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.


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

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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

First Alert initially began its foray into the world of home safety and security not as a safe Read More …

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What Makes a Good Padlock?

Owning a decent padlock might just be one of the best investments you make. There’s a ton of great applications for a good padlock and if you shop smartly you can cut out some of the inherent weaknesses found in cheaper models. There’s even times when you’ll find yourself having to secure thousands of dollars of good behind a padlock (i.e. storage containers or a nice bicycle) so it might just be a good idea to do some research and get the most out of your money. So, here we’ll look at just what it takes to make a strong padlock Read More …

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Home Security: Wired vs. Wireless

While the general assumption these days is that wires are messy and complicated relics of a bygone era there may still be some perks for wired systems when it comes to home security. There is a bit of a divide in the home security sector as to which is better: wired or wireless? Each has its merits and shortcomings so there’s no clear victor past one’s own opinion. However, if you’re looking into a new security system and haven’t yet made up your mind this is very likely a question you’ll have to ask yourself: which is the right choice for Read More …

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Locking Mailboxes

Stealing mail is quickly becoming a popular past time for thieves everywhere. It’s a relatively risk free way for them to get access to your personal information that could potentially lead to identity theft. Fortunately locking mailboxes are a widely available and very effective method for combating mail theft. Here we’ll look at some of the basic regulations for locking mailboxes to make sure you won’t be making life more difficult for your mailman.

Basic Regulations

When it comes to locking mailboxes the basic regulations are fairly simple. The same basic ideas apply to locking mailboxes as to all others when it comes Read More …

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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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