Homes and offices are two opposites in the life of a typical person but in terms of security they offer some similarities. Both have valuable documents and items that are important to keep safe.

Jewellery, Deeds, Certificates, Heirlooms and Electronic Devices are often protected within home safes.

Both are susceptible to theft and fire which can cause those valuables to be lost. Though the need to protect these items is the same, the solution is quite different. Safes are the best way to defend your treasures but there is a big difference between the safes that should be used in an office and the ones that are best for homes.

Keeping Valuable Items Secure in the Office Enviroment

Tenders, Quotes, Contracts, Electronic Devices and Backup data is often stored in office safes.

Here are some key features to consider when you are looking for a home or office safe:

  1. The Value of the Content
  2. The Traffic Area of the Building
  3. Size and Structural Needs

The Value of the Content

The value of the items in a safe is an important factor to consider when shopping. You can’t simply buy one and place whatever will fit inside. If your home or office is insured against theft you may be able to claim anything that is stolen from a safe. However, the full value of your claim may be denied if the content exceeds what is recommended based on the Eurograde system. The Eurograde system is based on a series of tests that determine the value that is suitable to be kept in each safe.

Businesses, especially ones that directly deal with valuable items like couriers, might need to store contents with higher values. If you are looking for a safe for your business you may need one that has a high Eurograde 5 or 6 to safely store valuables. If you are looking for a home safe, a lower Eurograde might be all you need.

Eurograde Comparison

Businesses, especially ones that directly deal with valuable items like couriers, might need to store contents with higher values. If you are looking for a safe for your business you may need one that has a high Eurograde 5 or 6 to safely store valuables. If you are looking for a home safe, a lower Eurograde might be all you need.

The Traffic of the Area

Businesses tend to have more foot traffic than the regular home. A business may also require more people to have access to the contents of the safe. Therefore, there is higher likelihood of theft occurring. Safes that have a lot of potential to be tampered with need to have a high security rating and you may also need more than one key in case of emergencies.

For instance, the Pheonix Planet Eurograde 4 safe has an incredible high resistance to cracking and has a dual key lock, which means two keys are required to open it. It also comes with two copies for each lock. On the other hand, a home with fewer people around may not need as high security or as many available keys.

Size and Structural Needs

Finally, a safe serving an entire business might need to have more space available than one serving a single person or household. A security cabinet may be necessary for a business with many valuable items to protect. With a cabinet you can store binders of important documents or cash boxes and keep them safe from fire and theft. Again, keep in mind recommended Eurograde values if you are keeping many possessions in one place.

A home typically needs a lot less space considering the fact that one family has fewer important documents than a whole business. A typical home security safe should be enough.

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