A wall safe, like any other security device on the market, has its advantages and disadvantages. On one hand they may appear to offer a heightened sense of protection against burglaries and theft since they’re mounted into the home’s existing structure, but be wary because they also lack some qualities that may be of significant value to you and your family. On the whole, wall safes are practical for the average household, but there are of course exceptions to this statement.

Selecting the Right Locking Mechanism

Purchasing the right safe has more to do with just the price and cavity size. It’s worth taking the time to evaluate the various locking mechanisms including key, digital, and fingerprint. Most of us are already familiar with a key lock, but digital and fingerprint mechanisms may be new territory.

A digital or electronic lock is adaptable to a variety of preferences because it allows you to program passcodes, passwords, and sometimes even passphrases depending on the model. So for example, if you have an easier time remembering a word or letter combination, then you won’t be stuck having to type in a passcode every time.

Take for example the Burton Torino Electronic Wall Safe, presented by Safe Options. This is a credible safe that’s been tested to European EN14450 S2 standards and received an insurance cash rating limited at £4,000 in cash and £40,000 in valuables.

Electronic safes are designed for multi-function use so that more than one person can access it using their own unique code. If you’re not interested in having this function at home, consider it idyllic for commercial service jobs like financial planners. A biometric fingerprint-enabled lock is the third option available for in-wall safes. In addition to their security, they are incredibly simple to use. With just the swipe of a finger, you can have instant access to your valuables. With the ability to hold up to 20 unique fingerprints and sizes ranging from small to extra-large, you’ll get everything you bargained for.

Beware of Heavy Machinery

Now here’s the downside: in-wall safes have one apparent flaw which can pose quite a threat to your possessions. If a burglar is able to locate where the in-wall safe is placed, then they can literally saw through the wall to extract it. That is, if it’s not bolted and concreted into place. Some manufacturers may sell you on the idea that this isn’t a necessary step, but the experts at Safe Options strongly recommend it.