The Benefits of Dudley Safes

Posted April 24th, 2019 in Brand Feature, Buying Guides by Richard Nash

Dudley Safes is eSafes new brand of the month, and it’s easy to see why. Their range of quality security products has been specially designed to meet all of your security needs – made from high-quality materials and manufactured to meet British Standards. They’re AiS approved, and many are also Eurograde certified, meaning they meet the criteria of excellence both for leading insurance companies and European security standards.

Dudley Safes Ltd launched in 2004 and is now the largest safe manufacturer in the UK. The company specialises in cash safes, fire safes, underfloor safes and home and office safes, and always ensure that their products are available at the best possible price.

Each product in this range has a cash rating of at least £1,000, but some are rated up to an impressive £17,500 – meaning any cash kept inside may be insured to this amount, and any non-cash contents for ten times as much.

Read on for some of the best Dudley safes on sale through eSafes. Remember, for a limited time only you can get 5% off any Dudley safe at the checkout to celebrate their position as our brand of the month.

Affordable Safes

The Dudley Size 2 Wall Safe

At only £194 ex VAT before any discount is applied, this model is extremely budget-friendly. However, there is no compromise on quality whatsoever – its cash rated for up to £1,000 and comes with your choice of key lock or combination lock. It also comes with a one year warranty for your peace of mind.

Fire Resistant Safes

The Dudley Harlech Lite S1 HL1-2 Safe

This is one of eSafes’ best selling products. It’s AiS approved, fitted with a handy shelf and solid steel plate door, and has been tested and approved by the The Loss Prevention Certification Board – guaranteeing that it will protect its contents against fire for up to 25 minutes. It also comes with a one year warranty.

This safe adheres to the requirements of EN14450 Eurograde standards, and has a cash rating of £2000. You can choose between a key lock, electronic lock or combination lock to secure your valuable items inside.

Exceptional Cash Ratings

The Dudley Europa Grade 1 MK3 Size 1 Safe

The Europa range has been approved for both commercial and domestic use, and contains some of the toughest security boxes around. The Grade 1 MK3 Size 1 is AiS approved and cash rated to £10,000 and has been tested and certified by the LPCB for 45 minutes fire protection. It’s tested to EN1143-1:2012 Eurograde standard, and comes with a two year warranty.

You can choose from a huge variety of locking options, cable and software options and customisable add-ons such as extra locks, shelves and deposit methods, meaning this model can be tailored exactly to your requirements.

However, for those who are seeking something extra heavy-duty, the Dudley Europa Grade 2 Size 1 Home Safe boasts a cash rating of £17.5K, and while the Grade 1 MK3 Size 1 has an internal cubic volume of over 31,5000,000 mm, the Grade 2 Size 1’s is more than 34,000,000 mm cubed.

Whether you’re looking for a trustworthy and affordable wall safe, an underfloor option, a security box that functions perfectly either in your home or your office, a model with superb fire resistant capabilities or a quality-assured option with a high cash rating, Dudley Safes can provide you with everything you need. As you’ve seen, many of their models are customisable, so you’ll be sure to find exactly what you need.

To get 5% off any Dudley safe this month, simply enter the discount code DUD-5 at the checkout. Remember, this offer will close at the end of the month, so make sure you do not miss out!

If you’d like to find out more about eSafes’ products, simply browse our selection online here. You can also take a look at our current special offers or, if you have any questions about our products or are unsure about the type of security hardware you require, simply call our team on 0800 783 2328 today. We’re open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. eSafes also specialises in safe installations and replacements, so feel free to contact us if you require any assistance within these areas.

A Beginner’s Guide to Purchasing a Safe

Posted March 21st, 2019 in Buying Guides by Richard Nash

The team members at eSafes always ensure that we stock the very best in security hardware, so you can rest assured that any product you purchase from us will be of the highest quality. However, if it’s your first time searching for a safe, it’s important to know that you should be looking out for more than the highest quality equipment – there are particular specialisms that each different model offers, that might just make one safe more suited to your needs than another. Here’s our stress free guide to finding your first safe and ensuring that it fits your exact requirements.


How big is Your Space?

Taking measurements first is vital. It’s important that your safe fits into the space you have available, and also that it can be transported there – so be sure to measure door frames and the distance between any other obstacles, and make sure that the safe will not be obstructing any fire escapes or access points.

If you’re looking for a wall mounted safe or a floor safe, be careful to ensure that any structural work that will need to be done to the walls or floor is possible before taking the plunge. These options are great if you’re seeking extra security, however, as they can be disguised behind or underneath furniture.

What Features do Your Require?

It’s always a good idea to consider both fireproof and waterproof safes, but this is particularly important if your property or business premises are prone to flooding, or if the type of work you undertake comes with a particularly high fire risk – for example, if you run a restaurant. We stock fire resistant safes that can protect your items for up to two hours.

You can also choose from a variety of data safes, so if you or your company owns devices that store sensitive or private information, opting for one of these models will protect that data from harm, offering you extra security and peace of mind.

Another means of protecting items that are to be stored inside your safe is to opt for a model that is lined inside with soft material such as felt to prevent precious possessions being scratched or damaged in any way. There are numerous models of the range available from eSafes that offer this option.

Many of eSafes’ models are also fitted with shelving or drawers, so you can arrange your valuables in a way that suits your needs. Many are also fitted with extra reinforcement with regards to their walls and bolts, so they cannot be easily forced or broken into.

Consider Your Insurance

Many of eSafes’ models are AiS approved and rated to a certain level, meaning that their cash contents are able to be insured to a particular amount by your provider. Usually, if the contents are valuables and not cash, they can be rated to ten times as much. If you wish to secure good premiums for the contents of your home or business, choosing a well-rated safe is the best approach.

Who Will Need to Access Your Safe?

Think about the number of people who will need to get into the safe, and who they are. Will they all need individual keys, or is it better to have an electronic keypad or combination lock to prevent keys being lost?

If there are particular individuals you wish to prevent from accessing the valuable contents of your safe, you can even select a product that will allow you to set a lock down period of between one and forty-eight hours for extra security.

What is Your Budget?

eSafes stocks models to suit any budget, so take your time as you browse through our selection, as you can be assured that every item is of the highest possible quality. eSafes offers a price match guarantee, meaning that if you find the same product for less through a different reputable retailer, we’ll match it in order for you to get the best deal. We also offer free delivery to all locations on the UK mainland.

The best approach to take is to draw up a list of all the criteria you need your new safe to fulfil, then browse our selection to find an item that matches every point on your list.

For further information about the safes we stock, browse our collection here or call our team on 0800 783 2328 and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with the help or assistance you require.

Securikey Safe Buyers Guide

Posted February 26th, 2019 in Buying Guides by Richard Nash

Investing in a safe is a big commitment, so it’s vital that you choose wisely. Whether you require a secure container for cash, valuable possessions, sensitive documents or any other items, it’s important that you select the right product that allows you to manage access, gain physical protection and achieve peace of mind.

The correct safe will not only do this, but it will also provide you with the benefits of a multitude of additional features to render its contents completely secure, whatever the circumstances.

Securikey safes are approved by the Association of Insurance Surveyors (AiS) and offer sophisticated solutions to all of your security requirements. Here, we’ll guide you through these excellent products to help you select the correct model for your needs.

Priority: Cash Rating

The cash rating of a particular safe refers to the amount for which you’ll be able to insure its contents. If your safe is rated for a certain sum in cash, the usual rule of thumb is that it is rated for ten times that much in valuables.

If you’re searching for a Securikey safe with a great rating, it’s a good idea to take a look at the Securikey 5100 Eurograde Safe, which is rated at £100,000 for cash or £1,000,000 for valuables. The box comes with a one year warranty, and you’re able to choose between a key or combination lock depending on your preference. This model comes with two shelves and it’s also fireproof for up to 30 minutes.

Priority: Fireproof

One of the great things about Securikey’s safes is that the majority are designed with fire resistant features that have been tested to withstand up to 30 minutes of heat – so whichever model you select, it’s highly likely that your valuables’ risk of fire damage will be significantly reduced. The brand has also produced the Securikey Filing Cabinet 2500/4 with fire resistance for up to an hour – an item that is exemplary of the quality and safety of their products, even in the harshest of conditions.

Priority: Access Type

While most Securikey models offer both traditional “lock-and-key” and combination lock options, opting for the Securikey Euro Grade 3820 provides you with an additional electronic lock option, so you can decide exactly how you’d prefer to access your protected belongings. This model also comes with four shelves and a 1 year warranty, and is fire resistant to 750 degrees.

Priority: Size

If capacity is your main concern, we highly recommend the Securikey Eurograde 1780. With internal height x width x depth dimensions of 1720 by 1080 by 415 millimetres, sizeable items or large quantities of valuables will fit right in with no problem at all. Again, this product is fire resistant for up to 30 minutes at 750 degrees, and you can choose between a key lock, electronic lock or combination lock.

Priority: Location

Whether you’re searching for Securikey office safes or Securikey home safes, this make offers products that can be utilised in any location you prefer. Their top free standing safes include the Securikey Eurovault 035, which is compact, fuss free and simple but still highly secure. The model also features 20mm hardened steel locking bolts and comes supplied with a convenient shelf. The same brand also offers superb underfloor safes and deposit boxes for extra security, including the Securikey Protector ABP 5 Deposit. This particular model is fitted with a chute that will allow you to safely deposit valuable items, cash and sensitive documents easily. It’s fitted with a key lock and is flock lined to ensure that its contents do not get broken, smashed or scratched.

Other Products

Securikey is a prolific creator of security hardware and has a great deal to offer to enhance both home and office protection. From key reels and retractors to security mirrors for improved visibility, emergency key boxes and sturdy key safes, high security post boxes, strongboxes, cupboard safes and much more, you can furnish your whole property with equipment that will successfully reduce the risk of security and safety compromises.

Browse all of the Securikey products available from eSafes right here. eSafes stocks products from a wide range of brands specialising in safes and various other security hardware and accessories. If you’d like to discuss your security requirements with any of our specialists, simply get in touch today via 0800 783 2328 with any questions or queries, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you. We’re open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. You can also email us on [email protected].

Choose eSafes for a Full Range of Burton Safes

Posted January 16th, 2019 in Brand Feature by Richard Nash

The current eSafes brand of the month just goes to show that quality and quantity can indeed come hand in hand! Despite having a whopping 17 different safe series to choose from, Burton definitely doesn’t compromise on their consistently high standards. As a result, our customers are able to cherry pick the perfect product for their needs every time. Here’s a little more about Burton, and why the team at eSafes has chosen this particular make as their brand of the month, offering 5% off all Burton products at the checkout as part and parcel of this celebration.


Burton are among the most prolific high quality safe builders in Europe. Their products come with a two year warranty and are also approved by the Association of Insurance Surveyors, which means that investing in a Burton safe will make your valuables much easier to insure. Take a look at the cash rating on each product to check how much you may be able to insure its contents for.

Burton safes offer a wide range of protective features that go far beyond the typical lock and key solution.


  • All-Purpose

Because of the vast size of its range, Burton is able to offer safes of all different shapes, sizes and specialisms. For an excellent all-purpose security box, we recommend the Eurovault Aver Grade 2. This model will protect your valuables no matter what – after all, it’s tested and certified by SSF/SBSC to EN1143-1 grade 2 standard. It also comes complete with special drill protection, a door filled with high security concrete and a cash rating of £17,500 or £175,000 for valuables, making it perfect for both home and business security.

  • Fireproof

If you’re searching for the perfect fire safe, take a look at the Burton Firesec Safe 10/120, which is ideal for both home and commercial use. It’s been independently attack and fire tested in Sweden to EN1143-1 Grade 1 and NT 017 120P, which means that specialists have successfully heated it to 1049° C for 2 hours without damage to paper items inside! The box boasts a double walled steel body and door filled with special fire and security composite, sturdy drill protection and multiple relocking devices in case of attack. The Firesec safe is cash rated to £10,000 or £100,000 for valuables. Choose from different locking options for a security solution that best suits your preferences.

  • Data Safety

If you intend to store data devices in your safe, you’ll need protection against magnetic fields and electrostatic waves included in your chosen design. All this and more is included in the exceptional Burton Data Safe, which is also fire resistant for more than 60 minutes and provides safeguarding against water and smoke damage too. It’s independently fire, explosion and impact tested to NT017 60D and 90D and has two locking bolts for extra security.


Depending on your preferred home or office set-up, you can select from a variety of deposit functions, including chutes, drawers, rotary drums and slots, as well as a choice of biometric, combination, electronic, and key-based locking systems to suit your exact needs.

As well as free standing Burton safes, the brand also offers underfloor options in the form of its superb Watchman line for extra discretion, and practical wall-mounted safes from its Unica and DK ranges.

Burton safes come in all shapes and sizes, from the typical security box to supersized cabinets. The brand also offers high quality security deposit boxes, combination door locks, key cabinets and much, much more.

Special Offer

Save 5% when you purchase your Burton safe today by quoting the discount code BUR-5 at the checkout. You’ll also receive free delivery on all UK eSafes orders!

In order to purchase the Burton safe that is right for your home or business, it’s important to first make a list of your primary requirements. Take measurements of the area in which you’d like your safe to be installed, then consider the number, size and value of items you’d like it to hold. The eSafes offices are open 24 hours a day, so you can call them at any time to discuss your requirements and ask for assistance in choosing your perfect security hardware.

eSafes stocks a number of different products besides the sizeable Burton range, and will also undertake expert safe installation, repair, removal and disposal services for your ease and peace of mind. Ask the team for their top security tips today on 0800 783 2328 or email [email protected]

Why Choose a Phoenix Safe?

Posted December 5th, 2018 in Brand Feature by Richard Nash

The E-Safes team are leading UK experts in safes and other security hardware – and have been for over thirty five years. We only stock the highest quality products from the very best manufacturers, and one firm that continues to create superb safes, cabinets and security boxes year on year is Phoenix.

Read on to discover why we, and our customers, love Phoenix safes – and how one might revolutionise your home or office security forever.


The specialists at Phoenix recognise that each and every individual or business has a whole set of different requirements when it comes to protecting their valuable items and documents. That’s why they’ve developed a wide variety of safe models that match almost any selection of specifications you can think of. Here are just a few of their options:

The Titan Range

We stock 18 different sizes and models of Phoenix’s Titan safes. This type of security box has a cash rating of £2,000 (which equates to £20,000 for non-cash valuables – including digital media), and is also fire resistant, meaning your items will be safe inside for up to an hour. Depending on your preference, you can choose from a simple key-operated lock, a digital lock or even a biometric one that you can open using your unique fingerprint. We highly recommend the popular Phoenix Titan II FS1283E.

The Fortress Range

Choose from 10 different sizes and models of Fortress safes stocked by E-Safes. This particular range is of guaranteed high quality, having been officially declared to be of European S2 Standard. They are fire resistant for up to half an hour, and their cash rating stands at £4,000 (£40,000 for other items, which can include paper documents and other valuables). We love the Phoenix Fortress SS1183E Electronic Safe, which features a keypad lock.

Fire Safes

While a large number of Phoenix Safes are designed to resist fire damage, you might prefer to select a product that truly specialises in this type of protection. Phoenix’s Fire Safes span a range of makes and models. Our best sellers include the superb Phoenix Fire Commander, which protects items from fire for up to two hours and is lockable electronically. This design boasts a cash rating of £2,500, or £25,000 for non-cash items including legal documents and electronic data.

Phoenix’s Fire Fox safes are also designed to ward off flames and heat for up to two hours, and are cash rated to £2,000 (£20,000 for non-cash items). They’re AiS approved, accessible using a key, and are specially designed to hold files and folders.

There’s also the excellent Fire Fighter, which keeps its contents protected for up to ninety minutes and comes in 9 different sizes and models. It’s fitted with automatic slam shut door locking and is accessible by an electronic lock. This product also has a cash rating of £2,500 (£25,000 for valuables) and is perfect for storing other items of all different shapes and sizes too, including data devices.

Another of our best selling Phoenix products is the Phoenix Fire Ranger FS1512K Security Cabinet. Products within this selection can come fitted with internal alarms and fingerprint access, which may be used by up to 100 authorised individuals. They’re fireproof for up to thirty minutes and cash rated to £1,500, or £15,000 for valuables. This product is highly recommended for storing private documents and files.

The Datacare Range

If your valuable items largely comprise of electronic and data devices, Phoenix’s Datacare range is ideal. It includes 9 different makes and models, some of which are also fire safe for up to one hour, some for an hour and a half and some for two hours. These particular designs are also water resistant, and you can choose your locking method – from key locking to electronic and even fingerprint. These products have a cash rating of £1,500 and a valuables rating of £15,000.

You could also choose from Phoenix’s multi-purpose Data Combi safes, which are fire resistant for up to two hours, waterproof, cash rated to £2,500 (£25,000 for valuables) and can store paper, data storage items, cash and valuables – serving the same requirements as four different safes.

Deposit Safes

Phoenix’s best-selling deposit safes are perfect for use by cashiers and shop managers. They’re cash rated to £3,000 (£30,000 for valuables) and are fitted with baffle plates to prevent items from being “fished” out of their slots. There are a number of different models, so you can choose from key, keypad or fingerprint access.

Phoenix also offers a eurograde, AiS approved Diamond Deposit safe, which can be accessed using a key or electronic keypad. These models are perfect for large cash deposits, as they’re cash rated to £10,000 (£100,000 for valuables).


As you’ve seen, many Phoenix safes and other products are AiS approved and meet European S2 standards. Many are also drop tested – some to heights exceeding 9 metres – meaning they’re exceptionally sturdy.


The excellent cash ratings of Phoenix safes mean that the items inside will be very easy to insure. As a general rule, insurance specialists will be happy to cover goods contained within your safe to the same amount as the cash or valuables rating – though it’s up to you to keep it hidden, secure and well looked after to assure this.


Depending on your preferred model, your safe may come with internal key hooks, double wall construction, anti drill plates, re-locker protection, back and base fixings, various shelves and drawers, DIY fixing kits and much more. Remember, Phoenix guarantee to replace completely free of charge any safe that is involved in a fire. You’ll also receive FREE UK delivery when you purchase your Phoenix safe through E-safes.

Don’t forget – throughout December, you can get 5% off any Phoenix product you purchase when you use the discount code Phoenix-5 at the checkout.

You could also win a FREE gift when you purchase any of our qualifying products this Christmas, so take a look here before you make your final decision!

Top 5 Office Safes from eSafes

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in Buying Guides, Commercial Safes by Richard Nash

Security is always a vital element to consider if you run a company or work in management. If your business stores valuable or highly sensitive items or documents within its premises on a regular basis, it’s definitely worth investing in a high quality safe to ensure that access to these materials can easily be restricted and only allow those with the correct permissions to utilise them. At eSafes, we stock a wide variety of beautifully designed security boxes which are manufactured to the very highest standards by top brands. Read on to find out more about five of our favorite office safes, each of which is specially designed to keep items and documents required for professional purposes safe and secure.

Dudley Europa Grade 1 Safe

Dudley safes are all AiS approved and tested and certified by ECBS to EN1143-1 Grade 1. The Europa is fitted with a key lock as standard but there are 6 different key options available should you wish to upgrade. Select from left or right side hinges for your ease of use. The Europa comes in eight different sizes – all of which have a £10,000 cash rating or a £100,000 rating for valuables. Choose the design that best fits your office or workplace, and benefit from the extra security it provides.

The Yale Certified Professional Safe

Yale is a well respected and highly successful security brand with two safes on this list. The first is the professional safe, complete with electronic keypad access and £2,000 cash rating (£20,000 in valuables). Accredited by Sold Secure and Secure by Design, the Yale Certified Professional Safe is felt lined and features an internal light and automatic, motorised opening. It’s even possible to install this safe yourself, as it comes with a handy DIY fixing kit.

The Yale Extra Large Fire Safe

With a £1,000 cash rating (£10,000 in valuables), the second Yale model on this list – the Yale Extra Large Fire Safe – is guaranteed to protect your valuables and documents from fire for at least one hour should the unthinkable happen. It’s one of our very best sellers, and with a simple and straightforward electronic touchpad interface featuring over one billion possible combinations, felt lining and back end bolts to guard against forced entry or impact, not only is this particular box very stylish, it also boasts exceptional features that add a great amount to its performance. You can even set a lock-down period of up to 48 hours to prevent the safe from being accessed during this time.

The Securikey Eurograde 1015

This high security safe is AiS approved and tested and certified according to EN 1143-1 Security Grade 1. It’s fire resistant for over 30 minutes at 750 degrees celsius and you can choose between a key lock, an electronic lock or a combination lock. This model is fitted with a handy shelf and is cash rated at £10,000 (£100,000 for valuables). We can offer a 1 year warranty on this excellent safe, so superb performance is assured.

The Chubbsafes AlphaPlus Size 2 (Electronic Locking)

 Chubb is another of our most popular brands, and this particular model is a best seller of ours. Offering thirty minutes’ worth of fire resistance and a reliable electronic lock, you can fit it at home with the help of the DIY fixing kit, which is provided. Its cash rating is £3,000 (£30,000 for valuables), and it is fitted with a shelf, double-walled construction and hardened steel plates to protect from drilling. The Chubbsafes AlphaPlus Size 2 is ideal for storing documents, cash, jewellery, smartphones and other electronic devices.

The above are just a few of Esafes’ popular and most high performing safe models. If you have any questions about our products or wish to find out more about the type of safe that would be best for your business’s needs, all you need to do is get in touch with our team today on 0800 783 23 28. We’ll be more than happy to talk through your requirements and recommend the model that is best.

We can also carry out site surveys and advise you of the best place to put your safe, as well as carrying out the installation, repair, removal and disposal of safes. We even offer an emergency safe replacement service. Contact us today for further information.

Choose eSafes for the Leading Yale Fire Safes on the Market

Posted October 25th, 2018 in Brand Feature, Home Safes by Richard Nash

Yale Lock Manufacturing Co., now known simply as Yale, was founded in America in 1868. Its founders were Henry R. Towne and Linus Yale Jr. the latter of whom was the inventor of the now globally utilised pin tumbler lock.

As one of the most established and trusted security hardware companies in the world, Yale continues to lead the way within their field, creating high-performance products that ensure the safety of our homes and belongings. At eSafes, we are proud to stock Yale products as we can vouch without question for their exceptional quality and functionality. One of the brand’s most prolific areas of expertise is safe or security box production, and their specialist items are often imbued with additional features to add to the already formidable protection offered by each. Here, we look at Yale’s fire safes – and why they might just prove the most sensible choice when it comes to storing your valuables within your home or business premises.

Why a Fire Safe?

It’s always a good idea to opt for a safe when deciding where to store your most precious possessions as it offers a heightened level of security, but a fireproof safe offers a number of extra elements of protection that could make all the difference. These particular types of security box are often fitted with a double wall to shield all items inside from damage, then treated inside with a fireproof composite containing a hydrate – a specially formed compound incorporating water molecules – that will prevent your items from becoming destroyed by heat or flames.

Yale’s Safes

Yale’s fire resistant products offer further superb specifications and features that afford your belongings still more protection. This includes the guarantee that, in the event of a fire, money and paper will remain undamaged within your safe for one hour minimum. The cash rating of a Yale fire lock safe can be upward of £1000 – or £10,000 for valuables – meaning that most insurers will cover its contents for up to this amount, so you can store whatever you wish inside, knowing that it is automatically subject to insurance cover.

Each fire resistant Yale safe stocked by eSafes is fitted with an electronic lock, the touchpad interface of which can be programmed with an access code of between three and twelve digits. Each is lined with felt, in order to prevent your valuables getting scratched or damaged, and features strong back end bolts that help to protect the box from attack or tampering.

It’s even possible to set a lock down period for your safe of between one and forty-eight hours in case of emergency, meaning that no one will be able to access it for that specific period of time.

Choose from a variety of sizes, ranging from medium (external dimensions 352 X 412 X 363) to large (420 X 352 X 433) to extra large (514 X 404 X 440) for a safe that suits your space and the fits the correct volume of contents.

Yale also produces underfloor safes, which can be installed to be flush with your flooring and disguised underneath furniture, carpets or rugs, so that the chances of it being discovered are extremely low. You could also opt for a high spec fireproof or waterproof chest which can be used to transport your valuables.

How Do I Find the Fireproof Safe that is Right for Me?

In order to purchase the correct Yale fire resistant safe, it’s important to first consider what your requirements will be. Measure the area in which you’d like to keep your safe and think about the number and size of items you wish to store, along with their separate and combined values. Then give eSafes a call on 0800 783 2328 to discuss these facts with them. They will offer you friendly and knowledgeable help and advice that will assist you to make the decision that is right for you. The eSafes offices are open 24 hours a day, so don’t hesitate to get in touch whenever you need a hand.

eSafes stocks a number of different products alongside Yale fireproof safes, and also offers services such as safe installation, repair, removal and disposal as well as emergency safe replacement. As part of the installation process, their experts will be more than happy to advise you on the best location for your safe to ensure optimum security.

Contact eSafes today for more information on you could improve the safety of your home and valuables.

Why a Fireproof Safe is Essential for Any Business

Posted September 19th, 2018 in Buying Guides, Commercial Safes by Richard Nash

People usually have a very clear idea of what a safe or security box is and what it does, and this idea hasn’t really changed for the last century or more. Indeed, this traditional kind of lock-and-key safe is still very much in existence and its popularity has hardly waned, but there are also dozens of other designs to choose from that boast various extremely useful features. Many of them don’t really divert from the classic style in any visual sense, but it’s how they are put together that really gives them something revolutionary to offer.

A particularly practical addition to safe design is the introduction of fireproofing. Here, the experts at E-Safes explain why this attribute can make a world of difference to business owners and the companies they direct.

1. Your Valuable Items are Secure

This, naturally, is the chief and most simple motivation for any individual or company to purchase a safe. Whether the main concern is theft, loss or damage, a safe provides a foolproof method of keeping items… well… safe. If preferred, you can stick to the tried and tested method of lock and key, but, with the advent of new technology, there are now many different ways in which a safe can be secured. Combination locks have always been popular, but digital locks now also exist, meaning that you can enter your access code using a simple electronic keyboard. Beyond this, you can even open your safe biometrically. The technology now exists to allow a permitted individual access using just a fingerprint. Finally, with the addition of fireproofing, your safe can be rendered absolutely impenetrable.

2. It’s Not Just for Money

Safes are available in many various sizes and to a wide range of different specifications. Because of this, they are able to offer protection to a myriad different items. Typically, safes are presumed to exist for the secure storage of money. However, almost anything can be protected by a safe – from jewelry and other valuables to sensitive paperwork. You can even invest in a “data safe”. When shopping for a safe, most reputable dealers will be able to explain to you the different insurance ratings for cash and non-cash content. Non-cash items can always be insured for ten times the amount that cash can be when stored in various grades of safe. Of course, a fireproof safe is always the best choice to protect, cash, papers and your company’s sensitive data.

3. Protect Hard Copies

We rely heavily on electronic storage in the modern digital age, and we hate to admit that technology can sometimes fail us. However, that is unfortunately the case. This is why it is so important for businesses to keep hard copies of vital documents, and perhaps to keep extremely sensitive papers off computers and other devices altogether. In instances where physical paper copies are necessary, a safe is always the best choice to keep them secure – a fireproof safe doubly so, as we have already mentioned.

4. Better Premiums

The points so far have underlined why modern safes in general are exceptionally useful items for a business to have in its possession and, naturally, the addition of fireproofing to those items can only improve their performance and effectiveness. However, there is yet another element to which fireproofing in particular can offer improvement, and that is the element of insurance. The ability to demonstrate that your business has invested in additional security features is always beneficial when it comes to insuring its assets, and this goes doubly for the design of a company’s safes. Adding fireproofing can vastly improve the insurance premiums you will be expected to pay, as brokers will be able to see the lengths you have already gone to in order to protect your valuable items from theft, loss, natural disasters and arson or intentional damage.

As you can see, there are a great many benefits to opting not only for a safe, but for one with built in fireproofing. With their double-layered walls and specially developed fire-resistant composite linings, there is virtually nothing on the market that could prove a more secure location for your company’s valuable items, sensitive information or vital data than these expertly crafted security boxes. For further information on fire resistant safes, all you need to do is give eSafes a call today on 0800 783 2328 or email them via [email protected]. Their expert advisers will be happy to offer you help and assistance.

Eliminate Your Fears and Doubts About Safes

Posted August 22nd, 2018 in Buying Guides by Richard Nash

If you want to keep your valuable belongings, sensitive documents or cash secure, it’s likely that you’ve considered obtaining a safe. Safes are sturdy security boxes that are inaccessible to anyone but their owners and any other trusted parties, but there are many myths about their design, performance and effectiveness that cause people to question whether or not a safe is the best option for them. Many of these concerns are easy to resolve through a conversation with a safe specialist. Read on to see some of the common assumptions many people make about safes – often due to hearsay or their representation in pop culture – and the actual facts provided by the team at Esafes.

The myth: There’s only one type of safe

The truth: When people think of safes, an image usually comes to mind of a black box with a combination lock, or even a padlock. However, while these types of security systems still exist within safe technology and can be used to good effect, there are a variety of different ways in which you can ensure that your safe is secure. You can purchase models that are accessible with key codes or through the use of biometrics, along with many other designs.

The myth: Safes are easy to crack

The truth: This isn’t the case at all. As long as you take good care of the key or keep the combination or key code to yourself, no one else will be able to access safes that use these particular systems. If you’d prefer something a little more high tech or advanced, you can opt for a safe that is tailored to you in the most exact of ways. Biometric technology allows you to use the touch of your finger to access your safe, using your unique fingerprint as a code in itself that no other person will be able to replicate.

The myth: Having a safe in your house can attract burglars

The truth: Break ins influenced by the presence of a safe only occur if people are aware that you have one. Keeping your safe obscured from sight is an easy way to guard against this, and there are models available that make this very easy to do. For example, specially designed floor safes can be covered by carpets or furniture and completely disguised, while you could place a chest of drawers, a bookshelf or a set of curtains in front of a safe that is wall mounted for your own security and peace of mind.

The myth: Anything stored in a safe will not be secure in the event of a fire or flood

The truth: Advances in safe technology have led to the development of a fire resistant composite with which the inside of a safe can be treated. Add to this two sturdy layers of interior wall, and your valuables are protected against the elements – or any unforeseen “Acts of God” – to superb effect. There are actually multiple levels of fire safety treatment, and this can dictate the type of items you can store within them to some degree, so it’s definitely worth looking into what kind of safe is best for your needs in terms of physical protection before you make your choice.

The myth: It’s hard to get a safe insured

The truth: As with levels of fireproofing, officially approved safe designs also come with different grades and insurance ratings. The more secure and well protected a safe is, the higher that safe’s insurance rating will be, and the more cash an insurance company will be willing to cover as long as it is stored inside. If you’re storing something other than cash, you can multiply the safe’s insurance rating by ten. Remember, however, your safe needs to have been correctly installed to be insurable, so it’s always worth getting professionals to place it within your home.

If you have any other questions about the type of safes available at Esafes, or if you’d like to find out more about how you can keep your home and belongings secure, all you need to do is get in touch with the team today on 0800 783 2328. Our offices are open 24 hours in case of any urgent enquiries, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. It’s also definitely worth taking a look at the special offers section on the Esafes website to see how you can get hold of a superb quality safe from a highly respected manufacturer such as Chubb, Yale or Master Lock for a great discounted price.

How Do Fire Resistant Safes Work?

Posted July 17th, 2018 in Buying Guides, Security by Richard Nash

It’s something that home and business owners never really want to think about, but fire is a real risk to property – whether it is caused by an unforeseen electrical fault, arson or accidental human error.

Of course, you’ll want to protect residents or employees as a first port of call in the unlikely event of such an incident, but it’s also extremely important to plan for the aftermath and ensure that the correct items are protected. If you store irreplaceable or extremely valuable artefacts or documents within your property, it’s always worth thinking about a means of safeguarding them and ensuring that they are useable in the future.

This is where fire resistant safes come in. eSafes, an organisation that specialises in security systems, provides a wide range of fireproof safes for domestic or commercial use. When looking for your ideal safe, the best thing to do is to examine its rating as a first port of call. This signifies the period of time for which the safe will be able to withstand fire, and ranges from 30 minutes to 120 minutes. There are also cash ratings, which inform you of the amount up to which most insurers will cover a particular safe’s contents. eSafes displays a handy guide to insurance ratings on every page of their website for quick and easy access.

So how exactly do fire resistant safes work?

The features that are most commonly built into a fire resistant safe to increase its resilience include a double-layered wall and a fire resistant composite, which is applied both between the two layers of the wall and inside the safe itself. There is a hydrate (a specially formed compound incorporating water molecules) contained within this protective composite, which is released when a fire is detected. Remember – depending on the rating and standard of the safe, the composite will contain more or less of this hydrate. If there is too much, the humidity within the safe will reach too high of a level when the temperature outside reaches a certain point, and this may result in non-water-resistant items within the safe becoming damaged. The best idea is to choose a safe that features a moderate amount of this composite treatment to ensure the safety of your items. Of course, if your belongings are unlikely to be damaged by dampness, you will be able to opt for a safe with a higher amount of hydrate within its protective composite.

It is possible to find out which type of safe is best for your valuables?

 Absolutely. Logic dictates that different items will be affected by fire in various ways at different points. Specialist fire resistant safe testers across the world tend to concur with the following guide:

Paper documents and cash begin to be affected at 177℃
Digital media including USB sticks, CDs, external hard drives, cameras, tablets are affected from 120℃
Other data and media  including tapes, internal hard drives and film are affected from 52℃
Other items including jewelry and other valuable items are affected in various ways by fire depending on the materials they are made from. It’s best to do your own research if you have a particular item to keep safe. For example, a quick online search will tell you the melting point of any precious metals you may need to protect.

How Do I Find a Fire Resistant Safe That is Right for Me?

 The first step you should take when looking into a fire resistant safe is to take stock of the items you own that require secure storage. After that, start to research the types of safes that are recommended for those items. The more delicate or prone to fire damage the items are, the higher the grade of protection they may need. You should also ask about the hydrate content of the protective composite each contains to ensure that any items that will be affected by dampness or humidity will be kept safe.

If you’re not sure of the type of safe you might require, all you need to do is give eSafes a call today on 0800 783 2328 or email them via [email protected]. Their expert advisers are available to offer your help and assistance from 8.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

eSafes aims to be unbeatable for price. All of the fireproof safes and paper storage safes available from eSafes come with a price match guarantee, in the unlikely event that you find one of our safes cheaper elsewhere.