Retail Security

If you have ever worked in retail then you might be familiar with the practice of Loss Prevention. Loss Prevention is a policy set in place by the store to prevent theft and fraud. Each store has a different set of rules when it comes to this policy but generally they are all the same. The differences in policy practices and procedures can be seen in the size of the store. Each year 11 billion dollars is stolen from retailers large and small and some companies won’t survive from the amount of theft walking out their door.

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First Alert 2484DF Executive Gun Safe

The first alert 2484DF is an excellent quality mid-range multi-purpose gun safe. This safe comes with a plethora of quality security features as well as a one hour fire rating. Equipped with a programmable digital lock and pry resistant internal hinges, the First Alert 2484DF is an excellent option for the modest price range under $600. Here we’ll look at some of the technical specifications as well as the pros and cons of the First Alert 2484DF Executive Gun Safe.

External dimensions: 27.00” H x 18.50” W x 19.50” D

Internal dimensions: 25.50” H x 17.00” W x 14.00” D

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Polyethylene Floor Safes

Recent developments by Hayman Safes have put an interesting polyethylene (plastic) floor safe on the market that seems to be shaking up the status quo. The big question is: how secure are these safes? Here we’ll look into how viable polyethylene is as a construction material for home and commercial safes and why you might see this trend catching on for the future.

Is polyethylene a viable replacement for steel? No way! However, it might just be okay for floor safes. The basic idea and the reason why a floor safe can get away with a plastic exterior is because in theory Read More …

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Electric Strikes

Electric strikes present an interesting method for managing your door security with a number of options that go above and beyond the typical deadbolts that have been a mainstay in the past. How exactly do electric strikes work though? In the past there has been a bit of hesitancy towards electric strikes in terms of fire and disaster safety but that needn’t be the case with modern fail-safe amendments that we’ll further investigate. There are a lot of different ways to configure your doors’ electric strikes and some interesting potential with modern home automation. Here we’ll look at some of the Read More …

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Budget Solutions for Storing Valuables

While the best case scenario for keeping your valuables safe is a modern burglar safe this might not always be a possibility. For the unique circumstances that require you to manage your valuables without a safe there are a lot of creative methods to keep your valuables hidden with a little do-it-yourself creativity. Here we’ll look at cheap ways to conceal your valuables in the most unsuspecting places.

Doorframe Cash Capsule

This is an interesting and quite clever method for concealing small amounts of cash or valuables. The basic idea is a small tube that is inserted in a hole drilled into the Read More …

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Fire Resistance Testing

Have you ever really wondered exactly how your safe or vault earned its fire rating? There are a lot of interesting details to be found in how these tests are designed and conducted that should hopefully bring you some peace of mind. Without the background information a fire rating is little more than a guarantee which is only as good as the entity that makes it. Fortunately the pricey words guaranteeing your safe’s durability in the event of a fire are coming from a very accountable source. The Underwriter’s Laboratory has been testing the fire resistance of various materials and safes Read More …

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Used Safe Buying Guide

While there’s certainly some merit to a shiny new safe there are also a number of good reasons to purchase your next safe previously owned and at a discount price. The truth is that safes haven’t changed too much throughout the years. The basics have remained the same: thick walls and high quality steel are the same benchmarks of quality now just as they were 50 years ago. The main difference between a new safe and an old safe is going to be the locking mechanism. Modern locking mechanisms are generally more sophisticated and technologically advanced in some cases but this Read More …

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Jewelry Heist- Straight Out of The Movies

In the quiet little Washington State town of Puyallup there is everything you would expect to find in a small Pacific Northwest town. People are friendly and the shops are local. It is surrounded by trees and farms. You wouldn’t expect a jewelry heist that sounds straight out of a movie to happen but for the owners of Gold Definitions it did.

Most jewelry safes are high security safes that will protect a high dollar amount of jewelry. A TRTL-30×6 is the only safe with a security rating high enough to hold up to a million dollars in valuables. Make no mistake; Read More …

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DVR Surveillance Systems

Digital video recording security systems are quickly becoming the standard for home and business surveillance thanks to a recent renaissance in the required technology. Nowadays you can fit a terabyte of data on a thumb drive and digital compatibility abounds from everything from your television to your smartphone. Finally you can reap the benefits of the dawn of the digital age and get your home or business effortlessly wired with high quality digital imaging systems to really up security and protect your investments. The real story here, however, is the compatibility modern surveillance has with your smartphone. You can now monitor Read More …

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Cultivating A Culture Of School Security

Schools across the country face security problems every day just like major business complexes do. Still, school shootings persist and the media accentuates the violence that is happening across the country with a tale of “this can happen to your community” type message. What goes into school security? Are your children safe when they go to school? Here are some common security measures kids face every day.School Hallway

Controlling Access

Up until the Columbine High School shooting children were always assumed “safe” in the buildings they use to learn in. The media has no doubt heightened the problem of kids doing unspeakable things in Read More …

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