The popularity of safes has increased over the last few years as the activity levels of burglars have become more active in the same period. There are plenty of safes available out there, but if you are planning to buy one, you should be fully aware of what your requirements are when you are looking for a safe (in terms of size, whether it would be used at home or in the office, or the level of security that you require). In terms of types of safes, there are floor safes, wall safes and even portable safes available out there for your selection. Or if you are looking for one that is specific in terms of the protection that you need (for burglary prevention, water resistance or fire resistance), there are also plenty of safes to choose from in the market today.
One of the most popular types of safes in existence today is the fireproof wall safe, one that is installed behind a wall or a picture, and is able to not only safeguard your documents and important items from burglars, but also from fire damage. You might have witnessed in movies that people keep their safes hidden behind a picture on the wall, this would be a typical example of a wall safe. There are numerous sizes and designs when we speak of these wall safes, and the amount of things that you can store within these safes would fully depend on how much space you have to place your safe within your home or office.
When you are planning to buy a fireproof wall safe, the following guide should guide you in the right path until you find the ideal wall safe for yourself:
1) Allocate a place within your office for your wall safe. The best place would be normally behind a big picture or painting where your safe would be away from public view, and would also mean that it would be harder to find your safe in the case of a break-in
2) Determine the size of the safe that you want to obtain. This would be based on how much of documents/ items/ cash that you want to store safely within the safe. Offices usually need bigger safes as they have more documents and cash to store safely, homes usually need smaller safes to keep jewelry items and cash that is precious to the homeowner
3) Decide on the type of safe in terms on material of construction – for instance, if you want one that safeguards only paper and documents, a UL Standard Class 350 safe would do as it maintains the temperature within the safe at a maximum temperature of 350F, and keeps your papers safe as paper only ignites at 450F. But if you are planning to keep magnetic storage devices within your safe, a Class 125 safe would work better for you.
4) Determine what kind of security you would like to have for your safe, either analog or digital numerical combination lock, or for better security, a biometric lock would be the better choice
Make use of the wall safe guide above to help you choose the perfect wall safe for your home or office! And once you have purchased the safe, ensure that it is installed properly with good anchoring points and, and without any gaps in the wall that would give away its position, or all your efforts would be in vain!