Fire and Burglary Safes – Protect Your Valuables
One of the biggest parts of the American dream is home ownership. Close to 200 million Americans own their own home. It is one of the truly amazing opportunities of living in this country. But with home ownership come responsibilities and perils. Two of the biggest dangers associated with home ownership are home burglary and fires.
Fires burn at 1300° and paper combusts at 450°. The average response time for a fire department to a call for help can be anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes depending on where you live. So if you’re thinking about getting a fire safe to protect your valuables, make sure it has a fire rating of the least one hour. Usually the more hours a safe can protect your valuables, the higher the cost. But when it comes to protecting your valuables, and many of them are irreplaceable, cost shouldn’t really be that big of an issue.
Most home security safes are what are called hybrid safes. They are designed to protect against both fire and burglary. The average home burglar does not have a clue on cracking a safe. So even minimal protection in that area is sufficient. Home security safes go far beyond that. Almost all of them have chrome plated steel active locking bolts and heavy-duty vault hinges and they include pre-drilled holes and anchor bolt hardware so they can be anchored to your home. As an added burglary prevention tool they have vertical locking bars. Some have programmable electronic key pads for increased security.
Gun safes have a higher standard as determined by the office of the Attorney General. Among other things the door hinges have to be protected to prevent the removal of the door which includes interlocking door designs and active or inactive locking bolts. Another requirement is to have exterior walls constructed of at least 12 gauge thick steel. They also should have three steel locking bolts that are on the interior part of the safe.
Diversion Safes are a very specialized product and have absolutely nothing to do with protecting the product from fire only from burglary and then only in a specialized sense. They don’t necessarily secure the product that you’re trying to protect as much as hide it from a burglar. Burglars as you may know spend minimal time inside a house because they don’t want to get caught. Diversion safes are common objects that people are used to seeing with empty interiors to hide cash, credit cards, papers and sometime handguns.
Safes are the best way to protect your valuables from burglary and fire. Determine what your needs are first and then decide what type of safe to get.
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