As hard as it may be to believe, safe technology has undergone a wide variety of developments within the last decade. Due to these developments, a couple of key things have happened.
The first is that there are more safes available than there have ever been. So many different choices exist, and this can make it a relatively difficult process to find the right safe, the best safe.
The second key thing that has happened is that there are a lot of different factors that must be now considered when buying a safe. Security has gotten far more complicated than it once was, and as such, many features must be considered.
Today, we’re going to help you find the right safe for protecting your jewelry. You’ll learn the myriad of features and attributes that must be considered when buying a good safe for your jewelry.-
What Do I Need To Consider When Buying A Safe For My Jewelry?
The Size Of The Safe
The first thing you need to consider is the size of the safe itself. Safes come in all kinds of different sizes. You have a lot of variety when it comes to this particular factor.
So, to figure out what kind of safe you want/need, ask yourself how much jewelry you actually have. How much space do you need to store all of this jewelry adequately?
You also need to figure out how much space you have for actually storing the safe itself. Do you have a lot of space? Not a lot of space? Where are you going to put this safe?
The Security Rating On The Safe
Most safes use a very specific set of guidelines for measuring the overall security of an individual safe.
Now, there are quite a few different ratings out there. But, there’s simply not enough space in this article to cover all of those, so we’re just going to talk about the ones that you are most likely to see.
Safes that have a B-Rating generally consist of a plate door that is half-an-inch thick. The actual body is one-fourth of an inch thick. For the most part, these are really strong safes, and they should be more than sufficient for most homes.
However, if you have jewelry that is VERY expensive and valuable, then you might want to look at safes that are…
Safes that are C-Rated have a door that is one-inch thick, at least, and, at the most, a half-inch thick on the actual body of the safe.
For most people, if they own a lot of valuables, a C-Rated safe is more than sufficient for just about anything.
However some people want a lot of extra security, and for those people, safes with this rating might be better…
A TL-15 rating means that the door on the safe is very, very safe. If someone is trying to break open the door using tools such as grinders, pressure devices, drills, among many other specialized devices; it can withstand entry for at least 15 minutes.
Remember, though, the higher the rating, the more expensive the safe is.
The Type Of Lock The Safe Has
There are a bunch of different lock types available on the market. Many people choose to go with electronic locks, because they are a bit more affordable and, for many people, they seem to be a bit more secure.
For an electronic lock, make sure you know how long the combination has to be, and how long it can be.
Take into consideration the fact that some electronic locks aren’t resistant to EMPs, and some are more prone to electrical malfunctioning. If you are someone that is worried about that, then you would want to find an electronic lock that has measures set in place to prevent that kind of thing from happening.
Most mechanical locks are very good. But, they can be a bit more difficult to use, in comparison to electronic locks. They can also be a bit more expensive.
If you want the best of both worlds, regarding security, then you can’t go wrong with a redundant lock. Redundant locks consist of at least one mechanical lock, and at least one electronic lock.
At the end of the day, those are the most important aspects to consider when buying a good safe for your jewelry. Buying a good safe isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult process, either!