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Home Security for Grandma

Home Security for Grandma

Posted by Alexis Baldwin on

The older we get, the more items we acquire such as important documents, valuables, and family heirlooms. Many times, these items are just put under a bed, in a closet, or on a shelf somewhere. A fire can be a real threat to these items if they are not protected. Just recently my grandmother had a fire-safe installed in her home. Most of the very important documents that she was going to store in the safe were being stored in a cardboard box!

SafeandVaultStore Podcast- Home Security System

SafeandVaultStore Podcast- Home Security System

Posted by Alexis Baldwin on

If you want to know what it takes to secure your home or business with a reliable security system then you might want to take a listen to our third installment of the SafeandVaultStore Podcast. Here we talk about all things security systems! Brian Morgan discusses with us his years...

Easiest Way to Avoid Heartbreak - a Good Safe!

Easiest Way to Avoid Heartbreak - a Good Safe!

Posted by Dye Hawley on

Home invasions are scary. Not only is there the worry that you have a stranger in your home – but there’s also the worry that this stranger is interested in stealing your items and, maybe, hurting your family to get away with it. There is a sense of violation and...

Data Media Safes

Data Media Safes

Posted by Alexis Baldwin on

Storing digital media is quickly becoming more and more important in the hi-tech modern world of today. Thankfully digital storage is getting cheaper but one aspect that is often forgotten is securing such storage devices so that they will be safe from fire, water, and theft. Often times digital media has a greater actual and sentimental value than many traditional valuables. Additionally, digital media is usually much more sensitive than the typical mainstays of home safes and necessitates special care from heat and humidity. Here we’ll look at some of the basic options that are available for securing your digital data and why it's important.

What Makes a Good Padlock?

What Makes a Good Padlock?

Posted by Alexis Baldwin on

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 and what to look for when shopping around.

Front-Door Bandits Selling Home Security Systems

Front-Door Bandits Selling Home Security Systems

Posted by Dye Hawley on

Sunshine and warm weather will bring out the best in people and, unfortunately, some unscrupulous, seemingly friendly marketers looking to trick consumers. As this article points out the problem of scammers selling junk at your front door is extended to scammers selling home alarm systems. Be careful, if you think...

Biometric Finger Scanners

Biometric Finger Scanners

Posted by Alexis Baldwin on

Biometric locking mechanisms are quickly becoming a favorite for gun and gun safe owners. There are numerous perks to this kind of locking mechanism that really outshine the competition for your home gun safe. The main perk is the quick and easy access that can be granted with a fingerprint scanning lock. This kind of locking mechanism is best suited for gun owners that keep their firearm in a safe for purposes of home security. Biometric locking mechanisms can be outfitted on any kind of safe; and are even in recent years being used for laptop computers and automobiles.

Buying a Home Security System? Don't Get Robbed!

Buying a Home Security System? Don't Get Robbed!

Posted by Dye Hawley on

We recommend you don't let anyone talk you into purchasing something that you don't want or need be aware of the three day cooling off rule which is federal law and gives the buyer and a door-to-door sales the right to cancel and receive and get a full refund within three business days.

Safe and Vault Store YouTube Channel

Safe and Vault Store YouTube Channel

Posted by Dye Hawley on

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel devoted to teaching you all about the latest safes on the market, the newest security measures, and for answering all of your burning questions? Well…we do! Dye the Safe Guy has been providing you with some great videos for several years now. Whether you know quite a lot about safes and are looking to add to your home or office security or if you are just now doing research for a safe as a first-time buyer, he has some great information for you! He not only checks out the latest models that have come into the warehouse but also talks about the advantages of different types of home or office safes. If you have a question, let us know and we’ll see if we can’t get Dye to answer your question via YouTube!

Burglar & Fire Safes Video

Burglar & Fire Safes Video

Posted by Dye Hawley on

Here is a great video by Dye the Safe Guy (our main man around here at SafeandVaultStore.com) talking about burglar and fire safes. It’s a great primer if you are thinking about taking the leap into purchasing a new safe for your home or office.  

Home Security: Wired vs. Wireless

Home Security: Wired vs. Wireless

Posted by Alexis Baldwin on

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?

Video Surveillance

Video Surveillance

Posted by Alexis Baldwin on

Video surveillance is quickly becoming a staple of home security so it is important to stay informed of your options when looking to purchase a video surveillance system. While once this was only reserved for commercial purposes it is becoming both more affordable for domestic use and more advanced and functional.  



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