Safe Sales, Safe Installation & Repair
Before you buy a safe for your facility, consider these questions:
1. What will your safe protect?
Safes are made of different materials to protect certain valuables. Safes made to protect data or cash from fire are made differently than safes made to protect plastic.
Media Safes vs. Data Record Safes
Fire resistant media safes are specially designed to protect electronic media such as tapes, videos and DVD’s. Electronic Media is typically made of plastic therefore more sensitive to heat and humidity. These safes are constructed differently than data records safes so please take this into consideration when purchasing your safe.
Gun and Fire Arm Safes
If you own firearms, you need a gun safe. In California if you don’t own a safe, you face potential liability if your firearms are stolen. One needs to consider the types of guns that will go into the safe or vault as this will make a big impact on the size of the safe needed. Don’t just take into consideration what type of fire arms need to be protected today…purchase a gun safe that you can grow with over time. Guns with long barrels and scopes have different needs then hand guns and pistols.
2. How Do Fire Proof Safes and Fire Resistant Safes Work?
There is actually no such thing as a fireproof safe, but appropriately tested fire resistive safes will protect your valuables and important records. Paper begins to char at 420 degrees and the average house fire would burn in the range of 1,100 – 1,200 degrees. Fire Resistant safes are designed with a special material to release moisture during a fire in order to keep the internal temperature of the safe or vault at about 350 degrees. When choosing your safe, you need to decided if you would like fire protection rating to be UL 30 minutes, UL 1 hour, UL 2 hours, or UL 3 hours. When a safe is UL rated, it has been tested to endure these coinciding temperatures as long as it has not been tampered with in any fashion. This is the major factor in determining price.
3. Where will You Keep Your Safe or Vault?
Are you protecting a small amount of cash or jewelry? Then maybe you would need a simple wall safe. When purchasing a wall safe, one needs to consider the thickness of the wall construction. Secure Lock and Alarm can review this with you prior to our installation of the safe. Will your safe need to be bolted to the floor? There are also construction concerns that may need to be addressed. Make sure you discus this with your safe company before purchasing.
4. How Do You Want Your Safe to Open?
Safes can be opened in multiple ways: with a key, with a dial combination, keypad combination, or with biometric capabilities. All types of safe opening devices have advantages and disadvantages and Secure Lock and Alarm can explain them to you in detail.
5. Safe Repair, Safe Opening, or Safe Cracking
Carefully pick your safecracker…it can save you a lot of money in the long run. If your safe key is lost or the safe combination is not known, we can get into the safe 99% of the time. The goal of safe cracking is to open the safe without damaging the safe or its contents. Anyone can drill holes in a safe to get it open. Safes opened in this fashion are typically useless thereafter. We have invested in specialized safe opening equipment such as safe auto dialers that help us open safes without damage.
Having trouble with a safe you already own?
Let us know – you may be able to bring it right into our shop for service, or you can schedule an in-home visit. Call as at 714-777-6132 to discuss how we can help you.
- Sales & Installation of Most Safes
- Gun safes
- Jewelry safes
- Data and office record safes
- Fire-resistant safes for important documents
- Service of Your Current Safe
- Safe combinations changed
- Safes opened
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