Have you ever considered having a Safe installed?
A safe is a great way of protecting your valuables and important documents from an opportunist burglar breaking in to your home or office, or simply having peace of mind when leaving a builder, cleaner or nanny alone in your home. Safes can be fitted in a cupboard, on a shelf, under a desk or simply bolted to a solid floor or wall.
Having a Safe installed may not be as expensive as you think as there are many different options available. You can have a traditional dial combination and key operated safe or a more modern digital safe, whatever suits your needs and decide on an insurance rating of between £2,000 and £20,000 cash.
Selecting the right safe for your home or business
1. Grade. Safes vary not only in size but also in the degree of protection they offer against attack. This is known as the grade. Each Grade is awarded an ‘Overnight Cash Rating’ by insurance companies. The rating for jewellery and valuables is up to 10 x cash rating. The recommended ratings are those normally awarded but it is important that you check with your insurance company or broker since the type of premises, location and other security measures may make a difference. Positioning of the safe, type of premises, location and other security measures may also affect ratings.
2. Size. In each grade there are at least a couple of sizes, always take into consideration the location, weight and accessibility when choosing your safe.
3. Locking Options. All safes come with a key operated lock as standard. You can also have the option of dial and digital locking. It is personal choice which one you choose, some customers have said they don’t like having a key lock safe because the key is instantly recognisable on your key ring, when others are concerned with remembering another set of numbers to open the safe along with alarm code, credit and debit cards etc.
If you are interested in a Safe call Alexandra Locksmiths North London office in Muswell Hill on 020 8883 1555 or our East London office in Enfield on 020 8364 2000.