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Fire Safe Buying Tips

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ShadowRidgeRoadFireFire Safe Buying Tips: How to Ensure You’re Getting the Perfect Fire Safe for Your Lifestyle

A house fire is every homeowner’s worst nightmare. It doesn’t take long for a house to be engulfed in flames and, when it happens, many people lose everything. A fireproof safe, however, can help ensure protection for your most valuable items and documents. Rated to withstand extremely hot temperatures, fire safes can help you rest assured that, even if a fire struck your household, your most precious belongings would remain intact.

What is a Fireproof Safe?

thermometerFireproof safes are sometimes called fire safes, fire resistant safes, composite safes or

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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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Why You Need a Dehumidifier

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You may or may not believe it, but gun safes are not as impenetrable as they may seem. Yes, they may stop robbers from getting to your weapons or important documents. They may stop fires right in their tracks. They might even be able to keep moths from eating everything. But there is one type of invader which they cannot stop: an extremely small one which can squeeze into the tiniest of spaces.

The Invisible Enemy

We are talking about humidity. Humidity is something which any gun owner knows they have to control or it will cause some irreparable damage to your guns.

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How Do Custom Safes Differ From the Rest?

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When you are shopping around for better ways to secure your belongings, you cannot get any better than a custom safe. After all, what kind of a thief would it take to crack open something he doesn’t even recognize or cannot find? Anybody outside of a cat burglar would be hard pressed to accomplish such a feat. We might even be inclined to be impressed if somebody is able to break open a custom safe. But you might be wondering: In what ways can something as impenetrable as a safe be customized? Let’s answer this question in detail now.

Where They are

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Most Valuable Substances on Earth

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When it comes to valuable substances you might be surprised to know that there’s a long list above gold and even a few materials valued over diamonds in terms of its value to weight ratio. Though many of the world’s most valuable substances are gems and precious metals there are also a few unique substances in the higher echelons with medical or scientific applications or even foods. Here we’ll look at some of the world’s most valuable substances and you might even find yourself reconsidering how you stock your safe.

Foods

Though it’s not exactly recommended to keep food or other perishables in

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How Secure Mailboxes Protect Against Identity Theft

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When you think of the word “mailbox,” your mind most likely goes straight to the street-situated mailboxes in which you receive 90% junk mail, 2% letters from friends and family during the holidays, and 8% small packages. However, we are also willing to bet that you have no security on that mailbox, either. You might be wondering at this point: “Why are you mentioning this? We don’t seriously need security on the mailbox. That’s so pointless!”

A Criminal Epidemic

The fact of the matter, though, is that it’s not entirely pointless. Identity theft is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States, with

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Disaster Kits

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Although the Mayan doomsday prophecy has come unfulfilled it is never a bad idea nor too late to prepare for unforeseen emergencies. During the Cold War it was a common practice to outfit basements and bomb-shelters with a wide array of non-perishable supplies; however, this fad has worn off to some extent today. National security threats may be at a minimum but it is still a wise idea to keep an emergency shelter properly outfitted for any array of natural catastrophes that could occur. There is a wide range of potential disasters that could leave you and your family without access

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Safe Accessories

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While safes are generally pretty standalone there are always a few ways to make the experience better and ensure that you have all of your needs taken care of. Safe accessories range from humidity control to organizational tools and lights and while not always necessary they can still be an important facet to home or business storage. Here we’ll look at some of the more important accessories and you can decide for yourself what is necessary and what is not.

Humidity Control

Some of the more oftenly considered necessary safe accessories are those related to humidity control. This includes desiccant packs as well

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Safe Overview: Sun Welding H48 Home Gun Safe

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The Sun Welding H48 Home Gun Safe is a uniquely inexpensive full size fire rated rifle safe. Despite its low price at a bit over $900, this safe makes no concessions to build quality or materials and even comes with a full lifetime warranty. Additionally, Sun Welding safes are unique in that they are only manufactured in the United States. Here we’ll look a bit more into some of the features that this safe can offer as well important specifications you’ll need to know.

Dimensions:

Outside: 48.00” H x 21.00” W x 20.00” D

Inside: 46.50” H x 16.50” W x 12.50” D

Interior: 5.55

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DIY Home Security Improvements

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Improving your home security can be a fun and easy project that doesn’t have to break them bank. By simply taking some time and doing some research you can find some easy projects around the house that are manageable for even the meekest of handymen. While it is always a good idea to have a professional security system in place it is possible to augment it here and there with fun and easy do-it-yourself projects.

Installing a Peephole

This is an easy project that can give you a little bit more peace of mind when opening the door. Some doors may come with

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Proper Storage Techniques for Firearms

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This may seem a bit redundant but it never hurts to have a refresher course on how to properly store firearms to ensure safety and preserve value. Here we’re going to focus on how to keep your firearm in your safe and the necessary steps you should routinely do while putting your gun away after regular use as well as how to plan for storing your gun for extended periods of time. Storing your firearms in a safe is both a matter of safety as well as security so it is important to stay on point, be informed, and adhere to

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Fire Classification and Safe Security

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When it comes to safe security and the well being of your valuables in the event of a fire there are a lot of different factors to consider. One interesting characteristic of fire worth noting is its classification. Depending mostly on the combustible material (anything from metals to gas or cooking oils) there are a number of different classifications for fire with different average burn temperatures. This is one factor to consider when looking at fire resistant safe specifications and may also have an impact on where you store your safe. Here we’ll look at some of the basic characteristics for

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Understanding Steel Alloys

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Understanding what your safe is made from is an important aspect of ownership. Most safes nowadays are made from a variety of steel alloys, but what exactly does that mean? When there’s just a small wall of steel between your valuables and an eager burglar it’s important to have some confidence in your safe’s security and the material it is made from. Here we’ll look at how steel alloys are made and what sets them apart from pure metals.

Interesting to note is that steel by itself is already an alloy. A metal alloy simply means that it is made from 2

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Safe Brand Overview: First Alert

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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

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Retail Security

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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.

You may hear a common word

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Budget Solutions for Storing Valuables

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While the best case scenario for keeping your valuables safe is a modern burglar safe this might not always be a possibility. For the unique circumstances that require you to manage your valuables without a safe there are a lot of creative methods to keep your valuables hidden with a little do-it-yourself creativity. Here we’ll look at cheap ways to conceal your valuables in the most unsuspecting places.

Doorframe Cash Capsule

This is an interesting and quite clever method for concealing small amounts of cash or valuables. The basic idea is a small tube that is inserted in a hole drilled into the

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Jewelry Heist- Straight Out of The Movies

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In the quiet little Washington State town of Puyallup there is everything you would expect to find in a small Pacific Northwest town. People are friendly and the shops are local. It is surrounded by trees and farms. You wouldn’t expect a jewelry heist that sounds straight out of a movie to happen but for the owners of Gold Definitions it did.

Most jewelry safes are high security safes that will protect a high dollar amount of jewelry. A TRTL-30×6 is the only safe with a security rating high enough to hold up to a million dollars in valuables. Make no mistake;

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Cultivating A Culture Of School Security

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Schools across the country face security problems every day just like major business complexes do. Still, school shootings persist and the media accentuates the violence that is happening across the country with a tale of “this can happen to your community” type message. What goes into school security? Are your children safe when they go to school? Here are some common security measures kids face every day.School Hallway

Controlling Access

Up until the Columbine High School shooting children were always assumed “safe” in the buildings they use to learn in. The media has no doubt heightened the problem of kids doing unspeakable things in

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Arena Security- Securing The Impossible

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Everybody is watching the World Cup and all eyes are on the soccer players. Camera shots of the stadiums filled to the brim with loud crazy sometimes unruly fans all waiting to see their favorite players and enjoy the sport. Fans are going to do what they want to do when their favorite team is on the field. A large amount of emotion attached to the game and alcohol only fuel the fire that might erupt into a security nightmare that stadium officials work tirelessly to prevent. Have you ever been to a large crowd event like a sporting event or

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You Need An Empty Car

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You have your wheels and that bumpin’ system to get you on your road trips, daily grind, and everywhere else. You have leftover camping gear from that one weekend out with friends. Your trip to the hospital leaves you with insurance papers scattered about. You are constantly reminded of those bills you need to pay by the stubs left in your glove compartment. Sound familiar? Americans practically live in their cars. It’s only natural; we spend so much time in them it is second nature to want to make your car fit your lifestyle as much as possible. All of these

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