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Are burglar & fire safes replacing the safe deposit box?

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Many banks are discontinuing the long-standing service of renting safe deposit boxes to their customers. Bank of America has done away with boxes at a number of locations. The majority of large banks are opening new branches in which they don’t offer them at all. Banks are now focusing on other products and the safe deposit box is no longer considered to be a profit generator. In the UK, the two major High Street banks – HSBC and Barclays – have closed their vaults to deposit boxes, and it is expected that many other banks will follow suit.  

Consumers do so

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Live Robbery – Eurovault Safe holds up in live robbery

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Check out this video of a live robbery attempt on a Eurovault / International Fortress Safe line. This safe was bolted down using the standard SIP (Security Installation Platform) that comes with the SC and TL15 series safes. As you can see in the video, they were unsuccessful at trying to pry the safe from the floor as well as take a sledgehammer to the door. If this safe wasn’t bolted down or just bolted down without the SIP platform, they may have been successful at removing it from the premises.

After giving it everything they had, they left exhausted and the

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Featured Safe of the Week: Mesa MBF3820E Burglary & Fire Safe

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Mesa MBF3820E Burglar & Fire Safe

There’s nothing more important than protecting your valuables and there’s no better way to do that than to install the Mesa MBF3820E Burglary & Fire Safe in your home. Designed to offer burglar and fire protection for your most precious belongings, this Mesa safe is perfect for ultra-secure or everyday use.

Here’s what you need to know about this safe:

Unparalleled Fire Protection

There are many things that pose a threat to your valuables and fire is one of them. During a house fire, it’s easy to lose irreplaceable documents, cash or precious jewelry. Fortunately, the Mesa MBF3820E Burglary & Fire Safe mitigates these risks.

The

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What You Should Know About Concrete Composite Material

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Hi, Dye the Safe Guy here, manager of Safe & Vault Store.com to talk today about why is composite concrete material better overall for burglar and fire protection then drywall material. Right here you will see a display showing two different safe constructions out there today. I’m talking about burglar fire safes, I’m talking about gun safes. All kinds of safes. Many gun safes and burglar fire safes use two layers of steel, the inner and outer layers. And for the fire protection inside they use drywall. Regular drywall that goes up in a home or a commercial building. Other manufactures,

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Five Reasons Every Homeowner Should Invest in a Safe

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There was a time when a home safe was considered a mark of the rich and famous. When people pictured the contents of a safe, they imagined gold, jewelry and glistening rubies all held behind the door of a massive iron box with a heavy handle. Although safes are far from being a thing of the past, they have changed significantly. Nowadays, home safes are an easily accessible addition to most households. In addition to holding any valuables a homeowner may want to store securely, safes are also a great way to store important documents, keepsakes and personal items and, since

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The Safety Dance [Infographic]

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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

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Vault Doors

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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

While this is one important factor for choosing the right vault

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Locking Bolts, are they secure?

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You might think that a safe containing locking bolts is a safe that is secure enough to handle your priceless possessions. You might also think that locking bolts will protect in the event of a burglary. Due to the many different types of locking bolts and bolt formations the answers might surprise you.Locking Bolt

It is a common fact that most safes contain locking bolts. When you are looking to buy a safe with secure locking bolts you will want to consider some key components. Housing, material, re-locking devices and diameters are all considerable factors when it comes to understanding how well the

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Safe Overview: Protex HD-34

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The Protex HD-34 is a nice middle of the road burglar fire safe with a myriad of different potential purposes. It has a perfect balance of price, security, fire resistance, and size that makes it a nice catch-all for someone seeking a basic but reliable safe. This safe could be used effectively for either home or the workplace and though it’s not ‘top of the line’ safe it is still formidable and nothing to be trifled with. Here we’ll look at some of the specifics and what exactly this safe has to offer.

Size

  • Outside: 13.13″ H x 14.13″ W x 12.88″ D
  • Inside:

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Office Safes

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While it’s common to have a home safe for your personal valuables it may be time to consider if you need a safe at work too. If you work in an office you might find that a small burglar fire safe adds some extra peace of mind to your workplace. While you might think that your office is already safe enough you don’t want to wait until that’s proven false to pick up a safe for your belongings. Additionally, it will give you a little more leeway as to the things that you can safely keep in your office overnight. Here

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Brand Breakdown: Fort Knox

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You’ve surely heard the name before. Synonymous with security, Fort Knox safes have been called the ‘Cadillac’ of gun safes and for good reason. With lifetime warranties and impeccable build quality Fort Knox lives up to the name. What exactly is the story behind this brand though? Here we’ll look at some of the history behind this brand of gun safes and find out exactly what sets it apart from the rest.

Warranty

Fort Knox safes are about as all American as it gets. Named after America’s iconic symbol of security, Fort Knox safes have been designed and manufactured in America for over

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Alternative Safe Anchors

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Anchoring your safe is one of the simplest yet most effective preventative methods you can take to keep your valuables safe (aside from the quality of your safe). Anchoring ensures that your safe cannot be easily lifted out and cracked at the burglar’s convenience. Some safes will come with an anchor kit. Almost all safes will have the infrastructure available to be anchored. However, sometimes the stock anchor kit isn’t always the most secure option. There are a number of different methods used to anchor safes with varying levels of effectiveness. Here we’ll look at some different ways to make sure

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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

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Does an IT Consultant need a safe?

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Maybe you work in an office where you help maintain the computer systems? Maybe you work at a company that specializes in computers and IT? Maybe you are an independent consultant who is called in by multi-nationals to set up computer technology? What do all these brainy professionals have in common? They all work with expensive and highly sensitive materials and they are all in need of a high quality safe to protect their valuables.

IT Professionals handle lots of expensive equipment including computers, servers, tons of wires, modems, hard drives, software, other hardware pieces that I’m not even going to pretend

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Does a Stay at Home Mom Need a Safe?

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With the high price of childcare today, many men and woman are opting to stay home and take care of their children instead of going to work. This means that there is an increased number of part-time, small business owners as these moms and dads struggle to support their families. So, the question is, does a Stay at Home Mom or Dad need a home safe? Yes! An astounding yes!

There are so many important documents that come with taking care of a home and your children. These documents (not to mention things of sentimental value) need to be protected from the

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Should You Get an In-Home Safe or a Safety Deposit Box?

Posted by Dye Hawley on

We get this question a lot – is an in-home safe better than a safety deposit box at a bank? Well…this is a tricky question to answer because one solution is not necessarily better than another. In fact, the answer to this question is almost always subjective. I’ll roll out the pros and cons of each solution and then each of you should be able to better answer the question yourself.

A safety deposit box at a bank is great because it is fireproof, waterproof, not in your home (and thus cannot be taken from your home), under super tight bank security,

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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…

The post Burglar & Fire Safes Video appeared first on Gun Safes & Wall Safe Brands for Sale.

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Keep Your Valuables Safe With A Burglary Fire Safe

Posted by Dye Hawley on

There are some possessions that are irreplaceable, for that reason we take every precaution to protect these items. To that end many have found it beneficial to purchase a burglar fire safe to preserve their valuables. Burglar fire safes are a hybrid type safe. They are designed in such a way that they can provide protection from fire, and at the same time prevent thief of the items in them.

To help protect your documents and other valuables from fire and smoke damage each of these safes are equipped with a number of special features. These safes have been built with metal

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Are Burglary Fire Safes Better Than Burglary Safes?

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Are Burglary Fire Safes Better Than Burglary Safes? This question is very hard to answer at first glance. The only way this question can be properly answered is by greatly examining both safes. The first question to be asked is what are the differences between burglar fire safes and burglar safes? After much research, I have found the answer to this mind boggling question.

A burglar fire safe is just a safe that is resistant to fire. In other words, it must resist a temperature of 350 degree farenheit. Theses safes can be in-floor which means they can be placed inside the

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How To Keep Your Precious Items Safe with a Burglary Fire Safe

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A Burglary Fire Safe is usually a composite safe that helps you protect important documents from possible fires and valuables from burglars at an affordable price. Almost all Burglary Fire Safes have passed a 1 to 2 hour 350 degree Fahrenheit factory fire test. Content that is usually stored in these safes range from $5,000-$30.000. So when your purchasing a home and you decide that you want to protect your home with many spy cameras and various alarm systems, even the highest quality of these alarms and cameras sometimes won’t be able to protect your most valuable belongings. This article is

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