built into your wall and offers great protection from theft. Wall safes are usually narrow so that you can easily fit them between the studs in your wall. You can also conceal a wall safe by a bookshelf, a wall painting, or by a built-in sliding panel. For protection from theft of documents and valuables: this type of safe is rated for time required to cut a 6-inch hole in the door. Most homeowners use wall safes for storing currency or important documents, however for large amounts of currency, it is better to buy a cash rated safe.

2. Floor Safes

A floor safe is either built into a floor board or cemented into a basement. They are difficult for thieves to remove. Similar to wall safes, floor safes are also narrow so that you can easily fit them between your floor boards. You can also hide a floor safe under a piece of furniture, under a carpet, or hide it within the floor with a little carpentry work.

3. Free Standing Safe

Free standing safes are relatively cheaper than wall and floor safes and pretty much anyone can afford one. Most free standing safes are fire resistant and a deterrent to thieves as they are usually quite heavy and bulky. They are a great option for storing sensitive paperwork and smaller items.

4. Fire Safes

Fire safes are UL rated as they can resist up to 350 degree fires that, which is about equal to approximately 1700 degrees of external temperature. They are a great accessory for storing critical documents that are difficult to replace. With increased security due to terrorism and identity theft, it is essential to have your important identity documents survive a fire.

5. Gun Safes

Gun safes are a perfect way to keep your guns away from children as well as safe from intruders. These safes are generally tall or thin, to accommodate rifles or shotguns and quite a few other guns and accessories.

6. Diversion Safes

Diversion safes are usually small in size and are used to hide items from thieves. Diversion safes are designed in such a way that most people would not even give them a second look. Diversion safes are hidden as everyday objects such as household cleaners, books, candles, soda or other pantry sized cans, as well as other items. These safes are suitable for storing emergency cash.

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Dib’s Safe & Lock Service in San Bernardino is a locally-owned, family run business with over 90 years experience proudly offering lock, safe, and key, services to residential and business customers in San Bernardino County, Riverside, and the surrounding areas in Inland Empire. If you have questions about safes, or lock and key service of any type, give Dib’s Safe & Lock a call today at (909) 885-0452.

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