Home Security – Protect Your Valuables With Regular Home Safes and Home Diversion Safes

Ever since man decided that he needed to protect items of value, thieves and robbers have striven to find ways to get at them. Metallurgists have devised more secure alloys to withstand attacks by blowtorch, crowbars and even chemicals with great success.

Even back in the days of Julius Caesar man has been mostly concerned about fire destroying those valuables. Technology has made advances to protect the contents of most safes up to 1750 degrees for a period of one to two hours. Fires burn at 1300 degrees, so fireproof safes today can protect these items.

In the old days safes were made of concrete and the walls were filled with water. Then bands were placed around the exterior. It didn’t take long to discover that the bands conducted heat causing the water to evaporate and the safes to explode.

Testing of various products by independent testing laboratories have led to major improvements in the security of valuables inside safes.

When it comes to home security the two most popular kinds of safes are home safes and diversion safes. Home safes are almost all fireproof rated for at least one hour and many of them for two hours. The doors are reinforced with solid steel locking bolts and most have a heavy-duty vault hinge that results in a pry-resistant safe making it excellent against a professional burglar attack. Most home safes come with pre-drilled mounting holes that allow you to use the anchor bolt hardware to safely secure the safe to a home or building.

The other kind of safe that is very popular is the so-called Diversion Safe. These are completely different from high-security or fireproof safes. They offer protection neither from fire nor an attack from professional burglar tools such as blow torches or pry bars.

They are common items that you see around a home on a daily basis. They have hollowed out interiors that offer a hiding place for smaller valuables such as jewelry, cash or credit cards. Some can even be used to hide handguns. Their whole purpose is to use these common items to hide valuables “in plain sight” so to speak.

The reason they are so effective is because the average burglar will spend no more than 5 to 10 minutes inside a home looking for jewelry, credit cards or cash. He would never think to look for these items inside a soda can that’s in the refrigerator or a can of degreaser that’s in the garage.

Those are two of the most popular kinds of security safes to protect your valuables.

Check out all of our selection of 30 Home Safes one of which is bound to meet your security needs. We have a great selection of biometric, wall, drop, in floor, diversion, and hunting rifle safes.

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