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.

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