Investing in a good Home Safe
When you have things in your home that are of value to you, are you taking the necessary precautions to protect them? If you are then chances are that you have a home safe. If you do not have a home safe, you have to consider just how serious you are about protecting the things that are of value to you. There are certain things that are simply irreplaceable, family heirlooms, pictures, jewelry or anything else that is of high-value to you. A quality safe is sure to be of benefit to anyone who has things that they wish to keep. When you begin to seriously consider purchasing a safe, why not give us a call at Woodbridge Pro Locksmith where we will help you find the best safe suited to your needs. You don’t have to be reluctant to purchase a safe simply because you don’t know what you’re looking for because we will walk you through the process from beginning to end. The safes that are best suited for storing your household items, such as important paperwork, valuable jewelry, or cash, should be both, burglar proof and fire resistant. We know that most people think of protecting their things from theft but when you want to protect the things that are most important to you, you also have to consider losing them to fire or water damages. It is possible to find the type of safe that offers everything you need.
Types of Safes
There are all types of safes that you will be able to choose from. If you have digital files, a media safe is a good option for you. The things you would store in a media safe would include cd’s, hard drives, DVD’s, or flash drives. If you work for yourself and need to protect your business interest, look into purchasing a media safe. They are usually designed with high standards that protect the contents from fire and humidity. Then there is a floor safe. This type of safe cannot be detected by others and therefore, the risk of having your things stolen is minimized. The floor safe is hidden underneath our floor, which means that a thief wouldn’t even know that it exists. There really is a safe for everything that you would need it for. Our locksmiths highly recommend that you select a safe that is burglar proof, fire proof and waterproof. If you have difficulty finding the right one, just remember that our associates are happy to consult with you about the type of safes that you will be able to choose from.
Choosing the Right Anti-Theft Ratings Safe
Product Safety Certifications are provided by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. These ratings are displayed on the home safe that you choose to purchases and is known as its rating. Most safe ratings are provided by the Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). The safe must pass through intense testing before they give it a rating that is then prominently listed on safes. Insurance companies depend on these stands that are set-forth by UL to ensure the quality of the product. We highly recommend that when you are purchasing a safe, you purchase one that is UL rated. The safes that you will find with UL ratings include the following:
The TL-15 Rating has been awarded this rating because it has met precise construction requirements that have been initiated by Underwriters Laboratories. The test lasts for up to 15 minutes and requires the use of hand held tools that would commonly be used by a thief to gain access. This could include anything like a drill or hammer. If the tester is unable to get inside within the 15 minutes allotted, the safe is given a TL-15 Rating.
The testing administered for the TL-30 is similar to the testing performed for the TL-15. The only exception in this case is that the testing time is 30 minutes instead of 15. While most burglars wouldn’t want to take this long to try to gain access, there are some that will take the chance of going discovered and therefore this testing is necessary. If the tester is not able to break into the safe within 30 minutes, using common tools of a burglar, it is then given the TL-30 rating.
U.L. Residential Security Container- RSC
This type of safe undergoes the most rigorous testing but this testing process is shorter than the previous tests. Again, the testing involves the use of the same tools and methods used by burglars to gain access into your safe. Every side of the safe is tested for its effectiveness in preventing entry inside. If the safe is broken within the five minutes of testing, it will not receive its RSC rating. However, it the safe withstands the intense pressure applied to it for the entire 5 minutes, it will be awarded the proper rating.
Safe Installation and Programming
It is in your best interest to find someone who you can trust to program and install your new safe. Since our locksmiths at Woodbridge Pro Locksmith in Woodbridge, IL has the experience needed, they are a great option for programming and installing your safe. Not only are they familiar with the various types of safes that are commonly used in homes today, they are the most effective and trustworthy around. If your safe is not properly programmed or installed, it won’t be of much use to you. Utilizing the services of a reputable and reliable locksmith is important to being able to effectively protect the things that are actually important to you. Even you should decide to handle the programming and installation on your own, you can still rely on a qualified locksmith to assess the job and let you know if it is satisfactory or not. We believe that if it is important enough to keep in a safe, it should be important enough to hire an expert to ensure the safe is properly programmed and installed.
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