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Preparing for a Disaster

Posted by Dye Hawley on

When you think about protecting your home, surely home intrusion isn’t the only think you think about. In a world of “what-ifs” there are dozens of things that might befall on you or your home – that’s why we all have a nifty little thing called Insurance.

Sure insurance is great – it lets us all have a bit of peace of mind when thinking about those G-I-A-N-T things that might happen. Think about all those residents (who would afford insurance) in New Orleans, Louisiana during summer of 2005. Hurricane Katrina certainly wasn’t something you could have prepared your home for.

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Data, Media, Photograph Safes

Posted by Dominic Schwebs on

Many safe consumers assume that sensitive items such as hard drives, DVD’s or photographs can be stored in a standard fireproof safe and that these items will be protected. This is false and if those items were to be stored in such a safe, they would be damaged from a fire or some climatic change. The kind of safe that is specifically designed to hold these items and protect them is called a data/media safe or a data/media file cabinet. They can be purchased as a standalone safe or one to place inside of another safe for extra protection. There are

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Are Gun Safes Water Proof?

Posted by Dominic Schwebs on

Are gun safes water proof? This question is asked by many of our customers and the truth is, there are NO gun safes to our knowledge that are “water proof”. Many people are misled by other companies that a water proof gun safe exists. Most all gun safes use a “Paulsel Seal” around the door named for the inventor. This seal expands to 5 times its size when a fire is burning outside the gun safe. (heat activated) The seal will help make the gun safe SOMEWHAT water and/or smoke “resistant” but not smoke or water proof.

The way that fire retardant material

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Wall Safe or a Free Standing Safe?

Posted by Dye Hawley on

There are many people who call us and ask about the security of a wall safe vs a free-standing burglar fire safe. The following is an analysis of the Pro’s and Con’s of both types of safes:

Benefits of a Wall Safe:

  • Wall Safes can be concealed or hidden behind a large wall painting, cabinet or a wall panel. “Out of sight, out of mind”
  • They are located at a higher level off the floor, so the access to this safe is easier.
  • Easy to install.

Disadvantages of a Wall Safe:

  • They are typically not very large and cannot store very much. They are usually only 3.5″

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