Prevent Burglaries With Onsite Security

by Derek Rogers - Date: 2008-10-31 - Word Count: 508 Share This!

On both sides of the Atlantic burglaries and break-ins are on the increase, so you shouldn't think that you don't need security because burglaries only happen to other people.

Nowadays everyone needs security both at home and in the workplace. If you keep valuables in your house including large sums of money and/or jewellery then you may want to ensure that they don't get into the hands of a burglar by keeping them in a security safe.

There are different types of security safes; the most common are fireproof safes, wall safes and underfloor security safes.

Fire Safes

You may be more worried about security in case of a fire than you are about burglaries or at least just as worried, in which case you might want to consider a fire proof safe. Fire proof safes are especially constructed to keep documents, bonds and other values safe from fire. These are especially useful if you want to keep certain financial documents or identification documents (e.g. birth certificate, passports) safe, most fireproof safes are also difficult for a burglar to open.

Wall Safes

It used to be the case that small business owners and some home owners kept a portable safe in a back room or home office. Nowadays many people use wall safes in their home or office as these can easily be covered by a picture or mirror and will only be discovered by a more determined burglar. Most wall safes are operated with a combination lock and a person would have to know the particular combination in order to open the safe, without this combination the intruder would have extreme difficulty in opening the safe.

Burglars who were not too worried that someone might come in and discover them might attempt to jimmy open the safe or blow the door off. Some wall safes are designed with a combination pad that is alarmed. If a thief tries the wrong combination or attempts to open the safe in some other way then this sets off an alarm at the local police station.

Underfloor Safes

Some people believe that a wall safe is all too easily detected by a determined intruder and so they prefer what they believe is the added security of an underfloor safe. An underfloor safe is usually a more robust version of the wall safe, except that it is designed to fit under flooring. A floor safe may be installed when someone is having a house built, the floor is lowered into place and covered by a barely visible trap door and then the floor is often covered with a rug. Underfloor safes do seem to have an added measure of security as most intruders may not have the time or the initiative to look under the floor. Underfloor safes often have a similar locking system to a wall safe and may have a combination lock to deter would be thieves.

The type of safe that you choose is largely a matter of personal preference. While a security safe may not be 100% secure, it provides an extra level of protection for your valuables.

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Derek Rogers is a freelance writer who writes for a number of UK businesses. For Security Safes, he recommends Safe Security Services. Your Article Search Directory : Find in Articles

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