A Look at the Different Types of Security Safes
August 18, 2016 | Written by: Armstrong Security
There are several types of security safes available for homeowners and businesses. Depending on need, these owners may choose a security safe that is also fireproof, or they may opt for a simple office safe to keep cash profits protected.
Wall safes are installed into a wall of a home or business. Wall safes keep valuables and files protected against theft, but they should also be rated against fire and water, in the event of a building fire or plumbing leaks. After determining the size and features to include on a wall safe, a homeowner or business owner will consult with a safe installer about the best location for installation. The owner may choose to put a picture or some sort of removable covering over the face of the safe to ensure others do not see it.
An office safe may differ in size and function, depending on the type of business using it. Some safes are large enough to hold private documents, large amounts of money, and other valuables. Other businesses may choose a smaller safe to hold the physical cash from each day.
A gun safe is used to protect unsuspecting, negligent, or ill-intended people from taking and using the guns in a house or business. There are many sizes of gun safes to hold a small pistol or to hold a large rifle. Many gun safes come with different types of locks, including a combination lock or a biometric lock. A strong gun safe will also be fireproof in the event of a building fire.
When choosing a fireproof safe, ratings will differ depending on how long the internal temperature will not exceed 350°F. Fireproof safes will have a fire rating of 1, 2, or 3, indicating the number of hours it will not exceed an internal temperature of 350°F during a fire.
Call Armstrong Lock & Security Products to find your next security safe in Orlando. We offer a multitude of products and services, so please call us at 407-434-0181 to learn more.