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What are the Different Types of Safes?

When you’re thinking of protecting your valuables from accidents, natural calamities, burglars, or your own family, the first thing that usually comes to mind is to have a safe. Many types of safes specialize in certain conditions.

Residential Safes

With the number of residential safes that you can choose from, it can be difficult to choose which one can fit your needs. There are fire-resistant safes, burglary safe, standalone home safe, floor safe, wall safe, jewelry safe, and gun safe. 

Standalone Home Safe – This type of safe is usually made of steel and is heavy making them difficult for burglars to remove from its place. They are built fireproof and are fitted with multiple locking devices which include combination lock, key lock, and electronic locks.

Floor Safe – This type of safe is usually found embedded on the floor whether it’s concrete or wood making them almost impossible to be removed. This is a good choice if you’re planning to hide it from plain sight or if you live in a house where you don’t plan to leave.

Wall Safe – You can easily put this safe inside a wall and conceal it from other people’s sight. This is more convenient than both of the safes mentioned earlier because you can still remove them when needed.

Commercial Safes

Many of the residential safes can be used for business establishments, but if you’re looking to put a higher level of security on your documents, cash, and other belongings, then it’s best if you check the options for commercial safes. Some of the safes you’ll encounter that are specifically built for businesses are bank vaults, office safes, media (data) safes, hotel safes, and drop safes.

Office Safe – This type of safe is heightened security safe of a home safe. Their fireproof rating and drop-off rating are higher compared to your normal safe. Also, the locking mechanism is more secure, often using better electronic locks.

Drop Safe – This type of safe is often used by many commercial establishments where they can do quick safe deposits temporarily. In most cases, the valuables or cash is dropped onto a latch in front or on top of the safe. The safe will hold it until it’s transferred to a bank or a bigger vault.

If you’re planning to install a safe in your home or business, contact Locksmith R Us now to know your options and which ones will best fit your needs.