Thursday, November 20, 2008

Pros and Cons of Safes

Comparing Safes of All Types to Determine Which is Best for You
Which safe is right for your home or business? The following review is a general guide to help you
decide. For complete assistance Call Toll Free 1-866-867-0306

Wall Safe

Floor safe
Pros: Convenient security and fireproof protection for valuables, collectibles and firearms. These safes are easy to use even when hidden in a wall. Installation is simple and can be done by anyone with the right tools or a contractor.
Cons: Most in-wall safes are not fire rated and it's up to you to ensure that you understand the difference between hidden wall safe security and security with UL rated fire protection.

: Hidden from plain sight and easy to conceal fireproof floor safes are some of the most popular for new homes or businesses. When installed in a concrete floor you benefit from added fire safe protection.
Cons: Hidden access in floors made of concrete do make these safes inconvenient to use. You want to keep your valuables hidden and secure and letting everyone know where you hide them is counterproductive. During a fire situation you do run the risk of water damage from sprinklers or fire hoses.

Pros: Often simply referred to as safes, these large free standing units are available on caster wheels for installation. Safes offer protection for paper documents, valuable and computer media (tapes, hard drives, etc).
Cons: Depending on the type of security or fire protection offered these safes can reach into the tens of thousands of dollars.

Pro: Cash deposits can easily be secured through front door drops or rotary hoppers. This means convenience at both the retail or event level! Most models are built to be bolted to the floor or mounted below a counter top. Locks or dual locks provide access control and can limit who has access.
Cons: Deposit drops safe offer NO fireproof protection.
Pros: Complete security vaults allow for tremendous storage capacity and walk in or walk through access. Modular vaults offer "instant" security that can be constructed in nearly any location.
Cons: Construction requirements mean proper planning and building codes must be considered. Construction of modular vaults can be very expensive when compared to concrete wall or block wall vaults.

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