Safes are small compartments which are made with very hard material and complex lock mechanism that help secure items inside. Safes vary according to different purposes that it is intended to protect against. The kind of safe installed in your office is not the same as the one installed in your home. There are safes constructed purposely to keep burglars away, prevent fire and water penetration and also safes for protection against children. The safes can be constructed that one single purpose of combined to cater for both threats available.
The office safe is used to keep cash, credit card information, confidential product information, tax forms, land permits, contracts, blueprints, gift cards, electronics, employee records, and stock and bond certificates. These safes are designed to prevent burglars, snooping employees and office spies sent by competing companies from accessing valuable material. Having a safe in your company increases the confidence of customers who prefer doing their transactions in privacy. Furthermore when natural disasters occur the safes automatically secure all the items in storage.
Fireproof home safes are small scale and personal. Here you may decide to store jewelry, fire arms, cash, crucial documents like birth and death certificates, estate-planning documents, savings bonds, life-insurance policies, tax returns, stock certificates, educational certificates, passports, ids ,photographs, deeds ,wills ,check books, medical records and other personal valuables that need to be kept away from wrong hands and natural disasters.
There are different types of safe; one is the deposit or drop safe. These safes have an opening or hopper doors at the top of the safe which opens and allow cash to be deposited which drop into the main storage chamber. These are the best in retail business where cash is involved. There is the combined safe which protects against fire, water and buglers.
When considering purchasing a safe for your home or office, you should come up with a strategic plan that is fail-safe. This plan should include certain factors as the cost of the safe you want, where you would like to buy the item, where you want to keep it , how you want it installed it can be embedded in the walls or portable and what is to be kept inside these safes. There are different types of locks used in facilitating safety in the safes. The most common and oldest is the combination lock, digital keypad or electronic locks, biometric fingerprint locks and the manual key lock.
The material of almost all the safes is mild steel; this forms a hard outer layer to protect it from any physical attack. Others may be treated to obtain great hardness and resistance to fatigue. The fire safes such as Diplomat Safes have special concrete material inside which react with temperature creating a cooling effect.