Before you buy a safe for your home, office or business you have to prepare yourself accordingly since such a purchase is not something that happens to you everyday. There are plenty of information on the market and we always come up with some basic questions that can help us choose the right safe according to our needs.
The safes are ranked according to the level of security they have and their use. According to these criteria we have home safes, hotel safes, commercial, certified or not safes. In addition, we have built-in safes, underfloor or floor safes. Embedded or underfloor safes are built – built inside the wall or internally on the floor – providing an additional advantage by making it more difficult to dismantle in the event of theft. However, they have a common disadvantage, their low depth – the wall is not very thick, so this is a basic limitation, which makes their variety relatively small. Floor-to-floor safes have a larger variety, can be screwed onto the wall or floor with internal bolts that make it difficult to move around. Floor safes are the ones with the largest market share.
The quality of the safe construction is determined by its construction materials and is determined by the certifications that are internationally recognized. We recommend a safe box after we have detailed information about the security level at its disposal, its resistance to possible breakage or its fire resistance if it is fireproof. We emphasize that a large role in the quality of the security of a safe role for installation and proper installation so when you buy a safe place great importance in making the installation correctly using a professional installer.
There are several types of safes depending on the risk from which you want to be protected.
> For example, if you just want to protect valuable documents from the curiosity of young children, you can cover this need with a simple type of office or home or hotel safe box with an electronic lock.
> If you want to protect your items from theft, then you must assume that the safe should be made of such material that it can withstand the use of a drill or similar material that is not easy to break.
I estimate the amount of data I want to protect and count on both my present and my future needs. Additionally, I take into account where it will be placed – install the safe so that I can count on the limitations given to me by this particular position.
I know from the outset what kind of objects I want to protect. Important Documents? Money; Arms; For each object I will need a different type of safe as not all the safes protect all objects. There are other safes for money with another level of security, there are other safes for protecting objects from fire -ie. fireproof safes – and other safes for guns such as are the gun safes.
I also take into account whether the safe is for home or office care.
But it is important to know if I want to protect objects or documents from children, from burglars or from fire.
This is purely a personal choice. You can choose an electronic locking or locking with a traditional security key. The locking option does not affect the security level, as most locks for safes are certified and approved. So it remains up to you to choose whether you want a key to the safe or if you prefer to have an electronic lock combination.
Lock with traditional key. It does not require batteries or a strong memory. You can have a second or additional key to the possibility of losing the original.
Locking with electronic lock. Give the code to those users who have authorization for it. You may wish to change the code at any time. They usually run on batteries so you should remember to check if they are running or not.
The weight of the safe should be taken into account knowing in principle where to place it. If our floor or shelf – cupboard can hold it without getting damaged.
A heavy safe also has a higher installation cost. Keep in mind that installing the safe if you need to climb stairs to accommodate it will require more people to move it. Depending on the installation floor and the weight of the safe box, the cost of installing it increases accordingly.
Depending on the value of the items to be kept in the safe, you may ask to insure them to claim compensation in the event that something happens. Insurance companies require a certain level of security to be able to compensate you, so this is something you need to consider in order to buy a similar safety level according to the insurance coverage of your items.
Indicative security levels in safes covered by insurance companies are the highest safety standards (GRADE 1, GRADE 2, GRADE 3, Grade 5) under European Directive ΕΝ-50131. Safes that meet these requirements can be insured for their content by all insurance companies.
Although you may have purchased a high-level safe box, you must have anticipated that you have other levels of security in your area in order to protect your space and valuables.
> A high quality burglar alarm bursting at home or in your business is always a good deterrent.
> It’s good to know your surroundings and be able to identify if unfamiliar people move in your neighborhood or if something strange happens.
> Lock your doors and do not allow strangers to see or know about your valuables unless this is essential.
> Motion-activated external auto-lighting discourages an aspiring burglar from spending time at home or in your business.
In our online store you can see and choose the safe that suits your needs.
In any case, piperaris security experts will be happy to help you choose the perfect safe for you.