Additional Security for Combination Locks

Combination locks are about as old as safes themselves and have been a staple of security for centuries. The first known combination lock was found in a Roman tomb though more reliable historical examples are attributed to a manual published by Muslim engineer Al-Jazari in 1206. Since then there have been multitudes of different innovations and additional security features added to make them more reliable. Here we’ll look at how modern combination locks have upped the security and what to look for when you want some additional security for your own combination lock.

Basic Types

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Safe Overview: GS592820 Second Amendment Gun Safe

The Safe & Vault Store’s own brand Second Amendment gun safe is a solid take on a timeless design and does exactly what it advertises. The basic concept is a classic gun cabinet with tiered shelving and a large capacity for long guns. Additionally this safe comes with more than sufficient burglar and fire protection. The biggest perk, however, is the price. Here we’ll look at some of the basic specifications so you can see just what you’d be getting with the Safe & Vault Store Second Amendment Gun Safe.

Dimensions

Outside: 59.00” H x 28.00” W x 20.00” D

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Fire Classification and Safe Security

When it comes to safe security and the well being of your valuables in the event of a fire there are a lot of different factors to consider. One interesting characteristic of fire worth noting is its classification. Depending mostly on the combustible material (anything from metals to gas or cooking oils) there are a number of different classifications for fire with different average burn temperatures. This is one factor to consider when looking at fire resistant safe specifications and may also have an impact on where you store your safe. Here we’ll look at some of the basic characteristics for Read More …

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Understanding Steel Alloys

Understanding what your safe is made from is an important aspect of ownership. Most safes nowadays are made from a variety of steel alloys, but what exactly does that mean? When there’s just a small wall of steel between your valuables and an eager burglar it’s important to have some confidence in your safe’s security and the material it is made from. Here we’ll look at how steel alloys are made and what sets them apart from pure metals.

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The Safety Dance [Infographic]

A Guide to Finding the Perfect Safe

When shopping for a safe it is often difficult to decide which has the best value for your money, and provides the best protection for your valuables. There are a lot of options out there, and while a High Security Burglar Fire Safe will undoubtedly protect anything you put in it, perhaps it is a little overboard if you are simply protecting documents. Fortunately, Safe & Vault Store has you covered. With Safe & Vault Store’s The Safety Dance Infographic below, find the ideal safe for your valuables. Just answer the simple questions and be Read More …

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Safe Overview: Gardall LC1414-G-C

One interesting safe that deserves a little spotlight is the Gardall LC1414-G-C. This is a ‘cute’ little utility safe that might just fit the niche you need. The idea of a utility safe is quickly becoming a popular design with a lot of diverse applications. While this safe may not be the biggest or strongest out there it’s got a solid build and a lot of utility. Here we’ll look at some of the basic specifications as well as some of the different ways one can use a small utility safe.

Dimensions

Outside: 14.00” H x 14.00” W x 14.00” D

Inside: 13.50” H Read More …

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Home Safe Cash Ratings

One often overlooked bonus of owning a home safe is the insurance perks that can come with it. It’s common for many home insurance policies to cover small amounts of cash stashed at home but this number increases greatly when you keep your assets in an insured safe. One important factor when considering a safe is its cash rating. In short this is the amount of cash that can be safely stored in a safe but perhaps more importantly it’s also the maximum amount that insurance companies are typically willing to cover. Interestingly, the cash rating can be used as a Read More …

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Are Hotel Safes Secure?

When it comes to the wide world of safes, vaults, and security there’s a lot of mistrust for hotel safes. These tend to sit at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to trustworthiness and not entirely without reason. There is a lot of mistrust and rumors of master codes that make people a bit hesitant to confide their valuables in such a fickle medium. Here we’ll look at some of the basic facts and myths of hotel safe security as well as some alternative options for the prudent traveler.

Are Hotel Safes Secure?

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Vault Doors

Let’s be honest here. Everybody wants a vault. Owning a custom home vault is the dream of pretty much everybody interested in home security and safes and for good reason. When it comes to space and security there’s nothing that can beat a well built vault. Same as with safes, however, a lot of the security for a vault comes from the door. So, what makes a good vault door? Here we’ll look at some of the basic details that set apart the great vault doors from the mediocre.

Thickness and Security

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Safe Brand Overview: First Alert

When it comes to high security safes, brand and reputation can be very important. There’s no reason to drop a lot of money on something if you can’t trust that it will deliver as advertised. Here we’ll look a bit at First Alert and see where this company comes from and how they have arrived to be the trusted brand that they are today. We’ll look at some of the history as well as what sets them apart from other safe manufacturers.

History and Inception

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