As we press onward, deep into the digital age, the need to protect our electronics is becoming greater than the need to protect other physical items. Of course, there are still important documents and valuables that are important to protect, but the core of our work and documentation is moving from the page to the screen. Not only do our phones, tablets and laptops contain a lot of valuable information that could cause problems if they were to fall into the wrong hands, they also are very expensive. That means the item in your house that contains the most valuable information may also be one of the most monetarily valuable items you own.
That is why it is essential to not only protect your electronics from digital threats like viruses, but also from physical threats like fire and theft. Plus, when you are travelling, you may need to protect your electronics from a different threat: yourself. Accidents happen but the best way to protect your laptop from an accident that could destroy it, is to keep it in a safe container while you are on the move. The Phoenix Venice SC0084C Laptop Security Case is a hardy bag that protects your electronics behind combination locks. If you are looking for some heavier coverage, the Phoenix Milano SC0071C Laptop Security Briefcase is a great option.
Laptops can be protected with safes that are specifically designed to hold things with the shape of laptops and tablets. Wide safes that easily store such items are great for home and office use. Here are some of the best safes made specifically for electronics:
Burton Biosec Home Laptop Fingerprint Safe
The Burton Home Laptop Fingerprint Safe protects your important technology and has a bit of impressive technology of its own. The biometric scanner allows you to register your finger print for quick access. If you want to grant access to someone else there is also a keypad and a backup key. However, for general day to day use, the fingerprint scanner is quick and convenient. The recommended value capacity is £1,000 in cash and £10,000 in valuables. Since this safe is primarily for electronics, this limit is fairly high. For added stability, it can be fixed to the ground or to the wall so that it cannot be easily carried off.
SafeSaver Protector Auto Laptop Security Safe
Have you ever wanted to keep something in your car and wished there was a safer place than the glove box? Well SafeSaver has the answer. The SafeSaver Protector Auto Laptop Security Safe is designed to hold laptops and tablets and it can be fixed to your vehicle. Perhaps your office is not confined to a single room maybe you are the type of person who is always on the go. If so, it is essential to have a secure place to keep your laptop while you drive around town taking care of business.
SafeSaver Laptop Security Key Lock Safe
SafeSaver doesn’t just make automobile safes; they also have an excellent home security laptop safe. The SafeSaver Laptop Security Key Lock Safe is a sturdy 23kg safe that can be fixed to the wall. The key locking feature means the locking mechanisms are generally harder to tamper with than digital locks. This safe has an insurance rating of £2,000 cash and £20,000 in valuables which should be more than enough for your electronics. This safe has a great price at £79 and should keep laptops, tablet and important documents safe from opportunistic thieves.
SafeSaver Laptop Security Digital Safe
If you like the SafeSaver laptop safe but you would rather not have to add another key to your key ring then the digital locking version is for you. The SafeSaver Laptop Security Digital Safe has all the heft and safety of its key locking brother and the added convenience of a digital keypad. The digital lock can be programed with a 3 to 8 digit code and has anti-tamper features that will lock out intruders who incorrectly guess combinations.
The safe can hold up to four laptops and since its recommended value limit is £20,000 it can safely hold several electronic devices.
Chubbsafes AIR Laptop Security Digital Safe
Another great name in the safe industry is Chubbsafes and they also have an option for protecting your important electronics. The Chubbsafes Air Laptop Security Digital Safe is a smaller, space saving space that is a great place to store a laptop and some other items. The safe can be fixed to the ground for more stability and has a recommended cash limit of up to £1,000 in cash and £10,000 in valuables. Also, every time a person purchases this safe it contributes to Chubbsafes’ annual donation to Carbon Clear, an organization that works to reduce carbon emissions.
These five safes are designed to be a convenient way to protect your devices from opportunistic theft. If you have to leave your laptop in your home, in your office, or even in a car, make sure it’s in a safe place.