Everything You Need To Know When Selecting A Home Safe

treasure-chest.gifSafes come in all different shapes and sizes, just like Manhattan apartments and with a host of different security features. Depending on what you want your safe for, will influence what type of safe you will need. For your New York or Manhattan home you will probably be looking for a small scale security safe. The safes can be split into two categories; these are burglary resistant and fire resistant. 

Focusing on the burglary resistant safes first, these will normally include security and key cabinets. The security safes have different ratings depending on the capacity, the low end range from around $2,000 through to $75,000 in insurance ratings. This is worked on the capacity of cash and valuables, so for example a low end $2,000 insurance rated safe will be insured for the value of $2,000 in cash or $40,000 in valuables. This will vary depending on the type you choose. The safes will usually be fitted with either a key or electronic combination and the fixing would be to the wall or the floor. Within this range there are many options to satisfy your needs, these will range from laptop security safes to under floor safes. 

safe-money.jpgData storage safes are common place in New York business where many organizations need to keep important files secure. Fireproof safes offer a range of protection from 1 hour to 2 hours fire resistance. The safes can protect important data items such as Cd's, DVDs, DAT tapes and optical disks. The other fireproof safes are for document storage again depending on the type that you buy the resistance can range anywhere from thirty minutes up to four hours. The smaller models are suitable for home use and start in price at around 75 dollars, making this a very cost effective solution to protect your valuable documents. 

When choosing your safe for your Manhattan home, you can have different styles of lock, these include key, electronic and combination locks. On the lower end safes you will most likely have either a key or electronic lock, if you have difficulty in remembering number sequences then it would be advised to choose the key lock over the electronic. Some of the high end safes will have a combination lock that will be set to turns and numbers; these are not normally found on the lower end safes made for the home environment.  Contact Lee Presser for Manhattan Apartments.


About The Author

Steve Strong's is an employee with Sun Security which is an innovative and growth oriented company who uses a fresh and new approach to meet the security needs of millions of consumers throughout North America. Visit us at: http://www.sunsecurity.com 
Lee Presser
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