Everything you need to know about outdoor key safes

Posted August 23rd, 2019 in Buying Guides by Richard Nash

You may have come across homes with outdoor key safes before – but would one work for you? These little security containers can prove extremely practical and are certainly a lot safer than keeping a key under your mat or in a plant pot. So what do you need to know before you decide to install one?

In this handy guide, the security experts at eSafes explain a little more about outdoor key safes and their benefits, as well as a few points you will need to remember.

Why Might I Need an Outdoor Key Safe?

People invest in outdoor key safes for many reasons. For example, they may care for or regularly visit an elderly relative who is not able to easily get to the door, or who may require urgent help in an emergency situation. Keeping a quickly accessible key to hand outside their property will save valuable time and make everything a little more simple to manage.

It may also be the case that you work full time, but your teenage children finish school between 3 and 4pm. A key safe outside your own home will grant them access to the house without you having to be there, so they won’t have to hang around outside.

How Secure are Outdoor Key Safes?

With options ranging from push-buttons to combination locks and even electronic systems, key safes offer a wide variety of available designs to ensure that your house keys are totally safe inside. There are thousands of possible combinations that you could use, making it almost impossible to guess your chosen code.

Key safes are also heavily reinforced to avoid being broken into. Choose one that is police approved for extra reassurance.

What if the Wrong Person Learns My Code?

While you can’t lose a code in the same way that you could misplace a physical key, there is still the possibility that someone untrustworthy may find out the combination.

Luckily, you can change the code on your key safe as many times as you want, which is a great deal easier and cheaper than having to change your locks! To avoid these mistakes happening in the first place, however, it’s definitely best to avoid writing your code down anywhere it might be seen by members of the public.

How Can I Ensure That My Key Safe is Totally Secure?

The best approach is to have your safe fitted by a professional when you first purchase it.

If you become concerned at a later date that your safe does not appear totally secure, you should call the team at eSafes as soon as possible and, in the meantime, remove any keys from the safe.

For further information about the outdoor key safes available from eSafes, simply get in touch with our team of specialists today and we will be more than happy to assist you. To see our full range of key safes and cabinets, you can browse our stock here.

Consider These Three Things Before You Purchase a Home Safe

Posted July 24th, 2019 in Buying Guides by Richard Nash

There is much more to selecting the ideal home security safe than many people realise. If you are considering investing in a home safe box for the first time, it is a good idea to undertake a little research before you start browsing products.

There are a few criteria regarding home safes that should be taken into account before anything else is done. Here, the team at eSafes presents a brief guide to selecting your perfect home security safe in the most straightforward way.

What Do You Need it to Hold?

The most important thing to ask yourself before you seek out your perfect safe is what its contents will be. The most obvious first thing to establish is the volume of items, cash or documents you will be storing, as there is no reason to invest in a bulky and cumbersome safe that will take up a lot of space if this is not required.

After this, you should consider the value of the contents in question. Both office and home safes are subject to a “rating” system that allows you to determine how much their contents may be insured for. At eSafes, we stock security boxes with insurance ratings of between £1,000 and £150,000. It’s important to note that non-cash items can be insured for ten times as much as cash within the same safe. So non-cash items can be insured for up to £10,000 when kept in a safe with a rating of £1,000.

What Level of Security Do You Require?

Many people are happy with a simple manual lock-and-key home safe box, while others feel the need for a setup that is a little more sophisticated. eSafes stocks wall mounted safes as well as under floor safes that can be installed with their openings flush with the floor of your home. This makes them easier to disguise with furniture or rugs.

Specialist fireproof home safes can be purchased if required, as can models designed to be water resistant. Others are built to hold electronic devices carrying data. Consider whether you require any of these specialist features.

Some home safes come with an additional feature that allows you to initiate a lockdown period, which can be set to last from 1 to 48 hours, during which time the box will be accessible to no-one. Others have additional reinforcement to prevent against being forced or dropped.

What is Your Budget?

Make sure you choose a reasonable budget for your purposes – there’s no need to select a highly sophisticated home security safe if you only require something simple. You might consider reconditioned second hand safes – the models of this kind that are available from eSafes perform like new and the fact that they are pre-owned will not affect your insurance premiums. However, it will result in great savings.

Feel free to browse our range of home and office safes today. If you have any queries about our products or services, simply contact eSafes today.

Where to Buy Second Hand Safes

Posted June 25th, 2019 in Buying Guides by Richard Nash

If you’re looking for a high quality safe for a reduced price, you may be cautious about buying a second hand product. As the purpose of a safe or security box is to be an impenetrable container in which to keep your valuables – including cash, jewellery and sensitive documents – this is completely understandable. When considering purchasing anything second hand, you may be faced with the concern that it has suffered wear and tear, and that damage may result in a safe’s mechanisms failing to function to their full potential.

However, that isn’t to say that no second hand safes are as reliable as brand new ones. To that end, eSafes is the place to go for high quality used safes. The team here specialises in testing and refurbishing used safes in order to get them functioning – and looking – as well as they did when they were first produced. This means you’ll be able to find a great safe at a much lower price, without any reduction in performance whatsoever.

How We Do It

At eSafes, we appreciate that a second hand safe may have an underlying fault that isn’t immediately apparent. That’s why we take every element of our used safes apart, including sanding back coating and finishes, removing doors and other components and stripping them and then undertaking repairs.

We replace hinges, bolts, locks and relocking elements if needed, lubricate hinges and joints, repaint the box and update all documentation to ensure that it is up to the standard required by any insurance company. At this stage, the second hand safe is as good as new.


One of the great things about purchasing an older safe is their sturdiness. With thicker walls and a heavier structure, many people actually prefer a used safe to one that’s fresh off the production line.


 All of our second hand safes are reconditioned and refurbished to the standard expected by insurance companies – meaning their contents are able to be insured to the same level as they would be if stored in a new model.


One of the best things about purchasing a second hand safe is that they’ll perform just as well as a brand new model, but they won’t cost as much. Right now, you can get hold of a used safe for even less, as eSafes is offering 10% off their reconditioned security containers when you enter the code SH-10 at the checkout! Simply browse our selection here and enter the code before you pay.

eSafes also provides free safe delivery within the UK mainland, as well as installation, removal and disposal services, so every step of obtaining your refurbished safe will be easily taken care of. Remember to let us know of any parking restrictions – including height limits. You should also let us know any important access information about your building, such as whether there will be a lot of stairs.

For more information about our products and services, contact us today on 0800 783 2328 or email [email protected], and our team will be more than happy to help you.

How to Get a Safe Installed or Removed

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

A safe is an extremely sensible investment for any household or business, but one of the major elements that cause some people to hesitate when considering their first purchase is the logistical implication. Due to their heavily fortified nature, safes are heavy and cumbersome. Installing one is one thing, but what happens when the time comes to remove or dispose of it?

In actual fact, these concerns are unfounded. When purchasing a security box from a reputable retailer like eSafes, all of the hard work is done for you. Read on to find out a little more about the services we offer.

Safe Delivery

It’s rare that you’ll be required to transport a safe yourself. With eSafes, you’ll receive free delivery on every available product. The exact details vary from brand to brand, with some offering free curbside drop off with additional costs for installation, but many offer both free of charge. We’ll require full information, including details of nearby car parking, vehicle height restrictions and information about any stairs our team members may need to traverse with your new safe.

Safe Installation

Whether you’ve chosen a standalone, wall mounted or floor safe, the team at eSafes has the experience and know-how to fit it in the location of your choice. We recommend that you take every opportunity to bolt your safe in place for extra security – a large number of the models we offer are capable of being bolted to the wall or floor, and can be fitted to concrete, brick or wooden joists.

Safe Removal

The eSafes team can also be relied upon to help you remove any safe, either to move to a different location or to dispose of. We can relocate your safe for you if you wish for us to do so. If you want to keep or sell your safe, it’s important that you get in touch with experts in order to do so, as any mistakes may lead to the safe being damaged and losing value as a result. We can remove free-standing safes, cash deposit safes, gun safes, fire safes, wall safes and even underfloor safes, so you can feel free to contact us for assistance whatever the make or model you own.

Safe Disposal

It’s definitely best to contact safe disposal experts if you do not need your old safe anymore. We can remove your safe from its fittings without causing damage to your property, plus we may be able to recycle your old security box for a reduced environmental impact.

How to Organise Safe Delivery, Removal or Disposal

You’ll be required to enter full delivery information, including details of available parking and any steps or stairs, upon purchasing a safe from eSafes. For a removal quote, all you need to do is to fill in the information required at the foot of our Safe Removal of All Safes page and we’ll take it from there.

For further details about our products and services, please contact the friendly team at eSafes on 0800 783 2328.

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.