Individuals from an array of backgrounds and industries weigh the pros and cons of investing in a safe on a regular basis. From the company’s head honcho to residential housewives, safes are appropriate for a wide-ranging audience.  Below are some aspects to consider if you’re debating this type of purchase.

It Doesn’t Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

The first factor that people tend to get hung up on is the price tag. People think that because it’s designed to hold a small fortune, it will cost a small fortune. This is not at all the case. Safes are available to suit nearly every budget. Whether you need a top-of-the-line device or just a portable chest, there’s one out there for you.

Take for example, the Burton Keyguard Mini Electronic Home Safe. At just £36.50, it’s a steal—no pun intended. For the price, it comes packed with a ton of great features including a digital electronic lock, base fixing, override key, ample storage to hold keys, jewellery, cash, important documents, etc. This storage safe can hold up to £1,000 in cash or £10,000 in valuables.

On the other hand, if you’re looking to safeguard the valuables of a larger organisation, consider something more in line with a Eurograde High Security safe. These are among the most secure safes available and can hold up to £150,000 or £1.5 million in valuables. Safes are available with thermal protection, AIS approval, and fire protection. For instance, a jewellery manufacturing company might need the level of security engineered in the Chubbsafes Trident Eurograde 6.  This isn’t your run-of-the-mill home safe. For the price, you get 60 minutes of guaranteed fire protection, a dual key locking system, two adjustable shelves, and a three-tier platinum rating.

Fire Protection is a Hot Feature

If you intend to keep legal documents or sensitive information in a safe, it’s worth it to select one that has dual fire and security protection. You can opt for one of two fire-retardant devices—a fire chest or fire safe. Certain fire chests can endure temperatures up to 920°C and protect the contents anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes. They’re incredibly compact and many come with waterproof protection as an added perk.

This is the perfect solution if you desire readily accessible documents yet want the assurance that they’re safe from fire or water damage. Review these five important documents you don’t want burnt if you’re still unsure regarding your needs.

What Types of Locks Can I Choose From?

The design of the lock also has a great bearing on the functionality and user friendliness of the safe. Combination, electronic, and biometric fingerprint locks are only a few of the options available at your fingertips.

Combination locks are most notably recognised on metal cabinets, lockers, and other storage devices. These tend to take a little longer to open than electronic digital locks which use a code or alphanumeric password.

Biometric fingerprint locks are extremely easy to use and can hold up to 20 unique fingerprints for multiple users. The trouble with biometric fingerprint locks is that they’re susceptible to malfunction if your fingerprint is compromised.

Evaluate the various locking mechanisms in relation to your particular needs before making a hasty purchase. It’s important to be confident in the type of safe you purchase—otherwise your peace of mind and valuables will be compromised.