- December 24, 2021
How To Choose The Right Safe
Looking to invest in a security safe but not sure which to choose? Fear not – the team at eSafes is here to guide and advise you, ensuring that you avoid low-value safes and receive maximum value for money.
Low-value safes are often not security tested and have cheaper internal locking mechanisms that can be unlocked within a minute.
The good news is, all of the safes on our website are of exceptional quality, manufactured from only the most resistant materials. And they’re priced competitively, which means you needn’t worry about breaking the bank when you buy online.
Here we look at a few things you need to consider before you invest in a security safe.
4 things you need to know before you buy a safe
1. Safes come in an array of sizes
Before you decide which safe to purchase, you need to ask yourself where you want it to go in your home or office. You can then measure the external dimensions to ensure that it fits in your desired location and you’ll have ample space to store your belongings safely.
If you’re looking to secure jewellery and other delicate items, you might only need a small safe. But make sure that it has a shelf to keep them separate and a soft interior to protect them against damage.
2. A safe that’s bolted to the ground or a wall is more secure
Although safes are designed to keep your possessions safe and secure, you need to make sure that they are fitted correctly. That means, to prevent opportunistic criminals from removing your safe (and the contents held inside), you must ensure that it’s installed with top quality bolts.
Opting for a unit that comes with holes and the appropriate fittings to be bolted to a solid concrete or brick floor or wall, will provide you with the assurance you need.
3. There are a wide range of locks available
When shopping for a safe, you’ll notice that there are several different options to choose from – including key locks, electronic locks, biometric (fingerprint) locks, combination locks, and dual locks.
Every lock type has its advantages and disadvantages, and the best one for you depends on your personal preference.
For example, if you’re prone to losing things, an electronic lock will save you the hassle of carrying a key. You’ll simply have to input the correct code. A fingerprint locking safe – on the other hand – will allow you to open the safe door without a key or code. Instead, you place your finger over the reader.
4. You pay for what you get
Here at eSafes, we offer a comprehensive range of safes from reputable brands, including Burg Wachter, Chubb Safes, Phoenix Safes and Yale, to name just a few. These include home and office safes, laptop safes, gun cabinets, and key safes.
The more you can afford to splurge on a security safe, the more security features it will boast, giving you peace of mind.
In most cases, low-value safes are made from low-quality materials that can be destroyed easily and won’t last very long. High-quality safes are approved by European standards and have a cash rating which determines what you can store inside.
Want to know more?
If you’ve got any questions about the safes we have available here at eSafes, or you’d like to discuss your requirements with a member of the team, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
- December 24, 2021