Most of us use a locked filing cabinet, a safety deposit box, or a safe to store our physical belongings but what do we do when we want to keep track of our digital belongings? More and more of what we produce, care about, and value is kept in digital form.
One of the toughest and most rewarding parts about being in the security industry is keeping up with the changing technology and learning about all the new, cool security solutions out there. For the most part, new technology and new products and services is equal to more effective solutions.
Determining the size of safe you need is a question that needs to be carefully considered before you invest in a safe or vault. If you don’t make this decision carefully you’ll find that you buy a safe that fits your current needs but doesn’t expand to meet the needs of your future—it’s always prudent to buy something that will leave you a bit of room to expand, whether it’s an expanding handgun collection or room for tax returns for the next seven years.
Modern electronics are quickly becoming smaller, more efficient, and more expensive. There may come a time soon when pound for pound your gadgets out value your gold and jewelry. While already a commonplace item for home and commercial safes, electronic equipment and gadgets require a few special considerations when being stored for extended periods of time. Here we’ll look at some of the basic techniques that you can use to make sure that your electronic equipment survives storage and retains its value and functionality.
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!
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.
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 padlockand what to look for when shopping around.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.