Buying a new safe for your home isn't necessarily a complicated affair; you can purchase a simple box safe that works with a combination or a key and set it up in a corner of a closet and be done with it. However, if you do this on your own you may be missing out on some features offered by certain safes and may wind up choosing the wrong one for your needs. You may also find that it doesn't fit your home as readily as you assumed. Locksmiths often sell and install safes and there are some good reasons to have such a professional work with you when you're ready to invest in a quality safe for your home. The following are two of those reasons.
1. Safe features
Safes may vary in their features that can affect the amount of protection they offer you for your valuables, and if you don't understand these features, you may buy the cheapest safe that is easy to break into or which doesn't hold up in a fire. A locksmith will understand how safes are rated when it comes to fire safety, water resistance, and overall security. Rather than buying the cheapest safe you find and assuming it will work as well as any expensive model, a locksmith can note if your home is at higher risk of fire or flood, or if the valuables you're storing may deserve a safe that is more difficult to break into with a lock that is harder to pick. A locksmith can work with you to determine your needs in particular and then recommend the best choice.
Installing a safe also isn't as easy as many homeowners assume. While you can put a box safe in a closet and leave it there, this doesn't do much to hide it from burglars and intruders. It's often best to have a safe hidden away so that if someone should break into your home, they won't be tempted to steal the safe and try to break into it later on.
This installation can include having the safe put into a wall or floor, but here too a locksmith is a better choice than trying to do this on your own. When installing a safe in a wall, you need to ensure that it's properly supported so it doesn't put extra pressure on the studs and cause the plaster or drywall to crack. When putting the safe in a floor, you need to ensure that it doesn't jut out past the floorboards and cause a tripping hazard. For all these reasons, it's best to have a locksmith install your home safe for you.Share
2 September 2015
As the manager of a five-star hotel, I face many interesting challenges. There's never a dull moment! One of my biggest problems is security. I spend a lot of time obtaining quality keys, locks and safes and ensuring they are well-maintained. There's nothing worse than a tired guest and a broken lock at 3 am! Over the years, I have trialled many different types of locks and safes. I also keep up with the latest technology in this area. I am therefore quite the expert when it comes to advising family and friends about the best systems for their homes and businesses. Given that so many people ask me for advice, I figured that there may be others who are overwhelmed by the plethora of options out there. This blog may give you some ideas and help you make good decisions in your search for superior locks and safes.